Tips & Articles

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 […]

   
  
18
May
2018

Where to Find The Koala Conservation Centre

The pristine shores, lush rainforests, and shallow waters of Phillip Island make it the perfect place for a range of native and majestic animal species. Here, visitors can see some of Australia’s most iconic critters up close and personal in the smattering of conservation efforts that are taking place around the island. Set just an hour and a half from Melbourne, the Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island gives visitors the chance to marvel at cute koalas in their natural habitat. These small bear-like creatures are some of Australia’s most popular animals, and the centre provides visitors with an insight […]

   
  
12
April
2018

Things to Do in the Fishing Village of San Remo

Phillip Island is best-known for its host of native species, but there are also some hidden gems tucked away, like San Remo, an old fishing village that is a popular tourist destination today. The quaint town is filled with fish-focused eateries and the chance to dig deep into the fascinating history of the fishing trade and the surrounding island. Things to Do in San Remo There is plenty to keep you busy while visiting this charming part of the island, whether you want to explore the lengthy history, try some of the delicious food, or simply sit and soak up […]

   
  
27
February
2018

Things to Do at the Nobbies Information Centre

Phillip Island is bursting with incredible wildlife encounters and magical scenery, all of which can be explored and admired from the Nobbies Information Centre. The centre can be found to the very west of the island, and invites visitors to dive deeper into the natural beauty of the region via technological displays and interactive exhibits. Sitting pretty on the edge of an impressive cliff, you can expect breath-taking views out across the surrounding landscape, much of which is dedicated to conservation efforts and eco-tourism developments. Unique Things to See and Do at the Nobbies Information Centre Watch the Resident Seal […]

   
  
30
January
2018

San Remo Bridge: The Gateway to Phillip Island

Phillip Island is a haven for wildlife lovers and a popular place for tourists to visit during their time in Australia. The island itself is connected to mainland Victoria by the San Remo bridge which was opened in 1971. Before that, there was a smaller bridge subject to strict load limits, but now tourists and traffic is free-flowing between both sides. The History of San Remo Bridge Early settlers in this part of Australia used to carry their stock and supplies by sailing ship from Western Port to Port Phillip Bay and back. It was a pretty hazardous journey. Alternatively, […]

   
  
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