Phillip Island

Natural Beauty & Unique Wildlife

Phillip Island is famous the world over for the popular daily parade of its iconic feathered locals. Every day at dusk, a procession of Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their burrows in the sand dunes. Equally famous is Phillip Island's international motorsports racetrack that plays host to the MotoGP, World Superbike Championship and the V8 Supercar Series on a handful of fast and furious weekends each year.

Only a 90 minute drive from Melbourne, this island has so much more to offer than penguins and motorsports. Home to colonies of koalas and fur seals, and surrounded by some of the best beaches and stunning coastal scenery in Victoria, the island's blend of natural and man-made attractions makes it the ideal family holiday destination.

For many visitors, Phillip Island delivers the nostalgic experience of a seaside holiday of yesteryear. Each of the island's quaint villages has something unique to offer, but all are welcoming and many are blessed with great fishing spots, delightful restaurants and cafes. With luck, you'll time your visit to explore the local farmers' markets, trash and treasure markets, or the eclectic Cowes Night Market for that perfect Phillip Island holiday keepsake.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Race the Grand Prix Circuit: Home to the massive motor racing events each year, this is your chance to experience this world renowned venue.
  2. Watch the Penguin Parade: Each night at sunset you'll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day's fishing.
  3. Indulge You Sweet Tooth: Visit the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and watch handmade chocolate sweets being made.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Phillip Island chapter in our Victoria brochure. Click here

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