Phillip Island is just 90 km away from the well-loved city Melbourne. The locals and foreign tourist love this island; you can do many things — an all-in-one holiday destination. So, if you have been looking for a place to spend the weekend with your family; Phillip Island is the best place, and you will never get bored with it. Wildlife, boat rides, birds, local markets, heritage, koalas, whales, sharks, golf, and much more to do with your family here. No matter you have kids or teenagers; they will love this place. In this article, we explain things you can do on a Phillip Island Trip. Well, if you just have a day for a fun time; you can do many things on the island within 24 hours.
Local cafes, restaurants, hotels, and coffee shops start serving food from 6.30 am. So, you can start the day with a full breakfast. You will need the energy to perform activities such cycling and golfing. Madcowes Café, Cheeky Goose Café, and Island Whole Foods (for vegans and vegetarians.) These local cafes serve classics such as egg/toast, coffee, gluten/dairy free food, and pancakes. You don’t need to worry about preparing breakfast at home so. You can try food from these local cafes as for a change, and your kids will love it.
One of the favorites to do on a Phillip Island Trip. The go-kart track on the island is 750 meters long and 8 meters wide. Ticket prices start at $35. Summer is the busiest season; booking your go-kart tickets in advance is advisable. Children under 12 to accompany by an adult. The go-kart track reflects the Phillip Island Grand-Prix circuit. A quick tip: the islands’ officials want you to wear closed footwear and clothing that covers your shoulders. If you are someone who prefers to start the Phillip Island Trip with something adventurous; you got this option.
* Relax and play on the beach
Phillip Island is known for brass beaches. Hitting the beach is the best thing you can do after morning activities (to having lunch.) Water sports and surfing are the beach activities for teenagers and adults. The Cowes Beach, Woolamai Beach, Kitty Miller Bay are the options you got here. All these beaches are unique and full of breathtaking sceneries. A quick tip: you won’t get any lifeguards on the Kitty Miller Bay. So, don’t get your kids in the water. Also, don’t get in the water unless you are a good swimmer.
* Cute koala bears
A Phillip Island Trip is the best option you got in Victoria to see koalas in their natural habitat. Well, you may already have seen these cute creatures in the zoo, but this experience is different. On the Phillip Island, you can get close to koalas. Koalas are lazy creatures that sleep for over 20 hours a day. Seeing them active is your luck. Koala conservation center is one of the best places on the island for your kids. You can see Australia’s native birds too (also, wallabies and echidnas.) Opening hours – 10am-5pm all year (closed for Christmas.) The island officials usually extend the opening hours during summer to compensate the busyness.
* Penguin Parade
Now, you have come to the end of your one-day Phillip Island Trip. Penguin parade is one of the best attractions on the island. You can get as close as possible to penguins here (without disturbing them.) The island is the home for over 32,000 little penguins, the smallest in the world. These cute creatures invade the beach in groups during sunset. Several ticket (viewing zone) options are there to consider. The general viewing zone, Premium Plus, underground viewing zone, and VIP skybox. Ticket prices vary depending on the viewing zone you prefer. Be there an hour before the sunset. Sadly, you are not allowed to take photos of the penguins for their safety. Penguins are sensitive creatures that can get stressed by your camera flash.
What else can you do on a Phillip Island Trip?
As mentioned, the island is an all-in-one holiday destination. If you can afford to spend a few hundreds of dollars; golfing is a thing to consider. Well, you don’t need to be a master of golfing; just do it for fun.
* Boat rides
The islands’ officials conduct several boat rides that are safe and fun. Seals, whales, seagulls, and much more to witness on a boat ride. The boat goes as close as possible to where the seals are resting, so it is not an ordinary experience.
* Heritage farm
The farm is arranged in such a way to reflect the life of early settlers on the island. Visiting the heritage farm is the best thing you can do for giving your kids a “village feeling.” Sheep, cattle, pigs, horses, and many more animal species are there in the heritage farm.
A Phillip Island Trip is a money-saving option. All the activities and places we have explained so far are on the island, so you can save a lot of traveling. Also, many activities are there for your kids and teenage children. The summer theme park deserves a mention. A quick tip: summer is the best time of the year to visit the island. The temperature in the late autumn and winter can drop below 10 Celsius, which can give you a hard time when viewing penguins on the beach. Also, rainfall is common during late autumn and winter. Don’t forget to take a few umbrellas for the whole family, no matter the season.
Individual ticket prices vary from $25-$70. Well, you can purchase tickets as a package to save your money.
Some final words
Have you made your decision now? Well, a Phillip Island Trip could be the best holiday option you got when planning a one-day trip. The ticket prices are affordable and you got many things to do on a compact island. The penguin parade is the right way to end your trip. Phillip Island is a busy holiday destination (over 3.5 million visitors hit the island every year.)
Well, you may have already been on a Phillip Island Trip (many times.) Share your experience with us in the comment section. We are more than happy to hear your thoughts about the island trip. As for a change from your busy city life; you should take your kids to somewhere they can enjoy nature and get close to wildlife. Contact us today and plan your next holiday season with us. We are waiting here to welcome you and give you the best possible Phillip Island Trip experience.