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Discover Phillip Island in Three Days with Families

Two families from India, who have migrated to Melbourne in recent years, share with us their tour of Phillip Island and what their itinerary looked like:

Day 1: Melbourne to Phillip Island

Drive from Melbourne - Phillip Island is just under a two-hour drive from Melbourne CBD and is easily accessible with a freeway straight out of the city.

First Stop - Phillip Island Helicopters

Marvel at the stunning landscapes of Phillip Island from above with Phillip Island Helicopters. Photos of the Cape Woolamai flight.

Second Stop - A Maze'N Things Phillip Island

A wonderful place to get lost in a world of magic, mazes and puzzles! Great for the whole family and groups!

Third Stop: Phillip Island Circuit and Go-Karts

Race your friends and family around the 750-metre replica Go Kart track is the ultimate go-karting destination, which is situated alongside the 4.445-kilometre circuit overlooking Bass Straight.

Take a step back in time in the History of Motorsport Display. Marvel at the inspirational story of Phillip Island’s racing heritage. Featured in the display is the superb collection of 25 Grand Prix motorcycles from the two famous Italian marques, Aprilia and Cagiva.

Fourth Stop - Phillip Island Apartments

Phillip Island Apartments is renowned for its exceptional location, within a few minutes walk of dining, shopping and the beautiful Cowes beach.

1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer extra space for families and groups.

Where To Eat?

Phillip Island has a great range of eateries for families visiting Phillip Island. Check out our blog here for a range of family-friendly dining options - Explore Here

Day 2: Phillip Island & San Remo

Morning - Ocean Adventures Phillip Island

Jump on board the Thundercat for an adrenaline-packed ride around the spectacular coast of Phillip Island.

This 30-minute tour stops at a number of spectacular locations around the Island and includes some hilarious commentary about the island's landscape and history from the infamous Captain Risky.

Noon - Super Cruzer E-Bikes

Cruise the Island on a unique eco-friendly Super Cruzer. These sturdy electric bikes can be taken both on and off-road allowing you to explore Phillip Island's most beautiful landmarks and natural environment at your own pace. What better way to come up close to the Island's native wildlife?

Lunch - North Pier Hotel

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner,North Pier Hotel on the Cowes waterfront is a firm favourite with local kids for its enormous inflatable jumping castles! With the kids completely worn out and having worked up an appetite, head out onto the north-facing deck to enjoy a local beer and a relaxed bite from the extensive menu of pub classics and coastal favourites.

Afternoon: Explore Cowes Foreshore & Beach Games

Located on one of Victorian's only north-facing beaches, Cowes, Phillip Island's commercial hub, is an ideal base to soak up the Island's seaside holiday vibe! During the holiday season, Cowes is bustling as visitors and locals enjoy the buzzing cafes, waterfront restaurants, boutique shops and ocean views.

Afternoon - Antarctic Journey

Take a virtual journey through the Southern Ocean to Antarctica with the interactive and immersive experiences at the Antarctic Journey.

Learn stories of conservation, climate resilience and what lives in the deep with the interactive and immersive experiences at the Antarctic Journey - a joint venture between the Nature Parks and WWF-Australia.

After you have done enough exploring, don't forget to take a walk along the boardwalks, taking in the amazing views of the Nobbies and coastline.

Evening - Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Every night at sunset, you can watch Little Penguins dash home across the sand at dusk at Phillip Island Nature Parks' Penguin Parade. Explore boardwalks after dark to see, smell and hear these penguins in the colony, greeting neighbours, partners and their chicks. There is a range of viewing options available.

Day 3: Phillip Island

Morning - Breakfast at M&O Cafe and Tapas

Located on the esplanade at Cowes, M&O Cafe and Tapas offers a fun and modern breakfast and lunch menu, along with amazing views!

Morning - Clip N Climb Phillip Island

Reach new heights as you climb the 10-metre visually stunning and individually themed wall challenges. Clip 'n Climb challenges will keep everyone engaged, from beginners to experienced climbers. An incredibly unique venue for adventurous individuals or groups that want to keep active and have fun.

Lunch - Phillip Island Winery

The Phillip Island Winery's grounds are stunning yet simple, offering expansive inviting lawns, a boutique cellar door, rolling rural views and glimpses of the glittering turquoise water of Bass Strait.

Lunches and afternoon grazing options include a delectable range of grazing boards, share plates and daily specials featuring quality local produce. Visit us for a truly unique experience where you will be met with a warm welcome. Family-friendly with a great outdoor space in summer for the kids to run around.