Getting there & away
The V/Line (13 61 96) train station is on Merri St. There are daily services to Melbourne ($44). Connecting V/Line buses continue to Port Fairy ($5), Portland ($16) and Mt Gambier ($34). Weekday buses go to Ballarat ($23) and Hamilton ($8). On Friday, a bus heads along the Great Ocean Rd to Apollo Bay ($28), with connections to Geelong. There’s also a service on Monday during the Christmas holidays.
The thrice-weekly Viclink (13 61 38; www.viclink.com.au) Great Ocean Rd to the Grampians coach service connects Warrnambool to Port Fairy ($6), Hamilton ($18), Dunkeld ($23), Halls Gap ($34) and Ararat ($40), and returns on the same day.