Islantis Surfing Museum


Islantis Surfing Museum

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 Over the years Islantis has slowly built up an amazing collection of surfing memorabilia. From old balsa mals to world championship winning twin-fins, we have a great showcase of surfing history on display at Islantis. Next time you’re passing by why not drop in and check out some of the memorabilia that has been a part of our sport for decades.

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Massive range of surfboards in stock and available now!

Islantis has been manufacturing and selling surfboards on Phillip Island for over 30 years. Just along the road from Woolamai, we have a massive range of surfboards in stock and our friendly staff are on hand to give you the advice you need to choose the perfect board.

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Custom Boards

Islantis has been manufacturing custom surfboards for over 30 years. We can bring your vision of the perfect board to life.

  • Fill out the online custom board form to get started.
  • Telephone us on 03-5956 7553
  • Call in to see us; in Newhaven, just over the bridge onto Phillip Island.

Surfboards exclusive to IslantisIslantis also stocks boards from world renowned surfboard shaper Al Merrick, and LOST surfboards.

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Winner 2013 Superpages Basscoast Business Excellence Award – The Island Accommodation!

Friday, August 30th

Award Winning Accommodation on Phillip Island adds 2013 Super Pages Bass Coast Awards to its achievements

The Island Accommodation is the proud recipient of the Business Excellence Award (up to 5 employees) at the recent 2013 Super Pages Bass Coast Business Awards.  The award recognises the steps The Island Accommodation has undertaken to improve the quality of their products and services and investigates what drives the business to succeed.

Larson Henderson, owner of the business, is proud of his small but dedicated team.  “We can accommodate over 120 people in a single night.  The team has bought into the ‘Island Accommodation’ way of doing things, which means our guests have an experience that is always first rate.”

The team consists of just three permanent workers, Larson, Renee and Jaimee.  They are constantly looking for new ways to improve the experience of guests and are focussed on showcasing Phillip Island as a premier Victorian tourism destination. 

They are passionate about their Island, their venue and the virtues of the region.  They are trained to be open and welcoming regardless of if they are on reception at arrival or cleaning the bathrooms during the day.  The Island Accommodation knows that without the team working as ambassadors, the holiday experience would be a lot poorer for guests.  This is why they invest time in training and developing new ways of maintaining high standards.

They have developed extensive systems to ensure nothing is left to chance.  From bookings to cleaning to maintenance and beyond, there is a written and documented procedure to follow that gives the best result for both the guest and the business.  Much of this work is unnoticed by guests, such is the seamless way it is incorporated into daily tasks.

Planning is essential to achieving the best experience for guests.  Time is spent working on the business as well as in the business with external resources utilised where necessary.  This includes a book keeper, Elaine, for monthly tasks and a business management consultant, Michael, for strategy and system development. 

The Island Accommodation has recently become part of the Youth Hostel Association (YHA). Since partnering with the YHA at the start of 2013 the business has had even more advice and resources available, and made extensive use of these to improve their operations.  Combined with their accreditations from TQUAL and Camps Australia, The Island Accommodation has recognised and proven systems to manage all guests to the highest standards in the industry.

The Super pages Bass Coast Business Awards are an annual event where the best local businesses are recognised in a variety of categories and judged by both an expert panel and by the general public.  The Business Excellence Award, as judged by the panel, is recognition of the hard work put in by Larson and his team over the past three years.

Larson sums up the teams motivation for continuous improvement.  “This award is another great way for us to confirm our direction as we strive to provide the best accommodation experience on Phillip Island.” 

To discover the most environmentally friendly, funky and attentive venue on Phillip Island book a night at The Island Accommodation.  We’re confident that you will want to extend your stay. 

Bookings can be made by visiting our website or phoning the business direct on 03 5956 6123.

For further information please contact

Larson Henderson

The Island Accommodation

03 5956 6123

Nightly Penguin Parade @ Phillip Island

Saturday, August 31st

Contact The Island Accommodation to arrange passes for the Penguins  – 03 5956 6123

Penguins arrive at sunset every evening.

We suggest you arrive one hour before penguin arrival time to explore the visitor centre displays, grab a meal at the café and head to the beach.

Penguins arrive from 5pm – 6.45 over the Winter, and from 8pm – 8.45 pm during the Summer

Planning a visit from mid-December to mid-January?

Be sure to pre-book your tickets to avoid missing out!

Taking a ranger guided tour?

Please check tour departure time on your e-ticket and call +61 3 5951 2830  at least 24 hours in advance of your visit to confirm your tour departure time.

Can’t make it for penguin viewing at sunset?

The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre is open from 10am daily (2pm on Christmas Day).  Drop by and explore the interactive displays or book one of our day time education programs.

Learn More about the Penguin Parade

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – MotoGP

Friday, October 16th

The 2015 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will see the world’s best riders return to Phillip Island on 16-18 October this year. World Champion Marc Marquez, crowd favourite Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will each defy the rules of nature with agility, courage and speed, as they battle it out around the picturesque circuit.

Watch the greatest riders on earth cornering at a 64* angle, overtaking with just millimetres to spare and reaching a top speed of up to 344 Kph, all desperate to reach the pinnacle, accepting the winner’s trophy at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Whether you are an avid MotoGP fan or new to the sport, you will experience an unforgettable weekend at the home of Australian motorcycle racing.

The Island has a reputation for being one of the most unique and breathtaking destinations on the international circuit – with panoramic ocean views and great spectator vantage points all around the track.

For all ticket enquiries go to:

Getting to the Track:

For more information on the convenient Island wide shuttle service and timetable see

Phillip Island Penguin Parade set for a $48.2m makeover in this year’s state budget

Monday, August 29, 2016 – 16:16
PENGUINS are a big winner in this year’s state budget with the iconic penguin parade set for a $48.2 million makeover.
The funding will allow an upgrade of the visitor’s centre and 8 hectares of penguin territory will be restored and preserved. It is hoped the commitment to be funded under the upcoming State Budget will add an extra 620 jobs, including 110 construction positions. The Phillip Island Penguin Parade is one of Victoria’s popular tourist attractions attracting 600,000 visitors a year. That figure is set to increase by more than 20 per cent over the next decade. Environment minister Lisa Neville welcomed the funding announcement. “Anyone who has visited the Penguin Parade knows just how special this natural spectacle is. It’s only right that they have the facilities to match.” Premier Daniel Andrews said the project “is a big win for jobs.” The $60 million project will see the old centre moved to provide a new breeding area for the birds. A new state of the art centre will be built further down the dunes to be finished in 2019. The nature parks have also invested $10 million for the upgrade.

San Remo Fishing Festival

San Remo Fishing Festival

Sunday September 9 2018 9:00 am – Sunday September 9 2018 3:00 pm

  The San Remo Fishing Festival is a fun filled event, celebrating our town’s history, local produce and all things fishing.           Our main event is the traditional Blessing of the Fleet – anticipating safe journeys and a bountiful season ahead. Both commercial and recreational vessels are welcome to attend. For lovers of seafood, visit the marquee to see fishing industry displays, filleting and cooking demonstrations, and taste some of Bass Strait’s finest fare. Casting competitions, float tossing and deckie’s races will challenge some and entertain everyone. Take the family on a quick Wildlife Coast Cruise, then visit the face painting tent with the kids. Featuring some of South Gippsland’s finest produce, our food and wine stalls will let you taste and take home some local treats. Check out the latest progam