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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 Information 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 […]

   
  
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 […]

   
  
26
January
2017

Visiting the Maru Wildlife Park

Phillip Island is a haven of wildlife, promising animal lovers in Australia the chance to get up close and personal with some of the country’s best-loved creatures. Set against a back drop of picturesque beaches, lush rainforest, and stunning views, the island is the perfect place to explore the natural wildlife of Australia. In the heart of it all you can visit the Maru Wildlife Park, where you can really interact with the animals which include some of Australia’s favourites, like koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, emus, and wombats. As well as seeing these creatures in their native habitat and learning […]

   
  
10
January
2017

The Fascinating Habitat of Victoria’s Little Penguins

Phillip Island is a haven of animal encounters, the most popular being the parade of Little Penguins that march up the beach every evening as they return from their day at sea. This incredible sight is a must-see for animal lovers in the region, not least because the surreal sight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As well as watching the cute critters make their way up the sands, you can learn more about their habitat and behaviour at the Visitor Centre on-site. The Little Penguins are, believe it or not, the smallest species of penguin – hence their descriptive name. They […]

   
  
16
December
2016

What to Do at the Nobbies Information Centre

Sitting on the very western tip of beautiful Phillip Island, the Nobbies Information Centre brings the natural scenery to life in a show of the latest technology and interactive exhibits. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the Centre boasts stunning views across the surrounding scenery and is dedicated to sharing the latest eco-tourism developments with visitors through wildlife displays and real-life animal encounters. It is the first place in Australia to use defence technology cameras that allow you to zoom right into the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony that languish on the rocks surrounding the Centre. Here, you […]

   
  
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