Phillip Island

Phillip Island is one of Australia’s most southern tourist attractions in the state of Victoria.

Located 140 kilometers away from Melbourne, the island is home to an abundance of beauty, nightlife, beaches and culture.

The permanent population in the island is only 8,000, however during the summer that figure swells to a massive 25,000, with tourists from all over the world coming down.

For those who like to surf, Phillip Island boasts some of the nations best breaks in including Woolamiah, Smiths Beach, Cat Bay, Flynns and Forest Caves, as well as some more timid, flat beaches like Cowes.

Cowes is the main city in town and is home to a bunch of great restaurants and nice bars.

Apart from Cowes, there are few town centers, but each suburb will have a general store and perhaps a bottle shop too!

In terms of wildlife, there are some great places to visit including the nature wildlife farm, where you get up close and personal with some of the nations native animals.

The Koala Conserve is another place worth checking out if you are a fan of the eucalyptus-munching animal.

For the kids, a place called Amaze’n’things is the place to go, where you will find one of the nations biggest hedge mazes.

And of course, there are the penguins, which attract more tourists than any other landmark on the island when they march the beach down at Nobby’s.

Phillip Island does offer something for everyone and is worth checking out if you’re in the area.

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