Destination guide

Phillip Island's medley of treasures

It's just as likely that you'll hear the whizz of a MotoGP engine as the flap of a penguin's fin on Phillip Island. That's the sort of place this is, fusing the salt-washed surf beaches, swaying seagrasses, and wild coastal reaches of Victoria with a whole load of other enticing attractions. From birding to wave riding, beachcombing to cliff walking, whale watching to Grand Prix showdowns on the tracks, Phillip Island vacation rentals have plenty up their sleeve. And the place is seriously beautiful, with its windblown coastal peaks, grassy meadows, and eucalyptus-scented koala conservation centers.

Things to do

Koalas and whizzing cars on Phillip Island

Petrol heads and engine enthusiasts will be magnetized to the asphalt hairpins of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. It's one of the best-known courses in the country, having held the first ever Australian Grand Prix back in 1928. Tours of the track and on-site go karting rides are both available. Kids might prefer the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, where buffaloes and creaking horse and carts reveal the lives of the earliest European settlers here. The Koala Conservation Centre is also worth a visit, for glimpses of Australia's most iconic marsupial.


Feel the ocean breeze on Phillip Island

Phillip Island's rugged coastline, high cliffs, and wide bays offer a whole medley of outdoors enjoyments. You can wax down the surfboards and channel the Aussie vibes with a session on the waves. You can crack out the camera and go in search of splashing whale fins on the dramatic lookouts along the Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail. You can linger by the dunes of Summerland Beach to witness the iconic summertime Penguin Parade in the evening, when hundreds of waddling birds make their way over the sand hills.


Wait for the rays to hit Phillip Island

Phillip Island's Penguin Parade, December carnival, and gorgeous beaches mean the whole place really comes alive when the sun's shining. To catch the best weather, be sure to search for your Phillip Island vacation rentals between the months of November and February, when the mercury can crank up to the high 80s and the days are often dry. Alternatively, a winter break means encountering the lashing Pacific Ocean at its best, and means having the top chances of spotting humpback whales _ come between May and October for that.

Natural features

Phillip Island is sprayed by the Pacific

Phillip Island is a wild and rugged cut out of the Victoria coast. Its shores include long, golden arcs of sand where the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean crash and turn while surfers dance on their whitecaps. There are high, blustery cliffs, too, and grass-topped bluffs where rare seabirds wallow on the meadows. You can spy out whales in the winter from the lookout points that pepper the iconic Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail, or book Phillip Island vacation rentals close to the wetlands that hug the inlets of Rhyll and Cape Woolamai _ expect short-tailed shearwaters and ibises alike.

How many vacation rentals are available around Phillip Island, AU?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,945 vacation rentals around Phillip Island. From 1,648 house rentals to 48 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Phillip Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Phillip Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cowes: 1,322 vacation rentals
  • Rye: 1,947 vacation rentals
  • Inverloch: 527 vacation rentals
  • Rosebud: 2,235 vacation rentals
  • Greater Melbourne: 2,932 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Phillip Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Phillip Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Phillip Island:

  • Cowes: 1,322 rentals
  • Rye: 1,947 rentals
  • Inverloch: 527 rentals
  • Rosebud: 2,235 rentals
  • Mount Martha: 1,016 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Phillip Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Phillip Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Peninsula Stand Up Paddle: 3,050 rentals
  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit: 1,787 rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 2,974 rentals
  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park: 1,605 rentals
  • Inlet Beach: 546 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Phillip Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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