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Exploring Phillip Island's Coastlines

By Viator, December 2014

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Phillip Island’s dramatic coastline is somewhat of a scenic surprise. When most visitors make the journey from Melbourne to Phillip Island, it’s the abundance of wildlife and procession of penguins that are the main reason for visiting. Once here on the island, however, the rural landscape and wave-battered coastline often emerge as unforeseen highlights of spending a day on the island. 

On Phillip Island’s western tip, watch in wonder as storm-driven waves go crashing against seal-covered rocks, and when visiting a place like the Nobbies Center, take a stroll along the coastal boardwalk for a front row seat to rolling waves as they explode in showers of white. Or, on the island’s rugged southeastern tip, stunning assortments of natural formations ring the coast of Cape Woolamai. Begin at white sand Woolamai Beach and its imposing, pink granite cliffs, and hike across the windswept headland to the famous “Pinnacles” sea stacks. Continue around the eastern tip to find sheer cliffs and deeply eroded sea caves, and in addition to viewpoints looking back at the mainland, a system of sand dunes perfect for sledding line the Cape’s northern coast.

When exploring Phillip Island’s coastlines, scan the skies for sea birds and shearwaters that circle above the rocks. And, of course, always keep your eyes peeled for the famous Little Penguins as they seek out burrows in the dunes and boardwalks along all corners of the coast.

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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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

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 $32.82
Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Attraction Tickets
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 622 Reviews

See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $121.97
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 433 Reviews

See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Departing Melbourne at midday, you'll travel to ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.79
Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience, Phillip Island, Day Trips
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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: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.90
Phillip Island Nature Park and Wildlife Seals Cruise, Melbourne, Nature & Wildlife
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Phillip Island Nature Park and Wildlife Seals Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Phillip Island Nature Park is close to Melbourne yet abounding with wildlife. The Little Penguins coming home for the sea and the spectacle of thousands of ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.19
2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Nature & Wildlife
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2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover the natural beauty of Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park on this two-day small-group tour from Melbourne. Get back to nature with ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $232.85

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