Why Visit Phillip island?
A journey down to Phillip island from Melbourne offers a fun day out sure to be enjoyed by backpackers, travellers and families alike.
Hang out with and enjoy up-close experiences with Australia’s favourite animals from Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies to Wombats, Dingoes and Tasmanian Devils. Visit the famous Woolamai Surf reserve (time permitting).
Seasonally enjoy a visit to the beautiful town of Cowes for dinner on the bay before strolling the boardwalk at the Nobbies Centre. There’s a chance for a sneak peek of the Little Penguins and one of Australia’s largest Australian Fur Seal colonies before driving along the coast and arriving at the main attraction – the world-famous Penguin Parade.
The Summerland Bay precinct is home to more than 6000 of the world’s smallest penguins. Sit on the grand stand and watch the penguins come in from the ocean at sunset and enjoy a walk alongside them on the boardwalk as the return to their burrows at the end of the day.
You’ll be sure to return to Melbourne with memories of an amazing day.