The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, the home of Pannys Chocolate, is an experience unlike anything you've ever seen. Pannys makes the finest and most delectable treats, with more than 190 different varieties. Naturally dominated by chocolate, but also including such delectable's as a choc dipped bananas, rocky roads, Turkish delight and ginger. Grab a basket and become a kid in a chocolate shop once again. Pannys Chocolate Café has a range of exclusive, mouth watering offerings that tests your ability to make quick decisions. Everything looks so tempting. Entry to the cafe and factory direct retail store is free, as too is your first sample. Admission charges apply for Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate attraction. Visit Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate and see the educational exhibition on cocoa production. There is also the chocolate Art Gallery of famous paintings, a two metre chocolate statue of Michelangelo's David, a 12,000 piece chocolate mosaic of Dame Edna Everage. A chocolate village complete with working trains and an amazing spinning Zoetrope. You will be able to see Panny's life animated in the Family Window, a Side Show Ally and test your skills and aim to win chocolate. Challenge your senses in Panny's Centre of Excellence, design your own chocolate bar flavour (Panny chooses one flavour a month to make!) or even the Mystery Chef creations. See a giant, one tonne block of chocolate, try and lift it with your friends! There is also a thunderous chocolate waterfall, where 400 kilograms of molten chocolate poverflows every three minutes. Have your photo taken in the giant chocolate display and email it to yourself for free! See the chocolate carving machine in action and chocolates being made in the chocolate factory. For further information please contact Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory or view their website.
Visit Phillip Island's Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm for a natural experience and plenty of good old-fashioned hospitality. A family-friendly and eco-friendly attraction, the farm was the winner of Best Victorian Tourist Attraction in the 2011 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Friendly fishing instructors will teach you to catch rainbow trout in a picturesque tree-lined lake and the all-weather indoor Rainforest Pool. Take your catch with you or ask the chef to transform your trout into a magnificent meal. The Bush Tucker Trail winds through three hectares of native food crops, producing numerous edible fruits, berries, seeds, leaves and flowers. Learn about how the Koori people harvested and used these plants from the wild. Visit the new nursery and take home your very own bush tucker plants to grow at home. The licensed Farmhouse Café offers Devonshire tea, home style meals and a huge variety of home made bush tucker products, as well as fresh trout, wood smoked trout and their famous smoked trout dip.
BEANd cafe is a handcrafted micro coffee roastery with good food and a fudge store. Fresh local produce is used to make yummy food. How simple is that! The best green coffee beans are sourced from around the globe & roast them with care and love. Small batches are roasted daily, so the freshest coffee can be delivered to BEANd customers. The brunch menu goes all day to satisfy your breakfast, morning, lunch and afternoon tea needs. This small cafe is run by chef owner Graeme. Hope we can rescue your hungry tummy! The house-made fab fudge is gluten and nut free. There are free fudge tastings daily, so stop past and try some of their delicious fudge. BEANd is open breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Sunday.
The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is a unique Museum. They seek to remember, interpret and understand the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam War and the enduring impact of the war on society. This Museum is the result of much effort by Veterans themselves, relying almost wholly on volunteer labour for the construction, fitting and dressing of the building. The staff consists of volunteers who are themselves Veterans or people connected in some way to the Veteran Community. Donations are welcome. A visit to this attraction will bring back memories for some and provide food for thought for others. The Café serves light snacks and coffee while the Museum shop has unique memorabilia popular with all visitors. National Vietnam Veterans Museum is child friendly. It also has wheelchair access and disabled facilities.
The Goldsmith's Gallery located in the Bridgeview arcade, San Remo, showcases the work of some of Australia's most talented and respected jewellers, goldsmiths, makers and designers. The Goldsmith's Gallery is a member of the Gold & Silversmith's Guild of Australia and specialises in jewellery repairs, battery changes as well as remaking and remodelling your jewellery. The Goldsmith's Gallery is also a studio and workshop where you can view a goldsmith or jeweller working on their designs. By purchasing from The Goldsmiths Gallery you support local artists, and enable Australia's craft and design culture to continue for future generations. An assortment of Jewellery related classes are also available during the week and on weekends. For details please see the website. If you want something that is unique and Australian made then you must visit The Goldsmith's Gallery in San Remo.
Bonsai Island has everything for the bonsai enthusiast, from novice to expert, including a spacious outdoor display area and landscaped stroll garden. Quality established bonsai for sale, all styled by the proprietors. And yes, we have starter material so you can style your own trees, from tubestock to advanced trees and everything in between. Bonsai Island carries a range of Japanese and Chinese pots plus a great selection of hand-made Australian bonsai pots, plenty of specialty tools & styling wire for training your trees, bonsai books for inspiration, advice, techniques. Gift certificates are available. Bonsai Island offers tuition for individuals, couples and groups. Lessons are conducted by arrangement, according to season, and generally run for two hour. See an extensive range of conifers, Australian natives, broadleaved evergreens, deciduous, flowering and fruiting examples in all bonsai styles including group plantings of little forests in a dish. The displays feature trees at their seasonal peak, so any time of year is a great time to visit Bonsai Island. Potting, re-styling, bonsai boarding and advisory services also available. What is Bonsai? Bonsai is a horticultural art. Woody plants are grown in shallow containers and styled to resemble scale-models of the mature tree in nature. Bonsai need sunlight, air movement, water, nutrients and a substrate in which to grow. That's the horticultural element, and it's the same as in any other form of gardening. The art of bonsai also involves styling, training and pruning a living tree to the shape you want, then matching it to a complementary container to create the desired overall effect with drama, strength, grace, elegance or whimsy. Bonsai Island teaches that Bonsai is not about the age of the tree, per se, it is about the artistry and beauty of the design.