"PHILLIP ISLAND" Top 5 Page for this destination Phillip Island by aussiejen

Phillip Island Travel Guide: 91 reviews and 239 photos

Phillip Island is about a 2 hour drive from Melbourne, unless you leave at peak hour and then it seems to take forever!
George Bass discovered Phillip Island in 1798. It was originally named Snapper Island, then Grant Island and finally named after Captain Arthur Phillip, the 1st governor.
Phillip Island is probably best known for the nightly "Penguin Parade". International motorcycle and car racing events also happen here regularly.

  • Last visit to Phillip Island: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    I would like to make such a trip too... Great experience! ><><<><

  • Jan 15, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    We experienced the other extreme end of temperature on Phillip Island. Brgghhh....

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2006 at 2:58 AM

    Come on, where's all the petrol heads? (I'm coming down in December). No fishing tips? Penguins are free at Bicheno! Apart from the above, wonderful pages.

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2006 at 3:57 PM

    We loved the penguin parade, my husband had several great shots of them, if only I had a scanner....

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2006 at 7:27 PM

    The penguins look so cute. Great page!!

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2006 at 8:28 PM

    AMAZING a penquin parade, how CUTE !!! I have to take a day trip in May to Phillip Island , for sure. Thanks for sharing : )

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 5:29 PM

    That looks like an interesting place. Thanks for telling us about it.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2006 at 2:50 AM

    I hope they share the profits from the tickets with the penguins! Would love to see the parade.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2005 at 8:31 PM

    Looks like a fun place to go when it is not pouring rain... maybe next time!

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 4:14 AM

    Great picture of the penguins and good tips!


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