Warrnambool's picturesque Lady Bay, the Flagstaff
Hill Maritime Museum Complex recounts the treacherous
history of Victoria’s southern coast, which
has claimed over 160 ships.
complex re-creates a nineteenth-century coastal
port, and is built around the original lighthouses
and fortifications.Visitors can explore the original
buildings and re-created village, which features
more than 30 buildings, including an inn, newspaper
office, blacksmith and tearooms serving refreshments.
can also climb onboard historic vessels moored
in the harbour, view early film footage of maritime
wrecks, sailing ships and whales, and see recovered
relics from local shipwrecks – notably,
the Loch Ard Peacock, a priceless porcelain statue
rescued from the Loch Ard disaster in 1878.