Proudfoots Boathouse

It is described as one of the most recognisable and historic buildings in the Warrnambool region of Victoria, Australia. 

Thomas Proudfoot  had applied for a jetty licence near the mouth of the Hopkins River for the purpose of running a boating business in 1885. However, in 1900, just after the building had been completed he died suddenly. His widow, with two young children, took over the boathouse tearooms and accommodation and ran it for the next 30 years.

The Hopkins River, looking towards the mouth of the river, with Proudfoots Boathouse, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Warrnambool, on the Great Ocean Road, situated in south west Victoria, Australia, has a population of about 35,200. It is a popular tourist destination with the Logan Beach Whale Watching Platform on many tourist “to do” list.

Proudfoots Boat House on the Hopkins River, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Proudfoots Boat House, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Proudfoots Boat House, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Hopkins River, looking up stream, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia


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I respect and acknowledge the Gulidjan people as the First Peoples and Traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which I live.

I acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.

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