G’day Travelers! I recently had a chance to get spend a short amount of time exploring Victoria’s Phillip Island. But I managed to fit a far bit into a relatively short trip. So here I’ve put together my picks for the top 5 things to do in Phillip Island.
5. A Maze’N Things
A Maze’N Things in Cowes is an adventure of puzzles and mazes ideal for kids and families. Part of Holiday Park, the it’s a great way to intrigue and entertain kids and those kids at heart. Puzzle Island, the maze and the ropes course provide hours of entertainment.
It also features a mini golf course that can offer a little light-hearted entertainment, suitable for both children and adults. For more information about A Maze’N Things , including ticket prices, visit their website – http://www.amazenthings.com.au
4. National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Put together by volunteers and donations, the National Vietnam Veteran Museum is a compressive history of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Unlike other military museums around Australia, Phillip Islands’ National Vietnam Veteran Museum has been setup to support and provide insight into veterans of specifically the conflict in Vietnam. It features an impressive collection of equipment including Australian tanks and helicopters that served during the war.
For more information about the National Vietnam Veterans Museum visit their website – https://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/
3. The Nobbies Center
If your interested in the wildlife that make Phillip Island their home, then the Nobbies Center is the place to go. You’ll find a variety of wildlife including the famous little penguin nests, the largest colony of Australian Fur Seals, and the endangered Cape Barren Geese just to name a few.
Following the boardwalk (which is only about a 30 minute return trip), you’ll find stunning views of Phillip Island’s rugged coast line. As you reach the lookout at the end of the walk, you’ll find a natural blow hole, if the tides are right.
There’s also the visitors center that features a cafe and the Antarctic experience. A unique insight into the life of the penguins and the other animals that live on the islands between Australia and the Antarctic
2. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
If wildlife isn’t your thing then you might know Phillip Island for its motor racing history. A trip to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitors Center is a great way to explore and enjoy the rich motorsport heritage of Phillip Island, the home of motorcycle racing in Australia.
The visitors center features a Motorsport Museum as well and several interactive experiences. You can try your hand at the Slot Cars or the Motor Racing Simulators. But for a real thrill you can organise passenger rides on the actual race track or a drive of the 750 meter scale replica Go Kart Track.
For more information, including prices, head on over to Phillip Island GP Circuits website – https://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/
1. Penguin Parade
If you do nothing else on Phillip Island, then make sure you check out the Penguin Parade. The Little Penguins make their way to shore every night right at sunset and it’s an interesting spectacle to watch them walk up the beach and climb their way up into their nests.
The Penguin Parade precinct is really well setup to cater for large amounts of tourists. You can watch the Penguins make their way up the beach before wandering around the boardwalk to see the penguins making their way back to their nests.
To find out the times and ticket prices for the Penguin Parade, head on over to their website – http://www.penguins.org.au/
Heading to Phillip Island for the first time? Why not have a look at my tips for heading to Phillip Island
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