Bass Coast

Bass Coast & Surrounds

Take a day trip from Phillip Island and discover delightful villages along the way in Bass Coast.

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Take a day trip from Phillip Island and discover delightful villages along the way in Bass Coast. Take a drive through the rolling green hills of the Gippsland hinterland taking the time to stop and enjoy the delightful villages. Follow the majestic cliffs near San Remo and take the Bunurong Coastal Drive as you wind your way to Inverloch's sandy beaches, where you will find excellent swimming and surfing.

Enjoy water activities, significant cultural sites such as the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine and many kilometres of scenic walking tracks including the George Bass Coastal Walk and Bass Coast Rail Trail.

Stop by local produce cafes and farm gates at Macca's Farm and Bassine Speciality Cheeses, or take a lunch stop at Fig & the Bay Café, The Grove Gippsland or the Kilcunda Store.

For your chance to experience Australian animals up close and your chance to pat a koala, don't miss out on Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville.

French Island is also another great day trip that can be taken from Phillip Island. To get there, you can island-hop with Western Port Ferries, French Island & Phillip Island ferry, which runs a couple of times a day (weather depending).

Popular with cyclists, walkers and nature lovers, French Island is known
for it’s amazing and unique wildlife, French Island has the largest Koala population in Australia. Discover the amazing wildlife, history and unspoilt natural beauty of this large and untamed island. There is no public transport on the island and one of the best ways to get the most of out of your visit is with Naturaliste Tours. For more information on French Island click here.

Extend your stay at Phillip Island by exploring all Bass Coast has to offer: visitbasscoast.com.au