A self-catering villa on Phillip Island affords a wealth of holiday opportunities from sheltered beaches on the inland side to surfing beaches on the ocean side of the island, from scuba diving to helicopter flights, from boat rental to motor bike grand prix racing. Whether it’s a gentle, relaxing family holiday or an all action activities holiday, you will be able to enjoy it here.
Within the vicinity of a Phillip Island holiday villa are several animal parks and nature reserves where you can feed and touch the kangaroos, wallabies and koalas as well as meet wombats, dingoes, crocodiles and a great many more native Australian species. In the wild each night you can see the penguins’ parade as the little penguins return to the island after a days fishing and there are numerous wildlife cruises where you will see seals, marine life and more.
Within easy reach of Phillip Island self-catering accommodation the beach resorts are outstanding with more than 100 kilometres of coastline. There are several beaches perfect for families with small children with shallow water and gentle sloping sand. There is always a lifeguard during the summer months. The wide variety of surfing beaches means that somewhere on the island the conditions will be perfect. If you don’t surf but want to there is a great surfing school here.
Visiting the historic homestead on Churchill Island is just a stroll across the bridge from Phillip Island rental villas. Walk through the glorious gardens amidst a variety of colourful bird life; there are farming festivals here throughout the year. If you like walking and hiking then follow any of the established trails like Nobbies and Kitty Miller Bay, which feature great beaches, bush and boardwalks or Rhyll Mangrove Boardwalk, which overlooks the Rhyll wetlands. Swan Lake nature trail takes you to the only freshwater lake on the island, the perfect place to view the magnificent lake birds that make a habitat here.
Holiday villas on Phillip Island enjoy mild weather tempered by ocean breezes. The average daily temperature in summer is 24 degrees Celsius with the most rain falling in mid winter, or June; most of the year the prevailing wind is south-westerly.
The closest airport to Phillip Island holiday villas is Melbourne Airport (MEL) less than two hours away. You can get there throughout the year from London-Heathrow (LHR), Manchester Airport (Man) and others. Airlines from the UK are Qantas, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Finn Air and Air France among many more.