Australia, Travel

Phillip Island Weekend Getaway

Last weekend my family and I took a roadtrip to a beautiful part of Victoria that is Phillip Island, for a relaxing bonding weekend away. After a 90-minute drive in our car we stopped at Maru Koala & Animal Park to see all the beautiful Australian animals that call our unique country their home. It was a small but really nice park allowing tourists and visitors to see all sorts of animals including Tasmanian devils, Wombats, Donkeys, Sheep, Horses, Kookaburras, Cockatoos, Dingoes, Peacocks, Emus and the ever-so-cute Koalas, Wallabies and Kangaroos. For an extra fee people could hold a baby wallaby and have their photo taken patting a koala. Adorable!

After a quick gelato we drove to Cowes and checked into our resort motel. With crystal clear blue waters and soft sand between our toes, it was a beautiful day to arrive in paradise with not a cloud in the sky. After some shopping in the wonderful boutiques in the area we were off to a nice restaurant for dinner. In the evening we took a dip in the spa and pool at our accommodation and relaxed. I loved it!

The next day started with an early check-out and a quick drive to see if we could spot any seals at The Nobbies. We were disappointed not to see any seals but the views from the boardwalk were absolutely incredible. Pyramid Rock not far from there also offered some amazing coastal views with vibrant landscape vistas.

All in all our weekend away was a well-deserved break that we all really needed and a great way to spend some quality family time together. I had a great time and returned home fully refreshed and happy.