Phillip Island, situated in Western Port, is a place of natural beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands and unique wildlife experiences.
The Penguin Parade experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit! As the sun fades in the sky, the little penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never forgotten!
Stroll the Nobbies boardwalk to view the majestic rugged south coast and blowhole. Seal tours are also available Wildlife Coast Cruises.
Towering gums at the Koala Conservation Centre and woodlands of the Oswin Roberts Reserve provide a safe home for the island’s koala population. Koalas can be viewed at the close viewing area and treetop boardwalk at the visitor centre, or a gentle stroll can be taken through the woodlands of the Oswin Roberts Reserve.
Churchill Island, accessed by bridge from Phillip Island, is steeped in history. Deliciously fragrant gardens surround the historical homestead amidst a variety of bird life. The island is a working farm with Highland cattle, sheep, ducks, chickens and Clydesdale horses. Ranger talks, machinery demonstrations and festivals bring the island to life throughout the year.
There is a diverse range of established walks around the island. Cape Woolamai, Kitty Miller Bay and Nobbies walks feature good beach/bush tracks and boardwalks, predominately along the rugged south coast. Conservation Hill and Rhyll Mangrove Boardwalk overlook the Rhyll Wetlands and Rhyll Inlet, offering excellent bird watching opportunities. Swan Lake Nature trail leads to the only permanent freshwater lake on the island offers viewing hides, to watch the lakes bird life.
Celebrate life by the water and soak up the seaside holiday vibe in Cowes, Phillip Island’s commercial hub, which positively bustles during the holiday season. Spend a lazy day in seaside eateries, take a stroll and do a bit of shopping for souvenirs and artisan wares, or just cool off with a swim down at the foreshore. Hire a boat from the Cowes launch and catch a fish to barbeque beachside or join a cruise around the bay and get a close look at the cute inhabitants of Seal Rocks. Want to go further? Catch the passenger ferry over Western Port to Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula or on to French Island.A host of accommodation choices are on offer.
Help with the daily pelican feeding, 12.00pm at the pier at San Remo!
Phillip Island is home to the International Motorcycle Grand Prix, World Championship Superbikes and Australian Touring Car Championships.
Phillip Island is well serviced with large variety of cafes, restaurants, shops, entertainment and accommodation.
To plan your Phillip Island holiday, visit www.visitphillipisland.com
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