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Phillip Island Australia Tourist Accommodation and Trip GuidePhillip Island the holiday destination in Victoria Australia for all seasonsWelcome to Phillip Island!
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Phillip Island Community Tourist Guide
Online Enquiry, Accommodation and Booking Centre

Welcome! Our Phillip Island accommodation, tourist information, event guide and booking service is free and run by members of the Phillip Island community. Please contact us with any enquiries. We enjoy answering your questions and providing quick and helpful Phillip Island information. Yes, friendly REAL people personally reply to your enquiry or booking/s and we are live online each day to help.

Also see Phillip Island Events Calendar. Our interactive Maps: Phillip Island Street Directory


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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Koala Conservation Centre The Nobbies and Seal Rocks

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Rhyll Inlet Phillip Island Cape Woolamai patrolled surf beach and walks Churchill Island part of the Phillip Island Nature Park
Facts: Phillip Island Nature Park (inc. Penguin Parade) is a non-profit organisation. All proceeds aid local wildlife


About Phillip Island | Travel Directions | A Little History | Ask Questions! | Some Ideas! | Aivan Online | About Us



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Phillip Island, with it's natural beauty and serenity, is also renowned as a home to nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, galleries, musicians and music festivals along with exciting events such as the MotoGP, V8 Supercars and World Superbikes. Check out the range of Phillip Island accommodation options!

Authors and artists amongst other creative people have made Phillip Island their home for decades. Phillip Island with it's tranquil side facing Westernport Bay is full of golden beaches and quiet sheltered beauty. On the other side it faces Bass Strait, with rugged cliffs, large, wild waves and conditions perfect for surfers as well as the native wildlife of little penguins, fur seals and sharks. It is truly an island of majestic settings for all tastes!

So much is always happening onPhilllipi Island. From eco-tourism to the wild antics of thePhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The main town Cowes has cafes, restaurants, take-sways and a vaiety of shops to keep everyone in the family happy. We hope you enjoy a day trip or a weekend or even week day stay.


Some of our friendly Phillip Island tourist services. Enquire or Book Online.
Use our Community Search Engine for many more great tourism services
Alexander Retreat
Short-stay holiday rental on Phillip Island for groups or families. Fully Furnished, all services... see more information
Holiday House Alexander Retreat
Koala Conservation Centre
Part of Phillip Island Nature Park. Tree top boardwalks take you close to the koalas... see more information
Koala Conservation Center
The Bridge Motel
Just over the bridge on Phillip Island, this exceptional quality motel offers friendly family service... see more information
Bridge Motel
Cowes Self Contained Cottages
Self Contained cottages provide an ideally located rural adult retreat on Phillip Island... see more information
Cowes Cottages
Cowes Caravan Park
Located on the beach at Cowes, Phillip Island. Family friendly, full amenities... see more information
Cowes Caravan Park
Quarterdeck B&B
This popular Bed and Breakfast overlooks the bay in San Remo. Ideally located for Phillip Island & Bass Coast Shire attractions... See more information
Quarter Deck Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Penguin Parade ®
Phillip Island's world renowned nightly return of Little Penguins... see more information
Kaloha Holiday Resort
Phillip Island's premier holiday resort... see more information
Kaloha Holiday Resort
Hotel Phillip Island
Phillip Island's famous nightclub, open every Friday and Saturday night, also offers tour packages... see more information
Warren Pitt's Star Club Night Club
San Remo Hotel Motel
Tel: 03 5678 5352
145 Marine Parade, San Remo 3925.
Country Music Broadcasting
Supporting Country Music lovers and artists... see more information
What Could Have Been
Kip Davies and Ruby Rose Taylor music album... see more information
What Could Have Been Country Music Albumt
xSPIRITo Fashion Magazine
Australia's premier fashion magazine based out of Phillip Island... see more information
Showing 13 possible matches from our Phillip Island and San Remo Tourist database (©1996-2010)
 

Find Much More! Use our simple database Search Engine and site search below:

The above listings are just a small sample of our Philllip Island database! Use our Phillip Island Search Engine above to look up more. You'll find it a quick and simple way to explore this website and services.

About Our Phillip Island Community Tourism Directory

Every highlighted entry has it's own complete web page in our Phillip Island Tourist Information database offering:

  • Accurate Summary of the place, event or organisation's details (e.g. location, rooms, times)
  • "At a Glance" list of services offered and payment options
  • ONLINE BOOKING and ENQUIRY service that instantly mails direct to the appropriate contact person
  • Photo Gallery of the event, place or location on Phillip Island (e.g. room views, penguins, external view)
  • Contact Phone Numbers, Physical and Postal Address, direct email
  • Enquire at as MANY places as you like. This is a friendly community tourist service to help you choose what's best for YOU.
  • ALL entries are manually provided by our Community-based tourism service to ensure quality control.
  • YOUR PRIVACY IS GUARANTEED. Your details will NOT be used in any other way than for your enquiry. We do NOT use cookies or other tracking techniques.
  • This is a completely non-profit Phillip Island community Tourist Information project,
  • Bringing you award winning and helpful Plan Your Trip and Phillip Island information since 1995; we created Phillip Island's very first online trip planning service over 10 years ago and it's still going strong thanks to Phillip Island Internet Services (2003 onwards - and expanded!)

Watch while you browse! FULL on-location Music Videos showing the natural rural beauty of Australia - click on the image to play in your favourite Media Player
Phillip Islands own hit duo Ruby Rose Taylor and Kip Davies - exclusive Music video of the hit song For The Love You give, Ruby Rose Taylor and Kip Davies as filmed on location
For The Love You Give
Phillip Islands own hit duo Ruby Rose Taylor and Kip Davies - exclusive Music video of the hit song About Last Night. Filmed on location
About Last Night
Phillip Islands own hit duo Ruby Rose Taylor and Kip Davies - exclusive Music video of the hit song Enchanted Tale as filmed on location
An Enchanted Tale
Phillip Islands own hit duo Ruby Rose Taylor and Kip Davies - exclusive Music video of the hit song Singing My Life as filmed on location
Singing My Life
Whilst browsing please enjoy the on-location music videos and natural rural beauty courtesy Phillip Island's own "adopted" country artists Ruby Rose Taylor and Kip Davies of the Australian chart-topping duo Wilden Blue
See Wild, Blue and Free for more video, songs & their complete MP3 collection

2010 EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: Phillip Island, Bass Coast and surrounds

Local and Tourist Calendar of What's On

Bass Coast Shire includes San Remo, Phillip Island, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Grantville and Corinella Bass Coast Shire includes Phillip Island, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Grantville and Corinella

Phillip Island hosts major national and international sporting and musical events throughout the year. This is additional to the daily (open every day of the year!) places to visit such as the world renowed Phillip Island Nature Park and Penguin Parade.

There are also monthly craft markets, farmers markets, regular art exhibitions, special festivals (e.g. Working Horse Festival on Churchill Island) and delightful places to visit for pure family fun and enjoyment such as the Maze, Chocolate factory, Fun Shed, Go Karts and more! For details on what's on when simply click here to email our voluntary Events Co-ordinator

MAJOR PHILLIP ISLAND EVENTS INCLUDE:
MAJOR EVENT: 2010 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Phillip Island MotoGP 2010):

For Ticketing and Camping information visit:
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Website or 2010 Australian Grand Prix Official Site

  • Farmer's Market, Churchill Island (bridge from Phillip Island).
    Contact: Peter Arnold. Phone (03) 5664 0096
  • Cowes Night Market, Cowes Foreshore, Phillip Island.
    Contact: Anne Marie. Phone (03) 5952 1131
  • The Coast Arts and Music Festival. Churchill Island (bridge from Phillip Island).
    Contact: Sian. Phone 0418 519 181
  • Roxy WQS Womens Surfing Festival.
    Contact: Max Wells. Phone (03) 5674 1948
  • Annual Island Classic (Motorcycle Racing and Displays).
    Contact: Phillip Island Circuit. Phone (03) 5952 2710

  • Kustom Nationals: Hot Rod displays, Custom Cars, Rockabilly Bands and more
    Contact: John Katzanis. Phone (03) 9796 2251. See Kustom Nationals Website

  • Phillip Island Jazz Festival
    Contact: Clive Budd. Phone (03) 5678 8041. See Jazz Festival Website
MAJOR EVENT: Superbike World Championship 2011 (World SBK)
Ticketing and Camping information visit:
Phillip Island GP Circuit Website or World SBK Website


For general Phillip Island Motorsport history and information see Phillip Island Grand Prix historic website.

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A Quick Summary of Phillip Island
About Phillip Island | Travel Directions | A Little History | Ask Questions! | Some Ideas!

About Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Phillip Island is just under 2 hours leisurely drive by car from the City of Melbourne, Victoria. It is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations for day trips or longer stays. A broad variety of activities exist for the family or adult tourists. Each night (all year) you can visit Phillip Island Penguin Parade, containing a world class visitor (tourist) center complete with cafe, gift shop, museum and interactive educational computer displays.

Boardwalks at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre lead through the sand-dunes to the beach. At dusk you can watch the Little (fairy) Penguins surf in on the tide, waddle up the beach and return to their burrows. Very cute!

Other eco-tourism and natural attractions for tourist's are open daily to the public. Mamy are now managed by environmentaland research organisation Phillip Island Nature Park (PINP). Included are Koala Conservation Center, Churchill Island, Rhyll Inlet, Swan Lake, Seal Rocks, The Nobbies plus many free public walks. Visit historic shipwrecks, surf or explore wild ocean or quiet bay beaches.

Phillip Island is the home of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) and World Superbike (WBSK) Round. AVESCO's V8 Supercars also race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Each day tourist's are welcome at the Circuit's tourism complex with its special motorsport display, cafe, giftshop and museum plus water gardens and native wildlife enclosures.

Tourist and Holiday Accommodation is plentiful and of high quality on Phillip Island. From budget hotels and motels to caravan parks, camp grounds, private holiday house rentals and bed and breakfasts.

Our FREE Community Tourist guide is designed to provide details on ALL of the above!

How to Get to Phillip Island; Drive Guide from Melbourne

Overview: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia is 140 kilometers south-east of Melbourne. It is not difficult to find, with the route being simple, direct and no confusing turns or small streets to confuse the first time tourist. At each intersection it is very well signposted, plus distance to go signs along the entire journey. Most of your travelling is on wide well maintained divided road. In each direction there is two lanes for your comfort, over-taking and safety.

Driving Instructions: Travel from Melbourne on the South Eastern Freeway (a toll applies for the beginning inner city area) for apprpximately 45 minutes. You will pass signs indicating Dandenong as you get closer to the first major turn-ff. A few kilometers past the Dandenong signs, you will notice large green freeway signs clearly indicating a LEFT coming up, signposted clearly Phillip Island. You will receive quite a lot of notice, and repeated signs before this turn.

This is the beginning of the South Gippsland Highway which takes you all the way (appx. another hour, and through towns such as Tooradin and Grantville) to a large roundabout (Anderson) with clear signage indicating "turn right at roundabout" to Phillip Island. Go right like the sign indeicate. Nows its straight ahead through San Remo fishing village, over the bridge and you arrive on Phillip Island!

Also refer our Interactive Phillip Island Street Directory and Maps (includes Satellite views). The entire island is now able to be explored! Every street is listed, and you can zoom in for all the details. Switch to the satellite view and instantly see the topography of Phillip Island, zoom in on the Penguin Parade and Nature Park areas, other major tourism locations and even the wreck of the SS Speke or race track!

A Brief History of Phillip Island
(Also see Geology of Phillip Island)

George Bass discovered Phillip Island when he entered Westernport Bay in January, 1798. Long before this it had for thousands of years been part of the lands roamed by the Bunurong people, the coastal to inland indigenous (Aboriginal) people of Australia.

Bass returned with Matthew Flinders in 1798, landing at Rhyll on Phillip Island. George Bass called it "Snapper Island" and a memorial to this landing is maintained near the pier at Rhyll. It's well worth visiting by the tourist.

Phillip Island received its current name In the early 1800's after the then colonial Governor Phillip. It wasn't until the 1840's that the McHaffie family, the first permanent settlers, took up residence with a pastoral lease that covered the entire island.

By the 1870's more than a one hundred and sixty settlers called Phillip Island home; the population in 2005/06 is approximately 7000 permanent residents.

Phillip Island grew and prospered in the 200 years since it was first discovered by Europeans. Little Penguins (fairy penguins) who are native to Phillip Island were soon bringing in thousands of tourists to view their nightly return from the ocean. The local roads became the home of the first Australian Grand Prix for cars in 1928 and later the place where the Armstrong 500, the forerunner to today's famous Bathurst 1000 was held.

To protect the Island's natural wonders and wildlife, the Phillip Island Nature Park was formed in the late 1990's, combining the significant eco-tourist and environment protection services of the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island and many other significant conservation and tourism locations.

Please enjoy your visit to Phillip Island. Anything we can do to assist you plan your holiday, trip or accommodation - or any enquiry at all - just contact us using our 7 Day a Week online contact service.


Phillip Island Holiday Ideas!

Penguin Parade | Koala Conservation Centre | Phillip Island Star Club Nightclub

Cowes Self Contained Cottages | Caroline Avenue House | Bridge Motel Newhaven

Quarterdeck B&B | Cowes Caravan Park | First Class B&B | Alexander Retreat

Amaroo Park and Hostel | Holiday House in Cowes | Kaloha Holiday Resort

 
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