Things To Do on Phillip Island
With so many options on Phillip Island, which will you choose?
Phillip Island is a holiday haven with plenty on offer.
Explore natural wonders of land and sea, from the nightly penguin parade and colony of fur seals to sleepy koalas, migrating birds and the pristine landscapes of the National Surfing Reserve and Rhyll Inlet.
Dine out by the water or catch your own dinner with a line off the local pier. Surf wild ocean breaks and splash about with the kids on the calm northern beaches. Adrenaline junkies will love the smell of the burning rubber that signals the start of the international motorcycle or car racing championship.
Cowes is the main town on Phillip Island, providing tourists with the best of food opportunities and local shops to explore.
Some of the popular Phillip Island attractions include:
The Phillip Island Circuit which hosts major motor sporting events, such as Moto GP and the World Superbikes.
Phillip Islands Wildlife Coast Cruises offering a variety of different types of wildlife cruises.
Koala Conservation Centre- This eco-tourist attraction has been essential for saving the koala population of Phillip Island.
AMaze’n Things is a whole world filled with optical illusions, mazes and puzzles that will entertain the whole family.
The Penguin Parade attracts more than half-a-million visitors annually to see the little penguins- the world’s smallest, and probably cutest of their kind.
At the island’s southwestern tip is this dramatic viewpoint for the Nobbies offshore rock formations. Here the gigantic cafe and souvenir shop known as the Nobbies Centre has incredible ocean vistas and the multimedia Antarctic Journey. In front of the centre, a boardwalk winds down to vantage points of the formations, as well the blow hole, and beyond to the Seal Rocks – inhabited by Australia’s largest fur-seal colony.
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory – Like Willy Wonka’s, Panny’s place is full of quirky surprises. As well as free samples of handmade Belgian-style chocolate, there’s a walk-through tour of the chocolate-making process, including a remarkable gallery of chocolate sculptures.
Kids of all ages will love climbing into the 19 metre GIANT inflatable humpback whale and learn all about the fascinating world of whales. This unique workshop is presented by experienced marine educators to tell unforgettable stories about how a diverse range of...
Location: Churchill Island Dates: Daily Mon 9 July to Sun 15 July Times: 11am – 3pm Cost: FREE with a 4 Parks Pass, or a $5 p/p surcharge with standard Churchill Island entry ticket More info visit: www.penguins.org.au Come and try out Victoria’s only Island Ice Rink...
Enjoy Pelican feeding on the beach next to the San Remo pier, around 20 minutes drive from Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park. Every day at 12 noon, local Pelicans arrive at the pier for their daily serve of fish. Pelican feeding has been a daily occurrence at San Remo for...
‘Bimbadeen’, a 340 acre farming property is located in Ventnor, close to both the world famous Penguin Parade and Grand Prix Circuit, and just 8 minutes drive from Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park. Bimbadeen has been owned and operated by the Davie family since 1955, and...
The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is home to Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate and the world's largest chocolate waterfall. It's a must-see for all chocolate lovers! Panny's is a celebration of all things chocolate with fun attractions and displays, interactive...
From this magnificent headland at the western tip of Phillip Island, the views stretch forever. This eco-tourism destination at Point Grant offers spectacular coastal viewing from the boardwalks and lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. One and a half...