Driving along the unsealed road, The Boulevard in Summerlands offers panoramic views of Bass Strait. There are a few lookouts which provide breathtaking views along the coast. The Summerlands lookout provides a birds eye view of the famous Summerland Beach where thousands of tourists flock to watch the Penguin Parade at dusk.
From the lookout you can clearly see the viewing area. A place where I have fond memories visiting as a child. A time when the beach was cordoned off with ropes, people sat huddled up under blankets to keep warm. The cute little penguins would waddle up the beach to find their young waiting for them. You could follow them down the path and watch them find their burrows. Some would fall in the tourists footprints in the sand. These days there’s a huge grandstand which draws the crowds. Prior to Covid-19 tourists would come from all over the world to witness the penguins make their journey from the ocean to their burrows.
Looking down onto Summerland Beach it’s very hard not to spare a thought to the thousands of penguins that battle the rough seas in search of fish for their young. To this day it still baffles me how they are out at sea for.
Enjoy listening to the sound of the waves as you sit and gaze out to sea. During whale season don’t forget to bring your binoculars and look for Whales. Near the lookout you will find an information about Whales.
Along The Boulevard there are 2 other lookouts well worth stopping at. They are within minutes drive of each other between the Nobbies and the Penguin Parade. Places where selfies are taken. Photographers bring out their cameras to take that perfect photo. Click on the below links to find out more:
Places to explore on Phillip Island
There are lots of things to do on Phillip Island. We had 3 days exploring and taking in as much of the scenery as we could. If only we had longer. Below are some of the places we explored. Click on the links to learn more:
- Cowes, Phillip Island
- Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
- Wildlife on 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
Summerlands Lookout Location
Summerlands Lookout is located on Phillip Island which is in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- The Boulevard, Summerland Victoria 3922
- Approximately 147km, 1hr 55mins from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 3.8km, 7mins from the Nobbies, Phillip Island
- Approximately 1.5km, 5mins from the Penguin Parade, Phillip Island
Phillip Island has always been one of my favourite places to explore from a very young age. Where is your favourite place to explore? We’d love to hear about it.