For your next holiday, Phillip Island fun attractions are a must, especially for families.
From the adrenalin-rush of a “hot lap” at the Phillip Island Circuit to the peaceful pastime of relaxing by a lake waiting for the fish to bite, the island has it all.
Mini golf is a holiday institution and there are two great courses to "drive" you to distraction!
Make your own custom-designed chocolate at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.
Or just drool at the chocolate waterfall!
At Amaze ’N Things your brain will be teased and bamboozled by puzzles and illusions.
Love to fish and be almost sure of a catch?
Try the Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm with the stocked lake and ponds. Enjoy a stroll among the native "bush tucker" plants.
Children can enjoy activities from horse riding to tenpin bowling - so many choices to make your stay enjoyable!
The Phillip Island Circuit, with great views over Bass Strait, is the home of motor racing in Australia. World Superbikes, MotoGP, V8 and even classic cars enjoy this famous track.
Many major events are scheduled during the year.
Visitors can experience, amongst other things, go karting, hot laps, tours, slot cars and displays.
Read more about Phillip Island Circuit here.
Prepare to be amazed by the magic, maze and mind bending mayhem at Amaze 'N Things!
Then test yourself at mini golf and the challenge of the SkyTrail.
Read more about Amaze N Things here
Immerse yourself in the luscious world of chocolate at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.
Learn the origins of this delicious product and make your own customised chocolate bar!
Read more about Phillip Island Chocolate Factory here
Bimbadeen is a working farm, producing Black Angus cattle, free range eggs and honey.
Visitors can take a farm tour to see and also take part in the daily life of a farm. There is the opportunity to hand feed animals such as Freddy and Eddy, the farm alpacas, and to collect the eggs from the Isa Brown hens.
Read more about Bimbadeen here
30 Rhyll-Newhaven Road, Rhyll
☎ (03) 5956 9255
For something different for the family, this is a terrific Phillip Island fun activity.
Bring your own rod or hire one. Try your luck in the lake or indoors in a tropical setting with a pond stocked with big rainbow trout.
There is a competition for the biggest fish caught each year – it could be you!
Your catch can be cleaned to take home, cooked on the farm’s barbeques, or cooked by the chef – how easy is that?
The owners have a commitment to the environment and use many sustainable practices, as well as restoring original woodland.
If you want a break from fishing, enjoy a walk around the farm. Tranquil paths take visitors through plantings of “bush tucker” crops and woodland. Very informative signs are an excellent guide.
Products made from “bush tucker” are available for purchase in the café, either to take with you or as part of a meal with an Australian flavour!
Open every day except Christmas Day.
Here's a chance to do some real stargazing! No, not celebrities, but actual stars, planets, nebulae and much more.
The Phillip Island Observatory is situated at Rhyll, where the lack of light pollution means almost perfect conditions for scanning the night skies.
Apart from the observatory, there is also a planetarium, where visitors can be immersed in the wonders of the universe.
Read more on Phillip Island Observatory here
96/91 Settlement Road, Cowes
☎ (03) 5952 3977
No need to worry about how to entertain the whole family when it rains, visit the Phillip Island Ten Pin Bowling & Entertainment Centre.
Recently our family went for a game. The 4 and 8 year olds played "bumper" bowls, where the ball is rolled down a mobile frame and barriers come up so the ball doesn't roll into the gutter. How I wish that was an option for not very skilled adults!
The 2 year old was happy playing in the enclosed "pups" play area while the other family members tested their bowling skills.
Ten pin bowling is available for all standards so even if you haven't tried it before, give it a go! There is a league competition for the more serious bowler.
Children from age 10 up can amuse themselves in the Lazer Zone - a dark maze where the aim is to tag opponents.
Pool tables and arcade games offer hours of entertainment.
For a celebration with a difference, children's birthday parties are also catered for.
The complex is air conditioned and has a licensed cafe/bar with a screen to watch major sporting events.
Open Monday to Thursday 12noon to late
Friday and Saturday 10 to late
Sunday 10 to 6
School Holidays and Public Holidays 10 to late
Cnr Phillip Island Road and Ventnor Road, Cowes
☎ 0410 277 723
All rides are fully supervised by trained staff, with safety helmets provided.
Horses are suitable for all types of riders, with ponies available for small children.
A Phillip Island fun activity with a difference!
Group discounts available.
152 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
☎ (03) 5952 3060
The whimsically painted crazy golf course is delightful and under cover so no problems if it's raining!
Open from 10.00am on weekends and school holidays.
Corner of Phillip Island Road and Ventnor Roads.
One of the stalwarts for fun on Phillip Island during the summer holidays is the Island Summer Carnival.
From a small operation it now has all the big rides such as Kamikaze, Midnight Madness and Space Roller.
For slightly less terrifying rides there are the old favourites, Dodgem Cars and the Cha-Cha.
For children there are lots of rides including train rides, dragon coaster and flying airplanes. Plus a jumping castle with slides.
For all the family there are the traditional sideshow alley games such as the Laughing Clowns.
Carnival food favourites such as fairy floss, hot dogs and toffee apples are available.
As well as fireworks on Australia Day, there are other invited attractions such as snake handlers, Big Trucks and Mini FX Team.
The fairground operates between Boxing Day December 26 and Australia Day January 26 and is open from 6.00pm to 11.00pm nightly.
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