Our Phillip Island hotels are a great base to visit the Island’s internationally renowned nature attraction, the Penguin Parade. Every sunset around 4500 Little Penguins, native to Australia and standing just 33cm tall, make their way up from the sea to their burrows in the sand dunes on Summerland Beach.
Our Phillip Island accommodation also acts as a great base for seeing the largest colony of Australian Fur Seals, 1.5km offshore at Seal Rocks. The colony can be seen with binoculars from the island at The Nobbies or by taking a boat cruise from Cowes out to the rocks.
Phillip Island is surely a bird-watcher’s paradise, with Rhyll Inlet on the north coast being home to a wide variety of wading birds including spoonbills, oyster catchers, herons and egrets, Swan Lake being an important habitat for black swans, and Cape Woolamai hosting around 120,000 short-tailed shearwaters, also known as muttonbirds, from September to May after their migration from the Arctic Circle. While staying in our Phillip Island accommodation see 1500 koalas in the wild by taking the ferry to French Island, or get up close and personal with them on the elevated boardwalk at the Koala Conservation Centre.
Phillip Island is not only renowned for its natural highlights, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit which dates back to 1928 and hosts a number of annual international racing events, including the World Superbike Championship in April, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October and V8 Supercar racing in November. Yet more history can be found on the island at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, a permanent exhibition of war vehicles, weaponry and memorabilia, as well as audio visual displays covering Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.