Arrive at Churchill Island for the monthly farmers market, explore the island, and lunch in the cafe.
Visit one of Victoria’s major tourist draws, the Fairy Penguins, showcasing their parade as they make their way home.
Stay at the North Pier Hotel, located across the road from the beach, and a short stroll to the many cafes, and boutique shops to explore and indulge in.
Trek up to the Cape Woolamai lookout, the tallest point at Phillip Island. Promising a delightful sea breeze and an epic view of the surrounds.
DAY ONE. Churchill Island. Step back in time as we visit the 50-hectare island on the monthly farmers market day. The island is home to quaint cottages tucked among perfectly manicured gardens, with free roaming farm animals.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade at dusk. Experience one of Victoria’s major tourist attractions and the smallest species of penguins in the entire world.
Relax, dine, and sleep at Cowes waterfront North Pier Hotel. Stroll along the beach and explore the local township during free afternoon time.
DAY TWO. Stunning Cape Woolamai walk. Trek at your own pace and your chosen distance across the spectaucular walking tracks, capturing the mesmerising backdrop of coastal beauty and rich farmland.
Visit the Phillip Island Chocolate factory.
Lunch at the award winning Middle Korrumburra Hotel on our way back to Melbourne.
Return coach trip on board Rosa, departing and returning to T intersection at corner of Lonsdale and Spencer St.
Churchill Island entry ticket.
Accommodation, dinner, and breakfast at the waterfront North Pier Hotel in Cowes.
Entrance to the Fairy Penguin dusk parade
Lunch at Middle Korrumburra Hotel
Phillip Island, Churchill Island, Penguin Parade
Meet your hostess at the T intersection of Lonsdale and Spencer St, and travel onboard the Rosa coach to Phillip Island. From Phillip Island we will cross the bridge to Churchill Island for the monthly farmers market. Explore the historical grounds and farming activities, walk the bay trails soaking in the tranquil scenery and the bird watching huts, and relax on the deck of the café for lunch (own expense).
During the afternoon we will travel to Cowes and check into our motel, located across the road from the beach. There will be some free time to explore the local cafe and shopping precinct. At dusk we head to Summerland Beach to the Premium Penguins Plus viewing platform, offering great views of the beach, along with up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.
Following the penguin parade we will return to the North Pier Hotel for dinner.
Breakfast in the hotel before setting off to Cape Woolamai, and walking to the highest point on Phillip Island. The walk will be at your own pace and you can decide if you prefer a short stroll or a longer trek. Cape Woolamai offers spectacular coastal views and is home for up to a million shearwaters between October and April each year. This area is a hiker's delight with an array of walks to choose from. We will also find time to visit the local Chocolate factory!
A good walk deserves a decent lunch! On our way back to Melbourne we will be lunching at the Korrumburra Middle Hotel, WINNER - 2021 & 2022 Australian Hotels Association "Peoples Choice Award" Voted #1 pub in Victoria.
Arrive back at the T intersection of Lonsdale St and Spencer St at 5.00pm.