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Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

At Cowes, racing enthusiasts enjoy visiting the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, originally opened in 1956, which annually hosts two international motorcycle events, the Superbike World Championship and the Qantas Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The Circuit has a Visitor Centre, which includes information displays on the history of motor sport on Phillip Island, a circuit viewing area, a café, water gardens and wildlife enclosures. Guided walking tours take visitors to off-limits areas around the track, including the winner's podium, the pit lane and the control tower. Visitors may also experience an adrenaline-pumping triple lap ride with an experienced racing driver in the HSV Hot Laps.

Address: Back Beach Road, Phillip Island

E-mail: info@phillipislandcircuit.com.au

Website: www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au

Telephone: (0)3 5952 9400

Opening times: Visitor Centre open daily, from 9am to 7pm. Guided tours daily at 11am and 2pm. HSV Hot Laps from 5pm, Monday to Friday

Admission: Guided tours: A$19 (adults), A$10 (children 5-15); HSV Hot Laps: A$295