The Philip Island is located around 2 hours from Melbourne City and is among the most popular attractions in Melbourne. Perfect for a day out or to spend the weekend, Philip Island showcases a calm, picturesque side of Melbourne that you are sure to love no matter you age or your taste.
How to Get There
Since the destination is just 2 hours away from Melbourne, driving to Philip Island is undoubtedly the most popular option. Even if you don’t have your own car it is worth the while to rent a car for this adventure. There are tour operators that would organize your transport as well as accommodation in Philip Island and although it is very convenient it also is the more costly option.
Where to Stay
When it comes to accommodation in Philip Island, Airbnb is a very popular option. There are several fantastic places perfect to the spend the weekend or even longer. There are conventional hotels as well that can be approached through the conventional routes. Some of them have 5 stars and all of the finest amenities that you can enjoy.
What to See
The highlight of this destination is the famous penguin parade where every day thousands of Penguins make their way to shore to the home of the world’s largest penguin colony. Since it happens at roughly the same time every day ardent visitors eagerly await the arrival of these cute and cuddly creatures on the shores.
In addition to the penguin parade there is so much one can do at the Philip Island. If you are a nature enthusiast in particular, the Koala Conservation Centre is plenty of fun for you can get a number of interactive experiences with Australia’s native wildlife. Best part is it does not end here; the Phillip Island is also home to the Nobbies, the chocolate factory and plenty of picturesque scenery all around.