For a long time, my mum kept telling me how she has never been to Phillip Island before. And when I was on my annual leave, I decided it was about time the family took a day trip down there and explore the whole island. We got up at 6:30am and left the house by 7am so we could beat the traffic going into the island considering there is only one road going in a and out.
With a map in hand and all the pit stops circled, I was ready for an adventure.
First pit stop, Pyramid Rock.
The coastline was so beautiful, I couldn’t help but take pictures.
The Pyramid Rock coast is actually the most southern point on Phillip Island. After walking along the board walk towards Pyramid Rock, our next pit stop was the SS Ship Wreck a little further west down the southern coast of Phillip Island. I was determined to find this sunken ship at all costs.
You you see that sand dune on the right side of the picture? Yeh I had to crawl on my hands and knees to get over that, and I was in a dress!
Walking towards the sunken ship wreck parts, I was getting really excited. All that perseverance paid off.
Our final coastline pit stop before beginning our search for food was The Nobbies.
Of course, I couldn’t help stopping by for this little cutie. There were just seagull nests everywhere, and unfortunately part of the boardwalk for this route was blocked as to not disturb them.
A never ending fiesta of beautiful sights to see and such a lovely day it was as well. Around the time I took this photo it was about 10am.
After all that walking, boy, I tell ya it was time for some food. The restaurant I had planned on dining at wasn’t open until 12 noon so off we were back to where the entrance to Phillip Island was to make a pit stop at Panny’s Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. The place was just packed. There were so many tourists there, I had to wait until they all went through the chocolate factory first before heading in.
Now access to the chocolate factory isn’t free, so you do have to buy tickets. The plus side however were that the tickets were edible! They were chocolate tickets.
A chocolate Michelangelo , I wasn’t expecting to see that at all lol…
Now this trippy optical illusion was a must see. There were two buttons to press, one to rotate the display and the second button when it turned on made the lights flashed which created an amazing trippy optical illusion where it looked like moving chocolate penguins.
Chocolate waterfall said to produce 400kg of chocolate every 3 minutes.
Chocolate dispensing penguin. Choose from three different flavours, milk, white or dark, the choice….if yours. Though you might have to line up for it, it was fairly popular with the kids and family. Not awkward at all that I was also waiting in line for my turn at a piece of chocolate.
At the end of the tour, you can choose to have a photo of yourself taken in front of these huge chocolate sculptures.
If you want to know more information about the Phillip Island chocolate factory, you can click on this link [here].
By the time we finished up here, we were all starving. You know what that meant? Finally time for some food. For lunch we went to dine at Fig & Olives at Cowes.