Whilst Phillip Island is known for its beautiful beaches, captivating nature, and an array of outdoor experiences, it's still a great destination to explore when the weather gets cooler and the rain sets in.
If staying warm inside is your kind of jam, then a foodie adventure around Phillip Island is a must! Enjoy a local wine next to a fire, a cup of tea or coffee paired with housemade scones or lunch overlooking the ocean, soaking up the energy of mother nature.
For a virtual journey into Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, be in awe at the augmented reality screens and fascinating facts on whales and marine life at the Antarctic Journey, or learn about the history of the Vietnam War at the National Vietnam Veterans Display. For motorsport fans, the Phillip Island Circuit's History of Motorsport Display is a must! And if you don't mind getting a little wet (if the weather isn't so kind), have some fun and race for the fastest lap at the Phillip Island Go-Karts!
Burn off some energy and test your agility at Clip N Climb Phillip Island, an indoor climbing centre with a range of experiences and walls that are a lot of fun for everyone! If you are up for a bowling challenge, round up a group and see who can get the most strikes at Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre or hole-in ones at Grumpy's Crazy Golf!
If you feel like getting crafty, Clay & Co Phillip Island runs a range of workshops including a drop-in Paint Your Own Ceramics class on Saturdays 10am-3pm and everyday on the school holidays.
Clay & Co is primarily an artist co-working space in Cowes Industrial Estate, Phillip Island. They currently have five Artists' studios that house painters, sculptors and ceramic artists. The studio spaces vary in size and each studio is visible from the main gallery area through a glass panel door.
Visitors are welcome to view the artists at work, if the door is open feel free to pop in and meet the Artists!
If you don't mind embracing the weather elements, rug up and explore Phillip Island's beautiful walking trails and beaches. Click here to view all trails
Coastal Village Shopping: Explore the charming coastal villages of Phillip Island, such as Cowes or San Remo. Browse boutique stores, souvenir shops, and art galleries, and find unique treasures to take home.
Make sure you check out these boutique shops in Phillip Island and San Remo, including the Ivy Plant Studio, Tyde, Brinnie T Designs, Island Surfboards, Island Surf Shack, The Corner Dispensary, Flowers of Phillip Island, Lattitude and more!
Relaxation and Wellness: Treat yourself to a spa day or a massage session. There are wellness centers on the island that offer rejuvenating treatments, allowing you to unwind and pamper yourself.
Local Cafés and Restaurants: Take shelter in one of the island's cozy cafés or restaurants. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or indulge in delicious local cuisine while watching the raindrops fall outside.
Hot chocolates are a must, especially in the Winter months at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory! After touring through Panny's Amazing World Of Chocolate, browse the shop and head to the cafe for a range of chocolatey desserts and treats!
Cafe hop and find your favourite place for breakie, brunch or lunch! Wild Food Farm & Cafe's introduces you to native flavours throughout their menu as well as a range of goodies in their shop! Our tip - try the homemade scones and cakes...delicious!
Open seven days a week, M&O Cafe in Cowes, is a great spot to gaze out to Western Port Bay, whilst remaining dry and warm!