Whales and Shipwrecks
an hour past Port Campbell at the western end of the Great Ocean
Road is the city of Warrnambool.
a population of more than 33,000 Warrnambool offers everything for
those in need of comforts after a lengthy drive down the ocean road.
also has two pretty special things to see while you are there.
June and October Warrnambool's Logan's Beach turns into a nursery
for southern right whales.
magnificent creatures get within 100 metres of the beach as the
mothers calve and get their young strong enough to make the long
sea journey back to sub-Antarctic waters.
and older whales stick out to sea a bit more but are still visible
from the excellent viewing platform along at the beach.
if you are in the area between November and May you can carry on
down the Great Ocean Road to Portland where blue whales can sometimes
be seen off the coast.
the other major thing to see in Warrnambool is the Flagstaff
Hill Maritime Village.
much-awarded museum recounts the history of the Shipwreck Coast
are more than 180 wrecks along the coast and the Flagstaff Hill
Maritime Village offers visitors the chance to see the country's
richest collection of items salvaged from the tragedies.
museum is housed within an 1870s village overlooking Lady Bay in
the city. It is open from 9am until 5pm every day and tickets are
valid for two days. .