Cowes, the main township on Phillip Island is surrounded by breathtaking wonders, from the famous Penguin Parade and Grand Prix track to the wide sandy beaches, rugged coastal cliffs and beautiful national park areas.



Phillip island is an area of spectacular beauty and vibrant adventurous activity.
The beautiful beaches and coastal country is the perfect backdrop to
one of the world's best holiday destinations.

Cowes township is an exceptional tourist mecca with a vast choice of day tours, nightlife and natural wonders for you to indulge in. Shopping and relaxation are also high on the list of popular activities.



 

Experience the Penguin Parade to see these tiny birds
return from the sea and make their way up the beach to their nests each night.

Phillip Island also has some spectacular coastal scenery, being exposed to Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean and boasts such features as Cape Woolamai, The Blowhole, Seal Rocks, The Collonades,
The Nobbies, Pyramid Rock and the Pinnacles.



At the western tip of Phillip Island, past Summerland Beach, lies Seal Rocks. More than 16,000 seals have their colony on Seal Rocks, off Point Grant, you can see Australia's largest Fur Seal colony. Boat cruises to Seal Rocks are available and other organised tours on the island include bus tours and scenic flights.




Some Local Activities:

 

We are 5 minutes from Cowes Shopping Centre where you will find:
 

Shops
Galleries
Antiques and Collectibles
Tennis (2 minutes)
Golf (5-10 minutes)
Beach (2 minutes)

 

Phillip Island Nature Park click here (10 minutes drive)

Penguin Parade - Fairy Penguins come ashore each evening (15-20 minutes)

The Nobbies – Seal Rocks

Koala Conservation Centre (15 minutes)

Churchill Island Heritage Farm
 

Other Nearby Regional Attractions include:

Wildlife Coast Cruises
Bushwalking (10 minutes)

Horse riding

Wineries (10-15 minutes)

Surf beaches (10 minutes to 30 minutes)

Scenic flights (15 minutes)

Rugged Coastline (25 minutes)

Bird Hides

Coal Creek, Korumburra (historic village)

State Coal Mine (historic), Wonthaggi (45 minutes)

   
Car and Motorcycle Racing:

Phillip Island Circuit click here (20 minutes) – Moto GP, World Superbikes, V8 Supercars and other major events.