Attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Phillip Island

Penguin Parade

The Penguin Parade attracts more than half-a-million visitors annually to see the little penguins (Eudyptula minor), the world’s smallest, and probably cutest of their kind. The main penguin complex includes concret…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Phillip Island

Nobbies Centre & Boardwalk

At the island's southwestern tip is this dramatic viewpoint for the Nobbies offshore rock formations. Here the gigantic cafe and souvenir shop known as the Nobbies Centre has incredible ocean vistas and the multimed…
Top Choice Gallery in Mornington

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The outstanding Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has changing exhibitions and a permanent collection of modern and contemporary Australian prints and paintings, representing the likes of Boyd, Tucker and Whitel…
National Park in Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean National Park

The peninsula’s tip is marked by the stunning Point Nepean National Park, originally a quarantine station and army base. There are plenty of scenic walking trails throughout, and at the tip is Fort Nepean, which was…
Farm in Phillip Island

Churchill Island

Connected to Phillip Island by a bridge near Newhaven, Churchill Island is a delightful working farm where Victoria’s first crops were planted. Its historic homestead and garden is surrounded by paddocks of grazing …
Observatory in Phillip Island

Antarctic Journey

On the southwest tip of the island is this cutting-edge multimedia exhibition space that spotlights the shared waters between here and Antarctica. Its interactive displays are highly informative, with cool augmented…
Cable Car in Mornington to Blairgowrie

Arthurs Seat Eagle

After being out of action for 10 years, Arthurs Seat has got its iconic chairlift back. Featuring a sleek 21st-century makeover in a Swiss-built gondola, you can now enjoy the all-encompassing views that stretch as …
Historic Building in Point Nepean National Park

Fort Nepean

Used from the 1880s to 1940s, Fort Nepean played an important role in Australia's military defence. At the far western tip of the park, today you can see remaining relics such as gun emplacements, ammunition magazin…
Lighthouse in Mornington Peninsula National Park

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Cape Schanck Lightstation (1859) is a photogenic working limestone lighthouse on the peninsula's remote southwest tip. It's part of a historic precinct that you can explore anytime from the outside; to go inside, ho…
Museum in Phillip Island

Islantis Surf Experience

While it won't blow your mind, this multimedia surf museum is worth a look if you're in the area. Set up as a shrine to Australian surfing, it begins with an audiovisual tribute to five legendary Aussie surfers, bef…