Red rock outcrop on the beach on Phillip Island.

Phillip Island

Wombats, Kangaroos, Pelicans & Penguins are just a sample of what can be found on Phillip Island.

Phillip Island is a beautiful island located in Victoria, Australia. It’s known for its stunning natural beauty and great range of activities that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Read on to learn why Phillip Island should be your next travel destination!

The Wildlife of Phillip Island

Phillip Island is home to a variety of wildlife. The most famous inhabitants are the Little Penguins, who come ashore every night to nest and feed their young. Visitors can observe this amazing phenomenon at the Penguin Parade, which takes place nightly on Summerland Beach. Other native animals can also be spotted around the island, such as koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas.

Activities Around the Island

In addition to viewing wildlife, there are plenty of other activities to do on Phillip Island. For nature-lovers, there are plenty of hiking trails around the island with stunning views over Bass Strait. Families looking for some fun can take advantage of the amusement parks on the western side of the island or enjoy a day at A Maze’N Things Adventure Park – an interactive attraction featuring puzzles and illusions for all ages. Alternatively, visitors can explore Churchill Island Heritage Farm or take part in one of the many guided tours available around Phillip Island. There is something for everyone!

Spectacular Beaches

Phillip Island boasts some incredible beaches with crystal clear waters perfect for swimming or surfing. The most popular beach is Cowes Beach which has lifeguards patrolling during summer months and facilities including toilets and showers. Visitors can also head up to Rhyll Inlet Beach which provides spectacular views over Western Port Bay or drive down to Cape Woolamai Beach which is renowned for its surf breaks and picturesque coastal scenery.

With its diverse wildlife, incredible beaches and exciting attractions, it's no surprise that Phillip Island continues to draw thousands of visitors each year from all over the world! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or an action-packed adventure, Phillip Island has something for everyone – so why not make it your next travel destination? You won’t regret it!



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Melbourne's Southbank
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Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

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Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

Craigs' Hut
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River Trading
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Tracks, trails and reserves
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