Destination guide

Explore the outdoors near Phillip Island holiday homes to rent

Nature lovers, you'll want to pay attention for this one. This destination is a wildlife wonder, offering a rich habitat to many threatened and endangered species. So take a walk – or many – on the wild side when you book Phillip Island vacation rentals. A popular day-trip from Melbourne, millions of people visit each year to enjoy motorsports, interact with nature and explore its rich Aboriginal history. The island's first inhabitants were the Boon wurrung people, and that's evident in the heritage tours, protected lands and artwork. It's also known for another type of wild ride: its awesome motorcycle races.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Phillip Island holiday rentals

No matter where your Phillip Island vacation rental is, you'll be able to take your pick for wildlife parks. Observe furry marsupials from treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre, feed kangaroos at the Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and see the Antarctic exhibits at the Nobbie Centre. Your little ones will love creating their own delectable desserts at the Phillip Chocolate Factory, and they can marvel at the mazes and optical illusions at the amusement park A Maze'n Things. Speed over to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit to watch a race or do your own on the go-kart tracks.

Activities

What to do near Phillip Island holiday homes

Time to channel your inner explorer and roam about a beautiful island on foot, car or, better yet, rent a motorcycle. The island's well known for its history of motor racing, and as such it's easy to rent a trike motorcycle and take a guided tour on the super-scenic trails and paths. Enjoy the local foods, indigenous art and animals at the markets and working farms, and there are several wineries and breweries to satisfy your thirst and tempt your taste buds. Several beaches here also have unique breaks that attract all sorts of surfers, from grommets to experts.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Phillip Island holiday homes

This island has a milder climate than nearby Melbourne, so it's perfect for people hoping to avoid blistering hot temps. Phillip Island vacation rentals will put you close to or on the coast, where you can breathe in fresh ocean breezes. During the summer, expect highs in the low 20s, while autumn, winter and spring tend to be wetter. The coldest temps from June to August are usually in the high single digits. Loads of people visit the island in every season to enjoy the wildlife, and in October to watch the Australia Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Natural highlights

Adorable penguins and seals will put you in cute overdrive

Did we mention that this is truly a terrific locale for observing wildlife? Roos, wombats and wallabies roam freely in Phillip Island Wildlife Park, so grab some appropriate food and let them snack right out of your hand. Flocks of fairy penguins, the smallest of the species, swim ashore at Summerland Beach when the sun is setting. And go into cute overdrive when you see the Australian fur seals at the Nobbies outcrop on Phillip Island's southwest coast. Killer whales sometimes swim through here looking for a tasty seal or 2, so maybe you'll spy a couple too.

Family friendly

Family-friendly activities near Phillip Island holiday homes

Kids will love the attractions of Phillip Island. Holiday homes are available near places like Penguin Parade, an attraction where visitors can watch a penguin colony’s sunset waddle from the sea, and Churchill Island, a small island with a historic farm featuring animal demonstrations and wagon rides. You’ll also like Phillip Island Nature Parks, a conservation area with penguins and other animals in naturalistic habitats.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Phillip Island holiday rentals

Couples can enjoy an array of activities in Phillip Island. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Pinnacles Lookout, a hiking trail to a summit on Phillip Island with sea views and rock formations, and Churchill Island Marine National Park, a coastal park with birdwatching and snorkelling opportunities. You’ll also like Forrest Caves, a set of dramatic sea caves accessible at low tide.

Where to stay near Phillip Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,599 holiday rentals near Phillip Island. From 1,358 Houses to 27 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Phillip Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Phillip Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cowes: 1,365 holiday rentals
  • Inverloch: 532 holiday rentals
  • San Remo: 1,050 holiday rentals
  • Smiths Beach: 1,244 holiday rentals
  • Cape Woolamai: 1,222 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Phillip Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Phillip Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Phillip Island with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Cowes: 1,365 holiday homes
  • Inverloch: 532 holiday homes
  • San Remo: 1,050 holiday homes
  • Smiths Beach: 1,244 holiday homes
  • Cape Woolamai: 1,222 holiday homes

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Phillip Island. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit: 1,818 holiday rentals
  • Phillip Island Nature Park: 1,507 holiday rentals
  • Phillip Island Winery: 2,089 holiday rentals
  • Phillip Island Ferry Dock: 2,143 holiday rentals
  • Inlet Beach: 550 holiday rentals

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

Explore destinations around Phillip Island