Discover Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool: Moving further and further away from the desert, we were getting closer and closer to the Great Ocean Road…
As you already have probably figured out, Warrnambool was our next stop. A quick two-night layover, to get rest and to visit some of the attractions this city has to offer. Now the town is little as well as it’s the last town on the Great Ocean Road, although in our case, it was the first of many cities to come along our path on this road trip. In spite of the relatively small size, this town had a lot to offer. For the food guru, there are a few good restaurants, my pick is the Pickled Pig (restaurant), even though I haven’t been it’s considered to be the #1 restaurant in town (a bit pricey). Fantastic ocean views for those who love the beach, be careful where you swim, the current can be a bit strong (swim between the lifeguard flags). Of course, the main attraction that many people tend to visit is a place called “Flagstaff Hill.”
I would describe Flagstaff Hill as an interactive museum that comes to life during the day and night. Its primary purpose is to take you back in time to the 19th century Warrnambool, a small port town, slowly growing and becoming a massive hub of information on shipwrecks around the state of Victoria. During the night, the museum presents a light and sound effects show (buy tickets in advance) that plays out well against the old preserved architecture, telling you the stories of Australia’s rich maritime history.
To visit the museum here are some tips:
“Flagstaff Hill” provides only one guided tour during the day at 11:30 am. If you plan on overloading yourself with information get to the museum early.
The doors open at 9 am and close at 8 pm. To save some money on the entry fee what we did is waited till 6:30 to enter and got a discount 30%. The place was empty, except for birds, dogs, and sheep. Beautiful to walk around and take a few pictures.
Here is the break down of prices for Day Tickets:
- Adults 18.00
- Child 8.50
- Concession 14.50
- Family 48.00
The light and sound show is a bit more expensive:
Night Time Tickets:
- Adults 30.00
- Concession 27.00
- Child 15.95
- Family (two adults and two children) 77.00
- Additional child 12.00
Aa well there are packages for the day and night show (can save you money as well) if you would like to find out more please visit “Flagstaff Hill.”
Hold On Tight!
A display of marine accessories inside one of the houses in the museum.
A marine display, at the Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool, Australia.
Lower Lighthouse, at Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool, Australia.
Sunset at the Flagstaff Hill museum.