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3 Days in Phillip Island: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2016

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Of the nearly 3.5 million visitors Phillip Island receives annually, most do so as a long day trip from the teeming streets of Melbourne. But at only 39 square miles in size, Phillip Island is small enough to be enjoyed thoroughly and slowly. Those who stay overnight and really immerse themselves in the slow-paced nuances of this blissfully rural island can gain a deeper appreciation for its many offerings.

Day 1:
Start your journey with a day of experiencing Phillip Island's culture. Once you cross the bridge from San Remo, the historic Churchill Island Heritage Farm is only a few minutes away and serves as as a spot to learn the history of the area's settlers, get a feel for its agricultural roots, and see views of the island. For lunch, consider going out and catching your own at the Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. Afterwards, opt for dessert from the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory or a glass of wine at the Phillip Island Winery.

Day 2:
Scour Phillip Island in search of its trademark wildlife. View lazy koalas from up in the treetops at the Koala Conservation Centre, or spot kangaroos, wallabies, and clucking kookaburras at the Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Drive out west to the Nobbies Center for a look at the island's fur seals, and close the day with the area's most famous attraction: the sunset procession of penguins that star in the Penguin Parade.

Day 3:
On your last day, get outside and immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty. Take a stroll down Woolamai Beach and watch surfers race through the waves, or consider taking a surf lesson yourself at a more gentle, protected break. Hike the trails along Cape Woolamai past the sculpted granite sea stacks, and slide down sand dunes looking back at the distant shores of San Remo.

Tours & Tickets

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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Penguin Parade, Koala ... 
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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Penguin Parade, Koala ConservationHeritage Farm

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Make the most out of your visit to Phillip Island with this 3-park pass, the best value for checking out three of the island’s top attractions: the Penguin ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.64
Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise, Phillip Island, Attraction Tickets
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Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise

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See thousands of Australian fur seals in their natural habitat during a 2-hour wildlife cruise from Phillip Island. Journey on a comfortable catamaran with ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.61
A Maze'N Things Admission with Optional Phillip Island Chocolate Factory General Entry, Phillip ... 
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A Maze'N Things Admission with Optional Phillip Island Chocolate Factory General Entry

Enjoy hours of mind-boggling fun at A Maze'N Things, where you can explore indoor and outdoor optical illusions and puzzling delights. Find your way through a ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.76
Phillip Island Wildlife Cruise with Optional Penguin Parade and 3 Park Pass, Phillip Island, ... 
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Phillip Island Wildlife Cruise with Optional Penguin Parade and 3 Park Pass

Enjoy exceptional wildlife viewing at Phillip Island during a boat cruise to Seal Rocks, Australia’s largest fur seal colony, followed by a visit to the ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.40
Phillip Island Twilight Cruise, Phillip Island, Day Cruises
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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise

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Set out on a sunset cruise from Phillip Island that takes in sights along Western Port Bay near the Mornington Peninsula. Your captain provides light ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.37
Wilsons Promontory Cruise from Phillip Island, Phillip Island, Night Cruises
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Wilsons Promontory Cruise from Phillip Island

Hop aboard a comfortable catamaran for a full-day tour to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Cruise along southern Australia’s gorgeous coastline for up-close ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.42
Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience, Phillip Island, Day Cruises
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Want the best penguin viewing opportunities in Australia? Take the Penguin Eco Tour for a premium penguin experience that offers a personalized, intimate ...  Read more

Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours

From USD $51.14

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