Only a short 90 minute drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is an ideal seaside holiday location for families, couples or small groups. Surfing, sightseeing and the famous penguin parade are just some of the attractions of visiting Phillip Island. Try catching some fish off the pier in San Remo, or going for stroll on the waterfront on the seashore at Newhaven. Whatever your tastes, you will find something for you to do in Phillip Island.
Whatever you like from a beach holiday, Phillip Island can provide. The north side of the Island has sheltered beaches, perfect for a bit of swimming or sitting and relaxing on the golden sands. Cowes Beach is particularly perfect to take your family along to. The southern side of the Island on the other hand has the perfect conditions for surfing. Woolamai Surf Beach attracts strong surfers due to its strong rips and currents, while Smiths Beach is a gentler surfing beach, just the right strength for those just learning the art of surfing. Backpackers looking for a cheap surfing holiday will love the hostels available, or alternatively you will love some of the budget hotel and motels on offer.
By far the biggest attraction of Phillip Island is the opportunity for wildlife viewing, particularly the Penguin Parade. The kids will love watching the little penguins come in from the sea and find their burrows along the beach as the sun sets. If you have brought young children with you, Phillip Island has numerous accommodation offers to satisfy you family’s needs. Fantastic self-contained apartments are always popular, as are the variety of wonderful hotels and motels, ranging from luxury hotels to more affordable, but no less comfortable, options. If the kids want to learn a bit about the penguins, visit Phillip Island Nature Park and view the penguins from all angles and with the expert comments from a knowledgeable park ranger. If you look around, the Nature Park also showcases the friendly fur seals that occupy the waters to Australia’s south. Finally, the Koala Conservation Centre gives visitors the opportunity to spot Koalas, wallabies and other wildlife in their natural habitat. So if you think the kids will love getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s unique wildlife, then Phillip Island is definitely the place to be.
If you are after something more relaxing, then don’t worry, Phillip Island is the still the spot for you. Why not stay at one of the luxurious resorts or first class hotel options? Enjoy quiet strolls on the beach, or some amazing treks through the Nature Park, where you enjoy stunning views of coastal Victoria, or simply enjoy the Island’s beautiful green canopy. Whatever holiday you are after, Phillip Island will cater to your every need.