Eat. Stay. Play. Phillip Island

Cape Woolamai - Phillip Island

Cape Woolamai - Phillip Island

Phillip Island, located an easy 90 minutes drive south-east of Melbourne, is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the magical wonders of Australia, from its distinctive animals to beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and the most anticipated event of the year: The 2014 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (17 – 19 October). The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will see the world’s best riders including Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo battling it out on the track for the ultimate glory.

The Motorcycle Grand Prix series is the pinnacle of world motorcycle racing, featuring eighteen races across fourteen countries, and Phillip Island has a reputation for being one of the most spectacular racing destinations, set against the backdrop of Phillip Island’s beautiful ocean views and stunning scenery.  With diverse coastline and bush land, wildlife encounters, idyllic coastal dining and family adventure and attractions, the Island has many diverse experiences on offer.

EAT

The Goat in the Boat
The recently opened Mediterranean bar and grill is located in a refurbished old butchers shop in the heart of Phillip Island and draws inspiration from traditional family heritage cooking. The menu celebrates the best of Greek cuisine and culture, serving up generous sharing plates of home-style food such as housemade dips, pan tossed olives, Sagnaki, grilled Cypriot style Haloumi cheese and Spanakopita. 69 Thompson Avenue, Cowes

Rusty Water Brewery
Home to Phillip Island’s only handcrafted ales, Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar offers a relaxed dining atmosphere that is popular among both locals and tourists. This family-run restaurant dishes up fresh Modern Australian cuisine, with plenty of local seafood on offer. This is the place for year-round celebrations; by the crackling fire in winter or catching the sea breeze in summer. 1821 Phillip Island Road, Cowes

The Foreshore Bar & Restaurant
Visitors can wine and dine with exceptional 180 degree views of the coastline at The Foreshore Bar and Restaurant located in the quaint island village of Rhyll. From light lunches to a full a la carte menu, diners can feast on beautiful produce sourced locally from the Island’s best growers and fishmongers. The Foreshore Bar and Restaurant offers a relaxed, lounging bar scene for a midday pie break, quick afternoon snack or a satisfying end of day dinner featuring a succulent porterhouse steak. 11 Beach Road, Rhyll

STAY

Silverwater Resort
Located on the rolling hills of San Remo, the gateway to Phillip Island, the 4.5 star lifestyle resort showcases 170 rooms including hotel style resort rooms, as well as one two and three bedroom apartments. Visitors can explore and discover seven hectares of adventures and activities including outdoor swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts and a children’s games room. The diverse range of food offerings at Silverwater Resort include gourmet breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the bay at Watermark restaurant or coffee, cold beer or quirky cocktails from the cosy Lounge Bar. 17 Potters Hill Rd, Phillip Island 

Holmwood Guest House
Holmwood Guest House is a boutique getaway located within a five minute stroll from the Cowes main beach and a short, fifteen minute drive away from the Grand Prix Circuit and surrounding Phillip Island wineries. With rustic styled dining rooms, guests can kick start the day with a fulfilling breakfast of fresh produce or retreat inside one of the self-contained cottages to cosy up by the in-room woodfire. Ideal for families and groups, the Holmwood Guest House is a home away from home. 37 Chapel Street (Cnr Steele Street), Cowes

The Island Accommodation
An award winning, purpose built eco-friendly accommodation complex, The Island Accommodation offers a wide range of services and facilities for an exciting Phillip Island getaway. Situated behind the new Islantis Surf, guests cannot miss the giant wave sculpture welcoming visitors at the entrance.  The friendly open planned environment encourages socialising and group activities for all ages. Nearby to surrounding cafes, restaurants and the local surf scene, The Island Accommodation is an affordable accommodation option for visitors to explore Phillip Island. The Big Wave Complex, 10 – 12 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Newhaven

PLAY

The Islantis Surf Experience
The exciting new surf exhibition at the Big Wave Complex is open daily and celebrates the history and evolution of surfing culture in Australia showcasing a momentous collection of surf boards and surfing memorabilia that date back to the 1920’s. Visitors can see the surfing ‘shrine’ and experience the wave room which features a 360 degree wrap around cinerama of the islands famous surf beach, Woolamai. 10 – 12 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Phillip Island

T-Cat Fishing Charters
Offering an exciting day out on the water is T-Cat Fishing Charters located within Rhyll, Phillip Island. Visitors are given the chance to not only catch a fish but, cook it for lunch or dinner. Perfect for groups of five or more looking to explore Phillip Island’s natural wildlife, T-Cat provides personalised whale, penguin, dolphin and seal watching. Visitors can discover animals in their natural environment before indulging with a complimentary morning or afternoon tea by the sea. Beach Rd, Rhyll, Phillip Island

Koala Conservation Centre
Celebrating Phillip Island’s wildlife, the Koala Conservation Centre allows visitors to get up close and personal with the furry Australian animals in their natural habitat. With a purpose-built tree top boardwalk, the park allows guests to explore and stroll through the native woodland. The park center is full of entertainment featuring interactive displays, fur swatches, taxidermy koalas, animal sound and audio clips. The Koala Conservation Centre plays an important role in protecting and monitoring the Island’s koala population by maintaining a natural, healthy habitat. 1810 Phillip Island Rd, Phillip Island

 

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