Here lie the stories of hundreds of ships, their crewmen and passengers whose lives were claimed by the Shipwrecked Coast in the 19th Century. Stories passed on by the lucky few who survived the journey to start a new life in a foreign land, vowing never to set foot on a ship again.89 Merri St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
Tower Hill Reserve, nestled inside a dormant volcano, is today a beautiful haven for wildlife thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Tower Hill and volunteers. A lake and wetland are features of the reserve, and during years of average rainfall it is not uncommon to see the wetland completely immersed in water.105 Lake View Rd, Tower Hill VIC 3283, Australia
Warrnambool’s Lady Bay offers protected swimming along with the more challenging pursuits of surfing, yachting and windsurfing.
Surf lifesavers patrol the beach outside the Warrnambool Surf Club during the summer months.
The iconic Fletcher Jones clothing factory – recognisable by its 40m-high orb-topped water tower – now houses a sprawling, eclectic mix of collectables and vintage clothing, with 30 stalls set up over two levels. Take a stroll in its heritage-listed 1940s garden.61/77 Flaxman St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
The Warrnambool Art Gallery is owned and operated by the Warrnambool City Council as a memorial to Sir Fletcher Jones. The gallery program is presented with the assistance of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
The collection established in 1886, the Warrnambool Art Gallery offers a diverse collection of artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the Avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins.
SCOPE Galleries opened its doors as a contemporary art space on December 5, 2009. Located in the seaside city of Warrnambool, SCOPE has been at the forefront of the regional art scene by exhibiting contemporary Australian art to its audiences, cultivating the value and understanding of contemporary art practices within a regional locale.38 Kelp St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia
The site of these botanic gardens was selected in 1866, replacing an earlier site near the mouth of the Hopkins River. The early development of the gardens owes much to Charles Scoborio, curator, and Government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.
In 1877 Warrnambool Council commissioned William Guilfoyle, then Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, to design an appropriate layout. His vision of sweeping lawns and long curving paths where the viewer can gaze into the distance, was implemented by successive curators, and remains intact.
The F Project is an Artist Run Initiative (ARI) based in Warrnambool, Victoria. Established in 2008, The F Project aims to encourage and support artists and contemporary arts practice, and creatively explore social issues and engagement with the community.224 Timor St, Warrnambool VIC 3280, Australia