Couple cycling, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Cycling

Bring your bike and an adventurous spirit and all you'll need is a couple of days to explore the myriad attractions crammed into compact Phillip Island.

Cycle between attractions
Start at San Remo and follow the dedicated bike path through sleepy seaside villages and on to Cowes. Stop off at the Koala Conservation Centre, A Maze'N Things and the National Vietnam Veterans Museum along the way. The ride can be done in either direction.

Explore the history of Churchill Island, and fill your panniers with produce from the monthly market.

Make the Esplanade in Cowes a focal point for casual beachfront cycling. Stop for a splash and a picnic, or earn your swim by cycling to the island's many other beautiful beaches.

Recommended rides
The Phillip Island Bicycle Users Group has a number of recommended rides, all starting at Amaze'N'Things. Degrees of difficulty vary and some require climbs or hybrid bicycles:

  • The Rhyll Circuit (18 kilometres)
  • Churchill Island (off road, 20 kilometres)
  • A Maze'n Things to Newhaven Run (24 kilometres)
  • North East Island Tour (19 kilometres)
  • Tour de Silverleaves and Cowes (16 kilometres)
  • Tour de Cowes West (road bike, 20 kilometres)
  • Tour de San Remo Road Bike (road bike, 20 kilometres)
  • Oswin Roberts Reserve (8 kilometres, mountain or hybrids only)
  • Phillip Island Circuit and Tour of Discovery (80 kilometres)
  • North East Island Tour (19 kilometres)
  • Cowes West Alternative (road bike, 18 kilometres)
  • Phillip Island Seven Seas Tour (70 kilometres)
  • West End Tour (mountain bikes, 29 kilometres)

Bush to Bay
Cycle seven kilometres along the mangroves from the Koala Conservation Centre to Rhyll and spot rare migratory wading birds and other wildlife.

Penguin Parade – Point Grant Carpark (Nobbies)
Embark upon a one-hour walk or shorter cycle from the Penguin Parade to the carpark at Point Grant, which takes you along a small unsealed road for coastal views.

Churchill Island
Opt for the five-kilometre track around the historic island's lovely gardens or the two-kilometre North Point Loop. Note there is an admission fee for the homestead and gardens.

Conservation Hill and Rhyll Inlet
Spot rare birds among the mangroves as you choose between a number of looped tracks of varying distances for both cyclists and walkers.

Oswin Roberts Reserve
Explore the last remaining remnant bushland on Phillip Island and its resident wildlife from one of a number of colour-coded loops.

Further information
Get more information about walking and cycling around Phillip Island, and find out more about the Phillip Island Bicycle Users Group's recommended rides

Penguin Parade to the Nobbies, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Penguin Parade to The Nobbies

Enjoy spectacular views riding along the Phillip island coast from the Penguin Parade to The Nobbies.

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San Remo to Cowes, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

San Remo to Cowes

Starting at the bridge onto Phillip Island and ending at Cowes jetty, this flat ride is great for families and passes many island attractions.

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Oswin Roberts Reserve, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Oswin Roberts Reserve

Explore remnant bushland on Phillip Island and look for wildlife on three easy to ride loops.

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