Island Whales

Phillip Island welcomes the annual arrival of our whales!

Witness the annual arrival of some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures as our coastal waters play host to humpback and southern right whales and even the occasional killer whales from May to September.

In just under two hours from Melbourne, Phillip Island is home to 101km2 of magic to be discovered. From going in search of whales, to enjoying a smooth red at a cosy wine bar and taking to the skies on an exhilarating scenic helicopter ride, whichever direction you head there’s fun to be found.

Eat, Play & Stay on the Island

We invite you to stay and create your own Island adventure. Soon you’ll see what us locals have long known – there’s nowhere quite like Phillip Island.

Visit our website to explore the island for places to eat, stay & play! 


The Festival

An annual Phillip Island festival that celebrates the whale migration through a range of activities and education spread across venus and public spaces on the island. 1-3 July 2022

Activities All Month

Local community members and visitors alike have the opportunity to engage with a range of activities that will not only entertain, but also allow you to appreciate the wildlife and natural habitats of Phillip Island and the Bass Coast region. June & July 2022

1 - 31 July

Westerport Ferries - 10% discount

Celebrating Island Whales in July with 10% off ferry tickets!

To get you to the Island, Western Port Ferries are offering 10% off ferry tickets for the month of July.

Just book your tickets online and use the promo code WHALES to get the discount.

Terms and Conditions:

– Valid for travel 1 – 31 July, 2022.

– Only available by booking online using the promotional code WHALES. Not valid with any other offer. Subject to availability.

Looking for Whales

We have gathered some information to help you to enjoy whale watching on Phillip Island. For the answers to these questions and more, let’s get started.


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