Located on the beautiful Great Ocean Road, in an area known as the Shipwreck Cost (due to the large number of boats that ran aground here in the 1800s and early 1900s), is the beachside town of Warrnambool.
It is a popular tourist destination for families, couples and groups. The city centre is dotted with historical buildings dating back to the late 1800s and there are plenty of attractions to keep visitors of all ages entertained.
The area is known for whale watching – tourists flock to the town between May and October to see Southern Right Whales frolicking with their calves at Logan’s Beach. Be sure to book motel accommodation in Warrnambool early for travel during this time to avoid missing out!
The town also has a vibrant arts and events scene – the Australian Whale Boat Racing Championship (held each summer) and the Fun4Kids 8 day festival (held annually) are just some of the popular festivals. Remember to book early during these times, as cheap accommodation in Warrnambool is at a premium!
There are plenty of reasonably priced hotels and budget motels in Warrnambool, from motor inns and motels to apartments, making it the perfect location for the budget-conscious and those looking for a great deal on quality accommodation.
Located nearby to shops, restaurants, attractions and only a short walk to the beach, hotels in Warrnambool give you the ability to park your car and forget about it for the entirety of your stay (if you so wish).
Our motel accommodation in Warrnambool provides options suitable for business or pleasure. Whether you’re in town for work or you’re passing through with the family, you are sure to find a motel to meet your needs.
The town is a key stopover point on the Princes Hwy between Melbourne and Adelaide – it’s 3.5 hours from Melbourne and 8 hours from Adelaide. Get out of the car, stretch your legs and choose motel accommodation in Warrnambool to get plenty of rest for the following day’s journey.
The town is also accessible via train – there are 3 V/Line services between Melbourne and Warrnambool each day (running through Geelong, Colac and Camperdown).
Taxis do operate in the area (call 131 008 to get in touch with the Australia Wide Taxi Service) and buses also run regularly (timetables and route maps are available from the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre).
Choosing a hotel in Warrnambool will provide you with the perfect base for exploring all that the region has to offer. There is something to keep every kind of person occupied, from parks and history to shopping and golf.
The Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is a 10 hectare paradise for kids, the Botanic Gardens are beautiful year round, Cannon Hill offers stunning panoramic views over Lady Bay and Lake Pertobe, and the Fletcher Jones Gardens are all that remains of the first David Jones clothing factory.
Why not get outside into the fresh air? There are a variety of trails and walks that are suitable for walkers and cyclists of all fitness and mobility levels. The foreshore is also a popular place for visitors to spend their time.
Many tourists make a stop at Flagstaff Hill, a heritage listed site that overlooks Lady Bay and comprises the largest Maritime Museum in Victoria. Learn more about what Warrnambool was like during the 19th century by visiting the lighthouses, garrison, Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show, museum, and lodge.
Warrnambool is also home to one of Australia’s most beautiful golf courses, where famous local Marc Leishman first learnt to play. Members and guests are invited to join competitions every Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
High quality, local produce is served in many of the delicious restaurants and cafes around town. If your budget motel in Warrnambool offers kitchen facilities, you might also choose to prepare the local cuisine yourself – fresh seafood is definitely something to try!
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