|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.
|Phillip Island is accessible for all members of the community, including children and adults with disabilities.
There is a range of purpose built accommodation and many attractions and restaurants which are fully accessible.
Information is available about the accessibility of:
- Accommodation -Attractions -Eateries -Beaches
-Attractions -Walking Tracks -Car Parking and Toilets
There is a Beach Wheelchair available for hire by contacting the
Cowes Visitor Information Centre on 03 5951 3396
Smith's Beach now has a wheelchair friendly ramp from the car park (which has an accessible toilet) down to the beach
Contact the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centres for a copy or log onto www.basscoast.vic.gov.au to view the information.
There are various formats available
|- Farmer’s Market Churchill Island every 4th Saturday of the month 8am to 1pm
- Trash & Treasure Settlement Road Cowes every Sunday 8am to 1pm
- Art & Craft Market 3rd Saturday of the month St John’s Anglican Church Thompson Avenue
- Cowes Night Market in summer on the foreshore
Further information contact Information Centre on 1300 366 422
| 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.
|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!
|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.
|Lord Street Port Campbell VIC
A summer institution in Port Campbell. Stalls bursting with fresh local produce, gifts, crafts, clothing and plenty of refreshment
|• 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
• Don’t 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. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
|Presents a gently sloping family friendly profile sheltered from the bulk of Southern Ocean swell. Waters inside the pier are generally suitable for swimming and wading and are patrolled during summer season. Address: Cairns Street Port Campbell.
Swimming is not recommended at any of the open ocean beaches.
|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).