Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Victoria’s Wildlife Island, Phillip Island: an easy 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, connected by a bridge to the mainland, is home to Australia’s most popular natural wildlife experience the Penguin Parade as well as an abundance of unique nature and fun experiences.
Each night at sunset watch the smallest penguins in the world as they march up the beach to their burrows in this amazing ancient ritual. The nightly Penguin Parade allows visitors the chance to see this spectacular natural phenomenon from a range of exclusive viewing options.
This compact island with a host of accommodation, boasts unique experiences including; nature and wildlife, interactive and fun, wild and adventurous stay a night or two and you will want to stay longer.
Come face to face with koalas from treetop boardwalks, stroll through cottage gardens, experience daily farming activities at Churchill Island and enjoy drifting amongst thousands of playful seals on a Wildlife Coast Cruise to view the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony. At Maru Koala and Animal Park you can enjoy close encounters with a range of unique Australian animals.
Phillip Island is home to some of Victoria’s most stunning coastal scenery boasting miles of spectacular walks, secluded beaches and bays, internationally-renowned wetlands and wild surf beaches that visitors can discover or take a scenic helicopter flight over it all. You’re unlikely to find a more captivating contrast of activities anywhere else in Australia.
The world famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit hosts International motor racing events viewed by over 350 million people around the world and offers go karting on a scale replica circuit, behind the scene tours and adrenalin pumping hot laps in a race car.
Experience amazing puzzles, illusions and mazes at award winning A Maze’N Things and enjoy catching your own fish for the barbecue or explore the Bush Tucker trail at the Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm. Be enthralled by the world’s largest chocolate waterfall and other amazing chocolate displays at Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.
An overnight stay is essential to ensure visitors experience all the island has to offer.
Accommodation is extensive offering everything from beachside holiday parks and resorts to five-star boutique accommodation, deluxe backpackers and apartments. There are fine places to eat, drink and unwind, offering delicious local cuisine and award-winning regional wines.
Phillip Island Nature Parks
Home of the world famous Penguin Parade, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Koala Conservation Centre and the Nobbies Centre you can enjoy nature at its best.
A Maze’N Things
Phillip Island’s most fun international destination. You will be entertained, amused, enthralled and stimulated.
Phillip Island Helicopters
Cruising in comfort above one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, a scenic helicopter flight at Phillip Island is an unforgettable experience.
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
Enjoy the extensive array of chocolates for sale in the shop, delight in the café menu and be fascinated at Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate interactive exhibit.
Where to Stay
Ramada Resort Phillip Island
The resort is set on 65 acres surrounded by natural bushland, providing a private setting for guests. Guests can enjoy excellent facilities including an outdoor swimming pool and spa, indoor lap pool, health centre, children’s playground, tennis courts, plus an onsite restaurant, conference facilities
Modern styled apartments in Cowes overlooking the beach perfect for families and couples.
170 self contained apartments set amongst extensive resort grounds with facilities including indoor/outdoor pool, tennis courts, restaurant and kids playground areas. 4.5 star premium accommodation.
The Island Accommodation
Phillip Island’s newest backpacker accommodation with state of the art facilities, choice of room types from dormitory to private ensuite hotel rooms.
Anchor Belle Holiday Park
Offers 15 deluxe made up cabins, consisting of 2 bedrooms, main with queen bed, second room with two sets of bunks. The park offers plenty of facilities, close to beach and township.
Cowes Caravan Park
Situated 10 minutes drive from the Penguin Parade, and 1 km from the town centre, this park is well equipped to host families in their range of onsite cabins.
Large 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 4.5 star rated accommodation in the main township of Cowes. Fully equipped kitchens with separated lounge and dining areas.
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory serves Indian Curry Lunch each day and will open for dinner for group bookings. Phillip Island Nature Park offer Indian Menus for groups at the Penguin Parade and in the main township of Cowes there is a choice of Indian, Italian, Chinese and various restaurants and take-away food venues.