On the western end of the Great Ocean Road, you'll find the coastal city of Warrnambool. Thanks to its vibrant harbour and friendly city centre, Warrnambool is rapidly becoming one of the most popular spots to visit in Victoria. Whether you're interested in hitting the beach or visiting one of the festivals further inland, there's sure to be a holiday home perfectly suited for your desired holiday experience. That means you can find a satisfying rental whether you're travelling as a couple or bringing the whole family with you. Given the proximity to the water and the general climate, the summers aren't too hot, so you can enjoy the area all year long.
Where to book your Warrnambool accommodation
If you want the most out of your trip to this coastal city, you'll have to consider where you want to book your Warrnambool accommodation. For the most part, the location you choose should be close to which attraction you want to enjoy the most. If you're interested in the surrounding countryside and the city's shops and restaurants, booking something near the city centre can give you access to both. Meanwhile, the beaches may be a better location for visitors looking for some uninterrupted fun in the sun.
Finding a holiday house by the beach
In Warrnambool, you'll find 2 primary beaches. Shelly Beach is popular with surfers, but its strong rips make it a poor place for a relaxing swim, whereas the nearby Logan Beach is suitable for the whole family. While the beach itself is appealing, there's also a viewing platform that makes whale watching easy if you're visiting between June and October. In fact, these whales can appear as close as 100 metres from the shore. When you book a holiday house by the beach, proximity to the water is just the beginning. Some of the rentals feature private paths that can take you to the beach, and just about all of them have a balcony or patio facing the water, so you can gaze out into the ocean and breathe in the sea air without ever having to leave the property.
Finding a city centre accommodation
For a more varied holiday experience, you can look for an accommodation close to the city centre. That's where you'll find the most iconic restaurants and breweries in addition to cultural spaces like the Warrnambool Art Gallery to see impressive works by local artists. Kids have plenty to do, especially if you visit during the Fun 4 Kids Festival specifically catered to children between ages 2 and 12. Accommodation near the city centre tends to be quite spacious, so you can bring the whole family along. In addition to its 2- and 3-bedroom layouts, you'll find that these rentals will often feature a full kitchen with modern appliances.
Top picks for an accommodation in Warrnambool
What do you value most when searching for accommodation? Whatever your answer may be, it's important to look through the most popular rentals in the area before you make a decision. Getting an idea of what the top picks are like can provide valuable insight into what amenities are typical for the area. Here are a few of the best properties in Warrnambool.
Luxury apartment accommodation
When you book this luxury apartment, you can take your holiday to the next level with unrivaled luxury. The design is exceptionally modern in contrast with many other Warrnambool accommodation options. It features 2 bedrooms with room for 4 guests along with a fully equipped kitchen. You'll find provided linens, a washer and dryer, and heating and cooling to stay comfortable. There's even a massive flat-screen television in the living room, but when you're ready to go out, the city centre is just a few steps away.
Beachfront holiday house
If you're more interested in spending time at the beach, this Warrnambool holiday house puts you well within walking distance. Logan Beach is just 700 short metres away and Hopkins River is even closer where you can go fishing or boating. There are 2 bedrooms with room for 4 people, so it's perfect for small families. Inside, you'll also find a full kitchen and a secure backyard with a barbie. You can even bring your dog with you to stay in the backyard or inside.