Cowes is the main township on Phillip Island 2 hours drive from Melbourne which can be reached by ferry from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula.
With Philip Island being one of the largest tourist attractions in Victoria, Cowes has become one of the most important townships serving tourists that flock there during the holiday season. Cowes is also famous for being the stage for the annual fireworks held during New Years Eve as well as the Philip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Cowes has a selection of wonderful accommodation to suit leisure and business travellers.
Located on one of Phillip Island’s many beaches, Cowes is a fantastic beach getaway. The water at Cowes beach is perfect for swimming, and during the summer, most visitors can spend hours on end sun bathing on the shore. Drag yourself away from the beach to eat, and enjoy one of the delicious restaurants that line the beachfront for an amazing dining experience. If you feel like being a bit more active, hire a boat, head out into the waters and try catching some fish off the coast. Staying at Cowes allows you easy access to all of Phillip Island’s fantastic attractions. Try some of the fantastic self contained apartments or luxury hotel options to base yourself while you explore all of what Phillip Island has to offer.
Cowes is only a short journey away from everything important in Phillip Island. The famous Penguin Island Parade is only 12 kilometres away, while you can visit the friendly fur seals at the Nobbies, which is only 14 kilometres away. The Koala Conservation Centre is also around the corner, so Cowes is the perfect place for you to visit all the wildlife on store around Phillip Island. If you are a bit of a rev-head, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is also nearby.Coming to Cowes can be a very affordable holiday. There is numerous cheap backpacker accommodation or budget hotels and motels for you stay at, and enjoy several scenic walks around the Cowes area. The beach views are stunning, and couples will love the romantic backdrop to many of the walking tracks. If you brought the family with you, A Maze’N Things is a fantastic way to keep them entertained for the day. Puzzles, mazes and optical illusions will leave them baffled and astonished and will keep them busy all day long.