Things to do in Warrnambool

There is no shortage of things to do in Warrnambool and we can help you find further information or book tours. When you book your accommodation at The Cally just let us know how we can assist you further.


May Races

Warrnambool racingAustralia’s Largest Regional race meeting in held annually in the first week of May.

Get in early too book your stay with us as this three day event is action packed and attracts around 35,000 patrons from local, national and international markets.

Check all the details at Warrnambool Racing website.


Bike groups

Stay with us while you explore Warrnambool and surrounds by bike The cycling paths and trails around Warrnambool link natural wonders, heritage sites, parks and beaches and the 37km Rail Trail links Warrnambool to Koroit and Port Fairy with great views of Tower Hill, the ocean and Merri River.

We will store your bikes safely overnight and there are bike shops close by for emergency repairs.



Warrnambool Agricultural Show

Warrnambool agricultural showHeld over three days in October, the show features events for horses, show jumping, dairy, beef, art and craft, horticulture, pigeons, poultry, shearing, alpacas, cookery and cake decorating as well fireworks. live music and other entertainment.

Are you coming to The Show and need affordable accommodation? Book online or call us on (03) 5561 3932.



Fun4Kids Festival

Warrnambool fun for kidsA feast of arts, live performances, hands on activities and inventive workshops are on offer within our sprawling 2.5 acre indoor venue in the heart of Warrnambool.

A must do family experience and you can stay at The Cally, leave your car with us and walk to the event. Convenience plus!

More information about Fun4Kids Festival



Premier Speedway

Warrnambool premier speedwayEnjoy Cally hospitality while in Warrnambool to see Australia and the World’s best drivers on 800+ horsepower, purpose built machines as they tackle the most exhilarating form of motorsport at the home of Sprintcar Racing – Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway.

The 2013/2014 Race Schedule starts from November 10th 2013.
 For the full list of scheduled events visit Premier Speedway.



Warrnambool fishingWhether you are a casual fisher or looking for a serious catch, Warrnambool offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities in picturesque locations.

From freshwater fishing in lakes and rivers to estuarine and saltwater fishing in bays, inlets or the ocean, you can dangle a line from a wharf, enjoy the challenge of the surf or rocks, or find the perfect spot in a boat.

For up to date information go to Richardson Marine.

If Charter fishing is more your thing, try:



Warrnambool divingWarrnambool is a great base to explore the underwater wonders of the Shipwreck Coast.

The Merri Marine Sanctuary is a stunning playground right at our doorstep – and it can be accessed from the shore.

While you’re here with us at The Cally, if you need to hire equipment or would like lessons on how to Surf, Snorkel or Scuba Dive you can go to Daktari Sport.




Warrnambool surfingThere are many great surfing spots on the coast of Warrnambool and the surrounding region. Like a lesson? Check out Go Surf.

If you have your own gear and need to check conditions go to Swell Net.




Port Fairy Folk Festival

This renowned ”folk, roots and beyond” music festival presents major international and national artists over a huge four day festival. Twenty venues in The Arena and around the village are host to concerts, theme concerts, jams, workshops, classes, talks, dancing, comedy and more.

The festival starts at 5pm on Friday and finishes at 1pm Monday and accommodation books out fast so contact us at The Cally to book your room for the next festival pronto.

More information about Port Fairy Folk Festival



An increasingly popular sport across all ages, Warrnambool has a choice of bowls clubs for you to enjoy. Stay at the Cally while you compete in your next tournament or just enjoy a casual game.

More information:



The Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club is situated in prime position along the foreshore close to the beaches and Lake Pertobe. The biggest tournament held by the club is The Warrnambool Lawn Open with a total of 51 events being held over the Labour Day long weekend every year.

More information about Warrnambool Lawn Open


Horse riding

Warrnambool horse ridingFancy a horse ride? Check out Rundell’s trail rides in Warrnambool.






Walk, Run or Bike the Foreshore Promenade

The award-winning Foreshore Promenade is a wonderful 5.7 km track that stretches from the Breakwater along the coastline to the famous whale nursery at Logans Beach. Take a towel, stop off for a surf or swim, and don’t forget your camera. Contact the Visitor Centre for information on bike hire.


Whale Watching

Warrnambool whale watchingWarrnambool is famous for the Southern Right Whales who visit us each year, roughly between late May and early October, returning to their nursery at Logan’s Beach to give birth and raise their calves.

More information about Warrnambool whale watching




Visit Tower Hill

Warrnambool Tower ParkA 10 minute drive gets you to Tower Hill where you can drive or ride your bike down into an extinct volcano and view kangaroos, koalas and emus and visit the indigenous interpretive Centre – the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre.

Take a walk or better still book a guided walk to discover this interesting nature reserve.

More information about Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve




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