Explore Phillip Island While Attending the 2018 Superbikes

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Phillip Island - MotoGP Credit: http://www.phs.com.au/

Join the world superbike championship race excitement live at at Australia’s motorcycling mecca, the thrilling Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. From the wildly fast Gardner Straight, to the high-speed Stoner Corner, the climb out of Siberia and into the thrill of Lukey Heights; this is one of motosports ride of rides. Phillip Island’s landscape provides an awesome back drop to the race and is also a fun location to explore. Read on to find out more…

Penguins on Parade

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Philip Island - Credit: http://www.australia.com/it-it/places/vic/phillip-island.html

Aside from being renown as the home of the Phillip Island MotoGP and World Superbike racing the region is particularly famous for the many penguins that inhabit the area. Find a sunset spot at Summerland Beach and watch the flocks of Little Penguins return to shore after a day’s fishing.

National Vietnam Veteran’s Museum

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National Vietnam Veterans Museum- Credit: http://theosmotorcyclediaries.blogspot.com.au/

Ranked by Trip Advisor as the number 1 attraction on Phillip Island! The Vietnam war and its courageous veterans are the focus of this unique museum. Spread over two levels this cultural attraction is highly moving to visit and features a large collection of key items, war memorabilia and rotating exhibits in various forms. The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is filled with fascinating photos, articles and artefacts. The staff are heaps friendly and very knowledgeable. Well worth a visit. Entry just $15 per adult.

Wildlife Coast Cruises

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Philip Island Cruise - Credit: https://www.visitphillipisland.com

Got time either side of the World Superbike Championship race? Best book a boat cruise and check out Phillip Island and the Wilson’s Promontory region by sea. Different strokes for different folks means there’s a few tour choices on offer. The eco/animal adventure is a high speed 90-minute boat ride along Phillip Island’s rugged coastline for an up-close encounter with one of Australia’s largest colonies of fur seals. Or slow down & choose the 3 hour ‘Captain’s Cruise’ instead to visit Cape Woolamai’s huge ancient granite cliffs. This combined with the breathtaking aqua blue water and abundant marine life is a sight to behold. Includes morning tea and a fresh fish & chip lunch.

Purple Hen Winery

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Purple Hen Winery - Credit: http://www.visitvictoria.com

Sportsnet Holidays would never discrimate. That’s why we would never assume our guests at the Superbike race only like beer and hard booze (though if you do there’s a bit of brewery info below). Believe it or not we’re a classy bunch who like nothing more than sampling the locally produced vino on offer at Purple Hen winery. The cheese plates are ace and it’s got great views over the bay. Live music on Friday nights too!

Surf’s Up

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Surfing - Philip Island Credit: https://www.cowes.info

Whether you pack your surfboard or not it’s worth mentioning that Phillip Island has terrific waves for all levels of surfers. So, if the ocean swell calls, hire a board and get wet. Note; you’ll want a decent wetsuit, its Victoria and the water is damn cold.

Ocean Reach Brewing

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Ocean Brewing - Credit: Facebook @oceanreachbrewing

Pop by this craft brewery and enjoy a beer served directly from the tank to your glass. It’s a relaxed atmosphere and it’s cool that you can see into the brewhouse where the beer is made. They operate on a small scale which allows the taps to continually rotate with new delicious brews. Find them at 47 Thompson Avenue, Cowes.

Well, there you go, that’s our Phillip Island ‘go to’ guide in a nutshell. Reminder, all guests of Sportsnet Holidays get a 3 day event ticket and stay at The Ramada Resort Phillip Island during the 2018 World Superbike Championship. The Ramada features both one and two bedroom cottages and is surrounded by natural bushland. The resort’s casual atmosphere makes it a top place to kick back relax for post-race celebrations.

Other perks you receive when you book with the friendly Sportsnet Holidays team include; access to the WSBK paddock, the ultimate behind the scenes experience. See the superbike team garages and take photos up close in this exclusive area. You may even meet a racing legend here. We’ve also added a bonus 2 x 10 minute go kart session into the mix. Get up, get on it and book now before you miss out. Why not make it an early xmas present to yourself?

2018 World Superbike Championship

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