About Phillip Island

Why fly to an island when you can drive to one and its only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Phillip Island provides you with a range of choices. From beautiful coastlines to novelty shopping, bars or just relaxing and being pampered at one of the luxurious Day Spas. Or maybe even be more adventurous and learn how to surf. Phillip Island, it's more than just cuddly Koalas and penguins it's a Girls Weekends Away!

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Things to Do

While Phillip Island has the famous Penguin Parade it also boasts other natural wildlife wonders like Fur Seals, Koalas and magnificent native wetlands. There are many attractions outside of the wildlife on both the Island and San Remo such that include outdoor activities, Wineries, and Spas. We have gathered a few Girl friendly ideas here to make your stay that much more enjoyable.

Wineries

We have found a few wineries for you to enjoy, come back as we will update as we find and experience them.

  • Phillip Island Vineyard and Winery
  •  Purple Hen Winery
  •  Ramsay’s Vin Rose

Restaurants

There are some great places to eat on and around the Island; here are a few suggestions.

  • The Foreshore Bar & Restaurant (Rhyll)
  • Panny’s Café, 930 Phillip Island Rd Newhaven
  • Infused Cafe, wine bar and restaurant,115 Thompson Ave, Cowes
  • Boyle’s at the Castle
  • Isola Di Capri
  • The Conti Bar Grill
  • Taylors Waterfront Seafood
  • Euphoria Restaurant
  • Rusty Water Brewery Café & Restaurant
  • Watermark Restaurant at Silverwater Resort
  • All Seasons Phillip Island Café at Eco Resort
  • San Remo Fish & Chips

Other Things to do

  • Penguin Parade
  • Visitor centre with cafe, gift shop & museum
  • Boardwalks through the sand-dunes
  • Eco-tourism
  • Koala Conservation Center
  • Churchill Island
  • Rhyll Inlet
  • Swan Lake
  • Seal Rocks
  • The Nobbies
  • Visit shipwrecks
  • Beach walks
  • Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP)
  • Horse riding tours
  • Go-kart tracks
  • Mazes
  • Mini-golf

Click here for Tourist Guide

Day Spa's

If being pampered is your idea of rejuvenating the batteries then you will love the variety of pampering ideas that are scattered throughout Regional Victoria. Enjoy natural medicine therapies and traditional day spas; where you can spend the entire day having a full treatment or just take some time out with a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure. Girls, there are so many places in Victoria to find that perfect place to unwind and relax.

  • Phillip Island Day Spa
  •  Island Healing
  •  The Island Spa
  •  Aromatherapy in Action
  •  Healing Oasis Beauty Therapy
  •  Spice Hair Phillip Island
  •  Massage mobile massage

Markets

Make sure you check your calendar as these markets rotate through the month.

  • Farmers Market at Churchill Island
    Every 4th Saturday of the month, starting at 8am and finishing at 1pm. Well over 40 stalls sell a variety of goods, grown and produced locally in Gippsland
  • Trash and treasure market in Cowes
    Open every Sunday from 8am till 1pm and situated in Settlement Road opposite Mitre10, offers a different range and something for everyone.
  • Art & Craft Market
    Held every 3rd Saturday of the month in the grounds of St John's Anglican Church in Thompson Ave.
  • Cowes Night Market (summer only)
    Located on the foreshore, the Cowes Night Market is fast becoming the highlight of the busy summer season on Phillip Island.

Live Music

We are currently looking to update this area.

  • Star Club at Jetty's restaurant
    (Friday and Sat nights from 9pm)

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Phillip Island Adventures

ToursAdventures today has a list of activities and tours not only for Phillip Island but other Parts of Australia as well

Penguin Parade


PenguinsHere is a link to see the penguins from Melbourne, on a day trip.




Seal Watching

A great little cuise where you get to take in the sights of the island from the great Nobbies Cave to Seal Rocks. You will be within just a few metres of the seals, all whilst in the comfort and safety of your boat.Seal cruise Also look out for the resident dolphins or penguins! Complimentary afternoon tea including tea / coffee, biscuits and cake, or purchase drink or two from our licensed bar.

Wilsons Prom Day Tour

For aout $120 a person there awaits an unbelievable natural experience at one of Australia's best kept secrets, Wilsons Promontory National Park. On this full day tour Wilsons Promyou will discover an abundance of wildlife surrounded by spectacular coastlines and outer islands. Wilsons Promontory or “the Prom” as it is affectionately known to many people, is one of Victoria's most loved and cherished natural attractions.