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Things to do

There's plenty of fun activities on Phillip Island

Whether it's a romantic weekend for two or a fun-filled family holiday you are after, Phillip Island has it all!

There is something for everyone, from the excitement of the International Motorcycle and Car Racing Track to surfing, fishing, boating, walking tracks, boating, golf, and much more. And of course the world-renowned Fairy Penguin parade cannot be missed!

There are boardwalks leading to some stunning outlooks on Phillip Island
Bike tracks are aplenty on Phillip Island
Reef breaks and beach breaks on Phillip Island suit all grades of surfer from beginner to professional
The MotoGP is hosted annually on this self-styled home of Australian racing
Phillip Island is a premier surfing destination Phillip Island - Scenic helicopter flights - see more at Phillip Island hosts the MotoGP each year

Premier surfing destination

Being surrounded by water makes the island an ideal surfing location. There are many reef breaks, some world-standard, and countless beach break locations for all standards of surfer.

Scenic helicopter flights

The ultimate way to see the island's coastal beaches and rugged coastline, a sweeping helicopter ride unveils one of Victoria's hidden jewels.


The first motorcycle races were held on Phillip Island in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The current MotoGP became a regular fixture from 1997 onwards. The Phillip Island circuit is blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful ocean views and provides some of the most spectacular racing in the MotoGP season.

Phillip Island has plenty of bike riding tracks to explore Walking tracks are a great way to access the stunning coastline of Phillip Island Boating and fishing are well catered for on Phillip Island

Riding tracks

There are many riding tracks to explore – maps are available at the island's Information Centre.

Walking tracks

With so many walking tracks, the island's the stunning coastline and wildlife are ready for you to discover. A must-do is Pyramid Rock, and the The George Bass Coastal Walk is one of the top ten in Australia.

Fishing and boating

There is good surf fishing on the many beaches, or fish from the rocks, jetties, pier or from a boat. Surrounded by water, the island is a premier destination for boating enthusiasts. Charter boats are available.

Wildlife Coast Cruises

Specialise in professionally guided wildlife eco-cruises on modern catamarans at Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory.

  • Seal Rocks eco-cruise – A 2-hour coastal cruise taking you to Seal Rocks to drift amongst over 6,000 fur seals. Includes: cruise, commentary, wildlife interpretation, afternoon tea, childrens activities, quality service.
  • French Island cruise/tour/lunch – Cruise to French Island, join a French Island eco-tour, see koalas in the wild, have lunch at a full organic farm, tour an old prison and learn about the lifestyle of this remote Island.
  • Wilsons Prom Cruises – A fantastic day cruise operating out of Port Welshpool, taking you to see the coastal and wildlife highlights around Wilsons Prom Islands and remote coves. or call 1300 763 739 for further details.

Wildlife Coast Cruises - see more on their website