Time Out says
A little island with a whole lot going on
Phillip Island has a lot to offer visitors. Each year at New Years it is swamped by the festival crowds who trek south for the Pyramid Rock Festival. Just before that it will have been inundated with rev-heads and brolly-dollys for the Phillip Island GP motorcycle race, and at any other point in the calender it is a go-to spot for nature lovers and Happy Feet fans who come to visit the penguin communities that call the island home. It is also conveniently located just outside of Melbourne so it's an easy spot for a weekend away.