Full Weekend Program

Day 1 Fri 7th July

  • Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail

    Various locations
    All Times , Free

    Follow the brand-new whale trail at iconic viewing points along Bass Coast and Phillip Island to search for whales. The trail leads you to a range of viewing points with interpretive signage providing an insight to migratory whales and their behaviours. Maps available at Visitor Centres and Cowes Cultural Centre

  • Boomerang Bags Phillip Island and San Remo

    Cowes Cultural Centre
    10am-5pm , Free

    Get together to help shift society’s throw-away mentality with this simple and sustainable community initiative to replace single use plastic bags using recycled and up-cycled materials. Join in with the decorating project to help create a more sustainable future, one bag at a time.

  • Whale Art Installation

    Cowes Cultural Centre
    10am-5pm , Free

    An exhibition of artworks created by local school children highlighting marine wildlife conservation issues, as seen through the eyes of our future environment protectors and ambassadors.

  • Phillip Island Gallery

    Cowes Cultural Centre
    10am-5pm , Free

    Come and see some of the most beautiful, innovative and affordable art and craft works by the local people of the Bass Coast. On display and for sale are works from our award winning photographers, painters, mixed media artists and woodcrafters.

  • Marine Wildlife Photo Exhibition

    Cowes Cultural Centre
    10am-5pm , Free

    Celebrate the works of some of our most talented marine and wildlife photographers who have captured the island and its marine inhabitants in all their wild beauty. PhotoRangers, Chris Farrell, Unearthed Designs

  • Be Smart, Choose Tap

    Cowes Cultural Centre
    10.00am - 5pm , Free

    Westernport Water is helping customers to enjoy a healthy, environmentally friendly and low-cost community lifestyle through the Choose Tap Initiative. Choose Tap aims to promote the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a positive alternative to bottled water.

  • Cape Woolamai Cruise

    San Remo jetty
    10.45-11.45am , 28 Ad, $18 Ch

    One hour scenic cruise departing San Remo Jetty to witness the magnificent granite cliffs of Cape Woolamai, and regular sightings for seals, dolphins and whales. Includes morning tea.

  • Victorian Fisheries Authority

    Cowes Cultural Centre
    1pm-5pm , Free

    Victoria boasts a variety of fish and seafood whether you buy it from a fishmonger, eat it at a restaurant or catch it yourself. Our fisheries are sustainably managed so everyone can enjoy fish now and into the future. Learn how to do your bit by understanding catch limits, licensing and permitted equipment and free kids activities.

  • Trash Puppets

    Phillip Island RSL
    11am-1pm , $5 Joey Members $10 non members Phone Book 03 5952 1004

    A hands on workshop which will allow kids to get their creative juices flowing while they create puppets using recyclable products. It’s a fun event that will demonstrate the importance of recycling, no matter your age. Kids enjoy a wonderful hands on workshop. Bookings essential.

  • EcoBoat Adventure Tour to Seal Rocks

    Cowes Jetty
    1pm – 2.30pm , $85 Ad, $65 Ch.
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    Experience the thrill of a high speed 90 minute boat ride along Phillip Island's rugged and spectacular coastline to enjoy an up close encounter with one of Australia's largest colonies of fur seals.

  • Seal Watching Cruise

    Cowes Jetty
    2pm – 4pm , $80 Ad, $55 Ch.
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    2 hour coastal cruise to Australia's largest breeding colony of fur seals, includes commentary, wildlife information, children's activities, and free tea, coffee and cake.

  • Stories & Crafts

    Phillip Island Library
    2.30pm-3.30pm , Free

    Celebrate the Island Whale Festival at Phillip Island Library with stories and an ocean-themed craft extravaganza. For ages 3 and up.

  • EcoBoat Cape Explorer Tour

    Rhyll Jetty
    3.15pm – 4.15pm , $55 Ad, $38.50 Ch.
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    Experience the thrill of a high speed 1 hour tour from Rhyll to the spectacular coast of Cape Woolamai.

  • Ocean Trivia Dinner Event

    Cheeky Goose
    6.30pm , $40pp
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    Join us for a fun night with Ocean Trivia presented by Plastic Pollution Solutions. Get your teams together with great prizes on offer, enjoy a three course meal and tea/coffee at the Cheeky Goose Cafe. Drinks available at the bar. Teams of eight can be seated together if you book together or provide your team name.