Cowes:

Population: 3678 (2006)
Postcode: 3922
Elevation: 12 m (39 ft)
Area: 13.1 km (5.1 sq mi)
Location: 140 km (87 mi) from Melbourne
Local Government Area: Bass Coast Shire
State District: Bass
Federal Division: Flinders
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
18.8 °C 10.3 °C 737.3 mm

Cowes is the main township on Phillip Island in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is less than 2 hours drive from Melbourne and can also be reached by ferry from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula. Cowes is located on the northern side of Phillip Island and faces towards French Island and the Mornington Peninsula. At the 2006 census, Cowes had a population of 3678.

Family Fun Day Phillip Island Tour more_vert
$165.00 AUD Book
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Release your inner child and play to your heart's content on this family fun day tour of Phillip Island's top attractions including the little penguins.

While not essential to travel with children this tour is aimed at "the kid within" all of us! Children are welcome. In fact, any grown-ups that know how to have fun are welcome with or without children.

Visiting some of the bigger attractions on Phillip Island  - a Maze'n Things, Chocolate Factory Tour & Tastings, Australian Native Wildlife Park and the little penguins. These attractions are well worth visiting so let us deliver a fun play-day tour for you, your family and your friends.

This all inclusive family fun tour starts around 11.00 am, where you are picked up from your Phillip Island and San Remo accommodation. We start the day with a chocolate fix where you will enjoy the tour and games area plus some chocolate tasting. You can also purchase chocolate and really have a day on chocolate. We then head to the the Australian Native Wildlife Park where you will be given a picnic lunch and eat amongst the animals. You are given some food to feed the animals with and can enjoy seeing, feeding and touching some of the animals. You will see kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, emus and a lot more. This will take around 1.5 hours and we leave for the A Maze'n Things and this will take around 1.5 hours You will have fun with magic, games, getting lost in the maze and you will have some great fun. Depending on the time of the year you may have time to grab some dinner in Cowes before the penguins or you will go straight to the penguin parade, where you will see the amazing little penguins coming home at dusk to their burrows. After the penguin parade you are picked up and dropped back to your Phillip Island and San Remo accommodation between 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm (depending on the time of the year) Please note groups of  four or more can be collected and returned to your Melbourne accommodation by prior arrangement for an additional fee.What an amazing fun day you had by all.

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1 Day Phillip Island Bass Coast Walk Sightseeing and Penguins Tour more_vert
$180.00 AUD Book
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  • Churchill Island Walk or Cape Woolamai Walk
  • George Bass Coastal Walk
  • Lunch included
  • Local Winery visit for some wine tasting
  • Sightseeing—Phillip Island coastline and the Bass Coast hinterland
  • Penguins Parade visit - Penguin Plus tickets
  • Included pick up & return to your Phillip Island accommodation only

 

Your day starts from your accommodation at around 9.30am (can be flexible to suit the customers preference) and we drive to Churchill Island where you will walk around the Island or visit the Heritage Farm or we walk the Woolamai Walking Trail. This is your choice. We leave either Churchill Island or Cape Woolamai and begin our drive to Punchbowl, San Remo to start our walk along the George Bass Coastal Walk, walking along the beautiful coastline and arrive at Kilcunda for our late lunch at the Kilcunda General Store.

We leave Kilcunda and drive through the Bass Coast Hinterland and head back to Phillip Island, stopping on the way to look at views from San Remo. You are taken to the famous surf beaches on Phillip Island - Cape Woolamai Surf Beach and Surf Beach and then head to the Purple Hen Winery at Rhyll, where you will have some wine tasting. We leave the winery and drive to the Nobbies and have a look at the wonderful views and you can walk the Nobbies boardwalk. We drive along the coastal road from the Nobbies to Summerland for the penguin parade, where you will be in underground viewing area. After the penguins you are picked up and you will be delivered back to your accommodation. What a day and a great day had by all!

  • $180.00
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1 Day Wine and Food Tour South Gippsland more_vert
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This tour is an all-inclusive wine and food tour, following the South Gippsland Wine Trail, driving through South Gippsland and Phillip Island.Visiting 5 to 6 wineries, an olive grove and a cheese factory with cheese tasting, hearty lunch and morning tea.
  • Sightseeing - Phillip Island Coastline, Bass Coast Hinterland, The Bunurong Coastline, Cape Liptrap Coast, South Gippsland Hinterland
  • Pick up & Drop off from your Phillip Island accommodation. Pick up from Melbourne extra charge

 

This tour is an all-inclusive wine and food tour, following the South Gippsland Wine Trail, driving through South Gippsland and Phillip Island. Visiting 5 to 6 wineries, an olive grove and a cheese factory with cheese tasting, hearty lunch and morning tea.

Your day taking the South Gippsland Wine Trail in the South Gippsland area begins at Cowes at around 10.00 am and we drive to a cheese factory for cheese tastings. On our way to the lovely Loch village where we will be stopping for lunch, we visit a couple of wineries and olive groves. After lunch  we head to the Korumburra and Leongatha area and some more wineries. Our last wine tasting is at Inverloch. Your journey takes in beautiful scenery and coastal views. Arriving back to Cowes around 5.30 pm. What a big and wonderful day you will have had.

 

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Penguin Parade Transfer Service more_vert
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We offer a penguin parade service - we take you to the penguins and return you to your accommodation on Phillip Island and San Remo. Also included is a sightseeing drive from the Nobbies Centre to the Summerland Beach, where the penguins come in. 
  • Taken to the Nobbies and have a walk on the Boardwalk and may see penguins in their burrows
  • Taken on the coast road to the penguins where you will see wallabies in the wild, Cape Barron geese, bird life  and a beautiful coastline
  • Dropped at the penguins
  • Picked up from the penguins
  • Picked up / dropped off at your Phillip Island accommodation

If you do not have a car or transport to get yourself to the penguin parade, a service is offered to pick you up from your accommodation on Phillip Island, taken to the Nobbies, where you will be able to walk the boardwalk and may sight a penguin in its burrow. You will see beautiful coastal views. After the Nobbies you are taken on the coast road to the penguins. You will see wallabies, Cape Barron geese, birds and great views. You are dropped of at the penguins about an hour before they are due to arrive and and after the penguins, you will be picked up and returned to your accommodation.,


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Half Day Phillip Island and Surrounds Tour more_vert
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Enjoy the views and the amazing coastline around Phillip Island and the nearby area, including surf beaches. All inclusive tour
  • Lunch - 2 course lunch at a restaurant with a glass of wine or beer
  • Local winery and brewery visit
  • Sightseeing—, the Nobbies, Phillip Island coastline and Bass Coast Hinterland, plus beautiful surf beaches
  • May see sightings of wallabies, penguins, Cape Barron Geese and birds

You are picked up from your accommodation on Phillip Island and San Remo at around 11.00 am and we drive to the Nobbies  and enjoy walk around the boardwalk to the blow hole and back, hopefully sighting penguins in their burrows and other wildlife. After this we drive along the cliff coast line to Summerland Beach and head to a very comfortable cafe/restaurant for lunch including a glass of wine or beer. After your hearty lunch we drive to different location son Phillip island and the bass Coast hinterland where you will view beautiful surf beaches, views of Phillip Island and French Island. We stop at a local winery and brewery for some wine and beer tasting . What a big and wonderful day you will have had. As an extra you can add the penguins into your tour at an extra charge and also pick you up and return you back to your Melbourne accommodation for an extra charge as well.

  • $180.00
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1 Day Mornington Peninsula Wine and Food Tour more_vert
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This tour is for the wine connoisseurs. We leave from Cowes and drive to the Mornington Peninsula and visit at least 6 wineries, a brewery and a cheese factory for tastings. Lunch at a winery and sightseeing the  Mornington Peninsula, the Bass Coast Hinterland and Phillip Island.

We leave from Cowes at around 9.30 am and drive off the Island and take the Bass Coast Hinterland drive to the local cheese factory where we will stop for some cheese tasting. After a short stop we drive to Red Hill in the Mornington Peninsula and visit 5 to 6 wineries, a brewery, an olive grove and if the Red Hill Market is on we will stop and have a look. Lunch will be ta a winery and then we drive around and look at what Mornington Peninsula has to offer, before we head back to Phillip Island where we will finish the day sightseeing the beautiful rugged Phillip Island coastline and the iconic surf beaches Phillip Island is known for. You will be dropped back to your accommodation at around 5.30 pm. A great day will be had by all.

 

  • $220.00
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Half Day Phillip Island and Penguins Tour more_vert
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Enjoy the sights of Phillip Island, the famous little penguins, the beautiful coastline, surf beaches and wildlife.This tour is all inclusive
  • 3 park pass Nobbies—Antarctic Journey Experience, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Koala conservation Centre
  • Lunch 
  • Sightseeing—Phillip Island coastline and the Bass coast hinterland
  • Penguin Parade - Penguin Plus penguin ticket

 

You are picked up from your Phillip Island and San Remo accommodation at around 11.00am and we drive to the Nobbies and visit the Antarctic Journey Experience and walk around the Nobbies boardwalk, hopefully sighting penguins in their burrows, wallabies and Cape Baron geese. After this,  we drive along the cliff coast line to Summerland Beach, and head to the Churchill Island Heritage Farm to see the sheep sheering, the sheep dog rounding up the sheep, whip cracking and more. We leave Churchill Island and take a drive through the Bass coast hinterland where you will have fantastic views of Phillip Island, French Island, south coast and Western Port Bay and then drive back to Phillip Island, visiting the famous surf beaches and the Koala Conservation Centre where you will enjoy seeing koalas in their natural habitat. On the way to the penguins we take the road to see the Rhyll village and then you will be dropped to see the amazing little penguin waddle in their burrows. You will be picked up from the penguins and taken back to your Phillip Island accommodation. (If you want to be picked up from Melbourne and returned to Melbourne after the penguins an extra charge applies.) What a big and wonderful day you will have had. 

 

  • $150.00
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Phillip Island Ultimate Flyboard Experience more_vert
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This is a great pack to learn all the basics of hydro flying and learn some or most of the tricks.

In this 60 min Flyboard Experience, you get 30 min of Pre-Flight training and preparation and 30 minutes of actual Flight time.

This pack is the most recommended to get the full flyboard experience, where you will get a full hour of adrenaline pumping non-stop fun.

All experiences include FREE hire of our safety equipment: Life Jacket, Helmet and Wetsuit.

Don't forget to order your HD Go-pro video of your flight.

After purchase you declare, you are reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water.

Location: Anderson Road, (Boat ramp) Cowes, Phillip Island

Please be 15 min early, to allow for additional time to get here.

Please bring, swimwear, Towel, and extra clothes.

When you arrive at our location, Please bring your ID for a check, we first start with signing a safety waiver and watching a 6 min Safety Video.

After that, you can choose to wear a wetsuit, you are however required to wear a safety helmet and a Floatation device.

We will then go over hand signals and basic positions in the water.

You will then have a 5 min safety training in the water, and strap into the boots.

After that, we are ready to fly and let you get the experience of a lifetime. You will have 30 min in the water,

No meals included.

  • $179.00
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Cape Woolamai Sightseeing Cruise from San Remo more_vert
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See the spectacular cliffs and caves of Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island's hidden gem, on this 1 hour cruise from San Remo. Experience regular sightings of marine wildlife including fur seals and dolphins, while cruising on a comfortable double-deck catamaran. Enjoy captain's commentary throughout the cruise as well as a delicious morning tea consisting of tea, coffee, cake and activities for the kids.

Board the cruiser at San Remo jetty, a picturesque fishing harbor at the start of Phillip Island bridge. On board the 'Kasey Lee' catamaran choose from indoor or outdoor seating with ample space for prams and safe viewing areas all around.

While you cruise along Phillip Island, be on the lookout for marine wildlife with regular sightings of Australian fur seals, bottlenose or common dolphins and various seabirds like white-bellied sea eagles, gannets and even albatross! The captain and crew provide commentary on the local historical sites of Cape Woolamai and are experts at finding fascinating wildlife. The cruise highlight is the spectacular cliff formation of Cape Woolamai as they tower over you.

Explore tranquil bays with crystal clear aquamarine waters and experience the more rugged ocean around the Cape. As you cruise back to San Remo, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, along with cake and biscuits for the whole family. Ask the friendly crew for activity sheets for the kids, or let the little ones play indoors where a toy box is available.

Upon arrival back at San Remo stay around for the famous pelican feeding on the beach, a daily event bringing spectators from all around to watch the resident pelicans and stingrays feed from the local fisherman's co-op.

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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise more_vert
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Set out on a sunset cruise from Phillip Island that takes in sights along Western Port Bay near the Mornington Peninsula. Your captain provides light commentary as you pass landmarks such as French Island and Stony Point, but the spectacular scenery speaks for itself. Dolphins and Australian fur seals are frequently spotted in these waters, along with seabirds such as the short-tailed shearwater. Snack on complimentary hot and cold appetizers served during the cruise; drinks are available for purchase from the full bar.

Make your way to Cowes Jetty in the late afternoon to board your spacious 62-foot (19-meter) catamaran for your twilight cruise. Set out on Western Port Bay as your captain shares commentary about key sights that you pass, including the navy submarine HMAS Otama that sits off of Crib Point.
Keep an eye out for wildlife including Australian fur seals, dolphins and seabirds. You might see short-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) as they return to their burrows on French Island after a day of feeding at sea. These humble birds complete an extraordinary annual migration that goes from Australia to Japan, Siberia, Alaska, down the coast of North America to California, then across the Pacific Ocean to return to Australia.
As the sun begins to set, take in the glow of the red and orange sky reflecting on the water and watch the lights come up in towns around the bay. During the cruise you can nibble on complimentary hot and cold appetizers that are passed on trays and perhaps purchase a drink from the full bar.
Your sunset cruise wraps up upon your return to Cowes Jetty at the end of your 90-minute tour. Nearby, you can find plenty of dining options that you might like to check out afterwards at your leisure.

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