Warrnambool Warnings and Dangers

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    Don't feed the Tower Hill Emus!

    by Kate-Me Written Jun 16, 2003

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    At first glance, this could look like a silly warning.
    But consider this: if you decide to share your picnic with an emu and his friends, he won't be content to share for long...he won't rest till he has it ALL, and since these birds stand 5 feet tall, they can look quite intimidating as they loom over you.
    They're crafty, sneaky, and they have crazy eyes.
    In the battle for your lunch, they're probably going to win, so be warned.
    These people below thought they'd ignore the signs and feed them anyway...their shrieks soon turned more to screams as the birds crashed the picnic and things got a little out of hand.

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    Luxury Condos

    by Kate-Me Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    These Condos may look nice, and I agree they're quite attractive...but to me, they may have come to Warrnambool at a price, and that price may be a trend towards overcommercialism (for want of a better word).
    The spot now occupied by these brand new almost finished condos, was, last time I was here, still occupied by the Lady Bay Hotel, a huge pub/club nightspot capable of holding 1000 people, and it had hosted huge acts from all over Australia.
    The loss of the Lady Bay seems to have left a void, a now there are only the smaller pubs, perhaps able to hold 200 at the very most, and the population of 30,000 have less places to go.
    Also of concern to me about the Great Ocean Road, is the fairly new trend of referring to beach places as 'Seaside Villages'. Australia has never had villages. We have towns.
    If it's just to describe some of these places better, then maybe it's ok, but If this 're badging' of towns into villages is just a clever marketing ploy, then I'm against it. I believe we should be able to keep the old without losing out to it from the new.
    I'm definitely not saying that Warrnambool is a Tourist trap, but merely that it's getting harder and harder there to find the reasonable and cheap things to do, as more emphasis is put on luxury, and condos spring up like Mushrooms over town, not always fitting into the landscape or the rest of the town.

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    Clifftop Walks - Stay back from the edges!

    by Kate-Me Written Jun 6, 2003

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    When stopping along the route on the Great Ocean road, there are some great little clifftop walks which can be done, offering great views of the rocks, coastline, and of course the rough sea, but make sure you stay on the track if there is one, or else back from the edge, as the top may look stable, but it's only soft limestone rock and is very prone to crumbling.

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