Swan Lake Trail Phillip Island

Stroll around the Swan Lake Trail and enjoy an abundance of bird life and the tranquility of the only permanent freshwater lake on Phillip Island.

Ventnor Road, Phillip Island, Victoria.


Description: This freshwater lake, situated just before the Penguin Parade entrance, is a significant site for the Bunurong Aboriginal people. It provides great bird watching from the bird hides near the lake’s edge.

Location and Entrance: Swan Lake information shelter on Ventnor Road just before the Penguin Parade entrance. 

Length and approximate time to complete:

  • Length/Time - 1.3km return / 20 minutes walking return

Quick Facts:

  • Difficulty - Easy, there is a slight undulation from the car park before it joins the boardwalk and sections of the track may have overgrown vegetation 
  • Parking - Car park (gravel)
  • Designated Accessible Parking - No
  • Toilets - No
  • Wheelchairs – Suitable
  • Prams -Yes
  • Bicycles - Yes  
  • Dogs - No
  • Picnic table/BBQ - Picnic table only

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