What world-famous event is held at Phillip Island?

Just outside the busy Melbourne city lies Phillip Island, a tourist hotspot that is bustling with crowds throughout the year. But why? It is often on the top of a traveller’s bucket list when visiting Australia’s Victoria area, but what draws these massive crowds?


Phillip Island is home to the famous Grand Prix Circuit for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and World Superbike Championship. Join the flock of motorbike enthusiasts as they converge at this exciting site. The circuit has been around since 1956, but still remains one of the most important tracks for the Grand Prix World races. With festivals and events held at this stadium throughout the year, have a look at the upcoming events that are held during your holiday dates. If you are keen to get behind the wheel yourself, you can enjoy karting on the replica circuit. If you are a real speed junkie, try out a hot lap, which has you sitting in the car as a professional driver whizzes you around the circuit.

Animals Lovers

The famous event of the Penguin parade has skyrocketed to one of the best activities Victoria has to offer. Essentially the penguin parade is a venue which sits right alongside the beach, giving you front row seats to see the famous wild ‘little penguins’ as they waddle up to shore. These cute little guys are the world’s smallest penguins, only a mere 33 centimetres tall and only weighing around 1 kilogram. They live in colonies and spend the majority of their time in the sea hunting for food. Once they are done for the day, the colony comes up to shore, heading across the sand to venture into their nests nearby. The Penguin Parade offers multiple viewing areas to see them, with the standard, underground, or deluxe option.  

Nature Fanatics

With pristine beaches, lush bushlands, and unique wildlife, it’s no wonder Phillip Island brings a crowd. Nature lovers can get lost within the land, hiking on the walking paths to see epic views and interesting wildlife. If you haven’t had any luck spotting the wild animals along your journey, travel to Maru Wildlife Park to give you a more hands-on animal interaction. If you are interested in the history of the land, the Nobbies Information Centre offers you a stunning view to go with their informational centre.

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