Attractions

Maru Koala & Animal Park


Phone:                     61 3 5678 8548        
Fax:                         61 3 5678 8607
Email:                      fun@marukoalapark.com.au
Web:                       http://www.marukoalapark.com.au/
Location                   1650 BASS HWY GRANTVILLE, VIC, 3984

Experience ‘up close and personal' contact with the animals

  • hand feed kangaroos and wallabies (including rare albinos), birds and stock animals
  • enjoy a free guided tour inside the koala enclosure
  • also Tasmanian Devils, a crocodile, wombats, dingoes and free range Peacocks
  • set sail for 18 holes of adventure at Pirate Pete's Mini-golf
  • complete with a 5 meter waterfall, Pirate Ship and life-size Pirate figures
  • enjoy courteous service in the shop area for a snack or light meal, Devonshire teas a specialty
  • wheelchair friendly throughout and BBQ facilities available


National Vietnam Veterans Museum

National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Location - 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven Vic 3925, Australia
Contact Details - Phone : 03 5956 6400 Website -  www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org and email via the contact form on the website
 
This nationally recognized Museum seeks to remember, interpret and understand the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam War and the enduring impact of the war on society. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest war, from 1962 to 1975.
Displays include a holographic audio visual presentation, dioramas, photographs, uniforms, equipment, artillery, aircraft, vehicles, weapons of the period and much, much more.
 
The aircraft on display includes Australia’s only fully equipped Bell Cobra Helicopter gunship – ‘The Exhibit with Attitude’ – a Bell Sioux reconnaissance helicopter and the iconic Bell Huey helicopter. A work- in- progress exhibit is the project of restoration of a Canberra Bomber, while exhibitions and permanent displays bring a diverse range of visitor experiences.
The Nui Dat Cafe provides light meals, snacks and coffee. The Museum Shop has a wide range of souvenirs, books and models.
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00am 5:00pm except Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   Also closed each Tuesday for Museum maintenance and administration in non-school holiday periods.
 
FREE entry to Nui Dat Cafe and Museum Shop
 
Museum Tickets Price's
 
Adults - $12.00 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) - $30.00 Children (Under 15 yrs) - $8.00 Senior Citizens / Vietnam Veterans - $9.00
Pre-booked Group Only - $8.00 per Person, Pre-booked School Groups - $8.00 per Child
 
Payment Methods Accepted
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
 
Property Facilities
Nui Dat Café
Car park
Garden of Remembrance
Proud to provide access for all.
 
Please email us at groupbookings@vietnamvetsmuseum.org for bookings or to arrange a guided tour for groups of 10 or more.
 
Directions: Next to Phillip Island airfield 

 

Warrook Cattle Farm

 

Warrook Cattle Farm can be found at 4150 South Gippsland Highway, Monomeith , Victoria.
PH: 03 5997 1321

Features inlcude:
-Heritage 100 year old farmstead;
-Sheep Shearing
-cow milking
-stockwhip cracking
-restaurant, cafe licenced
-baby animal petting pens
-fauna park
-billy tea and damper
-working dog demonstrations
-elegant heritage gardens
-open 7 days
-gift shop

Caldermeade Farm and Cafe

Caldermeade Farm offers a unique experience for family and friends to enjoy great country food in the natural settings of a large commercial dairy farm.

Situated on the South Gippsland Highway just south of Pakenham and Kooweerup, Caldermeade Farm and Cafe is the ideal place to stop off on a trip to Phillip Island or a visiting the many attractions of Gippsland. Settled in 1875, Caldermeade was originally one of the region's premier beef cattle properties. Today it is a modern, fully operational commercial dairy farm focussing on educating and entertaining its visitors.

Nestled behind century old Hawthorn hedges is the friendly family café providing indoor and outdoor dining. Schools, community, disabled and special interest groups can take advantage of specialized farm tours by arrangement.

Caldermeade Farm and Cafe is open daily 9am-5pm summer, weekends and holidays (10am - 4pm winter weekdays. Coaches by appointment ).

Fishing

The Powlett River mouth,
2km east of Kilcunda, is a favourite local spot to catch bream. Fish for perch in the tidal river and mullet and salmon at the mouth. Gummy and school sharks can also be snagged from the surf at night. Tarwin River
A popular family fishing spot, and not just for the yellow eyed mullet, bream, perch and silver trevally - teatree-lined riverbanks provide ample shade during summer.

For more information about fishing in Bass Coast please click below

  

Fishing Licence

Do I Need a Licence?
A Recreational Fishing Licence (RFL) covers, all forms of recreational fishing in all of Victoria's marine, estuarine and freshwaters.
Unless you are exempt,
a RFL is required when taking, or attempting to take, any species of fish by any method including line fishing, bait collection, gathering shellfish, yabby fishing, prawning and spear fishing.
What Happens if I Don't Have a Licence? 
Fisheries Officers will be on patrol to ensure fishers hold a valid licence. Penalties apply for fishing without a licence.
How do I Obtain a Licence? 
Victorian anglers now have the option to buy a three-year Recreational Fishing Licence for $66. This presents a saving of $7.50 on the combined cost of purchasing three annual licences. Anglers can still buy the one-year RFL for $24.50, the 28-day RFL for $12, and the 2-day RFL for $6. 

The RFL may be purchased to come into effect on a future date for up to one year from the date of purchase. An RFL may not be loaned or transferred to another person.
The RFL is available from many DPI offices and more than 980 retail businesses throughout Victoria, including most retail fishing tackle stores. 

 

Walking Tracks


   

Walking Tracks around Grantville, Inverloch and Wonthaggi

Walking - Grantville to the Gurdies

The natural bushland along the Bass Highway from Grantville to the Gurdies provides a peaceful walk or horse ride.

Often native fauna, including wallabies and koalas, can be seen grazing in this area.

For more information about walking trails in the area contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit their website at http://www.parks.vic.gov.au/

Bass Coast Activites

 

     

Bass Coast and Phillip Island are packed with activities and attractions that will both delight and amuse visitors to our region.  Please use the following sheets to assist in planning your holiday.  Information displayed on these sheets was correct at the time of production and are to be used as a guide only.  Prices and times may vary. Attractions Price List This is a list of attraction opening and closing times and entry fees (if applicable).  You will find information on natural attractions where you can view pelican feeding,  penguins, seals and koalas plus man made attractions that will impress and and excite.

Activities for a Rainy Day lists a range of activities across Bass Coast that will keep you dry and warm.  Exploring Phillip Island on foot or by bike is an ideal way of spending your time. The Walks & Bike Trails Phillip Island information is a great guide.

Looking for things to do around Wonthaggi and Inverloch?  These information sheets may provide the answer! Shorts Tours in Bass Coast, Things to See & Do and Walks and Bike Trails for Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Surrounds.  Bass Coast and Surrounds Half and Full Day Tours  To make it easier for you a Touring Map of the region showing the routes as well as a time and distance chart is also available.

Fishing - General Information or local fishing spots around Inverloch and Wonthaggi.

Why not visit one of our local  Arts, Crafts and Antiques galleries or spend time browsing stalls at one of the many local markets.

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) This Australian Government website has up to date and comprehensive information on weather and tides.