Phillip Island

Get in touch with your inner wildness warrior on Phillip Island

Drive over the bridge and you are on an island of pristine beaches, natural bushland and of course, the star attraction, fairy penguins! Take a getaway to Phillip Island and enjoy laid back afternoons at the beach, long wilderness walks and sunsets while watching the penguins scurrying up the sand dunes. Embrace the many outdoor activities on offer, suitable for all ages, from koala watching and scuba diving to helicopter flights and chocolate tastings. Escape to Phillip Island to get in touch with your inner wildness warrior!

Phillip Island shines when it’s warm, dry and sunny

You'll most likely be spending a lot of time outdoors when you visit Phillip Island, so the ideal time to head there is between December – February in the heart of summer. Not only will the sun be shining, there is a great relaxed vibe as families and young surfers take advantage of Phillip Island’s natural wonders.

For endless family fun, Phillip Island is the ideal destination to take your kids with plenty of activities to keep them amused and more importantly, wear them out. The outdoor Maze’n’Things, wildlife cruises, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm are just a few options at your fingertips. If you visit during school holidays, there will be plenty of other kids out and about…you may hardly see yours at all!

Top 6 things to do when visiting Phillip Island

1. The star attraction of the island is by far the Penguin Parade which occurs all year round. Bookings are essential
2. Spot the koalas high in the trees at the Koala Conservation Centre
3. Put your goggles on and head out scuba diving as Phillip Island boasts some of Victoria’s most spectacular diving destinations
4. Head to Nobbies Nature Park to stroll along the boardwalk, breathe in the fresh air and get a glimpse of the fur seals
5. See the world’s largest chocolate waterfall at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
6. Chill out at the family friendly Cowes Beach and soak up the views

Events that attract hundreds of visitors to Phillip Island

The New Year’s Eve Pyramid Rock Music Festival
2. Roxy WQS Women’s Surfing Festival held in February
3. The exhilarating Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix held in October
4. The popular Phillip Island Jazz Festival in November
5. Churchill Island Farmers Market held monthly

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3/4 The Esplanade Cowes 3922 Australia
Situated directly opposite Cowes Main Beach, this 3-bedroom apartment has a balcony with beautiful sea views. Undercover parking for 2 cars is included.Cscape Beachfront Apartments is a 10-minute wa...more
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7-9 Steele Street Cowes 3922 Australia
Situated in the heart of Cowes on Phillip Island, The Castle - Villa by the Sea offers Mediterranean-style accommodation with free parking and free Wi-Fi access. It is a 2-minute walk from the Phillip...more
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245/2-3 The Esplanade Cowes Cowes 3922 Australia
Located in Cowes, Waterfront at Waves offers self-contained accommodation with a spa bath and a balcony with sea views. The property features BBQ facilities and free parking.This air-conditioned apa...more
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7 Pobblebonk place Cowes 3922 Australia
Seaberry Lake View Cowes Phillip Island is located in Cowes. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. Featuring a s...more
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213 Backbeach Rd Cowes 3922 Australia
Set on 10 acres and boasting stunning rural and ocean views, Grey Goose @ Smiths is located just 800 metres from Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free continental breakfas...more
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272 Church Streeet Cowes 3922 Australia
Offering an indoor pool, Anchor Belle Holiday Park is located in Cowes. Free WiFi access is available in this camping. The accommodation will provide you with air conditioning and a patio. There is a...more
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627-a Settlement Road Cowes 3922 Australia
With a stay at Aussie Golf Ranch in Cowes, you'll be on the beach and close to Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Phillip Island Winery. This 4-star cottage is within the vicinity of Phillip Island Grand P...more
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1 The Esplanade Cowes 3922 Australia
With a stay at The Waves Apartments in Cowes, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Phillip Island Ferry Dock. This 4.5-star apartment is within the vicinity of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and...more
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1825 Phillip Island Road Cowes 3922 Australia
Located in Cowes, Koala Park Resort is close to Purple Hen Winery and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. This motel is within the vicinity of Phillip Island Ferry Dock and Phillip Island Winery.Rooms...more
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38 Katherine Circuit Cowes 3922 Australia
Centrally located in Cowes, Holiday Home Sandy Cove Beach is a short 15-minute walk from the shops and dining on Phillip Island Road. The property features an outdoor dining area, large lounge with fl...more
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6/83 Chapel Street, Cowes Cowes 3922 Australia
Located 46 km from Sorrento, Townhouse Chapel Street offers accommodation in Cowes. The property is 38 km from Rye and free private parking is featured.A flat-screen TV is provided. Other facilities...more
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7-9 Findlay Street Cowes 3922 Australia
507 At The Waves offers accommodation in Cowes.The kitchenette comes with a dishwasher and an oven and there is a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. A flat-screen TV, as well as...more
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36 Daffyd Street Cowes 3922 Australia
Relax at Red Rocks is a Detached holiday home with a year-round outdoor pool, situated in Cowes in the Phillip Island Region. The air-conditioned unit is 43 km from Sorrento. Free private parking is a...more
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3a Gordon St Cowes Cowes 3922 Australia
Featuring a balcony with garden views, Gordon Island Retreat is a luxury holiday home, situated 200 metres from Cowes Beach, Lovers Walk, tennis courts, a golf course, and a park. Free private parking...more
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21 Koala Street Cowes 3922 Australia
Kakalula offers pet-friendly accommodation in Cowes. The property boasts views of the garden and is 45 km from Sorrento. Free private parking is available on site.An oven and a microwave can be foun...more

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