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Phillip Island, Australia

With unique wildlife encounters, internationally renowned surfing reserves, a world-famous Grand Prix Circuit and breath-taking natural beauty, Phillip Island certainly has a lot to offer.

The idyllic, quaint Phillip Island is located only 90 minutes south-east of the bustling urban centre of Melbourne. Phillip Island was first inhabited by the Aboriginal Bunurong tribe alongside diverse wildlife. Although Phillip Island is now one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations, the culture and natural simplicity of the island remains.

Located on the northern side of Phillip Island, Cowes is the main town boasting an energetic, friendly hub for both locals and visitors. Relax on one of the islands many beautiful beaches, explore indigenous art galleries, indulge in boutique shopping and enjoy fantastic dining with beautiful panoramic views of the open ocean.

Phillip Island is home to a diverse range of native wildlife, offering unique up-close and personal experiences. Watch in wonder as tiny penguins walk along the beach, set sail to admire Australia’s largest fur-seal colony at Seal Rock, spot koalas dozing in the eucalypts, marvel at majestic pelicans scooping a fish from the sea and witness whales migrating away from the southern coast.

World-famous attractions of Phillip Island are the Penguin Parade and the Grand Prix Circuit.

Penguin Parade:

Welcome home hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins as they emerge from the sea onto Summerland Beach at sunset after a day’s fishing. Marvel at the tiny penguin’s daily routine from elevated viewing stands and boardwalks, to stop any interference with their natural habitat. As the sun begins to set, the penguins waddle along the beach to the safety of their sand dune burrows. Once the penguin parade has ended, wander along the boardwalks for a closer view as many penguins are active throughout the night.

Available to witness all year round, however penguins tend to breed during the summer, with as many as 32,000 penguins arriving per night!

This experience will be the highlight of your trip to Phillip Island and a memory that is sure never to be forgotten.

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit:

Experience the iconic, world-famous Grand Prix venue. Retrace the footsteps of the racing world champions on a guided circuit tour, complete with exclusive access to race control, the media centre, pit lane and the winner’s podium. Go that one step further and experience go-karting like no other. Race your family and friends around a 750-metre scale replica of the circuit, situated alongside the iconic track. For the visitors who want to experience the ultimate Grand Prix adrenaline thrill, buckle up for a triple Hot Lap ride around the Grand Prix circuit with an experienced racing driver.

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