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Island Hopper, Issue #042,, Street Art
October 03, 2019

October 2019: Issue #042


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

Street Art

Street art? Graffiti? Love it or hate it?

No-one likes the tags indiscriminately scrawled on public or private property.

But how about commissioned street art in the form of murals?

Recently, Phillip Island Nature Parks has added some wonderful art works to walls at The Nobbies and Churchill Island Heritage Farm – well worth a look.

Working Dog at Churchill Island Heritage Farm

These add to already existing works in Cowes.

Who knows – Phillip Island might start to rival Melbourne as a street art destination!
Learn more about street art here

Food and Wine

Fig & Olive Restaurant is now under new management, so we visited recently to check it out.

The décor remains much the same, with the pizza oven still popping out pizzas. After a drink at the bar, we were shown to our table.

The menu didn’t have not many gluten free options but I was assured that the chef could alter various dishes so they would comply.

Being a seafood fan, we decided to share two of the seafood options – the snapper and the prawns.

The snapper was delicious and was served with green salad and chips.

The prawns, although tasty, were not good value for money – 4 prawns for $44. We also had to ask for the listed salad which was a basic mix of greens with cucumber and red capsicum - nothing special.

The steaks being served at nearby tables seemed to be much better value, with a decent amount of food on the plate.

If you aren’t fussed about value for money, Fig & Olive is fine but not somewhere to drop in for a casual family meal.

Two-Wheeler Time

October is always two-wheeler time at the Phillip Island Circuit.

The first weekend in October the circuit hosts Round 6 of the Australian Superbike Championship.

Spectators have the chance to see riders who can move on the become international stars.

The Australian MotoGP will be held from October 25/27. The weekend brings all the usual festivities – the cavalcade of riders from Melbourne on Saturday morning followed by the show of bikes in Cowes.

Before the race there will be an aerial display by the RAAF Roulettes.

In a first, visitors can now travel from the Mornington Peninsular to Phillip Island by ferry with Western Port Ferries, combined with a South Coast Bus Lines shuttle bus service to the circuit. By booking this service visitors can obtain a discounted general admission ticket to the grand prix.

Can Australian’s Jack Miller be on the podium after recently finishing third at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain?

The cavalcade arriving for the MotoGP

What's On In October

October 4/6 – Australian Superbike Championship

October 12 – Island Craft Market

October 20 – Sunday Jazz

October 25/27 – Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 26 – Churchill Island Farmers Market

October 26 – Market on Chapel

Phillip Island Events

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See you next month!


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