What’s so special about being on Phillip Island during winter? Witnessing the arrival of Humpback and Southern Right whales into the coastal waters.
Pack up the family and explore the Phillip Island and Bass Coast Whale Discovery Trail, featuring some of the finest vantage points in the region.
Grab some warm clothing and a pair of binoculars, head out to one of the fantastic lookouts and trails from Phillip Island to Inverloch, and marvel at the area’s stunning landscapes along the way.
Those wanting to get closer to the marine giants can join one of the Wildlife Coast Cruises whale and dolphin boat tours that circumnavigate the island in search of whales.
Join in the local celebrations of the arrival of these majestic creatures with a range of special events from 11 June and the Island Whale Festival weekend 2-4 July.
Local community and visitors alike have the opportunity to engage with a range of activities that will not only entertain but also allow you to appreciate the wildlife and natural habitats of Phillip Island and the Bass Coast region.
During the festival, choose from various activities and events, including talks, workshops, whale spotting, whale cruises, comedy dinners and more!
Stay up to date with the latest announcements, including program and booking information at islandwhales.com.au
Follow the action on Facebook and Instagram at @islandwhales.
Book your winter whale escape and explore more things to see and do at visitphillipisland.com.au
Remember to look after the coastal environment by watching out for wildlife on the roads and by keeping to the designated tracks.