There is a lot to see and do in day trips from Phillip Island when you have exhausted all the attractions and activities the island offers.
Hop in your car and explore this amazing part of Victoria!
Phillip Island is in Gippsland, an agricultural area with dairy farming the main industry.
In winter the rolling green hills are a lovely sight and a perfect backdrop for a drive.
Summer brings a flood of visitors so travelling may take a bit longer than anticipated.
A 2 hour drive will get you to the beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park.
This iconic holiday destination has lovely beaches for swimming and surfing.
There are several walking tracks crisscrossing “The Prom”, catering for the novice as well as the experienced hiker.
Wildlife such as kangaroos, wombats and emus can be spotted along the roadside.
Also in the same direction as Wilsons Promontory but off to the south, are Cape Liptrap and Walkerville.
Both sites feature historic buildings as well as contrasting scenery - the wild rugged coast at Cape Liptrap and the serene, pretty beaches of Walkerville.
A little bit further (but quicker to reach) is Toora and the stunning Agnes Falls - especially impressive after heavy rains.
Take a picnic lunch to the falls – the longest single drop falls in Victoria.
Visit the wind farm to see the majestic turbines up close.
Closer to Phillip Island is the township of Wonthaggi plus seaside villages of Cape Paterson and Inverloch.
The Bass Coast is a world-famous fossil area. Look for dinosaur footprints and fossils with a dinosaur dig tour with from Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch.
A visit to the State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi is well worth it – especially the underground tour.
French Island in Westernport Bay is accessible by ferry from Cowes on Phillip Island and ideal for a day trip.
A bit of an unknown gem, it is a great escape from the holiday crowds.
Apart from the two wineries on Phillip Island, there are lots on the mainland within a day’s drive from the island.
Take a day trip around South Gippsland, visiting markets, villages, wineries and admiring wonderful views.
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