In partnership with Destination Phillip Island
With the summer holidays and the warmer months now upon us, it’s time to hit the road and take advantage of the 101 square kilometres of amazing experiences on Victoria’s Phillip Island.
Near enough to reach on a short drive from Melbourne, but far enough to feel like you’ve had a real escape, Phillip Island is a holiday sweet spot. Home to little penguins, idyllic beaches, captivating coastlines, unique wildlife and family activities, there is plenty to please all types of holiday-makers.
Camping and caravanning holidays on Phillip Island hold many nostalgic memories for Australian travellers. Whether you are pitching a tent, setting up the van or staying in a cabin, you will find the ideal place to stay. Regardless of experience, Phillip Island offers the perfect camping fix for nomads and caravanning novices alike, with a huge selection of coastal camp sites and buzzing holiday parks, quiet cabins and luxe glamping tents.
For caravan parks in the main township of Cowes, check out Anchor Belle Holiday Park, NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park and Amaroo Caravan Park. For something a little bit out of town, see A Maze’N Things Holiday Park and Anchorage Caravan Park. Over the other side at Newhaven, close to the San Remo Bridge, is the Big 4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island.
Things to do
No trip to Phillip Island is complete without a visit to Phillip Island Nature Parks to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade. Every day at sunset, the world’s smallest penguins waddle to shore. During the day, The Nobbies continues to be a favourite spot for stunning views of Seal Rocks, or you can jump on a Wildlife Coast Cruise to get up close to Australia’s largest population of fur seals. With world-class surf breaks and peaceful bay beaches to explore, you can while away the days making memories in the sun. Mix it up with epic entertainment options such as A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island Go Karts and the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.
Summer travellers should get in quick to reserve their preferred camp site. For information on Phillip Island’s camp sites and facilities, visit www.visitphillipisland.com.au/stay.