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Things to do in Warrnambool

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
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Published May 5th 2013
Warrnambool is historic, and entertaining
Warrnambool is on the south-western coast of Victoria, and is near the end of the Great Ocean Road. Most of the cafes, restaurants and shops are located on Liebig Street and Lava Street in the centre of town.

A major attraction for history buffs is the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum which contains shipwreck relics. The museum is part of an 1870's village overlooking Lady Bay.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
Warrnambool's Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum. Credits: User Michaelbeckham from Wikipedia.

Kids will love the award winning Fun4Kids festival held from the 30th of June to the 7th of July. it includes arts, live performances, and fun workshop within a huge indoor venue. The festival attracts over 25000 visitors annually during the winter school holidays.

There are a range of dining options in the centre of Warrnambool.
Breakers Restaurant serves fresh local seafood at around $20 for a main. It is located at 79 Banyan Street Warrnambool. Enquiries: (03) 5561 3088,

A good family accommodation option is the Atwood Motor Inn with many rooms under $100 with breakfast included. Enquiries: (03) 5562 7144,
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Why? Warrnambool is full of historic charm and fun activities.
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