The Phillip Island to Melbourne drive time is only 90 minutes, meaning you can be out of the city and by the sea in no time. The weather is usually a few degrees milder than Melbourne – a welcome relief in the Summer months. There is a large selection of family-friendly Phillip Island accommodation, including larger apartments and houses.
Perhaps best known for the Phillip Island MotoGP, held on the island each Spring, the area is also home to year-round family-friendly holiday adventures. It’s a place where children and adults can immerse themselves in the natural habitat – koala sightings, penguin parades and whale watching are just a few of the activities on offer.
Phillip Island’s main beach, Cowes Beach is a rare north-facing beach in Victoria. This means that swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy the sunshine on the beach for the entire day, along with a sunset over the water. In addition to these idyllic conditions, the bay that Cowes beach is situated in means that the waters are relatively protected and calm.