Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

PAGE 6 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE PHILLIP ISLAND WONTHAGGI INVERLOCH LEONGATHA WILSONS PROMONTORY FOSTER TOORA BASS STRAIT BACK BEACH ROAD VENTOR ROAD PHILLIP ISLAND ROAD PHILLIP IS RD VENTOR ROAD Police TO SAN REMO CHURCHILL ISLAND MARINE NATIONAL PARK PHILLIP ISLAND WELCOME TO 3922 PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARK Scan here for full detailed map Distance fromMelbourne: 142km Population: 9900 approx. Amenities: Plenty of nature parks and reserves, hotels, shopping, cafés and restaurants. Accommodation includes camping, caravanning, B&Bs, holiday houses and motels. Excellent for water play including swimming and sur ng. Things to do on and around Phillip Island • Visit the penguins, seals and koalas that the island is famous for. • Feed the pelicans daily at noon in front of the San Remo Fishermans Co-Op. • Take in spectacular coastal views from the boardwalks and lookout points at The Nobbies. • Phillip Island and mainland Bass Coast are a haven for bird watching. • Fish from the local jetties, surf beaches and around the coastline. • Surf some of the most consistent and varied surf locations in Australia. Surfing world-class beaches When it comes to slicing up waves, Phillip Island is a unique, world-class desti- nation, with waves for surfers of all abilities. Recognising its magnificent coastal surf offerings, Victoria’s first National Surfing Reserve was launched on the Island in March 2013, the result of more than two years of hard work by dedicated community members. Making up the reserves beaches are: Woolamai - with ever-changing world- class beach breaks; Smiths Beach - the Island’s premier barrelling reef break with mellower waves where many grommets experience their first wave; Summerland - the birthplace of Island surfing with iconic reef breaks that work in the largest of swells; and Cat Bay - with high quality left and right hand reef breaks that allow surfing when other south-facing Island beaches have onshore winds. The reserve, which takes in beaches along the south and west of the island, recognises the Island as a special place for its Aboriginal and natural values and all surfers must play a role in protecting these. Phillip Island boasts numerous beaches with breaks suitable for all manner of surfer. Photo: Visit Victoria, David Hannah