Warrnambool is a coastal town around 160 miles west of Melbourne on the Prince’s Highway. Warrnambool parkrun takes place every Saturday at 8 am in Lake Pertobe Adventure Park, just south of town.
The park is just off the Prince’s Highway accessed via Pertobe Road, which runs between Lake Pertobe and Warrnambool Bay.
The park is well signposted and there is plenty of free parking.
The start/finish area is close to the car park and near to toilets and a covered area where we were able to leave clothes etc. There are even barbecues if a breakfast barbie takes your fancy.
The course is a out and back loop which follows the east shore of Lake Pertobe, then joins Lake Pertobe trail, before you do a U turn and return to the start.
The course is a combination of grass and gravel trails.
It’s a fast, flat course so fairly easy, just a couple of bridges and a U-turn to negotiate. The total elevation is 21 metres.
It’s always fun to run a parkrun as a guest in another country. We were made to feel very welcome. And the scenery of beautiful Lake Pertobe and its abundant birdlife was an added bonus.
Where we Stayed
We stayed at the Raglan Motor Inn, a clean and comfortable motel style property around two miles from the park.
Warrnambool is a nice little town which we passed through on our Melbourne to Adelaide road trip. We had to make a swift departure after we’d finished running to fit in a shower before our hotel checkout time. We did, however return to check out the park and nearby Stingray Bay later. For more about our Australian road trip, click here.
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