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Phillip Island

Nature and wildlife abound on Phillip Island, a family-friendly getaway less than two hours from Melbourne and home to the famed Penguin Parade.

San Remo is the gateway to Phillip Island, and the last town before leaving the mainland. The local fishing co-op is hard to resist, with its fresh lobsters and just-caught fish. Greet local pelicans as they come in to feed at the wharf at the same time every day.

The first town on the island is the small fishing village of Newhaven, a popular place for fishing from the pier. Cape Woolamai is a stone's throw away, with its rugged clifftops and excellent surf beach, and Churchill Island is a living local history lesson.

On the south-east tip of the island is the quiet village of Rhyll, where koalas can be viewed at close range. Wander along the boardwalks at the Rhyll Inlet wetlands as exotic migratory birds stop by on their way around the globe.

Cowes, the main commercial centre on Phillip Island, is home to the world famous Grand Prix circuit and hosts the annual Moto GP and V8 Supercars. The town's cafes, pubs and restaurants buzz over summer and during events. The north-facing main beach is an enticing place for the whole family to swim, picnic, or cycle around.

No trip to Phillip Island is complete without a visit to The Nobbies to see seal colonies lolling on the rocks, and to Summerland Beach for the famous Penguin Parade to witness little penguins as they make their way up the beach at sunset.

Phillip Island is around 125 kilometre from Melbourne, or an hour-and-a-half by car along the M1 and the Bass Highway.

Phillip Island: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bimbadeen Phillip Island Farm Experiences


Bimbadeen Phillip Island Farm Experiences provides a unique and entertaining opportunity to both discover and learn about life on a family run 360 acre working farm.

Situated close to both the Penguin Parade and Grand Prix Circuit, Bimbadeen has won many awards over the years for both its premium quality beef and innovative environmental practices.

On the one and a half hour guided farm tour visitors can,

Get close to, and help feed, farm animals, including cows and calves, sheep and the two resident alpacas, Freddie and Eddie.

Roam the farm paddocks with 500 free range hens, visit their mobile caravan and help collect the farm fresh eggs.

Visit the hives of 300,000 bees and see how honey is made.

Discover natural wildlife on the farm including ducks, cape barren geese, purple hens and wallabies.

Be part of normal daily farm activities, whether it is a tractor ride, feeding out hay or fixing something, there is always something to do.

Each tour can be varied to suit visitors. Schools and other groups are most welcome.

There is the option of a paddock to plate barbecue, another unique experience.




550 Back Beach Road
Phillip Island, VIC, 3922

Located 0.7K from Phillip Island

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre


Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre will drop your jaw and dazzle your eyes. This is your chance to experience the iconic venue in the flesh.

Let it rip in the Sodi RT8 Go Karts on the 750 metre scale replica of the Grand Prix Circuit. With individual lap time print-outs, you can challenge yourself against the clock and take away a record of your performance. Tandem karts are also available.

Buckle in for the real deal; an adrenalin-amping triple Hot Lap lightning ride around the Phillip Island Circuit.

Follow in the footsteps of the champions on a guided circuit Tour. Giving you exclusive access to all sorts of off-limits areas trackside, including race control, media centre, pit lane, pit roof and where every racer would love to finish at the winner's podium being sprayed with champagne!

Take a walk through history in the history of motorsport display. Share the crazy adventures of pioneering racers who blazed a dusty, muddy and frequently dangerous trail for today's international superstars.

Test your skills on the GP slot car track or just relax in the champion's caf?. Don't forget the gift shop with memorabilia to take a memento home with you.




RMB 500GP Back Beach Road
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 3.2K from Phillip Island

A Maze'N Things


A Maze'N Things is located on the Phillip Island Road opposite the Koala Conservation Centre. It is open seven days a week and can cater for individuals, small or large recreational groups, as well as corporate and educational groups.

This unusual attraction on Phillip Island, Victoria, is certainly making peoples heads turn. All who drive the Phillip Island Road cannot help but be mystified by the Giant Purple Tap that seemingly floats in mid air, whilst gushing out thousands of litres of water into an apparently Flooded House.

Right from the moment you enter the property there are things that catch your eye and trick your brain. Starting with the Flooded House and the worlds' largest backwards clock you know you are in for an experience that is like no other. You can get your head chopped off, be shrunk to half your size, get lost in the mirror maze or outdoor maze, fall off a cliff or zoom along on the flying boogie boards. There is a long list of things to do, problems to solve and places to go.

The maze itself, is one Australia's largest, takes an average of 45 minutes to complete. When you have finished getting lost why not tackle the stimulating 19 hole maxi mini-golf course.

Phillip Island SkyTrail, a ten metre high adventure ropes course set on a zig zagging series of giant poles and platforms. It gives the very adventurous clients an exciting activity, but still offer those who are a little more reserved, a chance to challenge their fears and get a healthy shot of Adrenaline in complete safety. It is suitable for all adults and children with a reasonable level of fitness and over 140 centimetres tall.

Magic Manor is coming to A Maze'N Things in 2016.




1805 Phillip Island Road
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 5.1K from Phillip Island

Phillip Island Nature Parks


Home to the world-famous Penguin Parade and other popular wildlife attractions - all only 90 minutes from Melbourne.

The Penguin Parade includes numerous tour options for any taste and budget - from self-guided general viewing and the exclusive Penguins Plus and Underground Viewing, to a variety of ranger-guided tours.

Take a virtual tour to the world's most extreme continent at the new Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre. Enjoy the hands-on family fun of the interactive activities, and immerse yourself in the spectacular multimedia attraction. The augmented reality technology will let you pat a penguin or stroke a seal, in a 'virtual' experience.

For the adventurous, the Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tour takes guests on a 'fast-boat' adventure to Australia's largest fur seal colony. Take the Express 60 minute tour to get up close to the seals and witness their playful antics, or extend the thrills on a 90 minute tour to Seal Rocks, the explosive Nobbies blowhole and the rugged cliffs of Phillip Island's south-west coast.

Get up close to one of Australia's most loved animals at the Koala Conservation Centre and journey back in time to explore the heritage and tranquil scenery of Churchill Island.




1019 Ventnor Road
Ventnor, VIC, 3922

Located 5.2K from Phillip Island

Phillip Island Gallery


The Phillip Island Gallery is open every day of the year.

Come and see some of the most beautiful, innovative and affordable art and craft works by the local people of the Bass Coast.

On display and for sale are works from Award Winning Photographers, Painters, Mixed Media Artists and Woodcrafters.

Phillip Island Gallery Shop sells beautiful handmade crafts, with everything from knitted baby booties, to souvenirs items locally made, wood turned bowls, silk scarfs, handmade bags, sea-horse displays, handmade cards, sculptures, jewellery and much much more.

There is something for everyone at the Phillip Island Gallery.




97 Thompson Avenue,
Cowes Cultural Centre
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 5.2K from Phillip Island

Phillip Island: Events

Phillip Island Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo


In a move to further develop and improve the Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo, the 2015 event has been postponed to the first half of 2017. Event date currently unconfirmed.

The inaugural Expo was launched in 2014 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit and proved popular with exhibitors and the public. Organisers were buoyed by the response and are confident the event has a strong future and are working hard to ensure its ongoing success.

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is the ideal site to host the event being surrounded by small farms and people relocating to the region, looking for a change from city life.

The organisers wish to ensure Phillip Island's Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo showcases the very best of rural and leisure life so that visitors walk away inspired to embrace small farming and the country lifestyle. They are working hard to achieve this goal and look forward to sharing their vision with you in 2017.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Jun


Back Beach Road
Ventnor, VIC, 3922

Located 0.8K from Phillip Island

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix


The 2016 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will see the world's best riders return to Phillip Island.

It's one of the fastest tracks in the world full of action, excitement and superb racing. Witness riders from across Australia unite and take over Phillip Island to experience world class racing. There are tickets to suit every budget, getting you closer to the action than ever before.

Visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct


Back Beach Road
Phillip Island, VIC, 3922

Located 1.6K from Phillip Island

The Phillip Island Jazz Festival


The 2016 Phillip Island Jazz Festival will be held in the Bass Room at Ramada Resort Phillip Island, Cowes.

Groups appearing are Nolte Bros Novelty Six, James Maddock and Friends, South Side Jazz, Jules Boult and The Redeemers, Royal Australian Navy Jazz Band, Shirazz, Steve Waddell's Creole Bells Revival Band, Beverly Sheehan, The Wikimen, The Cope Street Jazz Parade and Dr Crask and His Swinging Elixir

This is an event for the true jazz lover with high quality bands playing a wide range of genres. Limited tickets available. Tickets go on sale from the 1st August so please see the website to not be disappointed.

For more Festival information please visit the website.


Event Dates
2016
      19th Nov


2128 Phillip Island Rd
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 3.6K from Phillip Island

24th International Island Classic


Held at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the AMCN International Island Classic is Australia's largest historic motorcycle race.

The 24th Australian Motorcycle News International Island Classic will see the fiercely contested international challenge along with a points score challenge for the perpetual Phil Irving trophy.

keep an eye out for further event details to come.

Tickets will be available to the general public soon.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Jan
      28th Jan
      29th Jan


Back Beach Road
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 4.2K from Phillip Island

Shearwater Festival


The Shearwater Festival is an annual event that aims to develop partnerships, cross cultural understanding and environmental awareness about the short-tailed Shearwater population of Phillip Island.

Festival activities include a street procession, creative, cultural and environmental workshops, a participative dance ritual, music and dance performances and environmental walks and talks.

Phillip Island is home to a colony of short-tailed shearwater birds. Each year in April and May, the Shearwaters migrate north, across the Western Pacific, to the Bering Sea around the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, USA.

In September and October, the birds return to South-East Australia, where they breed over the summer months.

Short-tailed Shearwaters are an important aspect of local indigenous culture.


Event Dates
2016
      25th Nov
      26th Nov
      27th Nov


91-97 Thompson Avenue
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 5.2K from Phillip Island

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