Phillip Island is the perfect venue for a lazy or action filled weekend away in Victoria. It is one of Victoria’s top tourist destinations and is world renowned for its famous penguin parade. Its Wildlife experiences and wetlands make it an ideal winter destination.

Phillip Island is approximately a 2 hour drive from Melbourne and its proximity to Melbourne makes it easy for a weekend getaway.  Simply get onto The Monash Freeway (M1) and take the exit for Phillip Island onto the South Gippsland Highway.

You will arrive at San Remo which is where the iconic Pelican Feeding takes place daily at midday on the foreshore. Indulge in some lunch at the Pelican View Family Restaurant and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the region. When you continue driving you will cross over the bridge onto Phillip Island.

Accommodation in the region is plentiful and ranges from budget stay accommodation to holiday parks and beautiful resorts such as The Silverwater Resort and Quest Phillip Island.

Be sure to book in for the nightly penguin Parade which takes place at twilight.  Arrive early to ensure you get a good view of the Penguins.

The Nobbies is where you will find exceptional views of the entire coast with magnificent scenery. If you want to experience a true scenic adventure then Phillip Island Helicopters is the attraction for you.  Drive a short way to Cape Woolamai where the walking trail is picturesque and well worth doing.

The Rhyll Trout and Bushtucker Farm is a great fishing area that includes indoor trout fishing  Stay a while and enjoy eating your catch which will be prepared by the kitchen and is truly delicious.

The nature and wildlife experiences on the island are endless and range from nature parks such at Maru Park and The Koala Conservation Centre to Churchill Island.

To see where the Moto GP action takes place, head to the world renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. You can go kart riding on a scale replica of the actual track, take a guided tour and look at the memorabilia.

If you like a maze and love optical illusions, then you must visit A Maze N’ Things where you will find a maze, illusions and even mini golf . A visit to Phillip Island is never complete without indulging in a visit to Panny’s Chocolate Factory. At Panny’s you can make your own chocolate bars, enjoy free samples and hit the shop for some take home delights.

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