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Sunday, August 2, 2009

FEAST ON PHILLIP ISLAND

Indulge yourself on Victoria's famous Phillip Island – only a 90 minute drive from Melbourne – with Feast on Phillip Island Festival held August 21 to 23, 2009. Wine and dine on Phillip Island's best kept secret – its local produce - while the friendly locals host you with some fantastic accommodation deals.

Phillip Island is home to many cool climate wineries which produce full fruit flavoured wines that go perfectly with the renowned crayfish and Island grazed lamb and beef readily available on the Island. The region's delicate wines will compliment the scrumptious meals served by Phillip Island's finest establishments with several restaurants teaming up with wineries to bring a phenomenal dining experience.

The Foreshore Bar and Restaurant has an extensive menu which showcases the region's magnificent produce while offering 180 degree ocean views. The Foreshore bar & restaurant with Purple Hen Winery: Sunday Lunch August 23, 2009. $75 per head. Bookings only. Phone (03) 5956 9520

www.theforeshore.com.auwww.purplehenwines.com.au

Harry's on the Esplanade will team up with Ramsay's Vin Rose Winery to create a special evening featuring fresh local seafood and Island primary produced meats complimented with the winery's finest Pinots, Chardonnays and more. Harry's on the Esplanade with Ramsay's Vin Rose Winery: Saturday dinner August 22, 2009. $80 per person.

www.harrysrestaurant.com.auwww.vinrosewinery.com

Watermark@Silverwater, the restaurant at Silverwater Resort, San Remo, with its magnificent views over the bay, is offering a 2 course lunch and Saturday Degustation dinner for the Feast weekend. The menus are complimented with wine options from Bass Valley Estate Winery. The resort also has special accommodation packages available.

Saturday Degustation dinner August 22, 2009. $65 per person.

Sunday 2 course Lunch and glass of wine August 23, 2009. $35 per person

www.silverwaterresort.com.au

While enjoying the Island's mouth-watering produce take in its breathtaking natural beauty and wildlife. Phillip Island Helicopters give tourists a birds-eye view of the island while Wildlife Coast Cruises take them within metres of the Island's amazing seal colony.

www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.auwww.phillipislandhelicopters.com

After a day of over-indulging, relax in the modern and luxurious dwellings on offer. From Bed & Breakfasts and cottages to five-star resorts and villas, Phillip Island has it all. Just some of the weekends special offers include:-

Genesta House, with its peaceful ambience, lends itself to indulgence and relaxation. They offer a cosy winter weekend special, with a beautiful buffet breakfast served in their sunroom. Included is also a one hour massage with the resident qualified therapist. All this for just $360 per couple! For more information visit

www.genesta.com

Holmwood Guesthouse is offering: Two nights accommodation in a Queen Room including full cooked breakfast daily at a special rate of $305/couple (normally $400). Or: Two nights accommodation in a Spa Cottage including full breakfast hamper for only $395/couple (normally $470). For more information call (03) 5952 3082 or visit

www.holmwoodguesthouse.com.au

Silver Waters Bed & Breakfast is offering a two night stay at Silver Waters Bed & Breakfast in the Sunrise Spa Suite including a Continental Breakfast for only $370 per couple. For more information call (03) 5952 5509

www.silverwatersbedbreakfast.com.au

The Churchill Island farmers market on the Saturday is sure to be a highlight of the festival, where you can pick up a bargain on the local cheeses, organic fruit and veg, free range eggs and free range meat. On your way home be sure to stop off at the San Remo Fisherman's co-operative to buy fresh seafood straight off the boat to take home and continue the fresh produce extravaganza.

Added to this delectable line-up is a host of other offerings from the Coachman Hotel, Koala Park Resort, Quest Oceanic, Quest Phillip Island, All Seasons Phillip Island Eco Resort and Sherwoods. For more information on each of these please visit: www.visitphillipisland.com.

Whether it's relaxing and enjoying the view from your ocean front suite, an adrenalin filled ocean rafting ride, helicopter tour or a fishing adventure, Phillip Island offers an endless array of destinations and areas to discover and explore – it is real entertainment for kids, couples and families alike!

For further information on the event and accommodation available visit:www.visitphillipisland.com
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