Philip Island is named after the 1st Governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip. Phillip Island is so popular with tourists that during the summer months, its population increases from 10,000 to 60,000. This boom is great news because this means that Phillip Island has well established holiday accommodations for visitors.
1) Visit The Beach
Beaches are the main attraction of Phillip Island with a large number to suit everyone. Beginners will prefer visiting Smiths Beach while experts can head over to Cape Woolamai Surf Beach. Cowes Beach is a great place to visit with children, as it is patrolled during the summer months.
2) Check Out Penguin Parade
Phillip Island is home to the largest ‘little penguin’ colony in the world. There are a couple of interactive displays and viewing boxes that make this a great place to visit with your family.
3) Head Over To The Koala Conservation Park
Enjoy a pleasant walk among the re-vegetated park while keeping a look out for koalas. There is a small interactive area and a café that is sure to keep children and adults happy.
4) Drop In To The Churchill Heritage Farm
The Churchill Island Heritage Farm is a small island that is connected to Phillip Island via a bridge. The island is a working farm. This means that you and your children will get to milk cows and shear sheep. Churchill Island also has a great café that has sweeping views of Western Port and Bass.
5) Check Out A Maze’n Things
Located at the centre of Phillip Island, A Maze’N Things is the place to take the entire family to. It has stimulating puzzles, illusions and memory tests that your kids will surely love.
6) Visit The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Children can check out the electronic games room while you are racing around the circuit. There are also a number of big races like the Moto GP that re held here once a year.
7) Check Out The Nobbies Centre
The Nobbies Centre is home to the largest colony of Fur Seals in Australia and it also offers some truly stunning views of some rocky formations. These two reasons make the Nobbies centre a great place for eco-tourists.
8) Try Ten Pin Bowling
The Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre caters to visitors of all ages. If bowling is not your idea of fun, try pool or check out the ‘Lazar Zone’.
9) Check Out The Phillip Island Fun Shed
The Phillip Island Fun Shed is the place to visit if you are travelling with small children. It is filled with cubby houses, slides, jumping castles and ball pits. While the kids are busy enjoying themselves, you and your better half can enjoy a hot cup of coffee.
10) Visit The Rhyll Trout And Bush Tucker Farm
Beginners and pros alike will enjoy fishing for trout at the Indoor Rainforest Pool or in Trophy Lake. If fishing is not your cup of tea then you can wander the ‘Bush Tucker Trail’ where you can experience the same food that the local Koori inhabitants had prior to European Settlement.