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Don't fall into the slight tourist trap of believing after you've read the Tourist Information brochures that there's no cheap accommodation or nothing cheap to find to do around Warrnambool. It's not all about luxury and pampering yourself.
Cheaper things are there, but you just have to look harder for them.
Written Jun 16, 2003
This is one thing I found a bit annoying about the whale watching at Logan's Beach.
There's a very well constructed viewing platform, interpretive signs, etc, but no toilets!
When you consider that some keen people could want to spend ages standing here, it's a bit disappointing that no facilities are provided. It isn't that they wanted to preserve the beach, because right beside the viewing platforms they're building apartments and condo's, which doesn't really fit into the dunescape at all.
Sometimes too the whole Whale Watch hype can be a bit much, for what you can see in reality. The posters at Logan's beach display the entire whale in all its glory, and information about them, but don't expect to see much that's recognisable even if you do spot them.
The most action I've seen from these whales is merely the movement of a flipper - and that was after waiting and watching on the viewing platform for an hour in really biting cold wind.
No breeching, no diving, no blowing water from the water spout - none of that. I guess some of it is understandable - the whales have just given birth and are taking it easy....but you could still be lucky to see much more than I did.
Unique Suggestions: There are toilets about 1 km away at Hopkins Beach.
As for the Whale Watching, make sure you have binoculars - stronger the better! or else you could be really disappointed.
Fun Alternatives: My recommendation is to stay and watch for whales a while, and if nothing's happening, go back into town and come back again later.
Written Jun 11, 2003
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