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Island Hopper, Issue #052,, Easter Holidays
March 29, 2021

April 2021: Issue #052


Welcome to Island Hopper! I hope you will discover lots about Phillip Island and the surrounding area.

Easter Holidays

Over the Easter weekend, San Remo will be the centre of action.

The annual San Remo Fishing Competition takes place from Friday April 2 to April 5. The aim is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Last year the event had to be cancelled, so organisers hope to make this year’s donation bigger and better! There are prizes for biggest fish in various categories, with adult, junior and “small fry” age groups.

There will be lucky entry give-aways all weekend, including a prize of a helicopter flight with Phillip Island Helicopters.

For more information, visit Jim’s Bait & Tackle in San Remo – either in person or on-line.

Another San Remo event raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal, is the Walk for the Kids on Friday April 2 between 8.00am and 12.00pm.

There are two walks. The more adventurous can tackle the George Bass Coastal Walk from Kilcunda to San Remo or there is a 5km San Remo Town Walk. If you are feeling fit, you can do both! Look for clues on the town walk and go into a draw to win a family Easter pack.

For more information contact Elyce at San Remo Hotel.

The much-loved Easter Fun Festival on Churchill Island will not be held this year. However, a few additional activities and ranger tours at Churchill Island Heritage Farm will be included over the whole Easter weekend.

On Easter Saturday, Churchill Island Farmers Market will be open, as well as Newhaven Market and the Island Foreshore Market in Cowes. So be prepared for some retail therapy!

Food and Wine

I’m a real sucker for Indian food so love the convenience of getting a take-away from Cowes Curry Club.

And the handy location at the Woolworths shopping centre where there is plenty of parking is a bonus.

The reasonably priced menu covers all the Indian favourites including korma, rogan josh and tikka marsala. All curries are available with your choice of beef, chicken or lamb. For those who like it hot, there is vindaloo! The butter chicken is the best I’ve tasted.

And you can’t go past dahl and lentils when enjoying Indian cuisine. We love the black lentils, dal makhani, cooked in tomato and cream sauce.

Vegetarians can select from several dishes and there are also a few vegan options.

All curries are gluten free but advise staff of any allergies you might have before you order.

Sides such as rice, raita and naan bread are available.

Cowes Curry Club curries

For dessert, try the Cardamon Panna Cotta - served with rose water syrup, pistachio praline, fresh berries, toasted coconut and mint. Absolutely delicious - this will always be on our list when we go to Cowes Curry Club.

Service is quick, we rarely have to wait more than around 15 to 20 minutes.

If you want great flavours, quality ingredients, and food cooked with pride, give Cowes Curry Club a go.

Panna Cotta

Phillip Island Walking Tracks

If you take part in the Walk For The Kids George Bass Coastal Walk, perhaps you might like to try some of Phillip Island’s walking tracks.

There are walks to suit everyone, from the more strenuous Cape Woolamai walks to the more gentle stroll to Swan Lake or Scenic Estate Conservation Reserve – good introductions for children and both pram friendly.

The walk from Pyramid Rock to Berrys Beach has stunning Phillip Island coastal scenery, as you travers across the cliff tops.

If birdlife is your interest, don’t miss the Conservation Hill and Rhyll Inlet walks, especially when the migratory birds are sojourning here in summer.

Explore Phillip Island's walking tracks here:

Pyramid Rock to Berrys Beach Walk

What's On In April

April 2/5 – San Remo Easter Fishing Competition

April 2 – Walk For The Kids, San Remo

April 3 – Churchill Island Farmers Market

April 3 – Newhaven Market

April 3 – Island Foreshore Market

April 10 – Island Craft Market

Phillip Island Events

Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

See you next month!


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