Vote and help Warrnambool win Top Tourist Town award

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Vote now and help Warrnambool win the Victorian Top Tourism Town Award.

Warrnambool is a finalist in the awards for the second year running, with judges selecting the city as one of seven finalists in the Top Tourist Town (population over 5000) category.

The awards are held annually by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) and aim to recognise towns that demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent experience for visitors.

The results of a public vote will be combined with the score from a judging panel to help determine the winner.

Warrnambool Mayor Ben Blain encouraged everyone to visit the VTIC website and cast their vote.

“You only need to look at the number of locals who choose to spend their summer holiday camping on the foreshore to see just how great a holiday destination Warrnambool is,” he said.

“And while summer is definitely our peak season, what makes Warrnambool stand out is that there’s so much to see and do throughout the year.

“Whale watching in winter, the foreshore promenade which was named Australia’s most scenic bike trail, Thunder Point, Lake Pertobe, there are no shortage of options, especially if you want to get outdoors.

“When you’re on holiday, you want things to be easy. With Warrnambool, you’ve got nature, culture, restaurants, retail, and services all in a compact space.

“Nearby Koroit and Timboon are finalists in the Top Small Town and Top Tiny Town categories respectively, and it just demonstrates how much there is to do in our region, with Warrnambool the perfect hub to explore the South West.

“It won’t be easy as we’re up against some much bigger cities like Ballarat and Bendigo, so we need everyone to get behind Warrnambool and vote to send the judges a strong message that we should be number one.”

To cast your vote, visit

Voting closes on June 24.

Everyone who votes can also go in the draw to win a luxurious weekend in Melbourne for two, including two nights at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and $500 in restaurant vouchers and experiences.