Top 8 reasons to visit Phillip Island

Unique Wildlife

Phillip Island is home to some of Australia’s most unique and special wildlife. In fact, we have the largest colonies of Little Penguins and Australian Fur Seals in the whole of Australia right here on the island. Seal Rocks is home to approximately 35,000 fur seals and can be seen through the telescopes at the Nobbies Visitor Centre, or up close on a fantastic EcoBoat tour.

The Penguin Parade has many different viewing options to see the world’s smallest penguin, including the new Penguins Plus and Underground experiences which offer the closest possible viewing of penguins in Australia. You can see koalas up close from the elevated boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre, and you may even see some wallabies and echidna there as well.

Pristine Natural Environment

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, yet Phillip Island feels like a world away. Beautiful blue skies and crisp clean air, pristine sandy beaches and spectacular rugged cliffs, native woodlands and life-giving wetlands all come together to make up this natural escape from city life. You can explore many of Phillip Island’s hidden secrets and natural environments on one of the many easy walking trails. A quick ten minute stroll will take you over the dunes to a spectacular sandy beach and the beautiful rock formations of Forrest Caves. For those wanting a little longer in this pristine natural environment, perhaps a walk to the Cape Woolamai Beacon which offers unforgettable views of the whole island. These and many other unspoiled locations are all waiting to be explored.

Phillip Island and the surrounding regions also provides some of the most fertile land in Victoria and as a result, many gourmet producers have established their operations here, giving visitors the opportunity to sample some epicurean delights and unique experiences.

Gourmet Local Produce

On the way to Phillip Island, why not stop in at Bassine Specialty Cheeses for some handmade artisan farmhouse cheeses including feta, brie, haloumi and ricotta, with all milk sourced from their own herd of 180 Holstein cows.

Dining Out

The Cape Kitchen waterfront restaurant is one of the island’s newest eateries, and offers guests an indulgent menu, sourced from the bountiful harvest of local fresh produce. The location provides sensational views over the scenic and untamed south coast.

Wineries

The island’s climate is perfect for cool climate wines, so the Purple Hen Vineyard and Phillip Island Winery each grow a variety of grapes suitable to the region. The Purple Hen’s cellar door is open every day of the year while the Phillip Island Winery opens its doors to the public during the warmer months.

Breweries

Taking its name from the colour of beer, Rusty Water Brewery and Bar is home to a selection of small batch, hand-crafted ales like Koala Pale Ale, Chicory Stout and Shipwreck IPA. There is no better place to be on a cool winter’s day than sitting in front of the log fire with a tasting paddle of their fine creations.

Uniquely Australian Food

Imagine fishing for rainbow trout at a picturesque tree-lined lake, and then having the chef transform your catch into a magnificent meal. At Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm you can catch your own lunch and wander the 1.2km Bush Tucker trail, showcasing 27 different species of native foods.

Authentic Farm Experiences

Bimbadeen is a 340 acre farm in the heart of Phillip Island offering authentic experiences like farm tours and paddock to plate barbecues. You can even enjoy a farm retreat and stay in their secluded eco-friendly, self-contained accommodation with peaceful rural views and participate in as much or as little of farm life as you would like.

About author

TnH Global
TnH Global 4066 posts

Our platform is the most comprehensive, current and accurate content destination for tourism that also offers the opportunity to connect and network with quality buyers and sellers.

Name: TnH Global              Email: admin@tnhglobal.com

You might also like

Latest

Maharajas’ Express flagged off for new tourist season

IRCTC also planning off-season run of the train during April-September Steeped in incredible opulence, Maharajas’ Express, the world’s leading luxury train, chugged out of a Delhi station on a royal

Latest

Jet Airways to launch daily flights to Amsterdam from Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has announced the launch of daily non-stop services between India and Amsterdam, its new European gateway which is ideally located for convenient onward connections.

MICE

India Travel Mart (ITM) Goa 2017 inaugurated

Gavin Dias, General Manager, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) inaugurated the India Travel Mart (ITM) Goa 2017 along with Rajesh Kale, Deputy Director, Department of Tourism, Govt. of Goa and  Deepak Narvekar, PRO – Goa Tourism

Destinations

Ranthambore National Park: natural abode of the majestic tigers

Ranthambore National Park is also the site of the historical Ranthambore fort and other archeological ruins, which make it a unique blend of nature, history and wildlife. Located in Rajasthan’s

Destinations

A foodie’s guide to St. Moritz and the Engadin Valley

St. Moritz is becoming as notable for its high-end restaurants as its skiing and awe-inspiring views. In a town as affluent and gastronomically literate as St. Moritz, where snow sports

Destinations

Bangkok, Dubai and Singapore top draws for desi globetrotter

Bangkok, Dubai and Singapore are the top foreign destinations for Indian travellers, while New Delhi and Mumbai are the biggest magnets for domestic and inbound foreign tourists. A study by

Trending

Jet Airways plane hits runway: Crew put off roster

There were no injuries to guests or crew, all of whom deplaned safely and have since proceeded onwards to their final destinations,” said the statement. The crew of the flight

Latest

Explore the gorgeous Old Town of Frankfurt at the comfort of your home

Nestled between Frankfurt’s iconic locations- Emperors’ Cathedral and Römer City Hall, you’ll find the “new old town”, a time – honoured location steeped in history and tradition. Frankfurt’s New Old

Destinations

50% of US-bound Indian flyers to be impacted by US govt curbs on e-devices

Over 1.3 million, or 49% of passengers flew to the US via airports in the Gulf in FY16. Washington DC’s decision to impose curbs on taking iPads and laptops as

Trending

Qatar Airways to soon apply for launch of Indian airline, says CEO

The proposed airline will be funded by Qatar’s sovereign fund, says Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. Qatar Airways is preparing to launch a full-service airline in India and will

Latest

The Fern Surya Resort opens in Dharampur (Kasauli Hills), Himachal Pradesh

The Fern Hotels & Resorts, India’s leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain marks its foray in the charming hill state of Himachal Pradesh by launching The Fern Surya Resort, Dharampur (Kasauli Hills). The

Latest

Clarks Inn strengthens its pan-India presence, makes international foray

2018 was a remarkably good year for Clarks Inn Group. It was a year of achieving milestones. Last year Clarks Inn achieved a historic milestone of having 50 operational hotels.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!