Celebrate life by the water and soak up the seaside holiday vibe in Cowes, Phillip Island’s commercial hub, which positively bustles during the holiday season.

Island dreams
Spend a lazy day in seaside eateries, take a stroll and do a bit of shopping for giftware, fashion and artisan wares, or just cool off with a swim down at the foreshore.

If you want to learn about early life on the island stop by the Phillip Island Historical Society Museum. Here you’ll find exhibitions on geology, maritime history, aboriginal culture and the life of the early settlers.

Just need to relax? Zone out at one of the town’s divine day spas, play a round of golf,  or hit the lanes at the ten-pin bowling centre.

Set sail

Hire a boat from the Cowes launch and catch a fish to barbeque beachside or join a cruise around the bay and get a close look at the cute inhabitants of Seal Rocks. Want to go further? Catch the passenger ferry over Western Port to Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula or on to French Island.

Base camp
Allow extra time in Cowes to explore the many nearby attractions, including the iconic Penguin Parade and the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre. Visit the island at race time to experience the speed and excitement of the Superbike World Championship, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, or one of the many motor sport events held throughout the year.

Part of the: Coastal Discovery Drive route

Weather in Cowes

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