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Phillip Island Tourism

Located around 142 kms south of Melbourne, Phillip Island is a day trip from the city famous for its various wildlife experiences. From watching the famous penguin parade and visiting koalas, feeding the kangaroos and admiring the whales from a distance, wildlife enthusiasts are in for a treat. Phillip Island is a fantastic weekend destination, especially for families. Visitors can find great picnic spots, beautiful beaches, leisurely hiking trails, and even the race track that hosts the enthralling Australian MotoGP.

Tourists are primarily drawn to Phillip Island to watch the scores of penguins returning home during the Penguin Parade at sunset. Australia's largest fur seal colony can also be seen in the open ocean at the Seal Rocks. Apart from wildlife, the island offers diverse landscapes to be traversed on foot or a cycle. The Phillip Island Nature Park in Cape Woolamai is highly recommended. It offers incredible views of the coast along its 4-kilometer walking track, which ends at the Pinnacles lookout.

There is no shortage of wonderful beaches as well, with Cowes Beach and Smiths Beach being calmer and family-friendly beaches. In contrast, the rugged Woolamai Beach and Surf Beach attract more adventurous beachgoers who want to surf. The coastline also offers plenty of opportunities for whale watching, hiking, and fishing as well.

Must Know Before You Travel to Phillip Island

1. Enjoy the famous Penguin Parade responsibly by following the designated viewing areas and guidelines to minimize disturbance to the penguins and their natural habitat.

2. Attend events or explore the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, a world-renowned motor racing track, to experience the excitement of motorsports and enjoy the various facilities available at the venue.

3. Refrain from disturbing the wildlife and natural habitats on the island, including the penguins, seals, and other native animals, to ensure their well-being and conservation.

4. Follow any safety instructions provided for water-based activities, such as swimming and surfing, and be mindful of any potential hazards or changing weather conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the water.

5.While there are public transport and touristshutte services, renting a car, cycling or walking is the best way to explore the island.

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