Phillip Island is a Victorian holiday destination that has everything from the famous fury penguins, wine, wildlife, water sports, shopping and dining! If you are looking for a holiday that has everything and so much more, then you should check out the wonderful location of Phillip Island.
Abounds with so much wildlife and marine life, it is a nature's lovers paradise, with the island being filled with an array of species as well as boasting its main attractions.... the Little Penguins! Each night these furry creatures emerge to put on a display for all visitors to witness as they make their way to the sand burrows for the night.
There are many other attractions that you can see and do while you are visiting Phillip Island such as bushwalking, bird watching, canoeing, surfing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, golfing, scuba diving, fishing and lawn bowls. And if you are lucky enough to plan your holiday at the right time, you will be able to witness the amazing spectacle of the Phillip Island Grand Prix that is held each year. During the day you may also like to cruise past the largest colony of fur seals in Australia at Seal Rocks or see koalas in their native habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre. You can also pick up a fishing charter leaving from Cowes, Newhaven, San Remo or Rhyll.
The main town on Phillip Island is called Cowes where you can find plenty of shopping, dining and luxury accommodation to compliment any holiday that you are planning. From the boutiques shops, fine dining restaurants and accommodation ranging from caravan parks through to luxury resorts that will add a touch of class, basing yourself in Cowes to explore this beautiful island is the perfect choice.
There are several swimming beaches around Cowes, but if you'd prefer to hit the surf then head to one of the many great surfing spots, including Berry's Beach, Cat Bay, Smiths Beach, Summerland and Woolamai.
Whether it's watching penguins toddle up the beach, putting your pedal to the metal on the Grand Prix Circuit or splashing about at the beach, Phillip Island has all the elements for a family holiday that will keep everyone happy. This ideal holiday destination is just 2 hours from Melbourne so why don't you get your bags packed for an exciting holiday to Phillip Island that the whole family will be thrilled about.