Within a few minutes drive from the famous Nobbies on Phillip Island you will come across gorgeous lookouts over Bass Strait. The first lookout you reach is the Southpoint lookout, then in a blink of an eye you will reach the South Coast Lookout. Phillip Island holds so much beauty on such a small island. A place for photographers and nature lovers to explore. Take time out to sit and watch the waves crash up on the rocks. Don’t forget to take deep breaths to fill your lungs with the fresh sea air.
Dotted along the cliff top you are likely to see the Cape Barren Geese who over the years have increased their population on the island. To learn more about the Cape Barren Geese checkout the Wildlife on Phillip Island
Before reaching the South Coast Lookout on the unsealed road we stopped a little further down the road to take in the gorgeous view looking back onto the Southpoint Lookout. This was just as scenic as being at the lookout itself.
As you drive along the scenic coast cliff top road you will find Summerlands Lookout where you look down at Summerland Beach, famous around the world for the penguin parade. This little stretch of road holds so much beauty.
We slowly drove along and stopped at every lookout point along the way as we headed to Pyramid Rock Lookout. There’s something about being along the coast that we love. Just as we stopped to take one of numerous photos of this picturesque coastline a jogger ran around the corner and was a split second away from stepping on a copperhead snake. The jogger saw the snake in the nick of time and was able to retract his step. It’s a great reminder when exploring the island ensure you stay on the tracks and keep your eyes open.
Places to explore on Phillip Island
Phillip Island offers so much more than being a destination to watch the Penguin Parade or to catch a great wave. There are so many beautiful places to walk and take in the beauty. We had a 3 day stay on the island. This was no where near long enough to explore all of what the island has on offer. Below are some of the places we visited, click on the links to find out more:
- Cowes, Phillip Island
- The Nobbies, Phillip Island
- Cat Bay, Phillip Island
- Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet, Phillip Island
- Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island
- Ventnor Beach, Phillip Island
- Ventnor Common Bushland Reserve, Ventnor, Phillip Island
South Coast Lookout Location
The South Coast lookout is situated on Phillip Island which is in the Gippsland Region of Victoria
- The Boulevard, Summerlands, Victoria 3922
- Approximately 147km, 2hrs from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 3km, 10mins from the Nobbies
- Approximately 14km, 20mins from Cowes Jetty
Have you explored this picturesque island? If you have we would love to hear about your experiences, or perhaps you’ve got another place you’d like to share your adventure with us.