Phillip Island Nature Park, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

Day 2: Phillip Island to Wilsons Promontory
123 km/76 miles, about 1.75 hours

Wake up early and join the popular Wildlife Coast Cruises to Seal Rocks for a barking conversation with the local seals and then spend a few hours in the peaceful surrounds of the Koala Conservation Centre. Walk the boardwalks and get up close with Australia's cuddliest animal.

Explore the island's tranquil wetlands, flush with migratory birds, before journeying to the imposing granite cliffs and golden beaches of Cape Woolamai. Stop for refreshments at any one of the coastal villages dotted around Phillip Island, all within striking distance of each other.

Take in the iconic sights of the island from great heights with Phillip Island Helicopters. Look down over the moored fishing fleet of San Remo, the historic Churchill Island Homestead and the powerful surf beaches of the Cape.

After some memorable sightseeing, stop to feed the pelicans at San Remo on your way to Inverloch, an easy 40 kilometres away. Dig into a sumptuous feast of fresh fish and chips while you take in the spectacular coastline of this seaside town, a popular stopover on the drive to Wilsons Promontory. Visit the local butcher, baker and cake maker to stock up on the freshest supplies before heading into the remote, incredible 'Prom'.

Within in an hour you will enter one of Australia's most picturesque national parks. A visit to this much-loved coastal wilderness will leave a lasting impression. Set up in luxury accommodation at Limosa Rise, just outside the park, or stay inside the park grounds in a high comfort, low impact safari-style tent with Wilderness Retreats. Before turning in, indulge in a gourmet DIY barbecue dinner in unsurpassable natural surrounds.

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Seal Watching Cruise - Wildlife Coast Cruises

Seal Watching Cruise

Wildlife Coast Cruises

Get up close and personal with a bevy of playful, inquisitive seals in their natural environment on this popular Phillip Island boat cruise.

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Koala, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Meet the koalas

Wander through the tree-top boardwalks and see koalas up close in their natural habitat at Phillip Island's Koala Conservation Centre.

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Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Cape Woolamai

Catch a wave against the backdrop of ancient pink granite at Cape Woolamai, one of Victoria's most popular surfing beaches and bird-spotting mecca.

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Scenic flight over Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Scenic flights

Strap yourself in and explore the spectacular coastline, picturesque towns and myriad attractions of Victoria's Phillip Island on a helicopter tour.

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Churchill Island, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Churchill Island

Discover important Victorian history at Churchill Island and take home local delicacies from the thriving farmers' market.

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Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is a diver's paradise, featuring spectacular underwater scenery. Granite cliffs plunge below the surface and...

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