Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s top spots for a wintry getaway. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, it offers rugged coastline strolls, penguin spotting and cosy wineries, cafes and pubs. And we’re sending six people there for a dreamy staycation on Saturday August 6, with a huge feast hosted by Maha’s Shane Delia.
If you win, you and five mates will stay in one of three coastal cabins at the picturesque Five Acres, where you’ll have the property all to yourselves. Each timber-lined cabin has polished concrete floors, custom-made furniture and a fireplace, plus a private outdoor deck with a luxurious, handcrafted concrete bath. The cabins are on a working micro-farm with sweeping bay views, an orchard and an extensive veggie garden. When you arrive at your cabin, you’ll be welcomed with locally made wine and a grazing board full of snacks.
During your stay you’ll have the opportunity to take in the Phillip Island views with an exhilarating scenic helicopter flight. You might fly over Woolamai Surf Beach – one of the best-known surf spots in the country – before flying around the cape itself, or head over the famous Grand Prix Circuit and spot Pyramid Rock on your way home.
Once you land, enjoy a private wine tasting at Phillip Island Winery. This chalet-like cellar door, owned by a group of old friends, is known for its outstanding pinot noir. As you work your way through its current vintages, snack on Gippsland cheeses, local bresaola and caponata with sourdough and crackers.
But the highlight of the weekend will be a four-course Middle Eastern and Mediterranean feast prepared by Delia. You’ll be dining in a former workshop at Five Acres that was restored so recently you’ll be one of the first to experience it before it opens to the public.
Delia is known for his Middle Eastern-inspired Melbourne restaurants Maha, Maha Bar and Maha East, and for his SBS cooking show Spice Journey. All will be revealed on the night, but you should expect some of his classic dishes, such as semolina crumpets with peppered ricotta, a meze course with Maha’s signature hummus, and slow-roasted lamb shoulder. With each course, you’ll have the chance to chat to Delia and learn the secrets behind some of Maha’s best dishes. Maha sommeliers will also be on hand to match a selection of wintry reds to each dish.
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*Entries open 09:00 on Friday June 10, 2022 and close 12:00 AEST on Wednesday July 15, 2022. Draw 17:00 AEST 15/07/2022 at Level 1, 231 Smith Street Fitzroy, VIC 3065. Entry open to AU residents 18+ (exc NT and SA residents). Winners will be announced on Wednesday July 15, 2022. Prize: overnight stay package for six (6) people at Five Acres, Phillip Island, valued up to $19,800 (RRP inc GST). Prize must be redeemed on the weekend of Saturday August 6, 2022. Winner notified via email, names published on (www.broadsheet.com.au/national/travel/article/win-phillip-island-getaway) on 15/07/2022. Terms and Conditions apply. Promoter: Broadsheet trading as Broadsheet Media Pty Ltd (ABN 20 131 593 201) of Level 1, 231 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065. Permits TP/01914, TP 22/01039.1.