Logan's Beach Whale-Watching Platform


Southern right whales come to mate and nurse their young in the waters near Logan's Beach from July to September, breaching and fluking off the platform. It's a major tourist drawcard, but sightings are not guaranteed. Check the Warrnambool Whale Watch Facebook page or www.visitwarrnambool.com.au to see if the cetaceans are about.

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1. Outlaw Gallery

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3. Warrnambool Art Gallery


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4. F Project Gallery

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5. Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

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6. Allansford Cheese World

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