If you've ever considered trying your hand at fishing (with kids) but didn't know where to begin or the ins and outs of casting a line then Rhyll Trout Farm has you and the family covered for a day of fishing and eating your own catch!
Start your fishing adventure in the outdoor pond and if the trout aren't budging there's plenty of bites just waiting for your line in the huge indoor pond. And the the big bonus of indoor fishing if you have little ones? A fully fenced sand play kids area! You're guaranteed a catch here and staff are on hand to give you a hand.
This is one place where you really can get up close to the animals and it's a natural stop off on the way to Phillip Island. Whether it's a koala, kangaroo, wallabies, dingoes, Tasmanian devils or an emu, that interaction and personal connection will long be treasured in their minds. You'll get to do all of this at your own pace.
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and although the park is somewhat 'small' compared to a bigger Zoo or animal experience, it's a family run and owned park.
No trip to Phillip Island is complete without a stop-off to the totally fun, A Maze'N Things. It's a little world of optical illusions, mazes, lateral thinking, mental exercise and puzzles that will entertain, amuse and intrigue both the kids and adults alike.
Plan a definite half a day here (though you can spend as long as you like) as you're going to need it with so much to do, see and explore inside and outdoors.
Mini golf was a real highlight with our kids. They must have spent over an hour practising their swings!
From the moment you drive in, you'll be swept away at the peacefulness and tranquility of this hotel. Plus the fact that it resembles nothing like a 'hotel' and it's the perfect base to explore the island.
Guided off on pathways and little roads that have street signs, you'll approach your self contained cottage/villa. The cottages are spread over a 65 acres of natural beauty with 7 kilometres of walking tracks.
If you're wanting a farm adventure or even taking a little time out and heading to Phillip Island on a mini break, Caldermeade Farm is the perfect way to break the journey.
We were drawn to Caldermeade Farm as it meant the kids could have a run around, experience a new farm, we could get a coffee and devour some lunch.