Located in Cowes at the heart of Phillip Island is Grenache Wine Bar. Sophisticated, yet relaxed and inviting, the food and wine menu aims to highlight the local region, sourcing locally when the seasons allow for it. The ideal pit-stop all year round, Grenache Wine Bar allows visitors to settle in next to the fireplace in winter or behind the bi-fold doors that swing open in the warmer months. 55A Thompson Ave, Cowes
Gourmet staples abound at the Shed, as the best quality coffee, fresh sourdough, local cheeses, artisan doughnuts and paddock-to-plate fruit and vegetables come together to ensure a one-stop shop for visitors to Phillip Island. 511 Ventnor Road, Ventnor
From Bornholm in the Baltic Sea to Phillip Island, the Nordic Kantine brings the best of Scandinavia to Victoria’s regions. The menu is based on baking and cooking from scratch, with house-made waffles among the highlights. 113B Thompson Ave, Cowes
Created with the idea of wanting to share a love and knowledge of plant-based foods, Island Wholefoods is a unique, vegan-friendly, café. Every item on the menu prepared in-house, including almond milk, vegan burger patties, cashew cheese and a range of raw treats. Diners can enjoy an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, or one of the rotating specials from COCOWHIP soft serve to superfood smoothies. Shop 4, 75 Chapel St, Cowes
Philip Island Brewing specialises in creating unique small batch hand crafted beers unlike standard larger. Unique flavours are created with the use of special malts, yeasts, hops and the addition of oak, orange, vanilla and spices. Tasting can be enjoyed in the bar, or at the on-site restaurant. 1821 Phillip Island Road, Cowes
A minimal impact setup located on the grounds of Wild Dog Creek, a significant Aboriginal site, Sheltered Glamping provides luxury accommodation and comfort in a unique setting. Five tents, with beds for up to 15 people, allow visitors to sleep beneath the stars and among native wildlife including wallabies and a range of migrating birds. 493 Berrys Beach Road, Ventnor
A stone’s throw from the main beak of Victoria’s only north facing coastline in Cowes, the North Pier Hotel is the ideal location to stay on Phillip Island. A short stroll from the hotel will see you on the doorstep of many cafes, restaurants and boutique shops and has enjoyed a recent refurbishment to ensure comfort for guests is unrivalled. 5 The Esplanade, Cowes
Celebrate the arrival of some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures as Phillip Island's coastal waters play host to the annual migration of humpback and southern right whales. The Island Whale Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to dive into this immersive and educational three-day event on Phillip Island.
There are a range of activities throughout this school holiday festival, like climbing into the belly of a 19-metre inflatable whale, checking out a marine wildlife photo exhibition and workshop, whale-spotting with an expert, or attending an info session on marine research or plastic reduction, and so much more.
The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix descends on Phillip Island in October, with rev-heads from across the world enthralled by the impressive pace of riders as they battle it out for supremacy.
From general admission to corporate hospitality suites, there is a ticketing option for everyone, where epic turns are cast against a stunning backdrop and mates unite at the track to enjoy the spectacle.
The ideal attraction for kids, and kids at heart, A Maze’N Things features a three-dimensional timber maze, illusion room, slides, maxi-mini-golf course, a puzzle café and ice-creamery.
For the more adventurous, try the Sky Trail - a ten-metre high rope course set on a zig-zagging series of giant poles and platforms.
Descend on Smiths Beach and learn how to surf on beginner friendly waves. With group, private, school and corporate rates available, Island Surf School is home to the ultimate environment to learn the skills to become the next Kelly Slater.
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