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Discover 101KM2 of Extraordinary Experiences on Phillip Island This Month

With international travel still difficult, there’s never been a better time for Victorians to explore their own backyard in one of the state’s best-loved regional destinations – Phillip Island.

During this April, Autumn school holidays and beyond, Phillip Island is welcoming visitors to its magnificent 101km2 of coastline, nature parks, foodie gems and unparalleled experiences.

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All The Reasons To Visit Phillip Island

Phillip Island has long been famous for its Penguin Parade and world-class Grand Prix Circuit, and now with travel back on the table, the island is ready to celebrate and share some of its new and lesser-known experiences, with something to suit every family.

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

Once you drive into San Remo and cross over the bridge and arrive in beautiful Phillip Island, you’ll immediately feel the pace slow down. The Island encourages visitors to take a deep breath, switch gears, and let all their worries go. 

It’s the island of early morning surfs, cruisy pub lunches, late arvo beach walks and sunset drinks with a view. 

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

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Phillip Island has 101km2 of breathtaking beauty for visitors to discover. It might be the heart-stopping moment a humpback whale breaches in the distance, or the breathtaking sight of thousands of Australian fur seals sunning themselves on rocks. 

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

Or simply go for a bushwalk and spot unique native wildlife. Choose a path to wander along the rugged coastline and find legendary surf breaks, see magnificent rock formations at the Pinnacles Lookout, and take in walking tracks with spectacular views. 

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

Of course, don’t miss the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Little Penguins have been wowing onlookers for a century and today you can still rug up and watch in anticipation of seeing the penguins cross the beach at sunset each evening.

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

For those who like to treat themselves, luxe cabins are available to book (including family friendly glamping options), so you can wake up to sweeping sea views in style. 

Phillip Island also offers the perfect caravan beach break, airy apartment or resort-style retreat.

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

When it comes to food, the Island packs a lot of variety into its 101km2.  Your whole family can sample fish and chips on the beach, fresh rocky road straight from the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, or grilled prawns at a waterfront restaurant. Adults can try tipples at a Phillip Island winery cellar door too. 

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

Whether you visit for a few days or a week, 101 square kilometres of amazing is waiting for your family at Phillip Island. Get planning your experience at visitphillipisland.com.au.

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

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5 Phillip Island Camping Locations

1. Anchor Belle Holiday Park

The ideal holiday destination on Phillip Island. This family-friendly park is set among 5 acres of bush, just 100m from the beach and 2km from the main shops and restaurants.

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2. Big4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island 

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island offers the perfect place to sit and relax, with a wide variety of accommodation, ranging from shady camping sites to three-bedroom Villas, with clean amenities and great family facilities.

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3. A Maze'n Things Holiday Park 

Set on 10 acres with a variety of self-contained cabins (from one-room studios and budget two-bedroom family cabins, to more spacious park cabins sleeping up to six people) and two modern villas. Guests have access to an extra-large camp kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven, games room, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool and playground. The park is also home to the popular A Maze’n Things maze, illusion room, vertical slide, mini-golf and magic manor. 

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4. Nrma Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park 

Just a short stroll to many restaurants and cafes, NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park is the perfect place for an island escape, choose to put your feet up in a cabin or sleep ‘under the stars’ on a caravan or campsite.

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5. Amaroo Park

Nestled just off the main street of Cowes, surrounded by tropical gardens, location, tranquillity, and clean modern accommodation is why our guests love staying at Amaroo Park. They offer fully self-contained two-bedroom villas, one-bedroom king bed villas, deluxe studios, budget accommodation and a few camping sites.

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5 Phillip Island Walks That Should Not Be Missed

1. The Nobbies Walk (Scenic Coastal Views)

2. Forrest Caves Walk (Sea Caves)

3. Pyramid Rock To Berrys Beach Walk (Coastal Track)

4. Cape Woolamai Walk (Coastal Track)

5. Conservation Hill And Rhyll Inlet (Wetland Track)

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5 Things to Do on Phillp Island That The Kids Will Love

1. Phillip Island Penguin Parade

2. Antarctic Journey At The Nobbies

3. A Maze’n Things

4. Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

5. Maru Koala And Animal Park

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Destination Philip Island

5 Phillip Island Cafes & Restaurants That Will Leave You Wanting More

1. San Remo Fisherman’s Co-op

2. The Westernport Hotel

3. Pinos Trattoria 

4. Rusty Waters Restaurant & Bar 

5. The Waterboy Café

Destination Philip Island
Destination Philip Island

5 Phillp Island Fishing & Boating Adventures 

1. Ocean Adventures Phillip Island

2. Wildlife Coast Cruises

3. Reel Obsession Fishing Charters

4. Phillip Island Fishing Boat

5. T-Cat Fishing Charters

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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