Are you a first time visitor of Phillip Island? If yes, read on as to what you could expect from a day tour of this magnificent island that accommodates millions of tourists every year.
Perhaps one day is not enough to explore this island but if you are pressed for time, schedule your itinerary well to make the most of the hours that you are in Phillip Island. A list of places of interest and when they are advisable to visit (AM or PM) is enumerated below. Just take your pick and plan of day of fun suited to your preference.
Your morning activities when you visit Phillip Island are best reserved for beach hopping since the beaches on this island would not only regale you with fine sand and turquoise seawater. Red Rocks Beach is a family destination and the site for water based sports such as jet skiing and paddle boarding.
Woolamai Surf Beach is actually “two for the price of one”. The Surf Beach is where adept surfers go to catch some waves while the Safe Beach is for general wonderment of those who prefer to swim leisurely or to partake on a romantic stroll while the sun sets.
A trip to Australia would never be complete without seeing a koala and the place to go when you are in Phillip Island is the Koala Conservation Centre. Be prepared to die from cuteness overload while you watch these creatures munch on eucalyptus leaves and nap contently on tree branches. The centre is also home to other animals such as wallabies and echidnas.
To further appreciate Phillip Island, guests are also encouraged to avail of an EcoBoat tour for a different experience of seeing the island. Tourists would be treated to seeing fur seals in their natural habitat. The tour also includes a visit to the Summerland Peninsula Cliffs, Cat Bay and Nobbies. Just riding the eco boat would feel like your 1 day Phillip island tour is complete.
The Nobbies Antarctic Centre is open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM during summer and it is best to visit in the evening to fully enjoy Phillip Island in its entirety when the sun is still up. So indoor activities are best done in the evening. The centre is full of interactive exhibitions for guests to learn about the Antarctic. This centre is also only 5 minutes away to Penguin Parade.
Penguin Parade is the highlight of most tourists’ visit to Phillip Island. If you actually could only participate in one activity while visiting, this should definitely be watching the penguins come up to shore. Of course, guests are not really allowed to be up close and personal with the penguins to protect them, but just watching them go about their evening pursuits is enough to fully appreciate these aquatic birds.
No wonder Phillip Island greets millions of tourists every year because of the diverse attractions it offers. The trip is worth every penny since it is the ideal vacation spot for the whole family.