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With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Gillin Park Retirement Village will keep you living a fulfilling life right into retirement. Only a hop, skip and a jump away, you have so much to enjoy with family, friends and your local community. Enjoy your days with recreational activities, shopping and scrumptious local cuisines.

From walking trails, golf, shopping and dining – you are living amongst everything you need right here at Gillin Park Retirement Village VIC. 
Here are a few of our local favourites we know you will enjoy – all part of your City of Warrnambool!

Lady Bay Beach 
Location: Lady Bay Warrnambool
Anyone up for a scenic drive and an even more stunning walk? Lady Bay Beach is an easy 7km away from our village! Get outdoors for some fresh sea air, take a leisurely stroll along the sand, get into some tai chi next to the waves or just pop down a towel and read a book as the tides change. The beach really is a magical place, and it’s all a part of your backyard. What makes this place even more magical, is that between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters off Warrnambool to calve. The whales often swim within a hundred metres off-shore, and can be viewed from a specifically constructed platform at near-by Logan's Beach. The platform is always open, with a ramp to ensure access is always smooth. 


Flying Horse Bar & Brewery
Location: 10691 Princess Highway Warrnambool
Phone: 03 5562 2254
What’s the best way to get amongst your community? Your new local! Just 700 metres down the road you have the Flying Horse Bar & Brewery owned by local hosts Matthew and Tania. This modern venue teamed by friendly staff offer the community casual drinks, dining, sports and betting all under one roof. So, you can enjoy a casual drink with a mate, placing a bet with a fellow resident, watch the next big sports event or enjoy a family meal. Don’t worry about the grandchildren, they’ll love playing in the indoor kid’s room while the adults catch up! Make sure you sign up and become one of their VIP’s and enjoy 20% off meals, half price parma nights, half price drinks and birthday vouchers. If you feel like having a few beverages, or you’re not feeling like a stroll, the courtesy bus is available to and from the venue.

Lawn Bowls Club
Location: There are a number of clubs in Warrnambool
When we think bowls, we think getting outside, getting active and having a good old laugh with friends – sounds like a great time! There are several clubs less than 5km away to get immersed in the local community, have fun while moving about and getting sociable with new friends. With so much constantly on, the social atmosphere is just too good to resist. The clubs are more than just lawn bowls, social activities include Bingo, pot and a parma nights, steak nights, or a meat raffle!


The Hopkins River Mouth
Location: Sandbank Riverview Terrace Warrnambool
Did you know that the beautiful Hopkins River Mouth is a quick 4.8km from our village? Located between Point Richie Beach on the right and Logan’s Beach to the left, this is one of Warrnambool’s most picturesque natural features. Alternatively the river bank is also just down the end of the street less than 100 metres away; see what all the fuss is about and enjoy a walk, a quick splash to end your day or simply sit and enjoy the sun as it goes down of an afternoon.

Armada Gateway Plaza
Location: 154 Raglan Parade Warrnambool
Phone: 03 5561 3898
Conveniently located in 2km from Gillin Park, is Gateway Plaza Shopping Centre. This centre has plenty to offer our residents with everything from fresh food and entertainment, gifts and homewares to fashion and health services. Catch a breather and some coffee, enjoy a baked good or grab lunch with some friends at one of the cafes located throughout the mall. Just what we like, shopping is always easy at Gateway Plaza with a large variety of retail on offer and plenty of free convenient car parking. And here’s the hot tip! Make sure you sign up to their newsletter so you too can keep updated on what’s going on in the centre and their instore specials. 


You can read more about living in Warrnambool via this article here.