Top things to do

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…
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…
Sports in Phillip Island

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

The island’s biggest event is the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, one of the most scenic circuits on the MotoGp international calendar. Its three days of action are usually held in October, when the the island's p…
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…
Cafe in Phillip Island

Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm

A great place to sample bush tucker is this cafe that specialises in indigenous Australian ingredients grown onsite. Go the bush tomato sausage rolls or lemon myrtle tempura trout, high tea with wattlesees scones. o…
Cafe in Phillip Island

BEANd

At the bridge heading into Phillip Island is this micro-coffee roaster that does a top-notch brew, using single-origin beans sourced from around Africa, Asia and Latin America. It's a vibrant, friendly little cafe, …
Factory in Phillip Island

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Like Willy Wonka’s, Panny’s place is full of few quirky surprises. As well as free samples of handmade Belgian-style chocolate, there’s a walk-through tour of the chocolate-making process, including a remarkable gal…
Cafe in Phillip Island

Madcowes

This stylish cafe-foodstore looks out to the main beach and cooks up some of the heartiest breakfasts and light lunches on the island. Its quinoa bowl makes for a healthy start to the day, while its deluxe breakfast…