What is there to do in Cape Woolamai?

What is there to do in Cape Woolamai?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/02/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

A short drive from Melbourne, spend a day taking in the beauty of Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island.

Cape Woolamai is part of Phillip Island that boasts surf breaks, coastal scenic views, and sandy beaches. Cape Woolamai is southeast of Phillip Island and is also the highest point of the island!

To reach Cape Woolamai from Melbourne, the drive is about an hour and a half.

With much to discover in Cape Woolamai, let’s get into the things you can do in the area!


cape woolamai sunset beach

See The Pinnacles

While on Phillip Island, you should be making the trip out to see The Pinnacles, a granite formation. The Pinnacles is essentially the process of volcanic activity and weather erosion that created the granite formation.

To reach The Pinnacles, you will need to do part of the Cape Woolamai Circuit Walk. It is about half an hour’s walk from the beach car park to reach The Pinnacles. If you wish, you can continue and keep going to the Cape Woolamai Circuit Walk.

Cape Woolamai Circuit Walk

Take on the popular Cape Woolamai Circuit Walk on a lovely sunny day. The walk is about a grade three and should take you around three and a half hours to complete.

The start of the walk is from Cape Woolamai Beach car park, you walk along the beach and then up along the clifftop.

As mentioned earlier, you will come across the impressive Pinnacles then make your way to The Beacon, where it’s the highest point on Phillip Island.

There are impressive coastal views and loads of wildlife to spot when you are taking on this walk!

western australia pinnacles blue sky

Go Surfing

Experience catching some waves at one of Australia’s most famous surf beaches! At Woolamai Surf Beach, there are impressive waves, which are best suited for experienced surfers only.

If surfing isn’t your cup of tea, you can still come to the beach for a walk and a chance to grab some food nearby at one of the restaurants.

Keep in mind the beach is only patrolled by lifesavers every weekend from December through to Easter Monday. Throughout the Christmas peak period, the beach is patrolled daily.


After you have seen Cape Woolamai, ensure you don’t forget to check out the rest of Phillip Island! The island is filled with so much adventure with a chance to see all kinds of Aussie wildlife.


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.

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