Penguins at Phillip Island taken by Tourism Vic.


Great Ocean Road taken by Mr. Kyeong Woo Kim


 Twelve Apostles taken by Mr. Kyeong Woo Kim

Phillip Island

Phillip Island hosts over 3.5 million visitors every year and is home to around 7000 permanent residents. The Island is over 10,000 hectares in area and is 26km long and 9 km wide. It is a place of natural beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands and unique wildlife experiences. Phillip Island is approximately 3 hours drive from Kyneton.

Some activities and events in Phillip Island are:

  • Penguin Parade
  • Stroll the Nobbies boardwalk to view the majestic rugged south coast and blowhole.
  • Seal watch tours are also available through Wildlife Coast Cruises
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
  • A Maze 'N Things
  • Phillip Island Nature Park
  • Phillip Island Circuit
  • Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport
  • Churchill Island Easter Fun Festival
  • Art and Soul Festival

The main penguin viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and provides a 180 degree elevated viewing of the little penguins on parade so you are sure to get a terrific view. We strongly recommend an overnight stay near or on the island as the little penguins do not come back to their burrows until between 8pm and 8:45pm during the summer months and 5:15pm and 6:45pm the rest of the year, making travelling back to the Resort quite late in the evening.

How to get there;

Directions from Kyneton Bushland Resort to Phillip Island

You will need to purchase a City Link Pass to travel to Phillip Island by car from Kyneton. These can be purchased at any Australia Post Office, by telephoning city link on 13 33 31 or visiting their website. 

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Whilst there are no tour companies available form Kyneton there are tours to Phillip Island from Melbourne City.

Great Ocean Road

Recognised as one of the worlds most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road follows the stunning coastline of Victoria’s south-west. Stretching 243 kilometres from Torquay, just south of Geelong, to Allansford, just east of Warrnambool, the road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, through lush rainforests offering panoramic views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean at every turn.

Some activities and events along the Great Ocean Road are:

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How to get there;

Directions from Kyneton Bushland Resort to Port Campbell

Directions from Kyneton Bushland Resort to Torquay

Should you wish to drive please keep in mind that the round trip will take approximately 10 hours to complete and therefore we do strongly recommend an overnight stay.

Pictures of Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road provided by Visions of Victoria