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Overview

Newhaven

Stroll along Newhaven's waterfront and absorb the atmosphere of this picturesque seaside village. With plenty to keep you occupied, the choice is yours – cast a line and catch the family dinner or watch native birds in the wetlands, go for a swim, explore historic Churchill Island or set sail in Western Port.

Water world

Launch a boat from the local ramp and sail across the calm waters of Western Port or head for the open sea around Cape Woolamai to experience the abundant marine life and stunning coastal scenery. For a bird's eye view of the rugged coastline, take a scenic flight over the island in a helicopter.

Fisher's Wetland, adjacent to the access road that leads to Churchill Island, is a must see for birdwatchers and photographers alike. Bring your camera or binoculars and see black swans, pelicans, Cape Barren geese, purple hens and ducks out on the water. 

Days gone by

Retrace the steps of Victoria's first European settlers at nearby Churchill Island and time your visit to coincide with the monthly farmers' market to stock up on fresh regional produce and local delicacies. Drive, ride or paddle to this historic site, and treat the family to afternoon tea at the visitor centre. For insights into the lives of Victorians at war, stop by the National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

Cocoa Island

Spend a day in chocolate heaven at the chocolate factory then relax into an aromatherapy massage. Continue the Zen at Bonsai Island with the art of bonsai for beginners and experts alike, and then finish the day amidst the warm hospitality of a local B&B or deluxe backpacker accommodation.

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Things to do

Newhaven

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Museums

National Vietnam Veterans Museum

Remember, interpret and understand the experience of the Vietnam War through fascinating interactive exhibits, memorabilia and a light and sound show.

Family

Phillip Island Experience

Phillip Island Experience is a pass that allows you to visit a number of attractions on Phillip Island and surrounds. The Pass can be purchased in...

Tour operator

Phillip Island Helicopters

There is just no other way of experiencing the majestic Phillip Island coastal scenery than from the air with Phillip Island Helicopters. With years...

Parks & gardens

Bonsai Island

Bonsai Island has everything for the bonsai enthusiast, including an outdoor display area with quality established bonsai for sale. There's also...

Walking & hiking

Cape Woolamai Walk

Strap on your walking shoes and wind your way along Phillip Island's most southerly point that culminates in a superb panorama of the island.

Outdoor activities

Fishing

Cast a line in tranquil surrounds around Phillip Island and catch delicious fresh seafood to cook for fun family dinners right on the foreshore.

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