Head to the cellar door of this scenic winery to try its signature pinot noir and perhaps purchase a bottle or two of the big-bodied The Rooster for cellaring. Tastings cost $5 for six wines, $10 for 13; the fee is waived on purchase. Views over Western Port Bay make it a lovely spot for a picnic, and supplies including olives, dips and cheese platters are available ($3-25).

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2. Koala Conservation Centre

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3. Churchill Island

2.51 MILES

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4. National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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5. History of Motorsport Museum

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6. Phillip Island Chocolate Factory


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7. Islantis Surf Experience

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8. Penguin Parade


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