206 Lava St, Warrnambool, 3280, Australia
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Pished again - wild koalas at Tower Hill
watch out for hungry emus
Travel Tips for Warrnambool
Lake Pertobe is a great series of lakes, small islands and parks, just across the road from the beach.
It's an ideal spot for a family picnic, or to feed the several different types of ducks and waterbirds, and of course there are plenty of seagulls.
Just a few k's out of Warrnambool, in the direction of Port Fairy you will see Tower Hill, Koroit sign post.( approx 13 k's)
Here you can do a Aboriginal tour of the area. This is a one hour walk.in the extinct volcano.
You can then head into Koroit and have a look at the second hand shops.
Flagstaff Hill III
Every building reflects a different aspect of 19th century port life. The Upper Lighthouse (see photo) and outbuildings (1859) were moved here from Middle Island in 1871-72, and the Lower Lighthouse was erected on Lady Bay Beach in 1859, dismantled in 1871 and the light placed atop an obelisk at Flagstaff Hill. The hill receives its name from the occasion in 1854 when a flagstaff (still preserved) was placed on the hill as a navigational aid.
The fortifications on Flagstaff Hill were completed in 1887.
Each Sunday there are Markets held at the Warrnambool Showgrounds. These are under cover , there are around 100 markets each Sunday.
You are sure to find something you will love.
8.30am to 1pm
Flagstaff Hill Open Air Museum
Town centre and port of Warrnambool as they were, or might have been, a hundred years ago have been rebuilt in Flagstaff Hill museum. Volunteers in historical costumes add to the colour.
Shops and workshops, school and church have been reconstructed and furnitured. This is a cleaned-up and extra tidy version of old Warrnambool, though.
The two lighthouses on the hill have been included in the museum area but still serve their original purpose.
This one is simple but efficient. It marks the narrow entrance to Warrnambool harbour. The windows around the light are all red except one which is green. The green light is seen from sea only when the ship is in front of the harbour entrance.
Between the museum hill and the sea shore there is a nice and conveniently located big campground with direct access to the beach. We stayed there for the night.
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