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Phillip Island
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Phillip Island

Phillip Island is an island located off the south-eastern coast of mainland Australia. It is situated 140 km south-east of Melbourne and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island is known for its rugged coastline, picturesque beaches, and abundant wildlife.

Phillip Island covers an area of about 100 square kilometres and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The island is home to a number of threatened species, including the Little Penguin, the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, and the Hooded Plover. It is also home to the Phillip Island Nature Park, which is a popular tourist destination.

The island was first settled by Europeans in 1802. It was named after Governor Arthur Phillip, who was the first Governor of New South Wales. Phillip Island was a popular whaling station during the 19th century and a major port during the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the early 20th century, Phillip Island became a popular holiday destination for people from Melbourne. The island is now known for its motorsport events, such as the Australian Grand Prix and the MotoGP. It is also home to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park, which is a popular tourist attraction.

Phillip Island is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. It is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, its wildlife, and its motorsport events. It is a great place to explore and enjoy the unique beauty of the island.

Excursion tips for a day in Phillip Island

Phillip Island in Australia is a great destination for tourists looking for a fun-filled day. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy:

1. Visit the Phillip Island Nature Park and explore the natural beauty of the island.

2. Go to the Koala Conservation Centre and learn about koalas and their habitat.

3. Take a tour of the Churchill Island Heritage Farm and experience life on a 19th century farm.

4. Check out the Nobbies Centre and take in the spectacular views of the island’s rugged coastline.

5. Take a surfing lesson at one of the island’s many beaches.

6. Visit the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and watch some thrilling car races.

7. Explore the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and sample some delicious chocolates.

8. Go on a wildlife cruise and spot some of the island’s native wildlife.

9. Visit the Phillip Island Penguin Parade and watch the little penguins come ashore.

10. Take a scenic drive around the island and explore its many attractions.

Experience Phillip Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Phillip Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Phillip Island

Phillip Island in Australia has a temperate climate with mild summers and cool winters. In summer (December to February), temperatures average around 22°C (71°F) and can reach up to 31°C (88°F). In winter (June to August), temperatures average around 12°C (54°F) and can drop as low as 6°C (43°F). Spring (September to November) is mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 20°C (68°F). Autumn (March to May) is also mild, with temperatures ranging from 12°C (54°F) to 18°C (64°F). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average of 800mm (31.5in).

Cruise weather for Phillip Island

Our weather forecast for Phillip Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 10.2 °C
53.3 m/s
83.5 m/s
62.4 %
21.3 m
72.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 9.5 °C
46.4 m/s
62.6 m/s
58.4 %
23.4 m
76.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 10.5 °C
53.6 m/s
77.4 m/s
58.8 %
20.3 m
71.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 11.1 °C
min: 10.5 °C
44.5 m/s
53.4 m/s
71.2 %
23.7 m
52.4 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 10.7 °C
min: 9.4 °C
21.7 m/s
26.6 m/s
63.8 %
21.9 m
68.0 %
1,029 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 11.4 °C
min: 7.9 °C
15.1 m/s
16.2 m/s
99.5 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,030 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 11.8 °C
min: 8.2 °C
22.7 m/s
36.4 m/s
84.9 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,030 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 7.9 °C
21.2 m/s
33.5 m/s
78.5 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,030 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 9 °C
18.7 m/s
32.0 m/s
10.0 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,031 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 9.3 °C
24.1 m/s
47.2 m/s
64.3 %
24.1 m
70.5 %
1,031 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 10.6 °C
23.8 m/s
43.9 m/s
77.5 %
24.1 m
71.3 %
1,033 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 11.7 °C
15.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
87.9 %
24.1 m
75.6 %
1,034 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 11.7 °C
16.9 m/s
23.0 m/s
95.1 %
24.1 m
76.8 %
1,033 hPa

Cruises to Phillip Island

Would you like to travel to Phillip Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Phillip Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Phillip Island, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 Silver Nova 04:00 pm 11:00 pm
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jan. 19th 2025 Sunday, 19th of Jan. 2025 MS Regatta 09:00 am 11:59 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Dec. 23rd 2025 Tuesday, 23rd of Dec. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2026 Thursday, 1st of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 07:00 pm

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