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Penguins on Phillip Island
Phillip Island, Victoria

Phillip Island Holidays

Located 140 kilometres south east of Melbourne, Phillip Island was named after the first Governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip. Phillip Island holidays will suit couples, families or solo travellers due to the wide range of sea and land-based activities, gorgeous wildlife and scenery and the varying types of accommodation on offer.

Unique wildlife

The most famous wildlife attraction here is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Taking place every evening, watch the little 'fairy' penguins march up the beach to return to their burrows after a busy day at sea. Another exciting experience to witness is the colony of 16,000 Australian fur seals at Seal Rocks. Take a cruise out to the rocks, two kilometres off the coast, and spend a couple of hours watching these fascinating creatures.

You can also visit the Koala Conservation Centre on holidays to Phillip Island. This eucalypt woodland is, home to one of Australia’s most iconic animals the koala. The conservation centre has played a key role in boosting the Phillip Island koala population and is a great place to visit to learn more about these gentle creatures.

Things to do on Phillip Island

A good choice of activities will keep guests occupied, from museums and galleries to the Wildlife Park and wineries. It’s always a good idea to make the most of the great weather in Australia, so one of our favourite activities is getting in a kayak and exploring the waterways and coastline surrounding Phillip Island. Choose your own pace and enjoy the rugged coastline that this island is famous for.

Boasting 60 miles of stunning, untouched coastline and with the South being open to the Bass Strait you will find some of the best surfing beaches in Australia here on Phillip Island. Of course, surfing is not for everyone, but the Phillip Island beaches offer enough variation for bird-watchers, swimmers and explorers alike.

What to do in Phillip Island

Take a look at all the escorted tours and excursions on offer for your next trip to Phillip Island.

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Places to stay in Phillip Island

From self-catered apartments to all-inclusive luxury hotels, find the ideal accommodation for your Phillip Island holiday.

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Recommended experiences

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There are 3 itineraries to choose from below. Use the filters to refine your options.

Australian Escape

Australian Escape

22 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,169 per person

Explore the spectacular Great Ocean Road, cosmopolitan cities and quaint towns and discover wonderful wildlife along the way.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature

Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

7 Day Self Drive
From £658 per person

Drive along the picturesque coastline from Sydney to Melbourne, with unforgettable stops along the way.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Self-drives
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

Discover Victoria

4 Day Self Drive
From £319 per person
Great for
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

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Great Ocean Road Holidays

Melbourne

Melbourne Holidays

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory Holidays

Grampians National Park

The Grampians and Goldfields Holidays

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Holidays

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula Holidays

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