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Exploring Phillip Island's Coastlines

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Exploring Phillip Island's Coastlines
The rocky coves and wind-swept shores of Phillip Island offer impressive views and incredible wildlife-watching opportunities. Whether you are staying on the island or visiting on a day trip from nearby Melbourne, here are your options to explore Phillip Island’s coastlines.
 
Watch the Little Penguins
The star attraction of Phillip Island is the nightly Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach. As the sun sets, hundreds of little penguins waddle ashore to return to their burrows and special viewing areas have been set up to watch the penguins without disturbing their natural routine.
 
Go Wildlife Watching
Penguins aren’t the only animal attractions along the coast of Phillip Island. Nearby Seal Rocks is home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony. Bottlenose and common dolphins are often spotted offshore, and the coastal cliffs harbor sea birds, including gannets, albatross, and sea eagles.
 
Hit the Water
The island’s white-sand beaches offer plenty of options for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. South coast beaches like Woolamai Beach and Surf Beach are best suited to experienced surfers, while the northern beaches of Cowes and Red Rocks are family favorites. If surfing isn’t your thing, you can get your adrenaline pumping with water sports like kayaking or flyboarding.

Take a Boat Trip
Some of the best views of Phillip Island are from the water and there are a number of options for boat trips, from full-day catamaran tours to romantic twilight cruises. Set sail around the dramatic sea cliffs and caves of Cape Woolamai, spot landmarks like the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, or watch for whales and dolphins along the coast.
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Phillip Island Tour from MelbourneDay Trips

Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

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Observe some of Australia’s most popular native wildlife on this tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island that includes a stop at Koala Reserve. Interact with koalas before arriving at Phillip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals and, most famously, penguins. See the Nobbies to look for seals on the rocky coastline while you wait for sunset, when the little penguins perform the Penguin Parade, their nightly ritual of waddling out of the water and along the beach to their burrows. Upgrade options are available for better views and an enhanced experience.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Taking safety measures

Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from MelbourneDay Trips

Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

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Discover the natural delights of Phillip Island with an eco-tour from Melbourne. See the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park for an up-close encounter with koalas and other Australian wildlife. Finish the day at a local beach where you can watch hundreds of some of the world's tiniest penguins waddle out of the ocean and across the sand to their burrows.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Phillip Island Seal-Watching CruiseWhale Watching

Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise

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Get up close to the wildlife of Phillip Island and discover Australia’s largest colony of Australian fur seals on this catamaran cruise. Watch the adorable seals lounging on the rocks and swimming in the bays; spot seabirds swooping overhead and look out for dolphins, whales, and penguins as you float around the island. Finally, tuck into afternoon tea on-board as you listen to the live commentary and learn more about the island’s varied wildlife. 
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Phillip Island Twilight CruiseNight Cruises

Phillip Island Twilight Cruise

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Experience the magic of Phillip Island at twilight on board this 1.5-hour catamaran cruise. Set sail for a scenic cruise around Western Port Bay, gliding past dramatic landmarks like French Island and Stony Point, and spotting the HMAS Otama submarine. Keep a look out for playful dolphins, short-tailed shearwaters and adorable Australian fur seals as you float around the bay, then tuck into complimentary snacks or purchase a drink from the on-board bar. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Phillip Island Whale Watching TourWhale Watching

Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour

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Witness the spectacular coastal scenery of Australia on a 4-hour whale watching cruise around Phillip Island. Climb aboard a stylish vessel with a professional guide and scour the sea for sightings of rare wildlife. See thousands of fur seals at Seal Rocks; keep your eyes peeled for rare seabirds like the shy albatross and little penguin; and marvel at dolphins diving out of the water with incredible grace. With luck, enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching humpback whales in their natural environment on this exhilarating cruise.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Mornington Peninsula Markets Shuttle by Boat from Phillip IslandDay Cruises

Mornington Peninsula Markets Shuttle by Boat from Phillip Island

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Take a break from paradise on this half-day shopping excursion from Phillip Island, including round-trip transport by catamaran. After a 30-minute cruise to Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula, transfer to either the Red Hill Community Market or Emu Plains Market. Enjoy three hours to explore the markets independently; shop for traditional crafts, artisan foods and unique souvenirs; or tuck into delicious street food (own expense).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Phillip Island Ultimate Flyboard ExperienceFlyboarding

Phillip Island Ultimate Flyboard Experience

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This is a great pack to learn all the basics of hydro flying and learn some or most of the tricks. In this 60 min Flyboard Experience, you get 30 min of Pre-Flight training and preparation and 30 minutes of actual Flight time. This pack is the most recommended to get the full flyboard experience, where you will get a full hour of adrenaline pumping non-stop fun. All experiences include FREE hire of our safety equipment: Life Jacket, Helmet and Wetsuit. Don't forget to order your HD Go-pro video of your flight. After purchase you declare, you are reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water. Location: Anderson Road, (Boat ramp) Cowes, Phillip Island Please be 15 min early, to allow for additional time to get here. Please bring, swimwear, Towel, and extra clothes.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation


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