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Warrnambool is a coastal city in southwestern Victoria, Australia. It has a population of 34,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Warrnambool Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Warrnambool that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

Warrnambool Anglican Church
Warrnambool Anglican Church
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More on Warrnambool

The first European to sight the Warrnambool area was Lieutenant James Grant, who in 1800 sailed the Lady Nelson along the coast. In his wake came Matthew Flinder and French explorer Nicholas Baudin, both in 1802. The first white settler only arrived in the 1840s. The Victorian gold rush between 1851 and the late 1860s helped to accelerate Warrnambol's growth into an important seaport.

Warrnambool was made a municipality in 1855, a borough in 1863, a town in 1883 and a city in 1918. Today Warrnambol is a modern Australian city. Tourism is one of the main industries supporting its economy. The fact that it is near the western end of the Great Ocean Road means it receives traffic spilling out of it.

Warrnambool Court House
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Visiting Warrnambool

From Melbourne, take the M1 (Dandenong Road) to Geelong, then continue west on the A1 (Princes Highway) until you reach Warrnambool.

Places of Interest in Warrnambool

  1. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
    Museum recounting Warrnambool's maritime history. It is located on FlagstaffHill and includes the original lighthouses.

  2. Warrnambool Botanic Gardens
    Gardens with a collection of rare trees and landscaping by noted landscape architect William Guilfoyle.

  3. Whalewatching tours
    Whalewatching tours are conducted from Warrnambool nduring the winter months, when the Southern Right whales are sighted in the waters near the city.