Newhaven is the first town on Phillip Island after crossing the bridge from San Remo.  A number of Holiday Rentals available in Newhaven come with beautiful views of Westernport Bay.  Newhaven has a small commercial centre which consists of a supermarket, newsagency, day spa/wellness clinic and bakery.  A second commercial centre on the Phillip Island Tourist Road is the location of Rip Curl Phillip Island, The Islantis Surf Experience, the Big Wave Café and Safflower Chinese Medicine Clinic.

Located further along the tourist road are the Information Centre, the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, Churchill Island and the Vietnam Veterans Museum.  Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate celebrates all things chocolate.  The centre has numerous interactive attractions for the kids and adults and a gift shop with wall to wall chocolate.

Further down the road is Churchill Island, a historical working farm which was the site of Victoria’s first cultivated crops.  Other attractions include a restored homestead with daily farming activities and a Sunday market which operates at various times of the year.  Churchill Island is a great place to visit for young families.

Just past Cape Woolamai you will find the Vietnam Veterans museum and the Phillip Island Helicopters airfield.  The museum is a result of volunteers and Veterans, set to educate visitors of the experiences and lives of veterans of the Vietnam War.

Accommodation in Newhaven is ideally located for those that love fishing and sailing, or even just relaxing at one of the sheltered bay beaches.


  • Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate
  • Churchill Island Heritage Farm
  • Vietnam Veterans Museum
  • Phillip Island Helicopters
  • Beaches
  • Fishing
  • Sailing