Cowes Visitor Information
Welcome to Cowes
Cowes is a charming seaside town located on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. It's a popular holiday destination, known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes, and exciting activities.
Getting to Cowes
Cowes is approximately 2 hours' drive from Melbourne. You can take the Monash Freeway (M1) and then the South Gippsland Highway (M420) to get to the island. Alternatively, you can take a bus or coach from Melbourne to Phillip Island, with regular services operated by V/Line and Phillip Island Bus Lines.
Things to do in Cowes
Cowes has something for everyone. Here are some of the top things to do and see:
- Visit the famous Penguin Parade and watch the little penguins come ashore at sunset.
- Explore the stunning coastline and beaches, including Smiths Beach, Cowes Beach, and Red Rock Beach.
- Take a scenic drive to the Nobbies and witness the dramatic coastline and the resident seal colony.
- Experience the thrill of motor racing at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
- Indulge in some delicious seafood at one of the town's many restaurants and cafes.
- Visit the Phillip Island Wildlife Park and get up close and personal with the native Australian wildlife.
- Browse the local markets and shops for unique souvenirs and gifts.
Accommodation in Cowes
Cowes offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences. From luxury resorts and hotels to cosy holiday homes and cabins, there is something to suit everyone. Some popular options include:
- Ramada Resort Phillip Island
- The Continental Hotel
- Cowes Caravan Park
- Phillip Island Apartments
- Banyan Place
- Island Accommodation
Plan your trip to Cowes today
With so much to see and do in Cowes, it's the perfect place to escape for a few days or a longer holiday. Whether you're travelling solo, with a partner, or with the family, there's something to suit all interests and ages. Plan your trip to Cowes today and experience all that this beautiful town has to offer.