How to Experience Phillip Island?

How to Experience Phillip Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 08/21/2018

Reading time: 3 mins

Island life in Australia provides visitors with a unique insight to some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery and incredible animal encounters.

On Phillip Island, cute colonies of penguins waddle up the beach at dusk, traditional heritage farms sell fresh meats and cheeses, and the stunning landscape offers something new around every twist and turn.

Experiencing this part of Australia is a must-do. If you’re in the area, here’s what you can do to get a taste for the lifestyle of Phillip Island.

  • See the Penguin Parade

    Who doesn’t want to see a huge colony of Little Penguins waddle home after a hard day’s work? At the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, visitors can watch these cute critters flop down in their nests for the night while learning about the unique habitat and history of the penguins on the island. This is one of Phillip Island’s best-loved activities, and a must-do for animal lovers venturing to the area.

  • Explore the Beaches

    Phillip Island is flanked with a jaw-dropping selection of spectacular beaches. In some places, pristine sands sprawl out into shallow, sparkling waters, while other areas boast wilder shorelines with ancient cliffs standing guard over the impressive ocean. With a range of beaches to explore, there’s something for everyone, from the surf-lover’s paradise of Cape Woolamai to Cowers Beach and its family-friendly fun.

  • Visit a Heritage Farm

    The collection of heritage farms on Phillip Island gives visitors the opportunity to experience traditional Australian life. At the Churchill Heritage Farm, visitors can muck in with the daily chores, including milking the resident herd of cows and shearing the farm’s sheep. Before you leave, grab a little something from the on-site farm shop to take a taste of Phillip Island home with you.

  • Get to Know the Wildlife

    Phillip Island’s biggest draw is its extensive collection of native Australian wildlife. Amongst lush forests and open plains, you can spot koalas as they chew on the leaves of eucalyptus trees and one of the largest colonies of fur seals at the Nobbies Centre.

    There are a number of conservation and wildlife parks dotted around the island where you can learn all about the resident creatures and discover their unique way of life on Phillip Island.

  • Take in a Motor Race

    For something a little bit different, head to the Grand Prix Circuit, where you can watch world-famous names whizz around the track. When there aren’t any big races to take in, you can try out the on-site games room and soak up the merriment of this major sporting venue.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.