Warrnambool holiday talks and walks on offer

VISITORS and locals can enjoy a packed schedule of talks, walks and events as part of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum’s summer series. 

In partnership with Deakin University, sessions will include talks exploring the Western District landscape, tracking animals in the global ocean and the sustainability of seaweed as a food source.

Tours to the Middle Island Maremma project, fashion parades featuring couture from the 1880s and a behind-the-scenes look at the Warrnambool Art Gallery are also on offer throughout January.

Warrnambool City Council tourism services manager Peter Abbott said the program was an excellent opportunity for participants to get active while learning.

“The Deakin Summer Series program offers programs for all ages and encourages visitors to the city to explore around the city, as well as exposing them to Deakin University,” he said.

“It’s not just Flagstaff Hill, it’s all of the city and there will be more for adults as well.”

Mr Abbott said the Maremma tours were always popular. 

Wednesdays on the Wharf was also back with local bands playing each Wednesday evening throughout January from 5.30pm on the Flagstaff Hill wharf.

People can bring a picnic dinner or enjoy on-site catering on the village green and wharf.

The first summer series session will be hosted by Dr John Sherwood tomorrow night from 7.30pm in the La Bella Room at the Foreshore Pavilion.

Fire and Ice, the story behind the western Victorian landscape, will explore Dr Sherwood’s research into the formation of the south-west.

The full calendar of events is available at flagstaffhill.com

rhoulihan@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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