Things to see Nearby

About Koo Wee Rup

KooWee Rup is a small picturesque town located 80km from Melbourne in Victoria’s West Gippsland within close proximity to Mornington Peninsula and Philip Island, wonderful areas for people of all ages.
With village of 3500, it is surrounded by fertile land best known for its dairying, asparagus and potato growing.

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre will drop your jaw and dazzle your eyes. This is your chance to experience the iconic venue in the flesh.

Let it rip in the Sodi RT8 Go Karts on the 750 metre scale replica of the Grand Prix Circuit. With individual lap time print-outs, you can challenge yourself against the clock and take away a record of your performance. Tandem karts are also available.

Buckle in for the real deal; an adrenaline-amping triple Hot Lap lightning ride around the Phillip Island Circuit.

Penguin Parade Phillip Island

See the world’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat from viewing stands and boardwalks. Enjoy interactive and educational displays in the visitor centre and the spectacular coastal scenery from the Penguin Parade. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. As the sun fades in the sky, Little Penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never forgotten.

The main penguin viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and provides a 180 degree elevated viewing of the Little Penguins on parade. Watching them arrive and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows at sunset is a magical experience for all. Visitors can also enjoy Little Penguins around their burrows from elevated timber boardwalks.

Warrook Farm

A 5km drive east along the South Gippsland Highway offers another introduction to life on the land through the Warook Cattle Farm.

This unique hands-on farm tour has been delighting generations of visitors for decades. A perfect mix of ‘hands on’ and demonstrations of farming techniques staged against a background of true Aussie bush and historical farm buildings. Daily farm tours are conducted at 11 am in the morning and 1 pm in the afternoon. Other tour times can be negotiated but minimum numbers apply to these tours.

Gumbuya World (formely Gumbuya Park)

Get away from it all with a day of fun and adventure in the beautiful Australian bush. Experience an unforgettable brush with nature as you get up close to more than 52 species of amazing animals, including kangaroos, koalas and dingos. And spin out on awesome rides – including our newest, BIGGEST THRILL RIDE EVER… the heart-stopping Rebel!

Puffing Billy Railway

The Puffing Billy Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, Australia. The primary starting point, operations and administration centre, main refreshment room and ticket purchasing are located at Belgrave station.

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