Our visit to Phillip Island involved hours exploring the gorgeous beaches and Nobbies lookout. We discovered Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet which is a place for hikers and bird watchers to explore. There is a 4.5km return, 2hr walk which takes you on a beautiful walk through the coastal area of Rhyll. For those looking for a longer walk you can continue your walk into Rhyll which is another 2km. If you are looking for a shorter walk there is a 500m return walk to a lookout, unfortunately on our visit the lookout was closed. There are seats dotted along the track for those wanting to take in the serenity. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted.
The graveled path way leads you to the picturesque board walk. As you walk along there are information boards providing information on the wildlife that inhabit the area. It’s a great place for all ages to explore and learn about nature. The area is also a great place for photographers.
We loved walking along the track where wallabies could be seen nearby and on occasions crossed our path. Being wildlife lovers this was a lovely sight to see. The coastal track leads you onto a boardwalk where you are surrounded by mangroves. The coastal birds darting amongst them. I loved seeing the bracken along the way, it bought back memories of when I was a kid and used bracken to ease my mosquito bites.
How long do I need to allow to visit Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet ?
Depending how far you’re wanting to walk I would allow at least an hour to take in the beauty of the area. For those looking to do the longer walk then allow a couple of hours or more. It’s a place where you set your own pace and distance.
Nearby places to explore
On our 3 day beach escape to Phillip Island we explored a lot of what the famous island has on offer. There is still so much more to see. Click on the below links to learn more about some of the places we explored:
- Cowes, Phillip Island
- Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
- Wildlife on Phillip Island
- The Nobbies, Phillip Island
- Cat Bay, Phillip Island
- Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island
Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet Reserve Location
Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet Reserve is located at Conservation Hill Reserve on Phillip Island which is in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- Cowes – Rhyll Road, Rhyll, Phillip Island
- Approximately 139km, 2hrs from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 7.6km, 11mins from Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
Have you explored other nature walks that lead you through mangrove waters, if you have, we’d love to hear about your experiences? Perhaps you could provide some suggestions where we should explore.