Phillip Island – Fun Family Holiday Destination in Australia
What does it take to create the perfect family coastal retreat? Scenic beauty coupled with adventurous, fun activities, culinary delights, and a chance to unwind, makes Philip Island the perfect destination for holiday makers. Forming a natural breakwater for the shallow waters of Western Port, the Island offers visitors a variety of options including tranquil beaches, wild surf, wetlands, abundant wildlife, fishing and sailing. With every splash of refreshing water by the natural coast-line, stress and worries ebb away, leaving you with unforgettable memories.
One of the main tourist attractions, and the island’s star experience, is the penguin parade, one of Australia’s most popular wildlife events. At dusk each day these charismatic beings emerge from the sea and make their way to their burrows in the sand dunes. This sight is enchanting to many wildlife photographers from all over the world.
More than 100 species of birds can be spotted at the Rhyll Wetland, internationally recognised as an important zone for migratory wading birds and every day pelicans are fed at San Remo
Another major attraction for tourists in Australia is the Koalas, which can also be seen taking a stroll through the woodlands of the Oswin Roberts Reserve. The whole island is a working farm with highland cattle, sheep, ducks, chickens and Clydesdale horses, brought to life with ranger talks, machinery demonstrations and festivals throughout the year.
All these experiences are augmented for visiting tourists with the ‘Three Parks Pass’ which includes entry into Phillip Island Nature Park , as well as the 1872 homestead and historic working farm of Churchill Island, Penguin Parade and Koala Conservation Centre.
At Seal Rocks, children and adults alike can feast their eyes at the sight of a colony of 16,000 fur seals that make their home here. One can witness this bounty of nature while aboard a wildlife cruise or get a pelican’s-eye view with a helicopter ride.
The Island also revs up several times a year for major motorcycle and supercar events, most notably, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Additionally, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Go Kart Track is a scale replica of the 4.445km world famous Circuit and is the only Go Kart Track in Australia, which promises an unparalleled experience.
Another way to spend fun-time with the family is to visit the “A Maze n things”. The Maxi (mini) Golf Club challenges beginners almost as much as the experienced golfers, with some greens surrounded by granite boulders and Australian grasses, while others are designed almost like cattle chutes. Other activities include a maze, an Illusion room and a puzzle island which are designed to engage all ages.
Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolates offers chocolate lovers the opportunity to make their own chocolates with the mouthwatering incentive of getting to eat the finished goodies.
Clean, quiet beaches, a bountiful of indigenous wildlife, and adventure to last a lifetime - it’s easy to see why Phillip Island is an Australian icon.
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