Rhyll, Victoria

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Rhyll
Victoria
Beach Road, Rhyll.jpg
Beach Road, Rhyll
Rhyll is located in Bass Coast Shire
Rhyll
Rhyll
Coordinates 38°27′47″S 145°18′14″E / 38.46306°S 145.30389°E / -38.46306; 145.30389Coordinates: 38°27′47″S 145°18′14″E / 38.46306°S 145.30389°E / -38.46306; 145.30389
Population 674 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3923
Location 140 km (87 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) Bass Coast Shire
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Flinders
Localities around Rhyll:
Silverleaves
Cowes Rhyll
Wimbledon Heights

Rhyll is a small fishing town on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. It is located in the north-east corner of the island. It is named after Rhyl, a holiday resort in North Wales, Great Britain. At the 2011 census, Rhyll had a population of 674.

The first European to arrive in the area was George Bass, who landed in 1798 to make repairs to his ship. He returned in the same year with Matthew Flinders and a memorial for this landing is maintained close to Rhyll pier. A temporary British settlement called Flagstaff was established in 1826, and was settled in 1856.

The Post Office opened on 19 September 1889.[2] It operates as a central mail collection point for locals as there is no mail delivery. It is also a General Store.

There is a boat service centre, and a three lane boat ramp which is accessible 24 hours. A daily or annual ramp ticket is required to be displayed in vehicles using the ramp.

The mangrove boardwalk of the Rhyll Inlet is a haven for pelicans, black swans, gulls and straw-necked ibis. The all-tide boat ramp is equipped with barbecues, two playgrounds, tennis courts and public toilets. Rhyll contains a general store, and accommodation includes several B&B's, and a full range of dining is available, from a local tavern and restaurant, to breakfast dining and restaurants with take-away menus, including a fish'n'chip shop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rhyll (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-17.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11