Cowes, Victoria, Australia
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  • North Pier Hotel

    North Pier Hotel

    3-star

    0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating7.4.Good484 Hotels.com guest reviews
    North Pier Hotel
  • Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island

    Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island

    3.5-star

    0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous149 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Kaloha Holiday Resort Phillip Island
  • The Waves Apartments

    The Waves Apartments

    4.5-star

    0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb126 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Waves Apartments
  • Arthur Phillip Motor Inn

    Arthur Phillip Motor Inn

    3-star

    1.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb76 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Arthur Phillip Motor Inn
  • Hilltop Apartments Phillip Island

    Hilltop Apartments Phillip Island

    4-star

    3.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.8.Exceptional51 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hilltop Apartments Phillip Island
  • Amaroo Holiday Park

    Amaroo Holiday Park

    3-star

    0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb45 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Amaroo Holiday Park
  • 7 Findlay Street

    7 Findlay Street

    3.5-star

    0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good3 Hotels.com guest reviews
    7 Findlay Street
  • Aussie Golf Ranch

    Aussie Golf Ranch

    4-star

    3.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb43 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Aussie Golf Ranch
  • Tropicana Motor Inn

    Tropicana Motor Inn

    3.5-star

    0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb53 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Tropicana Motor Inn
  • The Track House

    The Track House

    3-star

    5.2 kilometers to city centre

    The Track House
  • The Coachman Motel & Units

    The Coachman Motel & Units

    3.5-star

    0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good95 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Coachman Motel & Units
  • Cottages for Two

    Cottages for Two

    3.5-star

    0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good49 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Cottages for Two
  • Phillip Island Apartments

    Phillip Island Apartments

    4-star

    0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good69 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Phillip Island Apartments
  • Phillip Island Towers

    Phillip Island Towers

    4-star

    0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous20 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Phillip Island Towers
  • Castle Villa by the Sea

    Castle Villa by the Sea

    4.5-star

    0.4 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good25 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Castle Villa by the Sea
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Find out more about Cowes

Exploring Cowes

Hunkered down on the northern coast of Victoria’s Phillip Island is the town of Cowes, the main hub of commercial activity of this popular holiday destination. Just two hours’ drive from Melbourne, Cowes offers the perfect weekend escape from the big city. You can get here by ferry from the Mornington Peninsula or by driving the coastal road from Melbourne.

Water dominates life in Cowes, from its sweeping beaches to the jetty that receives boats both large and small. There are wonderful eateries and shops along the waterfront, and cultural attractions like the Philip Island Historical Society Museum in town. Many visitors hire a boat for the day to cruise the bay or to get up close and personal with the creatures that live on Seal Rocks.


Hotels in Cowes

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Cowes is the Glen Isla House, which has been booked &TravellersChoiceBooked1 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended The Waves 344 in Cowes as it has been reserved &TravellersChoiceBooked2 times.


Sightseeing in Cowes

- Phillip Island Nature Park


This wonderful park is one of the few places on earth where you can watch little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle onto the beach. Known as the penguin parade, this daily ritual is one of Australia’s hottest wildlife attractions and is worth planning your day around. The park is also an ideal spot for walks, beachcombing, and other outdoor activities.


- Seal Rocks Beach


One of the most popular excursions from Cowes is the seal-watching cruise to Seal Rocks. Australia’s largest fur seal colony lives here and the boats drift within metres of these fascinating creatures as they frolic around the rocks. This two-hour cruise also features regular dolphin sightings and plenty of sea birds.


Transportation in Cowes

There is a public bus system that runs between Cowes and the other main towns on Philip Island, like Newhaven, Rhyll, and San Remo. You can walk most of Cowes on foot, though many visitors opt to rent a car for their stay to make it easier to get around the island and to explore the other villages. Having your own car also opens up lodging options outside of Cowes, like the Ramada Resort Phillip Island. Another option for getting around is the local taxis, which can be phoned for from any hotel or restaurant for a quick pick up.


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