Phillip Island lies south of Melbourne and forms a natural breakwater to protect the shallow waters of Westernport Bay. It is a popular destination for day trips. Access from the mainland is via the bridge from San Remo to Newhaven. There are large colonies of Little Penguins and seals on the rocky outcrops. There are several other species of land and sea mammals that attract the 3.5 million visitors per annum. The Chocolate Factory and A Maze 'N puzzle theme park are popular attractions for visitors of all ages. The Phillip Island racing circuit has hosted World Championships and Grands Prix. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
2.National Vietnam Veteran's Museum
3.Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate
5.Phillip Island Circuit
6.Wildlife Coast Cruises
8.Maru Koala and Animal Park
10.A Maze 'n Things
10 Best Things to Do in Philip Island, Victoria, Australia
- Penguin Parade, Photo: jovannig/stock.adobe.com
- National Vietnam Veteran's Museum, Photo: National Vietnam Veteran's Museum
- Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate, Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com
- The Nobbies, Photo: leelakajonkij/stock.adobe.com
- Phillip Island Circuit, Photo: robsonphoto/stock.adobe.com
- Wildlife Coast Cruises, Photo: Nicolas Faramaz/stock.adobe.com
- Koala Reserve, Photo: Loes Kieboom/stock.adobe.com
- Maru Koala and Animal Park, Photo: Namchetoukla/stock.adobe.com
- Cowes, Photo: Loes Kieboom/stock.adobe.com
- A Maze 'n Things, Photo: A Maze 'n Things
- Cover Photo: Javen/stock.adobe.com
More Ideas: Glen Isla House on Phillip Island
Glen Isla House is a luxurious country-house style retreat on Phillip Island in Australia that offers elegant boutique accommodations set in exquisite private gardens, gourmet cuisine, gracious hospitality and personalized service. Surrounded by two acres of private heritage gardens with easy access to the beach, Glen Isla House is set in original Glen Isla homestead, which dates back to circa 1870, and has been lovingly restored to its former glory to provide guests with an unrivaled Phillip Island experience. Located right next to a beautiful north-facing white sandy beach and the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, the charming bed and breakfast offer a relaxing island-style getaway.
For those who want to explore, Glen Isla House is situated within close proximity to several attractions and activities, including the Phillip Island Nature Park, which features a nightly parade of penguins, the Cowes Golf Club, the Phillip Island Winery, and the world famous International Grand Prix Circuit. It is a just a short walk from the charming seaside village of Cowes, which is home to a variety of restaurants, cafés, and shops.
Glen Isla House offers a variety of accommodations ranging from beautifully appointed classic deluxe guest rooms located in the main guest house, as well as luxury suites, and a stand-alone private cottage.
Classic Deluxe Rooms are designed for comfort with contemporary décor and furnishings, private bathrooms and modern amenities. These rooms feature comfortable queen-size beds with luxury linens, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, fresh towels and exclusive Molton Brown toiletries and modern amenities, including individual climate control air-conditioning and heating, refrigerators, tea/coffee making facilities, bedside clock radio/iPod docking stations, electric blankets, and hair dryers. Additional conveniences include LCD flat panel HDTVs with satellite channels integrated DVD/CD players and in-room safes. These rooms enjoy lovely views of the heritage gardens from the decked veranda, which has outdoor furniture on which to relax and soak up the tranquility.
The Anderson Suite offers additional levels of luxury with grand old-world charm and elegance, period furnishings and beautiful Persian rugs. Located in a separate cottage on the estate, the suite features a king-size solid mahogany four-poster bed with luxury linens, and en-suite bathroom with large corner spa bath, fresh towels and bathrobes, and deluxe Molton Brown toiletries. A spacious sitting area has comfy armchairs, a gas fireplace and delightful views over the gardens. Modern amenities include individual climate control air-conditioning and heating, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, bedside clock radio/iPod docking station, electric blankets LCD flat panel HDTVs with satellite channels integrated DVD/CD players and in-room safe.
The Gate Cottage is ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together, accommodating up to four guests. The two-story, self-catering cottage is nestled beneath two 100-year-old oak trees in the heritage gardens and features two bedrooms with king and twins beds in beautiful bed linens, and a shared country-style bathroom with shower, bath, fresh towels, and Molton Brown toiletries. A spacious living and dining area offers club-leather lounge sofas and armchairs, a dining table and chairs for four guests, and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel gas stove with oven, microwave, dishwasher and full-size fridge and crockery and cutlery. Modern amenities include individual climate control air-conditioning and heating, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, bedside clock radio/iPod docking station, electric blankets LCD flat panel HDTVs with satellite channels integrated DVD/CD players and in-room safe. The Gate Cottage has direct access to the beach from a gate at the back of the property and guests can relax in the shady gardens and on the sun-drenched lawns.
A delicious gourmet breakfast is served on certain mornings in the elegant dining room or at outside tables overlooking the tranquil heritage gardens. Inspired and created by the Inn’s resident professional chef, a special á la carte cooked breakfast is prepared with specially sourced ingredients from local suppliers and the estate’s own organic herb garden. There are several cafés in the nearby seaside village of Cowes for breakfast on the days the kitchen is not open, as well as casual and fine dining restaurants for dinner.
Glen Isla House features a range of amenities and facilities to ensure an unforgettable stay, including a delicious gourmet breakfast, served on certain mornings, beautiful heritage gardens with sun-drenched lawns and shady, secluded groves in which to relax, direct access to the beach, and a communal lounge with newspapers and other reading material.
Glen Isla House is a just a short walk from the charming seaside village of Cowes, which is home to a variety of restaurants, cafés, and shops. It is also situated within close proximity to several attractions and activities, including the Phillip Island Nature Park, which features a nightly parade of penguins, the Cowes Golf Club, the Phillip Island Winery, and the world famous International Grand Prix Circuit.
Nature-lovers can revel in great day-walks in the wetlands area near Rhyll, and visit the nearby the Koala Conservation Centre or the Nobbies to view a large seal colony that lives in the rocky area known as Seal Rocks. Regarded as one of the best bird watching locations in Victoria, birders will delight in the spectacular array of bird-life at Swan Lake.
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230-232 Church Street, Cowes, 3922, Phillip Island – Australia, Phone: 03-59-52-18-82
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