If you want to get a good look at what Warrnambool has to offer, the Cannon Hill scenic lookout is a great place to start. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Cannon Hill is located at the top end of Liebig St, the main drag of the CBD, and is so named for the artillery installed there during the mid-1800s due to preparations for possible Russian invasion.
View of Lake Pertobe, The Lady Bay and The Breakwater from the top of Cannon Hill.
Now home to display cannons from the First and Second World Wars, the site is no longer a place to lie in wait for enemy attack, but a lovely location to get together with friends, check out the scenery across the city and the Lady Bay, and to pay tribute to our veterans.
As well as the trophy artillery, Cannon Hill also features the city's war memorials, including Warrnambool's infamous Dirty Angel statue, and a collection of monuments commemorating the early Portuguese exploration of the South West.
The Portuguese monument with a backdrop of Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and The Lady Bay.
A walking path leads to the Portuguese monuments from the BBQ and picnic pavilion at the top of the hill, then down around Pertobe Road, making it an ideal starting point for a summer stroll after a lunch spent admiring the view and spotting a few cheeky rabbits.