Victoria is renowned for its vast coastline. The raw beauty of nature and the turquoise waters are spellbinding and soothing. So it goes without saying that Victoria is home to some stunning coastal camps that come replete with modern amenities and activity opportunities that you will not find anywhere else in Australia.
CYC Coastal Camp
You will find one of the most stunning coastal camps in Victoria on Philip Island. Nestled in the heart of Cowes, this camp is spread over an area of 2.5 hectares of lush greenery and well-landscaped and manicured garden.
Run by Christian Youth Camps (CYC), this picturesque coast camp is aptly named CYC The Island. The camp is within walking distance to sandy beaches and the Cowes, and you can access the world famous attractions of Philip Island, including Penguin Parade, the Nobbies and Koala Conservatory, in a vehicle.
CYC The Island
CYC The Island is an all-season conference and retreat centre that has the ability to comfortably accommodate more than 200 guests. The camp has separate areas for accommodation and each is centrally heated. The ensuite rooms are comfortable with modern amenities and all guests enjoy privacy.
Each housing unit has a separate dining area that is completely air-conditioned along with individual areas within the accommodation for functions, meetings and recreation. The recreational area is located indoors, making it perfect when there are unfavourable weather conditions.
Facilities on The Island
What sets CYC The Island apart from other coastal camps is the wide array of facilities and amenities which are designed to ensure guests are comfortable, at home and completely at ease when residing at the camp.
The camp realises that business and corporate guests may want to keep in touch with their workplaces and that is why there is free Wi-Fi facility across the camp. In addition, other facilities include:
- • Ensuite modern guest rooms that are cheerfully decorated
- • Multiple function and break rooms
- • Gymnasium
- • Indoor auditorium
- • Campfire and BBQ facilities
- • Superior catering
- • Self-catering facilities
- • Sports ovals
- • Extensive decking to enjoy the outdoor world and beauty
- • A wide array of within the camp to cater all kinds of guests, regardless of their fitness levels and personal choices
In keeping with the coastal theme, The Island has two separate accommodation areas – seafarer cabins and mariner lodges. The cabin and lodges offer privacy that corporate and business guests yearn for. They come with separate areas for indoor recreation, meetings, functions and dining. Hence, guests do not have to deal with communal facilities.
Activities Offered by The Island
The Island provides safe equipment and activities suited for all age groups. In addition, groups receive complimentary program planning materials for group activities along with seamless organisation of local transport needs.
Activities that groups and individuals can enjoy at this camp include:
- • Target archery
- • Indoor mechanical climbing wall
- • 90m flying fox
- • Low ropes course
- • Orienteering games
- • In-ground trampolines
- • Solar-heating swimming pool
- • Bounce ball
- • Giant swing
- • Initiative activities
- • Indoor basketball
- • Indoor volleyball
- • Billiards
- • Table tennis
The Island also offers a plethora of off-site activities which are just a short stroll away. These include bush walks, beach walks, bicycle pathways, educational tourist spots, boardwalks and visit to the koala sanctuary.
When it comes to coastal camps, CYC The Island is one of the best in Victoria. Its unique location makes it the perfect place to enjoy, learn and relax.