The ultimate natural attraction
Phillip Island is truly one of the jewels in Victoria’s crown, famous for the nightly parade of the Fairy Penguins, Koala Conservation Centre, beautiful beaches, spectacular rugged coastline, surfing beaches and its flora and fauna.
Just a 2-hour drive from Melbourne Airport or 1.5 hours from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs puts this world-class destination within reach for all visitors to Victoria.
Walk to this, the highest point on Phillip Island, with spectacular views of the whole island. Being a peninsula, it has open ocean on one side and on the other, safety beaches with these beautiful high sand dunes. Mutton bird rookeries, the old granite quarry and the Pinnacles are all at the Cape.
Point Grant & The Nobbies
Situated at the very western tip of Phillip Island facing Bass Strait and all the elements. Walk along the boardwalk to the blowhole, enjoy spectacular views along Phillip Island’s rugged south coast and view the crashing waves blowing up and out from the rocks.
Looking from The Nobbies towards Bass Strait can be seen a rocky outcrop known as Seal Rocks. Here thousands of fur seals live and breed in Austraila’s largest colony. This important breeding area became a sanctuary in 1928 and was declared a State Fauna Reserve in 1966.
Every evening at dusk, the engaging Fairy Penguins waddle ashore in the world-famous Penguin Parade. The main elevated viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and with a 180-degree view. The Visitors Centre here opens daily at 10am.
Koala Conservation Centre
View koalas from the elevated Treetop Boardwalk and learn more in the Visitors’ Centre. The towering gums in this area of remnant bushland provide a safe home for the island’s koala population. Oswins Roberts Reserve is a reminder of how the island’s forests used to be.
Explore the mangroves of the Rhyll Inlet and Conservation Hill and encounter migratory mutton-birds inbound from Alaska.