Phillip Island
Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Nature & Wildlife

Phillip Island Nature & Wildlife

Totally immersed in nature - on your doorstep, easy to access 360° coastline, with wildlife at every turn.

Phillip Island and surrounds is home to some of Australia's most unique wildlife that attracts visitors from all over the world including the little penguins, Australian fur seals, koalas, whales, short-tailed shearwaters and more.

Explore one of Phillip Island's nature reserves as you wander through world-renowned wetlands and along scenic boardwalks.

Being surrounded by the ocean means there is plenty of beaches to be explored! From northern bay beaches to open ocean surf beaches, you will be sure to find one that suits your needs on a hot summers day. Phillip Island's beaches are popular attractions for visitors and can be enjoyed all year round from cooling off in the summer months, to beach walks in the winter months. Please remember to swim between the flags.

If you love stargazing, then Phillip Island is a must place to visit! From spotting the milkyway to the occasional Southern Lights, Phillip Island offers some fantastic vantage points to gaze into the night sky.

Seals Spotting Phillip Island Wildlife

It's Time To Get Sealy

Take a cruise out to see Australia's largest fur seal colony with Wildlife Coast Cruises. Seal Rocks is situated 2kms off the rugged south-west coast of Phillip Island. The boat drifts within meters of the seals, enabling you to witness them in their natural environment first hand.

Smiths Beach Phillip Island

Life's A Beach

Smiths Beach is a popular family beach for locals and visitors alike. Patrolled by lifesavers in the summer months, Smiths Beach is a great spot to learn how to surf, ramble through the rockpools or cool off on a summers day.

Rhyll Inlet board walks - Phillip Island

Immerse In Nature

Wander through the renowned wetlands of the Rhyll Inlet that are recognised under the Ramsar international wetlands agreement. The mangroves and mudflats are a significant site for the wading birds that fly thousands of kilometres to feed here during the summer months.

Milky Way Photo Rangers Phillip Island

Gaze into the night sky

Discover the best places for stargazing on Phillip Island. Spot the milky way, shooting stars and planets, plus some tips on spotting the Southern Lights on our blog.