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Phillip Island

Phillip Island is a popular weekend tourist destination thanks to its close proximity to Melbourne. There are a few small towns that dot the island which is easily accessible via a bridge. From Melbourne, Phillip Island is about an hour and a half away via the highway. There is also the option to take the ferry or to visit the island on a tour.

The main town of Phillip Island is Cowes, and smaller towns include Rhyll, Cape Woolamai, Ventnor, and Newhaven. Motorsports are very popular here, and the annual Australian Grand Prix is held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. The biggest attraction, however, goes to the Penguin Parade. At Summerland Beach, the penguins take the cue from the sunset and head from the sea to their nests, making for quite a sight and an unmissable moment on Phillip Island. Rhyll is a small and peaceful fishing village as well as a feeding and breeding area for resident and migratory birds, and at Cape Woolamai are several walking tracks. There is, of course, a number of beaches to visit, and scuba diving is said to be spectacular here. Those with a sweet tooth must be sure to check out the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, and animal lovers will enjoy a trip to the Koala Conservation Center.

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