We have now left Newhaven and driven passed the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory where you find scruptious chocolate to endulge in. Close by is the entrance to Churchill Island. Churchill Island is home to a Heritage Farm and walks around the Island close to internationally recognised wetlands. Enjoy beautiful views, food from the cafe, Cape Barren geese, water fowl, swans, pelicans, maybe a hedghog and every month there is a farmers market.
After driving passed Churchill Island, we turn down the Cape Woolamai Beach road and head to this beautiful surf beach, with amazing views and a coastal walk. This surf beach is recognised as a National Surfing Reserve and the beach is patrolled in the summer. If you like walking there is an approximate two hour walk around the Cape, where you will admire the fantastic coastal views, the Pinnacles and maybe wallabies in the wild. In the whale season you may even be lucky to catch a glimps of a whale. The Cape is home to the largest colony of Short- tailed shearwaters on the Island. You will find cafes and shops at the entrance to Cape Woolamai and at the surf club.
After leaving the fishing village of San Remo we drive over the bridge and arrive at Newhaven. Newhaven is home to the Yacht Squadron with boat launching facilities, jetties and beaches to explore. There is a small shopping complex with cafes, newsagency and shops, on the jetty there is the Saltwater Cafe, see pelicans enjoying the fish scraps from the fisherman and there is accommodation and a caravan park in Newhaven. On our way to Cape Woolamai we pass the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and the entrance to Churchill Island.
Phillip Island is one and half hours drive south-east of Melbourne and Phillip Island boasts breathtaking beauty with rugged coastlines, idyllic beaches including nationally recognised surfing reserves and native wildlife encounters. With a number of scenic villages to discover, family activities across San Remo and the entire Island, there is certainly a lot to experience. You can welcome home the Little Penguins when they arrive home at dusk, visit the sleepy koalas in their natural habitat, enjoy a cruise to see the playful seals, or you can enjoy a day at a beautiful surf beach or relax and enjoy our local wine at one of the wineries on the Island. There is so much to do and when visiting the Island you will create a lifetime of holiday memories
Your journey will be covering a number of videos displaying this beautiful Island. The first video is when you arrive at San Remo and this is where the bridge connecting the mainland to the Island is located. San Remo is a fishing village and is the home of the largest shark fishing fleet. You can watch the fisherman unloading their catch and then taste it yourself with the fish and chips from the San Remo Fishermans Co-operative, or you can charter a fishing boat to catch your own. At 12 noon daily, you can watch the pelicans being fed. The village has an array of gift shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels, plus quality accommodation and caravan parks.