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Vacation Tips About Phillip Island

By Philip Moriones

Are you looking for an island which provides great fun and relaxation together w/ abundant Australian flora and fauna? Phillip Island is surely the place. Phillip Island is about 140 kilometres SE of Melbourne and is the home of the world famous Penguin Parade and the Australian MotoGP event.

As its name implies, it is named after Captain Arthur Phillip, the 1st Governor of New South Wales. Access to Phillip Island is via a bridge amidst San Remo, on the mainland, and Newhaven on Phillip Island. The island has an area of about ten thousand Hectares, and the landscape is a little undulating with the topmost point being Cape Woolamai at one hundred and nine metres (357 ft) above sea level. The island has almost 101 kilometres (60 miles) of coastline with the south and part of the west coast being revealed to the open ocean, Bass Strait, giving it some of the greatest surf beaches and scenic coastline in Australia. The northern coastline is situated in Westernport Bay and offer great sandy beaches that have tranquil and safe swimming areas, while the west coastline has a number of bays and inlets that contained magnificent mangrove flats.

Phillip Island has an array of natural and man made attractions to visit as well as a host of to do list that will keep you entertained for hours. The Penguin Parade is one of the best known and popular tourist locations on Phillip Island. Each evening (at dusk) the small penguins, better known as fairy penguins, stroll up the shore to after a period of time at sea to return to their burrows.

The world’s largest colony of Australian Fur Seal is on a rocky outcrop, known as Seal Rocks, about one kilometre from Phillip Islands coastline. Wildlife Coast Cruises has trip out daily to the Seal Rock during most of the year, & Phillip Island Helicopters have some great attractive flights that will give you a birds eye view of the Island and Seal Rocks. Koalas can be seen at the Koala Conservation Centre, while kangaroos, wallabies and possums are fairly numerous in Phillip Island. The wetlands and bush regions on Phillip Island are home to an collection of birds, while many migratory birds nest on the island during certain periods of the year. All of these regional animals can also be seen close up at the Phillip Island Wildlife Park on the main road to Cowes.

Both Adults and kids will enjoy a number of the other sceneries found on Phillip Is. and San Remo like the Amaze N Things w/ its giant maze, mini golf and indoor illusions centre, while the National Vietnam Veterans Museum is a nice surprise package with its great displays and information such as the Huey Cobra gunship. Some of the other attractions on and around the island include; The Fun Shed, The Chocolate Factory, Grumpys Waterslide, Rhyll Fishing Park, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Pelican Feeding, Phillip Island Winery, Purple Hen Winery, Mingara Gallery, and the recent addition Laser Strike.

Fishing is a very well known past time and T-Cat Charters specialising in fishing trips in Western Port bay and out in Bass Strait. Phillip Island has two great golf courses, The Aussie Golf Ranch is set on 23 acres of coastal dune land, boasting Australia’s finest Par 3 Golf Course, and the Phillip Island Golf Club is a full 18 hole and is one of the most fun courses to play.

If you are seeking for an adrenalin rush, then the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is what you’re searching for with HSV Hot Laps on the circuit or Go-kart on the scaled down look-alike track of the principal circuit. Laser Strike is a safe and exciting outdoor laser skirmish w/c is guaranteed to get the heart pumping.

Visit and stay in one of the several apartments, holiday houses, Bed and Breakfasts or hotels on Phillip Island. There is a broad range of amenities to suit all budgets and w/ the sun, sea, surf, parks wildlife you have the ingredients for a never to be forgotten vacation.

Philip Moriones is a travelling guru on Accommodation Phillip Island & Phillip Island Bed and Breakfast. Check articles by Philip Moriones here.

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