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10 things to do this Autumn on Phillip Island

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Phillip Island. With the change of season, Autumn brings beautiful mild days, clear skies and sea mist evenings to Victoria's favourite island.

With 101km2 of amazing experiences waiting to be discovered, Phillip Island is near enough to reach on a short drive from Melbourne but far enough to feel like you’ve had a real escape. Enjoy the seasonal changes and soak up the milder days before winter rolls around.

1. Make the most of the lingering warm weather and partake in a water activity at one of Phillip Island's beautiful beaches. Learn to surf with Island Surfboards, go stand up paddleboarding, take a kayak tour with Pioneer Kayaking or find a secluded beach corner and soak up the sunshine.

2. Hire a Super Cruzer E-Bike and explore Phillip Island on two wheels! Recommended rides include Oswin Roberts and Rhyll Inlet.

3. Rug up and enjoy an evening on the Penguin Parade's beach watching the world-famous little penguins waddle on home at sunset.

4. Take a cruise out to one of Australia's largest fur seal colonies with Wildlife Coast Cruises.

5. Grab a picnic basket and embark on a foodie adventure! Fill up with a range of local goodies, including seafood from Bass Strait Direct, cheeses from Bassine Speciality Cheeses, chocolates from Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, beer from Ocean Reach Brewing and Phillip Island Brewing Co, wine from Purple Hen Winery and Phillip Island Winery, plus much more! Check out our Phillip Island and Bass Coast Tasting Trail here.


6. Watch a sunrise or sunset. Autumn is one of the best times to watch the sun come up or go down. The best vantage points for sunrise include Newhaven, Cowes East Beaches, Rhyll and Cape Woolamai Safety Beach. For sunset, any of the south coast beach lookouts and Cowes.

7. Pitch a tent or pop up your van – spend Autumn days exploring Phillip Island to return home to your caravan or tent pitched within walking distance to the beach and shops. View all caravan and camping parks here.

8. Don't forget to look up! With many clear nights; there is no better time to go stargazing! Book yourself into an off the beaten track accommodation and spend the evening gazing up at the night sky!

9. Witness Phillip Island's stunning scenery from above with Phillip Island Helicopters, from the water with Ocean Adventures or on foot on one of the beautiful coastal and bush walks!

10. Enjoy the nightlife – Watch the sun go down, sip a cocktail, listen to live music and catch up with friends over good food and cold drinks!

No matter what time of the year you visit, there’s 101km2 of island magic to be discovered. Whether you glamp under the stars, stay in a luxury cabin or book a caravan park with a view, we invite you to stay and create your own Island adventure.

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