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Participant Stories: “Phillip Island Program Review”


By Brad Virgona

We recently went for a four-day holiday to Smith’s Beach, Phillip Island. The accommodation was amazing, it had a lovely outdoor area with a balcony that overlooked the water at Smith’s Beach, which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

Some people went for early morning swims and walks along the beach whilst others opted to enjoy a sleep-in. Throughout the four days, we went on a walk at Cape Woolamai to the Pinnacles, which is Phillip Island’s highest elevation point. The views off the cliff edge whilst doing the walk were amazing. On another day we went to visit some furry friends at the koala park, which everyone loved!

We also went to the Nobbies and some people walked along the boardwalk to take in the amazing views whilst others preferred to have a coffee at the cafe. We spent some time at Churchill Island and had a coffee at the cafe there and went for a walk and some of us played some outdoor games.

Other attractions that we visited were the Forest Caves on the beach. The tide was out, which allowed us the chance to go inside and explore the caves, which was really fascinating. We also had the chance to inspect a dead sperm whale that was washed up on the beach sand. We had to remain 300 metres from the whale, so we each took turns looking at it through binoculars.

Overall throughout the four-day trip, we did between 20 and 30 km of walking which was good exercise for us all. On our last day on the way home, we stopped for a fish and chips lunch in San Remo and afterward went and watched the pelican show on the beach watching them being fed their lunch.

I enjoyed this holiday very much and loved the opportunity to go to Phillip Island. I have been coming to Out Doors Inc. since 2007 and this is the first time they have been to Phillip Island since l have been coming, so it was very satisfying to go to a place that l really admire. Thank you, Out Doors Inc.


  1. REPLY
    Jean says

    Sounds like a great trip! Good to see some familiar faces, too.

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