29 November, 2023
Enjoy for free
FLAGSTAFF Hill is throwing open its doors to locals, with anyone from the Warrnambool City Council area able to enjoy free daytime entry until Christmas.
Over the same period, locals can also enjoy free access to the Tales of the Shipwreck Coast sound and light show when they attend with at least one paying visitor.
Warrnambool City Council CEO Andrew Mason encouraged locals to take the opportunity to rediscover Flagstaff Hill.
“Members of the community were encouraged to provide feedback on the Flagstaff Hill Vision and Opportunities Plan, so this could be a good way to reacquaint yourself with Flagstaff Hill,” he said.
“Aside from that, about a third of the visitors to Warrnambool are people who are visiting friends and family so when they are asking for recommendations of what to see and do, we want locals to have a fresh view of Flagstaff Hill in their mind.
“Flagstaff Hill has an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on over 1300 Google reviews so while council is looking at the future vision and direction of Flagstaff Hill, visitors are telling us that there’s still a lot to enjoy about the venue today.”
Mr Mason believes this is a great opportunity for locals to experience Flagstaff Hill first-hand.
“Check out the amazing collection of shipwreck artefacts, including the Loch Ard Peacock valued at over $4 million, climb to the top of the 19th century lighthouse and visit the tearooms and try the best scones in Warrnambool,” Mr Mason said.
“Alternatively, take along a picnic and enjoy the sweeping views of Lady Bay.”
Residents will be identified as local by the postcode on their drivers licence or suitable identification accompanied by a utility bill.
Children of patrons will be identified by being indicated on a Medicare card.
Postcode numbers considered local are Warrnambool 3280, Bushfield 3281, Dennington 3280, Allansford 3277, Illowa 3282, Woodford 3281 and Yangery 3283.