Conservation Hill and Rhyll Inlet Walks Phillip Island

Discover the world-renowned Ramsar listed tranquil wetlands on the north shore of Phillip Island. A renowned habitat for migratory wader birds and other wildlife species.

Cowes-Rhyll Road, Rhyll, Victoria, Australia


Description:  Rhyll Inlet is a world renowned habitat for migratory waders and resident birds and takes in tranquil mangroves and mudflats. Boardwalks of varying lengths loop through the mangroves, saltmarsh and mudflats, and walkers/riders are rewarded by the presence of spoonbills, oyster catchers, herons, egrets and cormorants.

Location and Entrance: The track starts at the Conservation Hill car park off the Cowes-Rhyll Rd and continues along Rhyll Inlet to Rhyll.  (Refer to Walk 1 on the Phillip Island map available at your local Visitor Information Centre).

Length and approximate time to complete:

  • Mangrove Boardwalk – 1.2km return / 25 minutes walking return
  • McIlwraith Road Lookout – 4.5km return / 1 hour walking return
  • Rhyll Village – 7km return / 2 ½  hours walking return

Quick Facts:

  • Difficulty - Easy/Moderate
  • Surface - Compacted granitic sand, boardwalk and grass
  • Toilets - Conservation Hill car park
  • Designated Accessible Toilets - Yes 
  • Parking - Conservation Hill car park (gravel)
  • Designated Accessible Parking - No
  • Wheelchairs - Mangrove Boardwalk is suitable for wheelchairs
  • Prams - Yes
  • Bicycles - Yes 
  • Dogs - No
  • Picnic table/BBQ - Picnic table only

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