Tips & Articles

22
April
2019

Activities at the Maru Wildlife Park

This family-owned establishment is a 15-minute drive away from the Penguin Parade in Phillip Island and has activities that are fun for the whole family. Not only are there animals on display, you can try your hand at Pirate Pete’s Mini Golf, indulge at the Homestead Bistro and there’s even an Indoor Dinosaur Playroom for the little ones. With daily shows and sheep shearing to watch, it’s easy to see why many make a stop at this attraction when they visit Phillip Island. Wildlife at the Park Maru Wildlife Park is home to many native Australian animals such as koalas, […]

11
April
2019

Why is Phillip Island called Phillip Island?

Phillip Island offers outstanding coastal scenery and an abundant amount of wildlife. Just a short drive from Melbourne City, Phillip island is great for a one-day adventure or a weekend getaway. Although the penguins are one of the main reason’s tourists flock here, your trip to Phillip Island is not complete without visiting the other attractions on offer. The Traditional Owners of the Land The first inhabitants of Phillip Island were the aboriginal Bunurong tribe based around Western Port.  They were not permanent residents but most likely visited during the mutton bird season to feast on the abundant eggs and […]

28
March
2019

What world-famous event is held at Phillip Island?

Just outside the busy Melbourne city lies Phillip Island, a tourist hotspot that is bustling with crowds throughout the year. But why? It is often on the top of a traveller’s bucket list when visiting Australia’s Victoria area, but what draws these massive crowds? Motorheads Phillip Island is home to the famous Grand Prix Circuit for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and World Superbike Championship. Join the flock of motorbike enthusiasts as they converge at this exciting site. The circuit has been around since 1956, but still remains one of the most important tracks for the Grand Prix World races. […]

13
March
2019

How to see the animals at Phillip Island

Just a short drive from the bustling city of Melbourne, Phillip Island is a central hub for Australian wildlife. With natives swarming both the land and the surrounding seas, it is one of the best places to see these iconic creatures face to face. How to See the Koalas The cuddly-looking koalas are one of Australia’s most prized possessions, with their signature grey and white fur and sleepy eyes scattering the country’s bushland. If you are wanting to see these on your Phillip Island adventure, the Koala Conservation Centre is defiantly the way to go. The centre has raised boardwalks […]

20
February
2019

How to visit both the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island

Trying to get all the iconic attractions out of the way first? Both Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road are listed at the very top of Victoria’s greatest wonders. Kill two birds with one stone and adventure out for a holiday truly awe-inspiring, visiting cute little penguins to pristine coastlines in only a couple days, But first working out how to get to both areas in one go, can help you organise your time and enjoyment. Ferry The easiest way to travel to and from Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road is by ferry. Starting from 1987, the ferry […]

5
February
2019

How far is it from Melbourne to Phillip Island?

The superb area of Phillip Island may be famous for its Penguin parade but has a bucket load more to offer. Featuring unique wildlife, pristine beaches, and a charming farming community. Listed as one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destination, the Phillip island is well worth the trek. But how do you get there? Most visitors will base themselves in Melbourne, setting off to outer areas such as the Great Ocean Road and Yarra Valley for the day or weekend. But how long does it take to get to Phillip Island? The Distance The distance between Melbourne and Phillip Island […]

10
January
2019

What is the difference between the Phillip Island regular and large coach tours?

Phillip Island promises outstanding coastal sights and an abundant amount of Australian wildlife. A short drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is perfect for a one-day adventure or a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. By far its most popular attraction is the colony of Little Penguins that call this place home. But the famous penguin parade isn’t the only thing this area promises, with a range of other attractions and wildlife on offer. Interested in a one-day tour? We offer a couple to choose from, so picking the best one for you can be a bit […]

5
September
2018

Why Do the Penguins Go to Phillip Island?

When visiting Victoria, listed on everyone’s bucket list is a visit to Phillip Island. It is bursting with amazing landscapes and beautiful sea views. However, the main draw for tourist is famous for its little penguins. The Australian penguins are the smallest penguins in the world and are renowned for their nightly waddle up to shore along the Phillip Island’s coast. But why do these penguins choose Phillip Island to be there home? About the Penguins The name ‘little penguins’ is the perfect fit for these creatures, as they are the world’s smallest penguin species. They stand at an average […]

21
August
2018

How to Experience Phillip Island?

Island life in Australia provides visitors with a unique insight to some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery and incredible animal encounters. On Phillip Island, cute colonies of penguins waddle up the beach at dusk, traditional heritage farms sell fresh meats and cheeses, and the stunning landscape offers something new around every twist and turn. Experiencing this part of Australia is a must-do. If you’re in the area, here’s what you can do to get a taste for the lifestyle of Phillip Island. See the Penguin Parade Who doesn’t want to see a huge colony of Little Penguins waddle home […]

12
July
2018

Why You Should Visit Phillip Island

Phillip Island is a haven for wildlife and outdoor adventures. It boasts some of Australia’s premier animal-spotting opportunities, many of which are set amongst rolling beaches and impossibly blue shallow waters. Here, a simpler way of life takes precedence, while the rich backlog of history that characterises the island is immortalized in fascinating heritage sites. There are also sporting scenes to witness at the motor circuit and fresh produce farms dotted around the island. If you’re ready for all of this and more, Phillip Island is the perfect day trip. Why Phillip Island is Worth Exploring The Beaches The beaches […]

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