Phillip Island is a large island at the mouth of Western Port Bay about two hours from Melbourne
. This island is known for it's Fairy Penguin population that draws thousands of tourists at dusk to see them do their little penguin parade across the beach. Phillip Island is separated from the mainland by a channel and connected by a bridge.
A Maze N Things
Rooms built to confuse the eye and mind. A maze to be lost in. Philip Island Road (03 5952 2400).
Australian Dairy Centre
This cheese factory offers cheese tasting with a sales section and a cafeteria. There is also a historical display of the dairy industry. Phillip Island Road, Newhaven (03 5956 7583).
On the south are the surf beaches and on the north island are the family beaches.
Off the coast at Newhaven, offering pleasant walks through tranquil gardens with views of Western Port Bay, wildlife and an old homestead.Off Phillip Island Road
Coal Creek Heritage Village
Located East of Phillip Island in Korumburra, this is a recreation of a 1890's coal mining town. (03 5655 1811).
French Island National Park
You will need to catch a ferry from Cowes on Phillip Island to reach this large, undeveloped island. Great views and walking trails can be found here.
Koala Conservation Centre
Koala Conservation Centre is in the middle of the island. A tree-top walk has been constructed so that visitors can see the koalas at close range. Phillip Island Road (03 5952 1307).
Penguin Parade Visitors Centre
The Penguin Colony is at the south west of the island in Summerland Bay. The Penguin Parade is at dusk when the penguins start arriving. The penguin crass Summerland Beach and return to the sand dune burrows. The best months are November to January. Off Vetnor Road (03 5956 8300).
Phillip Island Nature Park
This park has many native wildlife species displayed in their natural habitat. There are a number of sections of displays and information on the penguins, koalas, seals, mutton birds and pelicans
The Seals Rock Life Centre
Located at Penguin Reserve, there are plenty of educational displays on the wildlife in this area. The Nobbies (03 9793 6767).
Vietnam Veterans Museum
A collection of stores and artifacts from the Vietnam War. 5 Churchill Road, Newhaven (03 5956 6400)