Bass Coast is a visitor’s dream. Take your time exploring its diverse range of landscapes from peaceful and pristine beaches to hinterland villages.

Enjoy local produce at boutique cafes, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Be amazed by the wonderful wildlife and delightful attractions all year round.

If you don’t mind a bit of active exploration, trek along the cliffs of Kilcunda towards San Remo along the incredible George Bass Coastal Walk, or follow one of the the many other walking tracks strung along the coastline.

Cycle the famous Bunurong Coast Road from Inverloch to Cape Paterson (25km return), or take a less travelled route and discover the views from the back hills through Kernot and Grantville (40+km depending on route). For those looking for a gentle ride without competing with traffic, follow the Bass Coast Rail Trail from Wonthaggi all the way to Anderson (23km).

Most of these trails stumble upon, start or finish at local gems: cafes where you can find local produce, wineries, microbreweries and tonnes of cafes and restaurants, all perfect places to refuel in between all the exploring. If you’ve bought the family (or if you’re simply a kid at heart), you can’t miss out on one of Australia’s most adorable attractions, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, or maybe doing some excavations of your own with local dinosaur diggers in Inverloch, the site where Australia’s first dinosaur bone was found. You can see dinosaur footprints at low tide too!

You are also bound to be thrilled by many of Phillip Island’s attractions including Churchill Island, the world famous Grand Prix Circuit or the Koala Conservation Centre to name a few!

When the weather forces you indoors, take some time discovering the many art galleries, museums and shops Bass Coast has to offer. Bass Coast truly has something for everyone.

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