Tips & Articles

21
December
2017

The Best Wildlife Encounters on Phillip Island

For any wildlife enthusiast, Phillip Island is a must-visit. From the pristine, tree-flanked beaches, to the dense undergrowth that characterises its centre, there are plenty of encounters waiting to be discovered. Here, native species frolic in their natural habitat, while sanctuaries set up to conserve and preserve make great spots to learn more about the unique ecosystem that encompasses Phillip Island. Little penguins waddle up sprawling sands, koalas cling to treetops way above head height, and vibrant migratory birds add a squawk of colour to the natural landscape. Here are some of the best ways to soak up the wildlife […]

   
  
9
August
2017

How to Explore the Beauty of Woolamai Beach

Phillip Island boasts a backdrop of stunning beach scenes, mesmerising ocean views, and a never-ending supply of fascinating wildlife to discover. At Woolamai Beach, one of the island’s most picturesque spots, you can enjoy all of this and more against the ancient pink granite surroundings. The cape that sits above the beach is the highest point on the island, while the beach proves to be one of Victoria’s most popular surfing beaches, drawing in crowds of beginner and advanced surfers throughout the year who are looking to catch some waves. Recently declared a National Surfing Reserve area, it is imbued […]

   
  
17
July
2017

Things to Do at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Motor racing lovers will have a ball at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. This historic spot takes pride of place amongst the lush scenery of Phillip Island and brings visitors the chance to learn more about the sport’s history in Australia and experience some of the best things about motor racing for themselves. Dating back to 1956, the circuit has been a vital part of the Grand Prix world for decades and remains one of the most important tracks on the planet. Each year, the best drivers in the world compete for top titles, but there are plenty of […]

   
  
20
June
2017

The Koala’s at Maru Wildlife Park

Phillip Island is well-known for its incredible animal encounters. On the sandy shores and in the lush forests you can get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most magnificent creatures. At the Maru Wildlife Park you can do exactly this and more with their range of close encounters and beautiful scenery packed full of cute animals and native species. The best part about the park is the opportunity to interact with the array of animals that call it home, including some of Australia’s finest critters, like koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, emus, wombats, and crocodiles. Throughout the day, knowledgeable […]

   
  
16
May
2017

Things to Do at the Nobbies

It is also home to the Nobbies Centre, which is perched on the top of the hill and is the perfect place to watch the resident Australian fur seals as they play on the rocks. Just a kilometre from the Centre, there is a smattering of rocks known as Seal Rocks, which are home to the largest colony of fur seals in the country. From the headland, you can wander along the boardwalks to look out over the sea and spot the variety of natural sea birds that call the area home. As well as this, there are plenty of […]

   
  
27
April
2017

Why You Should Go Surfing at Bells Beach

Phillip Island is best-known as a haven for wildlife, but there are plenty of other activities you can get stuck into both on the island and on the way to the island. Set in the charming town of Torquay, Bells Beach offers visitors the chance to hit the waves, whether they’re a beginner or pro surfer. You’ll find the beach just 80-minutes from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, where it unfolds in a display of rocky outcrops below the cliffs. The beach is well-known as the surf capital of Australia, and you’ll often see pro surfers and amateurs getting […]

   
  
7
April
2017

What to Expect With the Penguins Plus Upgrade

Phillip Island is a haven for wildlife lovers. On the pristine beaches and in the lush forests you’ll find plenty of animal encounters, including native koalas and kangaroos. But one of the best nature experiences on the entire island is the world-famous Penguin Parade. Each evening, the local colony of Little Penguins march their way up the beach to bed down in their nests for the night after a long, hard day of fishing. Thousands of visitors flock to the shores of the island each year to watch this magical display of nature and learn more about the penguins that […]

   
  
22
March
2017

Woolamai Beach – Phillip Island’s Golden Shore

Victoria’s southern coastline is home to a number of remarkable sights and attractions, many of which are within driving distance of Melbourne. An hour and a half journey south of Melbourne will bring you to the incredible Phillip Island. Renowned for hosting some of the country’s most phenomenal destinations, Phillip Island’s greatest attractions are its paradisiac beaches. Though the entire coastline of Phillip island may offer some truly spectacular sights, Cape Woolamai along the southern shore displays unforgettable vistas like nowhere else in Australia. Woolamai Beach, in particular, boasts the island’s longest and most exposed beach, measuring 4.2 km in […]

   
  
14
March
2017

Taking the Queenscliff to Sorrento Ferry

Travelling to Phillip Island? Enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful coastal journeys as you cross the small segment of turquoise ocean between Queenscliff and Sorrento. This picturesque route connects the jutting Mornington Peninsula to the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road – one of Australia’s best-loved attractions. The 40-minute journey takes you past impressive coastal scenery and gives you the chance to view this part of Australia from a unique perspective. As you cruise through the crystalline waters, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins jumping out of the waves and huge ships that glide below the clear blue skies. […]

   
  
14
February
2017

The Unique Attractions at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Chocolate lovers will not want to leave Phillip Island without a stop-off at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. This sweet attraction promises a delicious selection of chocolates in all shapes and sizes, and the chance to learn more about the unique chocolate-making process that takes place on the island. The Attractions at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory There are numerous activities and sights to see to keep you busy during your time at the factory, regardless of how old you are or whether you’re a keen chocolate lover or on the fence. As well as interactive machines, a selection of […]