The beach at Cowes on Phillip Island
The nightly Penguin Parade.

© Copyright Peter W. Wilkins

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The Fairy Penguin colony of Phillip Island is probably the most photographed wildlife in Australia. Always rated as among Victoria's top three tourism attractions, and often the premiere one, the penguins of Phillip Island are a delight to all.
It is a 'world class' attraction luring hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to see these tiny birds return from the sea and make their way up the beach to their nests each night.
Phillip Island also has some spectacular coastal scenery, being exposed to Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean and boasts such features as Cape Woolamai, the Blowhole, Seal Rocks, the Collonades, The Nobbies, Pyramid Rock and the Pinnacles.
At Seal Rocks you can see Australia's largest Fur Seal colony and observe them close up from the telescope at the Nobbies. The island is also home to Mutton Birds, koalas, wallabies, wombats, possums, echidnas and other wildlife.
Phillip Island is also the venue for the Australian 500cc. Motor Cycle Grand Prix, held in September/October.
There is extensive accommodation, and the island is a perfect place to relax for a few days and explore its unique beauty.
For the traveller, tours operate daily from Melbourne and further information on these can be obtained from the Victorian Tourism centre.
Further information on Phillip Island can be obtained on 03 5956 7447.


  • Grand Prix Track
  • The Penguin Parade
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Reef World
  • A Maze 'N Things
  • Seal Rocks
  • Phillip Island Wildlife Park

    Phillip Island Information centre
    Phillip Island Tourist Rd., Newhaven Open 7 days from 9am. to 5pm.
    Ph: 03 5956 7447. Fax: 03 5956 7095

    Regular daily tours available | Coach | Private or hire car | Light Plane |
    V LIne bus to and from Melbourne stopping at Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo, Newhaven & Cowes. Ph 132 232
    Phillip Island Bus Service - Private Charter available. Ph (03) 5952 2500
    Phillip Island Air Services. Private Charter available. Ph: (03) 5956 7316
    Bay Connections Passenger Ferry via V-Line train to Sony Point then ferry to Cowes. Ph: 03 5678 5642

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