to do on Phillip Island & nearby Glen Isla House
Here at Glen Isla House - Luxury Country
House B&B, we can recommend the following things to see
For nature lovers, there are extensive day-walks
in the wetlands area near Rhyll, and nearby the Koala
Phillip Island has miles of pristine
beaches to walk on with spectacular natural beauty.
Visit the Nobbies to view a seal colony on the rocks area
known as Seal Rocks.
See black swans and a spectacular array of
bird-life at Swan Lake - there's even bird hides for birding
enthusiasts. Phillip Island is regarded as one of the best
bird watching locations in Victoria! www.penguins.org.au
Penguins in the wild...
See the world famous 'fairy penguins' at
the Phillip Island Nature Park every evening at dusk, take
in the Koalas
at the Koala Conservation Centre and visit
Churchill Island for some more history of the area.. www.penguins.org.au
For the Ultimate Penguin Experience,
with an up close and personal viewing of Little Penguins, The
Ultimate Penguin Tour is the answer. Limited to 12
participants, a ranger to provide expert commentary, and on a
secluded beach far from the crowds. Truly an intimate
wildlife experience. Book online
recommended, so please call early as premium viewing options
do sell-out in advance)
Motor sports fans can enjoy a visit to the
Phillip Island Motor Racing Circuit, home of the Australian
Motorcycle Grand Prix. The 11am and 2pm tour takes you inside
the track to see how it all works, and the Lukey Museum has
some wonderful motor sport memorabilia. www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au
Cowes Golf Club offers 18 holes of beautiful
country golf course for keen or casual golfers,
and welcomes visitors for golf and in the bistro for dining.
Visit Churchill Island to see more of the
district's history, and perhaps a coffee on the veranda
overlooking French Island. A working historic farm, walking
tracks, and a National trust classified original home as it
was in the late 1800's. www.penguins.org.au
For the past 25 years Peter Robinson's
professional travel writing and photography assignments have
taken him far and wide, but Australia (being home) is his
This site has a special focus on country Victoria,
reviewing hundreds of small hotels, cottages, bed and
breakfast houses as well as country towns and Sunday driving
tours. His wealth of knowledge is revealed in accommodation
and tourism reviews that have integrity and honesty, giving
travellers factual information that helps overcome the
"spam factor." Importantly, the places listed
in this website are not advertorials and the select
accommodation list is Peter's personal recommendation.
accomplished photographer, he has compiled a library of
Australian photography - especially Victoria in Depth - and
makes hundreds of photos available on this site for your
viewing pleasure, or commercial purchase.
Phillip Island Helicopters, the ultimate
way to see the Island with its coastal beaches and rugged
coastline, one of Victoria's hidden jewels. Why not have
Phillip Island Helicopters transport you from Melbourne to
Glen Isla House for the ultimate indulgence.
Phillip Island Winery offers
tastings daily of wines made from estate grown fruit and local
fruit from Gippsland. (We feature Phillip Island wines on
our wine list) www.phillipislandwines.com.au
Purple Hen Wines - recently opened
in Rhyll offers tastings and spectacular views over the
bay. We also feature the Purple Hen Pinot Noir on our
wine list. www.purplehenwines.com.au
Regional Food and Wine? - Various restaurants and cafes on the island
present dining experiences to suit all tastes and budgets.
We can recommend good restaurants, and we have their
menus here at Glen Isla to assist you in a decision!
by Sea - and See more?
Coast Cruises is an established cruise company offering
exciting and educational eco-marine cruises. Phillip Island
has a unique wildlife orientated environment; with large
colonies of Australian fur Seals, Penguins, Koalas, Seabirds
and much more. Wildlife Coast Cruises takes your visit to
Phillip Island that step further by enabling you to view
wildlife in their actual environment. ww.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au
Take a cruise to
French Island - no
traffic, wildlife and quite unique. Discovered in 1802
and settled in 1847 its residents today number about
60! Inter-Island Ferries also offers a
seal-watching cruise and connections to Mornington Peninsula.
For information see their website here: http://www.interislandferries.com.au
A Maze'N Things on Phillip Island provides
people of all ages with a wide choice of activities that confound
For surfers, then Bass Coast has some of
Victoria’s best surf beaches. Local surf reports are
available at www.surfshop.com.au/
Phillip Island is a great 'stepping-off'
point to the Great Ocean Road. Leave Phillip Island
in the morning and head over to the Great Ocean Road and 12
Apostles via the car ferry on the Mornington Peninsula. You
could be on
the Great Ocean Road in the afternoon.... Ask us about
drive-times and maps
recommend Woodman Estate centrally located
on the Mornington Peninsula. Owned by Rick and Stephanie
Woodman, this luxury country-house hotel offers a serene
lakeside setting with an on-site day spa. Accommodations
include lakeside chalets and manor-house suites - all
tastefully furnished and decorated. The world-class restaurant
is not to be missed, and of course the wine list offers the
best of local wines as well as Australian classics..
Woodman is about 90 minutes drive to/from
Glen Isla House.
Bellarine Peninsular - en-route to The
Great Ocean Road
recommend the Queenscliff Hotel right on the seafront
overlooking the water in Queenscliff. This 'grand old
dame' hotel dates back to 1872 and is now fully restored.
Offering classical old-world hotel accommodations, charming
guest sitting rooms and a spectacular dining room with a wine
list of excellent local wines.
Queenscliff is accessible from Mornington
Peninsula via the Sorrento-Queenscliff car/passenger
ferry (about 45 mins to cross) and Sorrento is around
90-100 minutes drive to/from Glen Isla House. The ferry runs
on the hour every day from 8am - 6pm.