9.0 out of 10

Cowes

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Gippsland
-38.4892211349943 145.291452460566
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Mar 10, 2018

"Overcrowded in the Summer and in desperate need of some love"

Phillip Island is undoubtedly a lovely place, but the traffic to get to Cowes in Summer is nothing short of ridiculous. It could take up to 90 minutes to get from Bass to Cowes in Summer. The other issue with such a popular tourist destination is not the locals, but rather the visitors who don't always take care of the place. A lot of shops for rent on the main street of Cowes and the shopping strip has become very dated.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Cowes - a little piece of paradise"

I have been holidating in Cowes for 40 years. It retains its country twon feel, but has a little something extra
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • family friendly beaches
  • leisurely pace
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Cowes, Victoria - Perfect for a relaxing time out."

Great beaches. people are all very nice and welcoming. There is heaps to do, lots of wildlife parks. the kids just love it
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
2yrs+

"Great place to relax"

Churchill Island is a great place to visit when you're on Philip Island - the food is brilliant at the Farm and I believe the Chill Island events are great.

My son loved the farm animals and the freedom to run around.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Cowes

"Great holiday spot"
-38.4560823858 145.2250940575
"Glorious views! Perfect for a getaway."
-38.45016 145.21385
"Great Place to raise the family"
-38.45429 145.21591
"Great if you like drunk parties, heavy traffic and expensive food."
-38.4561745934 145.2265420576

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