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10 things to do this Winter on Phillip Island

10 Things To Do On Phillip Island This Winter

1. Whale Watching Phillip Island

Wondering where to spot whales on Phillip Island and surrounds? From mid May to September, you can discover these beautiful majestic creatures along the coastline of Phillip Island and Bass Coast on the Whale Discovery Trail. Take a walk, ride or drive along the discovery trail to spot whales and learn about the natural environment, from Eagles Nest in the East to Cowes on Phillip Island. Download the whale trail here.

For whale cruises, check out Wildlife Coast Cruises Winter Whale or Dolphin and Whale Cruise.

Don't forget to check out the Island Whale Festival, June 30th to July 2nd, at a range of venues across Phillip Island. Activities and events include whale spotting, talks, a festival hub, live music, a silent disco, a VR experience, a pop-up art show and more!

2. Find a cosy bar and a local brew

Looking to taste or toast a glass of local wine, beer or funky cocktail, Phillip Island and San Remo have some great venues to settle in for the afternoon or the night. Check our Kelp Dining, Phillip Island Winery, Purple Hen Winery, Ocean Reach Taphouse, Rusty Waters Restaurant Brewery and Bar and Grenache Wine Bar.

3. Watch some live music or check out the footy scores

Round up some mates and check out the local musical talent at The Wooli Tavern and The Westernport Hotel. For keeping up to date with the latest AFL games, grab a pub meal and check out North Pier Hotel and San Remo Hotel.

4. Find a cosy place to stay

Find a cosy place to stay and nestle in for a few nights with a cracking fire and wine in hand. Phillip Island offers a range of fantastic accommodation that lets you enjoy the coastal blues, farmland hues and downtown views.

View accommodation here

5. See Phillip Island from the sky, land or sea

Take a scenic flight with Phillip Island Helicopters, go for a scenic drive, explore the island’s smaller villages, or take a cruise with Wildlife Coast Cruises or a thrill ride with Ocean Adventures. Hire a bike with Super Cruze E-Bikes and explore Phillip Island on two wheels, or grab your thicket puffer jacket and head out on one of the beautiful coastal or bush walks.

6. Retail Therapy

Browse a range of boutique shops throughout the villages on Phillip Island, including Tyde, Ivy Plant Studio, Lattitude, The Store, Brinnie T Designs and more! Shop Here

If you are interested in creative workshops, check out Clay & Co Phillip Island, as they host a fantastic range of artistic workshops including clay, life drawing, colour workshops and more! They also offer a drop in paint your own ceramic every Saturday 10 - 3 and during the school holidays. Find out more information here.

7. Indulge in a hot chocolate or chocolate fondue

Calling all chocolate lovers! The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory has a range of chocolate treats that cannot be found anywhere else. The chocolate fondue experience is a constant favourite and has been joined by an extensive range of over a dozen chocolate sensations.

8. Spot wildlife

Watch the world’s smallest penguins waddle in at sunset (make sure you rug up) and hand-feed kangaroos, and learn about a range of Australian wildlife with Maru’s Koala and Animal Park experiences. Wander tree-top boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Reserve and spot koalas in their natural habitat, or go bird spotting at one of the natural areas such as Swan Lake.

9. Keep expanding your knowledge

Learning keeps the brain ticking. Explore the historical grounds and farming activities or walk the bay trails soaking in the tranquil scenery at Churchill Island. Or explore the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, which is a volunteer-created and run museum home to a huge collection of artefacts, both large and small, interpreted with information, imagery and audio. Explore more here.

10. Up for a challenge?

Challenge your friends and family at a range of attractions, including Phillip Island Ten Pin Bowling, Phillip Island Go-Karts , Clip n Climb and Grumpy’s Crazy Golf.