If you’re looking for things to do on Phillip Island outside of the holiday park, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re travelling with the family, a friend, a group or making a solo trip to the region – here are our top list of things you simply must experience while you’re here.
Things to do on Phillip Island
Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade is a truly unique phenomenon that captures the hearts of little kids and big kids alike. Best of all? It’s found just 10 minutes’ drive from the holiday park.
Experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to the largest penguin colony in Australia. Groups of penguins are seen swimming from the ocean and waddling across the beach back to their nesting boxes, every night of the year after sunset.
Koala Conservation Reserve
Come face-to-face with cuddly koalas in their natural habitat on the treetop boardwalks of the Koala Conservation Reserve, found just 7 minutes from from the holiday park.
The two elevated boardwalks bring you closer to the koalas as they go about their daily cycles, sleeping, eating and sleeping some more. Relax surrounded by nature, and make sure to pack your binoculars too for fantastic bird watching.
Phillip Island Golf Course
Regarded as one of the finest golf courses in regional Victoria, and located just meters from the beach and 5 minutes from the holiday park, this picturesque 18 hole course carves its way through the magnificent landscape of Phillip Island.
Manicured greens are a key feature of the courses design, as well as its impressive 6003m with a 72 par making it challenging for beginners and pros alike. You’ll even meet a few friendly, and furry locals with abundant wildlife often spotted on the course.
Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
For a delectable holiday treat, head to Pannys for more than 190 different varieties of confectionary. Set moments from the Phillip Island access bridge, or 15 minutes drive from the holiday park, the café and retail store offer the chance to sample a delicious chocolate or two, while the educational exhibition on cocoa production is great for those looking to learn more. You’ll even find a 2m statue of Michelangelo’s David, a chocolate village complete with working trails and more.
Discover world-class surfing in Victoria’s first National Surfing Reserve on Phillip Island. Offering endless spots to hit the waves, there are plenty of sheltered breaks available year-round for a smooth, long ride. Advanced surfers should head to Cape Woolami for the best waves, while beginners and those looking for a smaller break can check out Smiths Beach.
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
If you feel the need for speed and a rush of adrenaline on your getaway, head to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. This picturesque track hosts world-renowned events throughout the year that offer an electric atmosphere amongst some of the best motor sports stars world-wide. If you’re ready to get out on the track yourself, you’ll also find a 760m replica course with hi-speed go-karts ready for you to go full-throttle.