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  • Bustling regional hub on beautiful Lady Bay
  • 265 kilometres from Melbourne, population 33,400
  • Situated towards the end of the Great Ocean Road and beginning of the amazing Shipwreck Coast
  • Nicholas Baudin, French navigator and explorer surveyed the coastline in 1802 aboard Le Geographe

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  • Pass by yester-year and take in the historic charm of award winning Flagstaff Hill Maritme Village
  • Be humbled by the breathtaking beauty of the Southern Right whales from the excellent viewing platform at Logan's beach
  • Take the fins and try diving or snorkeling in the beautiful 25 hectare Merri Marine Sanctuary

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Meaning land between two rivers, or ample water in the language of its traditional owners, Warnambool is today a thriving provincial coastal city with a fascinating visible history. Come and experience the activity of days gone by at one its fantastic museums or dive at the site of one of 29 shipwrecks in the bay. Boasting the sea, rivers and lakes Warnambool is sure to have an activity to suit for a days adventure or just lazing around. The city has an interesting and diverse range of galleries and cultural activities and plenty of great restaurants serving fresh local produce and seafood. The area abounds with quality accommodation with great camping, charming bed and breakfasts and perfect holiday homes for your south west coast experience.

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  • Lake Pertobe is an exciting adventure playground set on the shoreline of a peaceful lake and is great fun for all ages
  • Catch a wave at one of the great surfing spots in and around town
  • Catch dinner by dropping a line at one of the many choices; try the beach, jetty, river or the estuary or take a boat out onto peaceful Lady Bay

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  • The color and noise of the annual Wunta Festival, fun for all ages held each February
  • Strolling the beaches looking out for coastal wildlife such as, albatross, fur seals, little penguins and dolphins
  • A gastronomic visit to Allansford Cheese World, producer of nationally and internationally awarded cheddar and set in the dairy heartland of Victoria

 

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Friday
29
Aug
Lorne, Victoria
The loveliest length of the Great Ocean Road will come alive for the 3rd Annual Lorne Festival...