Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm
Phillips Island is full of surprises. The lush greenery, pristine beaches, amazing surf, spectacular wildlife and of course unique fishing opportunities. But none of the attractions are as endearing and charming as the picturesque farm called Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. If you are yearning for some old-fashioned Australian hospitality coupled with panoramic natural setting where you can fish rainbow trout to your heart’s content, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm is the place to go.
Things to Do
This is a great place for families, who enjoy fishing or want to try their hand at fishing. The farm has gorgeous lakes surrounded by trees where you can fish and if you are new to fishing, there are fishing instructors to help you out.
If the weather is too hot or chilly, visitors can head to the indoor fishing area aptly called the Rainforest Pool and enjoy indoor fishing.
That is not all. Once visitors catch their fish, they can feast on it. The experienced chef at the farm will clean, marinate and cook it to perfection that will leave visitors yearning for more.
Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm also offers a range of adventure activities for nature lovers and adventure fans. There are hiking trails spread over an area of three hectares and these trails meander through spellbinding bushland. It is amazing to see vibrant flowers and fruit plants while hiking. You can lose yourself to the beauty. Two of the most popular trails at the Farm are the She Oak Loop and the Woodland Loop. Be sure to enjoy these trails after you try your hand at fishing.
The Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm also has an educational side to it. This is the place to learn how the Koori people harvest plants in the wild. For this endeavour, the Farm received the Silver Merit Award in 2010.
The Farmhouse Café
There is no doubt once visitors come to the Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm they will be famished with all the fun and adventurous activities. That is why the Farmhouse Café is the perfect destination. It is a licensed and renowned for its home-cooked meals and lip-smacking treats. It also is a pleasure to sip on a cup of freshly brewed coffee or Devonshire tea.
Some of the delicacies visitors can enjoy at the Farm include rainbow trout, organic eggs, seafood, freshly sourced vegetables, locally sourced meat and native bush food.
The Café also serves a collection of delectable biscuits and homemade cakes that are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.
There is a general admission fee for entering the Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. The fees are as follows:
Child (4 to 15 years): $7
Child (0 to 3 years): Free
Visitors can hire, fishing rods at $4. There also is provision to save on the admission fee by opting for Family Pass, which is valid for two adults, two children and two fishing rods. The Family Pass costs $34.
The Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm is open 356 days a year from 10 am until 5 pm. However, the Farm is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.