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Published July 18th 2015
Relax on Phillip Island
Phillip Island
Phillip Island

If you're ever in Melbourne and wondering "what can i do that's nearby?", a great option would be to jump in the car and visit Phillip Island, with its varied activities that take place all year round.

One of the main things that Phillip Island is known for is the "Penguin Parade", which can be done by purchasing a tickets via their visitor centre. But if penguins aren't your thing, then just walking along the coast and watching the waves crashing into the shoreline can be just as enjoyable; before you know it, your camera roll is filled with hundreds of landscape pictures involving waves crashing over rugged rock formations, before receding back into the ocean.

Phillip Island
Phillip Island coastline

Once your mind has returned from the hypnotic pull of the ocean waves, you can also view local surfers; or if you're feeling brave, maybe even jump in to have a go yourself.

Phillip Island
Surfing at Phillip Island

As well as admiring the beautiful coastline, the visitor's centre has food options, or you may even decide to pack a picnic and find a spot outside. Once the main attractions of Phillip Island have been explored, heading inland can also be just as picturesque, with rolling fields and farmland to be admired.

Phillip Island
Phillip Island - Inland

Phillip Island
Phillip Island - Inland

So that's Phillip Island; it's a leisurely, two-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, and a great way to go somewhere and feel refreshed whilst taking in some crisp sea air.
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Where: Phillip Island, Victoria
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