Top things to do

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Phillip Island

Penguin Parade

The Penguin Parade attracts more than half-a-million visitors annually to see the little penguins (Eudyptula minor), the world’s smallest, and probably cutest of their kind. The main penguin complex includes concret…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Phillip Island

Nobbies Centre & Boardwalk

At the island's southwestern tip is this dramatic viewpoint for the Nobbies offshore rock formations. Here the gigantic cafe and souvenir shop known as the Nobbies Centre has incredible ocean vistas and the multimed…
Top Choice Coffee in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Little Rebel

Coffee aficionados will definitely want to make a detour to this micro-roastery tucked away down a random industrial estate in Dromana. All of its single-origin beans are sourced directly from farmers across Africa,…
Top Choice Distillery in Red Hill & Around

Bass & Flinders

Drop by this boutique distillery to taste its wonderful range of unique gins, from its shiraz grape gin and a truffle varietal to its 'Angry Ant' – distilled using indigenous Australian botanicals sourced from outba…
Top Choice Gallery in Mornington

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The outstanding Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has changing exhibitions and a permanent collection of modern and contemporary Australian prints and paintings, representing the likes of Boyd, Tucker and Whitel…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Red Hill & Around

Ten Minutes By Tractor

This is one of regional Victoria's best restaurants and you won't find a better wine list on the Peninsula. The unusual name comes from the three vineyards, which are each 10 minutes apart by tractor. Even if you're…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Mornington

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

In the middle of a commercial estate is this gem of a brewery with a taproom set up among its production space. They do four core beers and a few seasonals to enjoy in its slick industrial space or beer garden with …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Red Hill & Around

Red Hill Brewery

Established in 2005, this popular microbrewery produces fantastic beers to sample by the pot, pint or tasting paddle ($12), accompanied by a plate of southern-style smoked BBQ (from $15) to enjoy on its deck.
National Park in Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park

The peninsula’s tip is marked by the stunning Point Nepean National Park, originally a quarantine station and army base. There are plenty of scenic walking trails throughout, and at the tip is Fort Nepean, which was…
Farm in Phillip Island

Churchill Island

Connected to Phillip Island by a bridge near Newhaven, Churchill Island is a delightful working farm where Victoria’s first crops were planted. Its historic homestead and garden is surrounded by paddocks of grazing …