Tips & Articles

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 […]

17
November
2016

The History of the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

The pristine shores and lush green forests of Phillip Island make it the perfect backdrop for some of Australia’s best-loved wildlife. Boasting national parks filled with native species and scenery that looks like it’s stepped out of a book, it really is a nature-lover’s dream. One of the most popular things to do on the island is watch the Penguin Parade as darkness falls. The colony of Little Penguins that reside on the island scamper up the beach to their homes for the night, past mesmerised onlookers. The History of the Parade Little Penguins have called the shores of Phillip […]

20
October
2016

The Story of Phillip Island Moto Grand Prix Circuit

The Phillip Island Moto Grand Prix Circuit is located on beautiful Phillip Island in Victoria. This popular racing circuit has become a must-visit for both auto enthusiasts and general visitors to the region thanks to its eclectic history and stunning collection of events throughout the year. Today, the track hosts numerous racing events, including the MotoGP, the World Superbike Championship, and the V8 Supercar Series. These world-class events grace the television screens of racing lovers all over the world, and a visit to the track is a chance to see this much-loved venue in person. As well as watching a […]

4
October
2016

Surfing and Penguin Parades at Summerland Bay Beach

Phillip Island is a haven of sheltered bays, pristine beaches, and surfing hotspots. All along the coast, you’ll find pockets of peace and calm amidst incredible wildlife, stunning views, and adrenalin-junkies hitting the waves. Recently, the island has been named a National Surfing Reserve, thanks to its rich surfing heritage and picturesque backdrop – not to mention it’s home to some of the best surf breaks in Australia. Summerland Bay Beach is one of the best places to go on the island, especially if you’re seeking a dose of wildlife alongside your surfing escapades. Home to the Penguin Parade and […]

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