Things to do - Phillip Island & Gippsland
The Cape Woolamai walk on Phillip Island offers magnificent views of Phillip Island and the ocean. The sandy track winds along rugged clifftops. The round trip takes approximately 3.5 hours and starts and ends at the Cape Woolamai Surf Lifesaving Club Carpark.
Another great walk is the George Bass Coastal Walk which winds along the cliffs towards Kilcunda. The walk takes approximately 2 hours one way, and begins at the Punchbowl Carpark.
The Great Southern Rail Trail extending 8 kilometres through South Gippsland Countryside from Leongatha to Koonwarra is a scenic route for cyclists and bush walkers alike.
The Lyrebird Forest Walk starts 2.8 km north of the township of Mirboo North and winds through the Strzelecki State Forest.
For a game of Golf, visit Leongatha Golf Course (Ph: 5662 3314), an 18 hole course located on Inverloch- Koonwarra Road in Leongatha South.
The Nobbies Centre
Formally Seal Rocks Sea Life Centre, Phillip Island, watch Australia's largest fur seal colony from the scenic boardwalks. The Centre is an educational experience. Learn about seals and early explorers.
Visit The Nobbies Centre or Ph: (03) 5951 2800 for details
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Visit the world famous Penguins.
Visit www.penguins.org.au for Penguin arrival times and admission information or phone 5956 8300.
South Gippsland Wineries
Spend some time visiting the wineries in South Gippsland and Phillip Island. The following wineries are open to the public:
Kongwak Hills (Korumburra, Kongwak Rd, Kongwak, Ph: 5657 3267)
Paradise Enough Winery (Stewart's Rd, Kongwak, Ph: 5657 4241)
Phillip Island Vineyard (Berrys Beach Rd, Phillip Island, Ph: 5956 8465)
Tarwin Ridge Winery (Wintles Rd, Leongatha South, Ph: 5664 3211)
Windy Ridge Vineyard (Fish Creek Rd, Foster, Ph: 5682 2035)
The Gurdies Winery (St Helier Rd, The Gurdies, Ph: 5997 6208)
Cowes: Every Sunday
Foster: Sunday of all long weekends
Mirboo North: Last Saturday of each month
Loch: 2nd Sunday of each month
Visitor Information Centres
Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre
Phillip Island Tourist Rd, Newhaven
Ph: 5956 7447
South Gippsland Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Silkstone Rd & South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra
Ph: 5655 2233