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.
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.