Things to Do in Phillip Island
Phillip Island is a must do attraction when visiting Victoria. Offering outstanding coastal scenery and an abundant amount of wildlife. Just a short drive from the Melbourne City, Phillip island is great for a one-day adventure or a weekend getaway. Although the penguins are one of the main reasons tourists flock here, your trip to the Phillip island is not complete without visiting the other attractions on offer.
If you are interested in sandy beaches and pristine waters, Phillip Island’s Golden Shore, Woolamai Beach is a great stopover. The Island’s longest beach, the waves are picture-perfect for surfers and boogie boarders, being named a national surfing reserve. If you are just into the ocean views, there are numerous walking trails nearby which can get you up high up the rocky cliffs.
Marvel at the natural scenery Phillip Island has to offer at Nobbies Information Centre. This centre is located on a cliff, guaranteeing a breathtaking sight for visitors. You can learn about the history of the Phillip Island and the animals surrounding the centre. Even catch sight of these animals by bird watching trails and spotting the Seal colonies frolic and relax along the sea rocks.
For the adrenaline junkies, you can visit the Grand Prix circuit on Phillip Island. Dating back to 1956, this track is still one of the most important tracks for the Grand Prix World races. If you want to get behind the wheel yourself, you can go karting, and whizz around the replica circuit. To really get a feel of being a real racer, try out the hot lap. This spurs you around the circuit at the same speed as a professional racer, guaranteeing your heart to start pumping fast and furiously.
Tuck in to some delicious lunch at San Remo, a fishing village along the way to Phillip Island. This hidden gem offers delicious fresh seafood while taking in the fishing boats and quaint beachy lifestyle.
If you are looking for a day jammed packed with wildlife, Maru Wildlife Park offers a great place to see the beloved Australian animals. This family-owned park is a great place to adventure to if you are looking for a more hands-on animal interaction, as they offer daily activities with the animals. After seeing all the animals, you can unwind at the Mini-Golf Adventure course in the grounds, perfect for families with young children.
Finally, the famous Penguin parade offers the chance to see the small Australian penguin waddling up to shore. This is by far the most popular attraction at Phillip Island, and there is no wonder why, as the little Aussie penguins are too cute to miss. They are the smallest penguins in the world, with white and dark blue feathers, standing on average around 33cm tall. Get up close and personal with these cute little creatures as they make their way from the sea to their nests to rest up for the night.
Overall, Phillip Island is an essential attraction when visiting Victoria, as a day full of wildlife, beautiful scenery, racing, and delicious seafood is well worth the short drive from Melbourne.