Here on Phillip Island we enjoy the best of both worlds. We have heart-pumping action during major racing events, but we are also home to some of the country's most pristine beaches and wildlife parks.

Surf the ultimate wave at Cape Woolamai beach, experience life on a historical farm at Churchill Island, or cheer on from the sidelines at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. No visit is complete without a trip to the Penguin Parade, where you can watch the little penguins waddling ashore at sunset - trust us, it's a once in a lifetime experience.

We might enjoy a calm, rural pace out here, but our restaurants rival any venue you might find in the city. Indulge in some seafood at a restaurant in Cowes or venture out to Rhyll and San Remo for a beachside brunch.

Gallery (located above) Tropicana Motor Inn, (internal and external) , Cowes Inn Jetty, Cowes Beach, Coastal Walks, Island Surfboards, Penguin Parade, Island Wildlife.


  • Penguin Parade - 13 mins

  • Cowes Beach - 300m

  • Koala Conservation Centre - 9 mins

  • Cape Woolamai Surf Beach - 17 mins

  • Smiths Beach - 10 mins

  • The Nobbies - 15 mins

  • Rhyll Inlet and Conservation Hill Reserve - 10 mins

  • French Island National Park - Travel from mainland by ferry

  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit - 8 mins

  • Island Surfboards - 2 mins

  • Pioneer Kayaking - 4 mins Phillip Island Holiday Hire - 5 mins

  • Phillip Island Golf Club - 6 mins

  • Island Charter Boat - 16 mins

  • Out There Outdoor Activities - 15 mins

  • Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling & Entertainment Centre - 5 mins

  • Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker - 10 mins

  • Pelican Feeding San Remo - 18 mins

  • Wildlife Coast Cruises - 2 mins

  • State Coal Mine Wonthaggi - 40 mins

  • San Remo - 18 mins

  • Sorrento - 2 hrs

  • Melbourne Airport - 2 hrs

Driving times are approximate

During Peak Times it is best to aim to get to Phillip Island before 11am and leave after 5pm to avoid long delays

About Phillip Island