Linger a little longer and discover hidden gems and classic attractions on our new Phillip Island and Bass Coast Discovery Trails.
Pack your runners and your bike, and tick off the areas' best tracks and trails on the Hiking and Biking Trail. See the spectacular pinnacles at Cape Woolamai, the awe-inspiring views along the George Bass Coastal Walk, and the enchanting sea caves of Forrest Caves. For avid bird watchers, uncover the best places to spot a range of species on the Twitcher Trail. Greet migratory short-tailed shearwater birds on their journey from Alaska, see rare wading birds, parrots, resident purple hens and Cape Barren Geese, watch excitable pelicans get fed in San Remo and of course, see the world-famous Little Penguins making their nightly waddle up the beach to their burrows.
Phillip Island and Bass Coast is one big and beautiful adventure playground, with an endless array of activities and attractions to keep the kids entertained and create wonderful family memories. When the summer games and swimsuits are packed away, the cooler months offer visitors a chance to discover all the excitement available on dry land. For groups, the Family Fun Trail includes all of Phillip Island's favourite attractions, from boat cruises, go-karting and scenic flights, to the famous Little Penguins, chocolate factory and mazes.
For wildlife enthusiasts, the Wildlife Wander Trail highlights the region's bona fide wonderland of Australian native wildlife over 40 different species making their home here, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas, Australia's largest colony of fur seals, and an incredible array of birdlife including the world-famous Little Penguins. During the winter months, follow the Whale Discovery Trail to witness the magic and majesty of a range of whale species.
For foodies, discover the producers and makers behind some of the regions tastiest produce on the Tasting Trail. Fill your empty esky or picnic basket with homemade cheeses, fresh seafood, local produce, wines and craft beers. You can source it directly from the growers, brewers, farmers and fishermen yourself, or kick back and have it served to you by friendly locals at the many restaurants, cafes and pubs. Proceed with an empty stomach!
If you would rather have the work done for you, come with an empty belly and indulge your way around Phillip Island and San Remo on the Drink and Dine Trail. From beachside cafes, burger joints with beer gardens, modern cocktail & tapas bars, and restaurants serving up panoramic ocean views, to traditional pubs offering classic Aussie fare - you truly are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out in San Remo and Phillip Island.
Go off the beaten track and discover seaside adventures, idyllic beaches, scenic hikes, delicious food and wine, fishing spots, local shops, produce and more. Explore Phillip Island’s Villages Trail and uncover the charm of Newhaven, the scenic awe of Cape Woolamai, the tranquillity of Rhyll, the beach vibe of Smiths Beach and the rolling farmland allure of Ventnor.
For art enthusiasts, the Artists and Creators Trail is for you. Discover what inspires local artists and view their creative works as you meander the region stopping at art galleries along the way. Stunning landscapes and serene coastal atmospheres provide endless inspiration for the region's local artists and gallery owners. A thriving art & design scene is waiting to be explored, with an array of exhibitions, design studios and artist workshops dotted around Phillip Island and Bass Coast.
Explore the coastal towns and hinterland hamlets of Phillip Island and Bass Coast on the Bass Coast Discovery Loop. From your base on Phillip Island, follow Loop and discover what makes this region special. Be swept away by the tastes, the scenery, friendly locals and hidden gems along the way.