How big is Phillip Island - 26km x 9km and takes roughly 25 minutes to drive from one end to the other. Can you see everything on Phillip Island in one day? - As there are so many things to see and do on Phillip Island, you won't be able to view everything in one day and enjoy the experience. How far is Inverloch from Wonthaggi - Approximately a 10 minute drive. How long is the drive from Phillip Island to Wilsons Promontory? - The drive from Phillip Island is picturesque as you drive the coastal route, through Kilcunda and Inverloch. The road then takes you inland through the green hinterland and around to Wilson's Prom, taking approximately 2 hours. Is there a ferry from Phillip Island to Mornington Peninsula? - Inter Island Passenger ferry departs from Stony Point Jetty on the Mornington Peninsula, Tankerton Jetty- French Island and Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island. Tickets are available on board the boat or online. Is there a train to Melbourne? - The bus service from Inverloch and Cowes, connects you through to the train service at Dandenong. Bus tickets are available from the driver, or use a valid MYKI card on the train network. Is there public transport to the attractions in the Bass Coast Shire? - There is limited public transport to the attractions located within the Bass Coast Shire. There are no bus stops out the front of any Phillip Island attractions, with an approximate 20 minute walk from the bus stops to various attractions. Major Phillip Island bus stops are; Cowes, Surf Beach, Cape Woolamai, Newhaven, San Remo. Centre. Is there free camping in the Bass Coast area? - Bear Gully (near Walkerville) and French Island are both no longer free camping areas and require booking via Parks Victoria online or phone 13 19 63. Nearby free camping is located at
- Bass Valley Camping Ground (located on the Bena-Poowong Road, Poowong beside the Bass River)
- Beach camping at Cape Liptrap (located off Waratah Road and the 5 Mile track is 4WD only.)
- Franklyn River Reserve Rest Area, Toora.