Phillip Island is one of Australia’s most beloved holiday destinations.
Families and weekenders alike revel in the opportunity to enjoy Philly’s gorgeous beaches, world class surf, diverse nature and delectable produce.
Whether you’re taking the kids to see the penguins march up the shore in the famous Penguin Parade, taking on the swells at Cape Woolamai, learning about Australia’s most adorable tree chiller at the Koala Conservation Reserve or kicking back in the charming township of Cowes, Phillip Island is a truly a magical place for all visitors!
You can spend anywhere from a weekend to a whole week on the island depending on how you want to fill your itinerary. A weekend on Phillip Island should always include a visit to Cape Woolamai, watching one of Australia’s largest fur seal colonies at Seal Rocks and a stay in Cowes.
A week on Phillip Island can be enjoyed at your own leisure, taking in the above attractions as well as Churchill Island, the Koala Conservation Reserve, some of the island’s best walking tracks, surfing and even snorkelling.
It simply depends on how much of the island you want to experience and how much time you have… so why not take a look at some of these awesome experiences and why you should spend as much time as possible on the stunning Phillip Island!
The magical Penguin Parade
The Penguin Parade is one of Australia’s most joyous natural occurrences, a delightful nightly event when the island’s resident little penguin population come strolling up the sand after spending the day navigating the adjoining waters in search for food. The Penguin Parade can be enjoyed throughout the year, but if you’re taking the little ones be sure to decide on whether it’s right to take them in winter (earlier viewing time but very chilly!) or summer (later viewing but very pleasant).
Try your hand at surfing
Phillip Island is one of Australia’s favourite surf spots, with some of the country, and the world’s, best surf for beginners and pros alike. Shelley Beach is a great spot for beginners, and Woolamai Beach for higher levels. Either way, you’re in for some good swells!
See Australia’s most adorable animal
The Koala Conservation Reserve is dedicated to protecting these lovely little creatures, who often have such a terrible time in Australia’s climatic extremes. Take a treetop walk to see the koala bear in its natural habitat and learn about the efforts being made to conserve them as a unique species.
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