Top Choice Historic Site in Warrnambool

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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 nig…
Top Choice Landmark in Port Campbell National Park

Twelve Apostles

The most iconic sight and enduring image for most visitors to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles provide a fitting climax to the journey. Jutting out from the ocean in spectacular fashion, these rocky stacks …
Top Choice Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet & Around

Split Point Lighthouse

Scale the 136 steps to the top of the beautiful 'White Queen' lighthouse for sensational 360-degree views. Built in 1891, the 34m-high lighthouse is still operational (though now fully automated). It's only accessib…
Lighthouse in Cape Otway

Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway lightstation is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and was built in 1848 by more than 40 stonemasons without mortar or cement. The Telegraph Station has fascinating displays on the 250k…
Gallery in Geelong

Geelong Art Gallery

With over 4000 works in its collection, this excellent gallery has celebrated Australian paintings such as Eugene von Guérard’s View of Geelong and Frederick McCubbin’s 1890 A Bush Burial. Also exhibits contemporar…
Gardens in Geelong

Botanic Gardens

The 1851 Botanic Gardens are a peaceful place for a stroll or picnic. The ‘21st-century’ garden at the entrance features indigenous plants from across Australia. It houses the great and ultra-kid-friendly Geelong Pl…
Museum in Geelong

National Wool Museum

More interesting than it may sound, this museum showcases the importance of the wool industry in shaping Geelong economically, socially and architecturally – many of the grand buildings in the area are former wool-s…
Museum in Port Fairy

Port Fairy History Centre

Housed in the old bluestone courthouse (complete with mannequins acting out a courtroom scene), this museum has shipping relics and old photos.
Historic Site in Queenscliff

Fort Queenscliff

Queensliff's fort was first used as a coastal defence in 1882 to protect Melbourne from a feared Russian invasion. It remained a base until 1946, before being used as the Army Staff College until late 2012; today it…
Wildlife Reserve in Barwon Heads

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary

This koala sanctuary also has roos and reptiles.