Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

PAGE 8 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE WE OFFER THE PERFECT BASE FOR YOUR PHILLIP ISLAND DISCOVERY • 3 1 ⁄ 2 star accommodation • Free WiFi • Spa Rooms • Family Rooms • Outdoor pool • Free continental breakfast when booking direct WE ARE LOCATED IN CENTRAL COWES, MINUTES STROLL TO THE BEACH, RESTAURANTS AND CAFES 22-26 Osbourne Ave, Cowes, VIC 3922 Phillip Island P: 5952 1874 E: ONLY BEING A 10 MINUTE DRIVE TO THE PENGUIN PARADE AND PHILLIP ISLAND RACING CIRCUIT, WE ARE THE PERFECT DESTINATION. GRACE LANDSCAPES OPEN 6 DAYS Join us for great coffee, exotic teas and cake. With indoor and outdoor seating, be surrounded by beautiful Living Art creations including Bonsai, Terrariums, Cacti and more, available to purchase. Find us on /Grace Landscapes 8 Vista Place, Cape Woolamai P: 0434 423 339 or P: 0404 596 504 PHILLIP ISLAND WONTHAGGI INVERLOCH LEONGATHA WILSONS PROMONTORY FOSTER PORT ALBERT See cute newborn pups at Seal Rocks Seal Rocks, at the southwest end of Phillip Island, is home to more than 20,000 seals, making it Australia’s largest Australian fur seal colony. Seals can be seen at Seal Rocks year round, with females (cows), pups and juveniles making up most of the colony. An excellent opportunity to see these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat is by embarking on a seal-watching cruise with Wildlife Coast Cruises. This spectacular two-hour seal-watching cruise provides an up-close encounter with thousands of seals, the boat drifting within metres of the seals enabling you to witness them in their natural environment first hand. The peak time for seal pup births is around mid-December with up to 4000 pups being born at Seal Rocks - during summer the seal population here swells to 30,000-plus seals! Newborn pups stay on the rocks away from water’s edge and learn to swim in rock pools. Their bleating lamb-like calls can be heard loud and clear as the pups call out for their mothers. Be enthralled along the way by the beautiful coastline and learn about the history of Phillip Island’s western shoreline. Dolphin and seabird sightings also occur regularly. Wildlife Coast Cruises has more than 20 years’ experience operating cruises and charters around Phillip Island, Seal Rocks, Westernport Bay and Wilson’s Promontory National Park. Call or visit them online for further details. The seal population at Seal Rocks, at the southwest end of Phillip Island, swells to more than 30,000 during summer. See them up close on a cruise seal-watching cruise with Wildlife Coast Cruises. PHOTO: Visions of Victoria