Treasure Island

With the boards thrown on the car, and the kids thrown in the car we hightailed it out of the city and headed down to Phillip Island for a weekend full of fun, adventure, good food and great friends.

Cape Cabin is stunning – an updated, vintage-inspired, treasure-filled beach shack. The place has been meticulously and lovingly restored and filled with the best quality, or hand made items by owners Jacqueline and Johnny. Everything from the sheets, to the welcome packs, to the coffee machine, and even the soap has been so well thought out for a comfortable stay. There is PLENTY of room with 3 queen beds, a bunk, kids day beds and a loft. The kids – having their own kid zone and basically their own floor have now claimed this as the best house EVER. With a cubby house, slide, swing, hopscotch, bikes, billy cart and a huge amount of games and toys you never really need to leave this special haven.

Things We Did

  • Desert
  • Walk
  • Swim
  • Food & Drink
Sand Dune Surfing
Just a little way along the beach track across from the cabin you will come to a crossroad. Turn left (the other way is the beach) and go through the tree tunnel and you will come to a protected little dune valley. These dunes (rather than the more infamous Spew Hill) were perfect for the kids to dune and for us to have a sunset picnic and relax....
The Pinnacles
To the south end of the cape is the Pinnacles – a stunning rock formation off the cliff. Begin your walk along the beach and collect some beach treasures along the way, then head up the stairs and along the path. The walk is lovely and if you go at first light you will spot lots of wallabies and bird life. We did a 4km walk there and back, but you can walk further along if you wish....
Rock pool swimming
Along the north west end of Cape Woolamai beach – right before the headland you'll come to a secret swimming hole (accessible at low tide). Only locals seem to know about this place, and it’s pretty magical. In the middle of the rocks is a stunning rock pool filled with bluey-green water and some friendly stray fish, and comes with some excellent launching platforms to do some great cannonballs....
Bass Straight Direct
We made a few pit stops on the way down to grab some supplies to feed our army of hungry children and ourselves – one being Bass Straight Direct – for the freshest seafood...
Phillip Island Winery
We checked out the Phillip Island Winery for some delicious local wine. We threw down a quick charcuterie board while the kids chased the resident sausage dog Sid around the grass....

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