One of the comments we hear most from guests is that there is so much more to do on Phillip Island than they expected.
Phillip Island, situated in Western Port, is a place of natural beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands, unique wildlife and fun, engaging experiences, a short 90-minute drive from Melbourne. You will be amazed at what else is on offer to discover on this small dolphin-shaped island! Approximately 20km by 10km, it is a mix of farmland and beach communities, with Cowes the vibrant hub.
Known as home to the world famous Penguin Parade which provides a magical wildlife experience for visitors. As the sun fades in the sky each day, hundreds of little penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes.
Both Adults and children will enjoy many of the other attractions found on Phillip Island and San Remo such as the National Vietnam Veterans Museum is a surprise package with it great displays and information such as the HueyCobra gunship. Some of the other attractions on and around Phillip Island include; The Chocolate Factory, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Pelican Feeding, why not try Go-Karting on the scale replica Grand Prix Circuit, participate on a Helicopter Joy Flight or Learning to Surf with a local. Indulge in a Day Spa treatment or get lost in a magical trip to A Maze’N Things where there is a whole world of optical illusions, mazes and puzzles that will entertain, intrigue and amuse adults and children for hours on end. the latest addition Laser Strike is a safe and exciting indoor laser skirmish which is guaranteed to get the heart pumping or why not try your luck at Ten Pin Bowling.
The world’s largest colony of Australian Fur Seal can be found on a rocky outcrop, known as Seal Rocks, about one kilometer from Phillip Island’s coastline Wildlife Cruises has daily trip out to the Seal Rock during most of the year, while Phillip Island Helicopters have some great scenic flights that will give you a birds eye view of the Island and Seal Rocks. Koalas can be viewed at the Koala Conservation Centre, Fishing is a very popular activity and there are Fishing Charters that specialise in fishing trips in Westernport bay and out in Bass Strait. Phillip Island has two great golf courses; The Aussie Golf Ranch is set on 23 acres of coastal dune land, boasting Australia’s finest Par3 Golf Course, while Phillip Island Golf Club is a full 18 hole and is one of the most enjoyable courses to play. Phillip Island is renowned as one of the most consistent and varied surf locations in Australia. The swell is rarely too small to surf and depending on the swell size you can usually find a sheltered break in any wind.
For more information a great Phillip Island holiday go to visitphillipisland.com