Destination guide

If you want peace, prepare for Warrnambool

Along the Bass Strait in southwestern Victoria, Warrnambool's a laid-back town known for its scenic shoreline, maritime history and a charming, walkable downtown. It's nestled between the protected Belfast Coastal Reserve and the iconic sights of the Great Ocean Road, and you can find plenty of sandy beaches and cultural hotspots all throughout the area. The town packs a lot into a pretty slender frame, and you won't have any trouble finding killer Warrnambool vacation rentals within a stone's throw of local landmarks like the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and the Warrnambool Art Gallery.

Things to do

Shipwrecks and other treasures in Warrnambool

Of course, Warrnambool's got more going on than just its good looks. Once a major port along the Shipwreck Coast, you can dive into Warrnambool's seafaring past at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Here, you'll find preserved lighthouses and actors in period costume, plus a bounty of artifacts salvaged from the area's numerous shipwrecks. Or you can peruse the expertly curated collections of the Warrnambool Art Gallery, a petite museum packed with more than 2,000 works by indigenous, colonial and European artists going back to the 19th century.

Activities

Baby it's cool outside – seeing outdoor Warrnambool

Outdoor recreation is a major pastime in Warrnambool, and you can find loads of sandy, secluded beaches with plenty of space for everything from fishing and sunbathing to surfing, kayaking, swimming and more. Just east of town, the Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform is a great place to spot southern right whales on their annual migration between June and September. In nearby Allansford, you can pick up the Great Ocean Road, a scenic 243-km highway along the coast whose epic views and striking natural landmarks make it a big hit with sightseers.

Weather

Keep your cool in mild, maritime Warrnambool

Like much of Australia's southern coast, Warrnambool has an oceanic climate, with warm summers, cool winters and regular rainfall throughout the year. Summers are relatively dry, with occasional precipitation and average highs around 22 degrees in January and February. The cooler winter months see the bulk of the area's rainfall, and average temperatures generally range from 6 to 14 degrees between June and August. A popular summer destination, you'll usually have the best luck snagging off-season rates on Warrnambool vacation rentals during the slower winter months.

Natural highlights

The coast is clear – seaside scenery in Warrnambool

Warrnambool lies on the southern coast of Victoria, along the Bass Strait of the Indian Ocean. Warrnambool's coastline boasts sandy beaches and rocky escarpments; further inland, you can find desert landscapes and the soaring peaks of the Victorian Alps. Nearby Logans Beach offers seasonal sights of migrating southern right whales, while the volcano and wetlands of nearby Tower Hill Wildlife provide habitats for kangaroos, emus and all manner of bird life. With such a bounty of scenery, you won't have any trouble finding Warrnambool vacation rentals with just the right backdrop for your trip.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Warrnambool

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Warrnambool Station or Sherwood Park Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Warrnambool?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 101 holiday rentals near Warrnambool. From 64 Houses to 8 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Warrnambool for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Warrnambool?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Warrnambool. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Warrnambool Beach: 387 holiday rentals
  • Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre: 387 holiday rentals
  • Warrnambool Botanical Gardens: 387 holiday rentals
  • Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground: 387 holiday rentals
  • Warrnambool Station: 387 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Warrnambool listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Warrnambool?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 64 Houses in Warrnambool. Our other popular types of Warrnambool holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 8 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 11 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Warrnambool?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Warrnambool. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.