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A Visit to Phillip Island

Updated on September 16, 2014

Picturesque Phillip Island

If your are ever travelling to Victoria, Australia and you are looking for an exciting adventure in a sea side location, consider visiting Phillip Island of the coast of Victoria.

Phillip Island is an attractive historic island location, full of small sea side towns, amazing surfing beaches,The Phillip Island National Park with its wonderful range of Australian wild life and The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

As you can tell there is much to see and do here and plenty to enjoy, on this exciting, small coastal island off Victoria.

Map of Philip Island

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The Many Moods of Phillip Island

Philip Island, named after Arthur Phillip the first governor of New South Wales, is located on the south east coastline outside of Melbourne, Victoria, which forms a natural break water for the shallow waters of western port and is part of the Bass Coast Shire.

To get to Phillip Island one has to cross over a 640 meter long concrete bridge after reaching San Remo on the coast, over to the small island town of New Haven and once there you can head in the many different directions to see some of the natural wonders of this island.

Phillip Island has a lot to see, take in and enjoy, from Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Phillip Island Nature Park - Koala Conservation Center in Cowes, The Nobbies with is lovely coastal walks, The Botanical Gardens in Cranbourne and not forgetting one of Philip Islands main calling cards besides The Penguin Walks, The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, bringing many to this small attractive island in the summer months.

Phillip Island
Phillip Island

The Main Attractions For Me on Phillip Island

Penguins on Parade

Within The National Park on Phillip Island we have a well organized close up view of The Penguins on Parade where many come to watch at night, the hundreds of wild penguins emerge from the sea and march together along up the sand, returning to there burrows in the sand dunes.

Blue Fairy Penguin
Blue Fairy Penguin
THe Penguin Parade
THe Penguin Parade

The Nobbies

Not far from the penguin parade location is The Nobbie Centre overlooking the wild seas of Bass Strait.

The Nobbies consists of an information centre where you can learn about the seals that inhabit this area and the many other forms of southern ocean wildlife.

Along with Cafes and Gift shops there are Boardwalks with incredible views of Phillip Island's rugged south coastline and blow-holes.

The Nobbies
The Nobbies

Koala Conservation Centre

At the Koala Conversation center there are treetop board walks set up, part of The Philip Island Nation Park, so you have easy visibility of the Koalas in their natural habitat high up in the tree tops.

There are also bush walking tracks where, wallabies, echinas, birds and other Aussie wildlife can be seen in their natural state.

Koala Resting In Tree
Koala Resting In Tree

Phillip Island

A Visit to Phillip Island?

Would you like to visit Phillip Island sometime soon?

Sunset Over Phillip Island
Sunset Over Phillip Island

Thanks For Stopping By! I hope you enjoyed your trip to Phillip Isand, please leave a comment!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Such a beautiful place. I'd love to visit. blessed

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 6 years ago

      I love travel lenses that features a beautiful pictures and less words.. ^^,

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I have visited Phillip Island too many times to remember over my life. It is one of my favourite places in Australia. The weather can be cold and unpredictable, but I do love it there.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Phillip Island is beautiful. I would love to visit.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks for introducing us!!!

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      I've been once many years ago. I loved the penguins! So cute.

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      Ilona E 6 years ago from Ohio

      beautiful place! I do think I'd like to go there if I ever got a chance :)

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      Melody Lassalle 6 years ago from California

      Wonderful travel journey. I enjoyed this venture to Phillip Island!

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Looks beautiful - will be adding it to my travel bucket list!

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      The Penguin parade on Phillip Island looks like a once in a lifetime experience.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      love it - Angel blessed and featured on Angel blessed in May

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Phillip Island is a lovely place - except when the octane-fuelled motor races are held. But a lot of people like the races and the population swells when they occur.