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Phillip Island Activities & Attractions
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There are many unique man made attractions on Phillip Island guaranteed to entertain. The Maze ‘N Things, The Chocolate Factory, Wildlife Coast Cruises, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit home to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix held every October with V8 Supercars and Superbikes racing during the year to name but a few.
Experience The Islantis Surf Experience just over the bridge at Newhaven Phillip Island
Discover surfing in an unique and immersive way.
Shop the latest fashions next door at Rip Curl Phillip Island.
Kit up with the best Surfboards, Wet Suits, Accessories - buy or hire.
Take a happy snap in the Big Wave or Combi Van in the car park. Be immersed in a wraparound surfing movie.
The Big Wave Cafe and The Island Accommodation are all in the same complex
Naturaliste Tours run small, guided tours of French Island, a hidden treasure of natural wilderness, sandy coastlines and abundant wildlife.
Our tours, led by experienced guides, will let you discover the history and natural beauty of this unique island.
No Admittance Charge
Every day up to thirty local Pelicans arrive for their daily serve of fish, provided by San Remo Fishermans Co-op. This entertaining and close up natural experience is well worth the time - the kids will love it!
Afterwards try the Fish n Chips from the Co-op cafe
Every year from the 26th December to the 26th January Amusement Services Australia operates the Island Summer Carnival at Cowes.
All the big rides are here including the: Spaceroller, Starship, Kamikaze & Midnight Madness!
We also have a brilliant selection of Fairground and Activity Games and we always invite 3rd party attractions such as: Animals on the Move, Snake Handlers, The Mini FX Team, & for the grand finale, Australia Day Fireworks.
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George Bass discovered Phillip Island in January 1798, ten years after the first fleet arrived in Sydney. He named the island after CAPTAIN Arthur Phillip, the first governor.
Phillip Island 120 kilometers south-east of Melbourne (90 minutes) is situated at the entrance to Westernport Bay.
The magnificent 100 kilometer coastline transforms from massive rocky outcrops to sheltered golden beaches with the main family beach located on the Esplanade at the bottom of the main street.
San Remo, 120 kilometres from Melbourne is situated on Western Port Bay and is the gateway to Phillip Island which is accessed by bridge. For the holiday maker there are numerous activities in and around San Remo to make your stay a memorable one. There is a sheltered beach at the back of town and great surfing can be found at Griffiths Point. The jetty area is always alive with visitors who flock to the town to witness the feeding of the Pelicans who line up for their free lunch of fish scraps every day at 12 noon.
Close to Melbourne, but in many ways worlds apart, French Island which is twice the size of Phillip Island two thirds being National Park is only 65 kilometers from Melbourne, yet is still a mystery to many Victorians who know little - if anything - about this intriguing Western Port island.
It is the only unincorporated territory in Victoria, meaning no shire, no rates, no access, except by boat. It has a permanent population of about 100 people who are mostly into farming and/or tourism. The French Island people are self regulating, have dirt roads and take life a little slower.
Inter Island Ferries travel to French Island from Stony Point and Phillip Island.
The picturesque village of Rhyll situated on beautiful Swan Bay north-east of Phillip Island has always been a haven for boating and fishing with an excellent all tides boat ramp, 2 jetties, yacht club, angling club and sailing school. Today the town is a much sought after holiday destination with a full range of accommodation. Complimenting the quality accommodation is the fully licensed Foreshore Bar and Grill offering 180 degree water views in a warm and relaxing atmosphere, Hire a Boat and head out into the bay with the anticipation of catching the big snapper.
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