Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a city in Victoria, Australia. It is located 265 km southwest from the CBD of Melbourne, and has a population of 31,000.

Get in

By plane

Warrnambool has an airport located approximately 15km north of the CBD. There are no scheduled commercial flights.

By train

V/Line operates three daily train services from Melbourne to Warrnambool. The journey (of just over 3 hours) operates via Geelong, and trains have a buffet car on board serving snacks. Generally, you have to ring V/Line to make a reservation, or go to a station and do so, especially if you are travelling from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, however, there are conductors on board who sell tickets. Tickets are $52 return from Melbourne if you travel in the off-peak hours, or $74.20 during peak hours.

By car

From Melbourne, Warrnambool can be reached on the Princes Highway and it takes approximately 3.5 hours. Another possible route is going along the Hamilton Highway, which takes approximately 3.5 hours as well. Alternatively, you can take the Great Ocean Road. This takes approximately 6.5 hours (without stopping), but is well worth it for the spectacular views.

By bus

V/Line runs a coach along the Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool three times a week, and daily bus services to Hamilton and Mount Gambier in South Australia.

Get around

By car

Warrnambool is reasonably easy to navigate by car. Metered parking in the city costs 70c per hour.

By bus

Transit South West operates 10 bus routes within the city of Warrnambool. Most routes run hourly, and the city terminus is a short walk from the railway station. Tickets are $2.00 for 2 hours, and $3.40 for a full day (half price concession/children's tickets).

See

Replica maritime village at Flagstaff Hill

Eat

Kermonds Hamburgers - 151 Lava Street. Original 1950's style hamburgers.

Sleep

There is lots of accommodation, including motels and rental houses.

Go next

Routes through Warrnambool

END  W  E  Terang Melbourne
Mount Gambier Port Fairy  W  E  Camperdown Melbourne
END  W  E  Peterborough Torquay


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