Phillip Island does pretty little fishing hamlets very well – and Rhyll is another fine example. There’s excellent pier fishing, fishing charter expeditions and hire boats. If sea fishing doesn’t appeal, Rhyll has the answer: indoor or outdoor trout fishing in the spectacular rainforest pool at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. The chef will cook your catch in the licensed farmhouse café, then you can wander the bush tucker tail and buy some edible mementos of your visit at the country store.
This is a beautiful place to look inland a little, and explore the Conservation Hill Reserve and Rhyll Wetland and Bird Sanctuary. There’s abundant wildlife here, and the mangrove grounds are an annual home for migratory shearwaters inbound from Alaska. Phillip Island’s famous Koala Conservation Centre is an easy drive away.
If you’d like to dine on magnificently fresh seafood, Rhyll is your town. You can choose from a number of cafes and restaurants, order some succulent seafood and then choose a locally produced wine to complement your meal.
Rhyll often turns on a beautiful sunset, so why not book a B&B or cottage and stay overnight.