Top Destinations 2 Hours from Melbourne: Cowes

From: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Distance: 79.2 km + 62.5 km
Travel Time: 1 hour 0 mins + 49 mins
Cowes – Phillip Island - Distance from CBD 142km
The town of Cowes is the perfect base for exploring the holiday hotspot that is Phillip Island. Visitors are greeted by pretty Golden Cypress trees which line the main road. The area contains some fine beaches, which face French Island and the Mornington Peninsula. Cowes is Phillip Island’s commercial hub, and comes alive in holiday periods and during the Phillip Island Grand Prix. If you’re not in time for the motorsport action, however, there is still plenty to do on the Island, with an abundance of natural beauty to explore and absorb, including attractions such as the penguin Parade.

Things to see and do in and around Cowes
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island Nature Park –  
Churchill Island Heritage Farm -
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre -
Wildlife Coast Cruises, Phillip Island -
A Maze ‘N Things -

Things to see and do along the way
Old Cheese Factory, Berwick -
Gumbuya Leisure Park, Tynong -
Caldermeade Farm & Café, Caldermeade
Maru Koala & Animal Park, Grantville -
Points of Interest
Gumbuya Leisure Park

Gumbuya Park is family orientated theme park with amazing natural bushland, native animals and a large variety of birds nset on 430 acres.
Churhill Island Heritage Farm
Discover Churchill island and enjoy the water views, meet the farm animals and walk amongst heritage buildings and lovely gardens.
Phillip Island Citcuit
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is the home to motoring events and leisure activities include go karts, guided circuit tours and a history of motor sport display.

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