Warrnambool is a local focus and previous port city on the south-western shoreline of Victoria, Australia. At June 2016, Warrnambool had an expected urban populace of 34,618. Situated on the Princes Highway, Warrnambool marks the western end of the Great Ocean Road and the southern end of the Hopkins Highway. The word Warrnambool begins from the neighborhood Indigenous Australian name for a close-by volcanic cone. It is deciphered to mean numerous things including land between two waterways, two bogs or adequate water.
A mainstream legend is that the primary Europeans to find Warrnambool were Cristovao de Mendonca and his team who overviewed the coastline adjacent and were marooned close to the site of the present town as ahead of schedule as the sixteenth century, in view of the unsubstantiated reports of nearby whaler's revelation of the disaster area of a mahogany ship. The ship's provenance has been differently credited to France, China, Spain and Portugal. There is no physical proof to recommend that it at any point existed.
The main archived European revelation of Warrnambool happened under Lieutenant James Grant, a Scottish traveler who cruised the Lady Nelson along the drift in December 1800 and named a few highlights. This investigation was trailed by that of the English guide Matthew Flinders in the Investigator, and the French pioneer Nicholas Baudin, who recorded beach front tourist spots, in 1802. The territory was frequented by whalers right off the bat in the 19th century.