After strolling along the beach from Cowes to Ventnor Beach we took a detour and explored the nearby Ventnor Common Bushland Reserve. We were pleasantly surprised to find the reserve not far from the beach near built up areas. It’s a lovely place for locals and tourists to visit. It is a very easy walk for all fitness levels. Some of the reserve is graveled whilst other areas there’s a boardwalk which leads to a bird watching area. Here you’ll find information on what types of birds call this home.
On our visit we saw a number of wallabies alongside the track, one even taking time out on the track in front of us. As we approached the wallaby very quickly hopped off into the scrub and kept a watchful eye on us.
For those wanting to sit and take in the serenity there are seats dotted through the reserve.
The reserve is located on both sides of the Ventnor Road, ensure you check out the signage to find out what is allowed in the area you are exploring.
Why should I visit Ventnor Common Bushland Reserve
- Bird watchers
- Photographers who love capturing wildlife
- Easy nature walk
- Horse riding track, ensure you read the signs as rules apply
For bird watching enthusiasts and photographers alike there is a lovely sheltered bird watching hut, here you will also find information on the Woodland birds that inhabit Ventnor Common.
How long do I need to visit?
Depending how long you’d like to sit and bird watch or look out for the wallabies I would allow anywhere from half an hr to 1 and half hrs.
Nearby places to visit
Our stroll through the bushland reserve was part of our 3 day escape to Phillip Island. There are so many things to do on Phillip Island and places to explore. Below are some of the places we visited on our trip. Click on the links to learn more. Don’t forget to read up on some of the Wildlife on Phillip Island.
- 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 Location
Ventnor Common Bushland Reserve is located in Ventnor on Phillip Island which is in the Gippsland Region of Victoria. We accessed the reserve on both sides of the Ventnor Road not far from the Ventnor Beach.
- Ventnor Beach Road, Ventnor Victoria
- Approximately 145km, 2hr 7mins from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 7.7km, 10mins from Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
Have you explored this part of Phillip Island? If you have we’d love to hear about your experiences or perhaps there’s another nature walk you could recommend we visit.