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Phillip Island Whale Festival

When you think of Phillip Island, what springs to mind? Do the adorable penguins pop straight into your thoughts? Well, of course, the lil’ cuties do but how about whales? That’s right, it’s almost time to take to Phillip Island and celebrate annual whale season – and we’re beyond excited!

From Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7, join the whale festival on the island that sees humpback whales, southern right whales and even the chance of seeing a pod of killer whales start to arrive in the coastal waters.

The three days will be jam-packed with something for everyone (so bring the whole fam bam along), and the best bit is that most activities are free or low cost right across the island for the whole weekend! What’s not to love?! Take the opportunity while your there to do some whale spotting either by sea or on land – the choice is yours.

Philip Island Whale Festival

Stay up to date with all the whale happenings here:

Where to stay

Well, you guys are in luck as Phillip Island YHA has a three night getaway offer too good to refuse. Stay in one of their comfy private 4 bed, twin, double or 5 bed family room and avail of some great savings.

If after the three day festival, you want to spot some more of majestic mammals, check out the other top locations around Australia to see the incredible creatures.

    Phillip Island YHA
    Phillip Island YHA
    Award-winning Phillip Island YHA is your gateway to one of Australia’s most famous islands. This hostel offers comfortable lounges, a gourmet-style kitchen area and a rooftop deck.
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