Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village information

Warrnambool , Australia
89 Merri St
+61 3 5559 4600
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adult/child/concession/family $16/6.50/12.50/39
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The world-class Flagstaff Hill precinct is of equal interest for its shipwreck museum, heritage-listed lighthouses and garrison as it is for its reproduction of a historical Victorian port town. It also has the nightly Shipwrecked (adult/child/family $26/14/67), an engaging 70-minute sound-and-laser show telling the story of the Loch Ard’s plunge.

The shipwreck museum is a definitive stop for anyone interested in the story of the 200 vessels that succumbed along this stretch of coast, today known as the Shipwreck Coast. Also here are two historical (and still operational) lighthouses and the original flagstaff stand. The cannons and fortifications were built in 1887 to withstand the perceived threat of Russian invasion.

The village is modelled on a pioneer-era Australian coastal port, with ye olde shops such as blacksmiths, candlemakers and shipbuilders. Stella Maris Tearooms offers Devonshire tea, and you can also stay overnight in comfortable or budget lodging.