Phillip Island is a place I do not mind visiting once every other weekend because it's 1.5hours away from the CBD. Most Melbournians may have already done everything there is to do or see here, it is still a nice drive (except for the road works). Unsurprisingly, it does get crowded on the weekend so it is best to explore this island on weekdays.
A leg day exercise from Kitty Miller Bay carpark to Shipwreck SS Speke, do not take it as a chore because the sights along the way are spectacular. There’s no need to hurry because the walk is littered with interesting black boulders and rock pools with grassy mountains in view.
Shipwreck SS Speke will eventually be in sight hence you don't have to keep your eyes peeled. It is a spectacular experience to be able to get this close to a shipwreck. I hope SS Speke will be here for a long time so we can all admire her majesty. Finally, the walk back to the car is a lot easier with only a steep hill to walk up then it’s plain sailing from there on.
A walk on Phillip Island Nature Park's Cape Woolamai Circuit takes about two hours, nonetheless an easy to moderately challenging one. Pack a sandwich to fuel up along the way and enjoy the endless coastline view. We came across a friendly echidna and lots of wallabies as soon as the evening started to set.
The Nobbies is dazzling throughout the day, be it rain or shine. Lush hills display a burst of vibrant colours making it a place where dreamers come to dream. You’ll be politely asked to leave before the sun sets unless you have admission of course. Be sure to buy a ticket ahead of time to see penguins as they usually sell out days before.
Other places to see:
• Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
• Churchill Island