Find outdoor activities to keep you and your partner or the whole family entertained on your fishing trip. Whales and penguins can be spotted along the coast, and national parks can be found across the region and are close to towns.

Outdoors

During your stay, spend time in nature and the great outdoors. Take the family on a boat tour of Portland or go for a dive to see marine life. Lake Pertobe is a great stop to stretch the legs or to enjoy a day out with the whole family.

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Food and wine

You'll find restaurants, cafes and bakeries all across the West Coast to keep you full during your visit. Fresh seafood is available from Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, families and couples can enjoy local fish and chips while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Art & Heritage

Learn about the indigenous history of the area at Tower Hill, or the first settlers at the Flagstaff Hill Village. Events, festivals and heritage walks are available throughout the year and the Warrnambool Art Gallery, which began in 1886, holds thousands of works for people to enjoy.

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Shopping

Known for its retro clothing stores and op-shops, there's a treasure to be found during your visit to the West Coast. Markets are held on weekends throughout the year and sell handmade goods, fruits and vegetables, jams and other locally made products.

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Relaxation

Spoil yourself with a visit to the day spa in Port Fairy for a truly relaxing experience. Enjoy a sonic harmony sound therapy in Portland or visit Victoria's first Hot Springs Hotel at Warrnambools Deep Blue Hot Springs for something extra special.

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