When you arrive in Warrnambool head to the Information Centre at the Flagstaff Hill.
Here you will be able to get all the information you need for a great time in this area.
Fondest memory: Open Daily from 9am to 5pm
As many libraries throughout Victoria (especially in small cities and towns), if you book it early in the day, you can have 1 hour's free Internet access, so of course I took advantage of that!
The library is quite central - just near the large white Art Gallery, just off the main street.
I liked the Fletcher Jones gardens because it seemed an unusual thing to have for a factory shop, to be surrounded by your own public gardens. I guess in some way it attracts more people to the factory shop too.
I especially liked the expanse of green lawn, something we haven't seen elsewhere in Victoria for almost a year now....
I don't know what this silver alien like tripod tower is in the background...it's rather tall....to make sure you find your way to the factory???
Located adjacent to the main beach at Warrnambool, this is a great place to let the kids run wild, so to speak.
It has excellent picnic facilities and lots of the usual playground stuff set amongst mown lawns and mature trees with water nearby.
This is Warrnambool's memorial to those who served in the world wars, erected in 1925.
It's made from red granite.
You can find it at the far top end of Liebig Street, beside the Returned Serviceman's Building, and directly overlooking the ocean. It's a very nice position for it indeed.
This is a St John's Presbyterian Church near the centre of Warrnambool. I liked it because it appeared to be the most historic one, and was quite interesting to look at, very symmetrical with curves on both sides of the staircases leading to it.
I believe it's also the one with long tolling bells which woke me early after the very late night of our band gig...but they were nice bells. Reminded me of the sound of a European village. Normal Australian churches don't normally have bells like this at all.
One reason Lake Pertobe is such a great family spot, is all of the activities available for kids on offer.
There are flying foxes, several adventure playgrounds, a maze, swings, etc. Rides for all ages. I think there may be paddle boats as well.
Fondest memory: One of my favourite childhood memories of this place is of hiring the little motorised putt-putt 'speedboats' which can be driven around the little lakes and islands. My little brother thought it was really cool fun too.
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.
This is the Breakwater, which was built in the 1880’s when Warrnambool was a very important sea port, carrying almost as much sea traffic as the port of Melbourne.
In rough seas, the water can still come right up over the top.
Favorite thing: Another thing I really liked about the Fletcher Jones Gardens was this semi-covered walkway, with pillars. Very symmetrical, and maybe just a touch Romanesque.