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Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic vacation by the sea should stay at Ventnor on Phillips Island in the south of Australia. Located in the state of Victoria, this beautiful area offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and B&Bs.
There are many things for holidaymakers to do at Smiths Beach, where there are some wonderful beaches to relax on and soak up the sun. Visitors can enjoy numerous watersports here including snorkelling, swimming, sailing, surfing and fishing. The scenic areas on Phillips Island are great hikers and cyclists to explore. Golf fans will find numerous courses in the region including one 10 minutes away at Cowes. There are also several tennis courts here too. After a busy day visitors can unwind at one of the spa facilities in the area. Smiths Beach has some good restaurants and bars serving a good choice of menus including fresh seafood. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy provisions including from stores and supermarkets on Phillips Island.
Holidaymakers staying at Smiths Beach will find plenty of great places to visit including Phillip Island Nature Park. There are beautiful gardens located here include Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens and the Australian Garden at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Animal lovers will find a few places of interest here such as the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Raine Hayne & Shine Farmyard. The fascinating Vietnam Veterans Museum is very interesting and is just 10 minute’s drive from Smiths Beach. Holidaymakers may like to visit the wonderful city of Melbourne, which is the capital of Victoria and is just under two hour’s drive from Smiths Beach. There are many theatres, shops and museums amongst other things to enjoy in the city.
The warmest time of the year in this part of the country is January and February with average high temperatures of 25 degrees centigrade. The coldest month is July when average highs are 13 degrees centigrade and average lows are 7 degrees. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year but September on average is the wettest month with 72mm, while February sees an average of 43mm.
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is approximately two hours and 10 minutes drive from Smiths Beach on Phillip Island and has flights from a few international airports. These include Beijing-Capital (PEK), Hong Kong (HKG), London-Heathrow (LHW) and Los Angeles (LAX). The six car rental firms located at the airport are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty. They all have offices on the ground floor of the short term car park and information desks in the airport’s domestic terminals.
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