The Hotel: Mid City Motel Warrnambool
Located at the western end of the famous Great Ocean Road, the Mid City Motel Warrnambool sits conveniently close to both the city centre and the pleasant local beaches. With an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa facilities, as well as a guest laundry, the motel has a lot to offer to both leisure and business travellers.
Guests can unwind in spacious and home-like air-conditioned rooms, featuring minibars, phones and broadband internet access. The on-site Elements Bar & Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner for all guests (not available between the hours of 9.30am-5.30pm).
- Bed size/type: one large double bed
- Standard/maximum occupancy: two people
- Bed size/type: three single beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: three people
The Area: The Area: Warrnambool
The Great Ocean Road traces a winding route along Victoria’s dramatic coastline, where sheer limestone cliffs are buffeted by rolling surf, and the Twelve Apostles rise like colossal statues out of the sea. At the western end of the stretch is the regional centre of Warrnambool, a city steeped in history thanks to the gold rush of the mid-1800s. Here, seaside sights mix with a dose of heritage and laidback vibes for holidays where travellers can explore at their own pace.
Warrnambool makes for a convenient base to explore the Great Ocean Road, from the Twelve Apostles to London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Hop in the car and follow the path east or west for unique coastal scenery that gives way to densely-wooded forest. The Grampians National Park, Cape Otway and Bay of Islands National Park are all worth visiting for those who enjoy a hike, while lavender farms, cheese factories and even whiskey distilleries provide something for every kind of holidaymaker.
Closer to home, head to Hopkins Falls just a few minutes from Warrnambool to snap a photo with the wide waterfall. Then pay a visit to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum to learn about the shipwreck trail and the area’s maritime heritage. At certain times of the year southern right whales can be seen from Logans Beach frolicking in the water, but even if there are no whales to be seen travellers will still enjoy the coastal walk. Finish days off with a spa treatment or head to the local pub for a drink and modern Australian meal.