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Welcome to WARRNAMBOOL, population 35,000, and 265 Km west of Melbourne on the
Princes Highway at the western end of the Great Ocean Road, the beautiful "Shipwreck Coast".
Birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Sir John Eccles. First European settlement in the 1840s and became
major entry point to the colony in the Gold Rush of the 1850s.
Transport - daily train and bus services from Melbourne and an easy car drive.
Warrnambool is the major commercial, education, service and health provision centre for
south western Victoria, and has a campus of Deakin University.
Primary industry, particularly dairying is the main industry on the fertile volcanic soils
- similar to lush Northern Tasmania - to which it was once joined.
Recreation - As a tourist destination Warrnambool is superb - great ocean vistas, mild coastal climate,
a nursery for Southern Right Whales, fur seal colonies, fairy penguins, outdoor activities - fishing, river cruises,
snorkelling, diving, surfing, golf, tennis, bowls, football, volley ball, the famous Melbourne to Warrnambool bike race (the longest 1 day race in the world), horse and greyhound racing, trail rides, scenic flights, pilot
training, maritime museum, theatre, cinema, children's festival, galleries, antiques and great shopping.
Accommodation - a full range of hotels, apartments, motels, caravan parks - all price ranges.
For that complete break - for business or recreation - a beautiful place
abounding in history and a multitude of activities and attractions.
best in hospitality stay at our recommended providers
ALLANSFORD CHEESE WORLD
GEORGE TAYLORS STORES
LOBLY ART STUDIO
LOGANS BEACH SPA
RUNDELLS TRAIL RIDES
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