Phillip Island

By
Tim Bliss
Updated
September 4, 2020

There is nothing quite like a getaway from Melbourne to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Depending upon what you are looking for there is no shortage of options to satisfy your holiday requirements.

Anyone who lives in Melbourne or is visiting must definitely come see this stunning location. The highlight of the experience is the amazing Penguin sighting down on the beach. Even better it is only a short drive out of Melbourne so could easily be done within the day, but why rush when you could also book into a cute BnB and spend a weekend down there enjoying the Penguins and the fresh ocean air.

Cowes Beach. Source: Visit Victoria


If you are down there for a weekend then here are a few ideas that you can add into your itinerary. You’ve already seen the penguins and are looking to see more Australian wildlife then you cannot go past the Cruise to Seal Rocks, on this two hour tour will take you out to see one of Australia’s largest colonies of fur seals. However if you are looking to be more active then there is no shortage of swimming spots for snorkelling and surfing.

In terms of places to eat, well if you have a sweet tooth then a visit to the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory should definitely be on the cards. However before we jump straight into dessert, Beach HQ is a great option not only for a delicious meal or a relaxing drink but also to soak in the amazing bay views.




Photo Credits:

Visit Victoria

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