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Ventnor: 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 4.3K from Ventnor

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 4.3K from Ventnor

Western Port

Formerly a major river drainage system inundated by the rising sea in the Holocene period, the Western Port sunkland now forms an extensive tidal bay.

Two large islands, French Island (approximately 170 square kilometres) and Phillip Island (approximately 100 square kilometres), dominate Western Port. The coastline, including that of the islands, is some 263 kilometres.

Fishing, pleasure boating and yachting are some of the popular pastimes on the bay, with the deep channels leading from Bass Strait into the western section of the bay, giving access to the region's port facilities.

Hastings is the main boat landing in Western Port bay, however there are boat launching ramps at Stony Point, Tooradin, Newhaven, Cowes,Hastings, Warneet, Lang Lang, Grantville and Rhyll (Phillip Island)

Accommodation is available on both Phillip Island and French Island.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 4.3K from Ventnor

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 5.9K from Ventnor

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 6.4K from Ventnor

Ventnor: 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
      1st Jun

Back Beach Road
Ventnor, VIC, 3922

Located 4.3K from Ventnor

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
      25th Nov
      26th Nov
      27th Nov

91-97 Thompson Avenue
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 4.3K from Ventnor

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
      19th Nov

2128 Phillip Island Rd
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 4.5K from Ventnor

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
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct

Back Beach Road
Phillip Island, VIC, 3922

Located 4.9K from Ventnor

Ventnor: Travel Tips

Cowes Visitor Information Centre

Centrally located, the Cowes Visitor Information Centre provides maps, tickets for all major attractions and itinerary planning.

They also offer a free accommodation booking service, including motels, self-contained holiday units, apartments, bed and breakfasts, farm stays and caravan parks.

Visit the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island at dusk every day and ask about the new close-viewing options. See Australia's largest fur seal colony from the Nobbies Centre, viewed through a telescope or enjoy a seal watching cruise.

Visit the Koala Conservation Centre or amble around historic Churchill Island and take a self guided tour through the homestead, watch the working horses or take a self guided scenic walk.

Hand feed wallabies at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and view a variety of native animals. Take in the Island's racing history at the Grand Prix Circuit and maybe a race or two, although walking tours operate daily (not on event weekends) or take a hotlap.

Walk through natural flora and fauna reserves such as Cape Woolamai, Rhyll Inlet, and Swan Lake Surf world class waves. Watch the Pelican Feeding San Remo Fisherman's Co-Op at 12 noon daily. Take a ferry ride and tour to French Island.

91-97 Thompson Ave
Cowes, VIC, 3922

Located 4.3K from Ventnor

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