|91-97 Thompson Avenue Cowes VIC 3922|
Located in the Cultural Centre main street of Cowes. Friendly staff will help with any enquiries you may have.
|Getting to Phillip Island|
|By Car from Melbourne: |
Take the Monash Freeway (M1) to the Cranbourne exit, where you will turn into the South Gippsland Hwy (M420). Follow to the Bass Hwy (A420) which will take you through Grantville, past Corinella and Bass. Turn right at the roundabout at Anderson onto Phillip Island Tourist Road (B420) through to San Remo over the brige, through Newhaven and proceed to Cowes.
V Line Bus to and from Melbourne Daily stops at Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo. Information Ph: 136 196
Inter Island Ferry Connect to the ferry via V-Line to Stony Point. Passenger Ferry Service to Cowes jetty Ph: 9585 5730
| Phillip Island VIC 3922|
A Drive Through Phillip Island History:
A drive around the Bass Coast area is far more than a scenic trip through some of the most breathtaking coastal and hill country in Australia...its a trip back into the very earliest beginnings of the state of Victoria. And it is a trip any Melbourne motorist can complete in a day.
| Port Campbell VIC 3269|
The west coast of Victoria once inspired fear, sailors spoke of wild seas and dangerous rocks, of reefs which lay beneath the surface of the water, of steep cliffs and heavy mists. Many ships had narrow escapes in this stretch of water, many were not so fortunate.
The area between Cape Otway and Port Fairy claimed over 80 ships in 40 years: ships which had traveled safely across half the world, to find disaster only miles from their destination.
|Lord Street Port Campbell VIC|
A summer institution in Port Campbell. Stalls bursting with fresh local produce, gifts, crafts, clothing and plenty of refreshment
|Historic Shipwreck Display|
|at 12 Apostles Visitor Information Centre 26 Morris Street, Ph: 1300 137 255. Open 7 days from 9am.|
A delightful collection of artefacts from wrecks between Childers cove and Moonlight Head is on display at the 12 Apostles Visitor Information Centre Port Campbell. A 1/60th scale model of the Loch Ard allows visitors to reference the size of the ship against actual hardware including a kedging anchor on display.
Entry is free!
|Port Campbell Touring Company|
|129 Currells Road Port Campbell VIC 3269|
For a unique, memorable touring experience along the majestic Great Ocean Road and scenic surrounds. Take to the road with John your experienced tour guide with 25 years as a ranger with Parks Victoria and an extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna, history and geology of the region.
Full Day, Half Day & Chartered Tours
| Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards|
Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
Read and obey the signs
Be careful where you dive accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
Dont swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Always swim under supervision
If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
Float with a current or undertow. Dont try to swim against it.
When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
|Call into the Info Centre at 26 Morris Street or Ph: 1300 137 255 The friendly staff will help you plan family activities such as helicopter flights, scenic boat trips, hiking trails, food and wine trail, local markets, tennis courts, beach exploration, historic shipwreck display etc etc.|
Guided bus tours of the National Park attractions contact John at Port Campbell Touring Company on 03 5598 6424 (max 12 persons).
|Silver Gulls also known as Sea Gulls nest from August to December. Males in the colony establish a small territory and are then joined by a female, usually the mate from the previous year. Nests are built on the ground so they can spot any predators approaching. Between 2-4 olive blotched eggs are laid and both partners share nesting duties. The eggs take 21-27 days to hatch.|