Picture a place that is just 90 minutes from the city of Melbourne, the coastline is beautiful and rugged, where you can see penguins, seals, koalas and an array of birds in their natural environment, watch a major Grand Prix motorcycle race in the month of October, enjoy plenty of water activities and a variety of awesome attractions. If you are looking for such a place that has all of this and so much more then you really should visit Phillip Island.
Phillip Island is a wonderful holiday destination for the whole family to enjoy, with its beautiful beaches, abundance of wildlife, activities for all ages and it is a place where you can escape the rat race for as long as you like. You can either drive or take a short ferry ride from Melbourne to get to Phillip Island where you can check into a variety of different types of accommodation all depending on what you want. You can stay in Australia's best island resort or stay in one of the spacious apartments located right on the beach, as well as having the opportunity to have a farm stay or book into a wonderful Phillip Island hotels, motels or quaint B&B for the weekend.
There is some of the state's best food and wine on Phillip Island so why not book into one of the restaurants for lunch or dinner and sample some of the award winning wines from the local vineyards and tempt your tastebuds with mouth watering delights. You can dine al fresco, taste test some excellent Asian foods or enjoy a drink with friends in one of the local pubs one afternoon.
Take the family to the beach for the day or embark on one of the many walking tracks around the island where you can get close to nature and see some awesome spectacles like the famous penguin walk as they make their way from the ocean every afternoon to their nesting ground for the night and during the holidays there are a great number of kids activities that they can partake in such as a junior ranger programme, fox hunts and much more. While the kids are being entertained you can watch the sunset while sipping on a nice bottle of wine or take a leisurely beach walk followed by a gourmet picnic for two. There is also helicopter rides over the island, surfing experiences, plenty of swimming at the local beaches, scuba diving, tennis, fishing, golf, jet skiing and wonderful cycling tracks to travel along so you can really experience the true essence of Phillip Island at your own pace.
The attractions on Phillip Island are simply endless, so why not start with the Chocolate Factory or take tour through a winery one afternoon! You can take the kids down for some pelican feeding or let them explore the array of wildlife at the wildlife park or even let their imagination run wild at A Maze n things. There are plenty of shops to browse through and art galleries to wander through and come the end of the day you can return to your chosen accommodation to rest and relax in comfort and style.
Phillip Island truly is a place of true beauty and wonder, where the list of possibilities is endless when it comes to what you can see and do. There is something for the adventurist, thrill seeker, nature lover, kids and anyone who just wishes to really chill out and rejuvenate. Book yourself in for a holiday to Phillip Island and discover one of the hidden secretes of the Victorian coastline.