Cape Woolamai has a great deal going for it: ancient geological history, glorious beaches, walks, surfing and prolific birdlife.
So let’s get started! Created of pink granite millions of years ago, Cape Woolamai is Phillip Island’s highest point. It has a sweep of golden beaches which are beautiful to walk at any time of year. In summer, the Cape Woolamai swimming beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers, and is one of Australia’s most popular surfing beaches.
There’s a series of tracks and viewing platforms if you’d like to walk further afield: try the Pinnacles, the Cape Woolamai Beacon and the old granite quarry. The Cape Woolamai Trail is 8km long, starts and ends at the surf lifesaving club carpark and winds along the sheer cliffs overlooking the beaches and some peaceful inland vistas. The cape is also home to the largest colony of short-tailed shearwaters on Phillip Island, which depart their southern home for Alaska every April.