The very mention of Phillip Island conjures up images of adorable penguins and cute koalas juxtaposed with that of roaring motorbikes! Blessed with abundant flora and fauna as well as sandy beaches, this picturesque island also hosts the annual Motorcycle Grand Prix. Top it off with a rich indigenous history and you have the perfect formula for a great holiday destination. Offering prime surfing conditions, the island is also a starting point for whale watching tours into the sea. For wine connoisseurs and beer lovers, there are plenty of wineries and breweries on this island offering tours and tasting sessions. Meanwhile, the varied talents of the thriving local art and craft community can be seen on display at the galleries and the many local markets that pop up across the island on a regular basis. For a dose of history, Churchill Island, known as the first European settlement in Victoria, is just a quick drive away.
Beaches & Surfing
Motorcycle Grand Prix
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