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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.

Island trails

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.

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)

Further info

For more information about cycling around Phillip Island, please visit visitphillipisland.com

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San Remo to Cowes Cycling Track

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 Cycling Trails

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

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Penguin Parade to the Nobbies Cycling Track

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

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Explore Phillip Island on foot and be constantly surprised by the island's rich natural tapestry, no matter how many times you visit.

Nature and wildlife

Wildlife viewing

See Phillip Island's little penguins emerge from the water, and spot other fascinating Australian animals at this wildlife wonderland.

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Beaches and coastlines

Discover a beach to suit everyone at Phillip island's sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations.

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Swimming

Splash around in the shallows t Phillip Island's sheltered bay beaches, or catch a wave at one of the wild surf beaches on the island's ocean side.