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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 […]

   
  
14
September
2016

Cape Woolamai – A scenic tour of Phillip Island’s eastern coast

A trip to Phillip Island in South Australia is sure to reward you with some incredible and unforgettable memories. With the allure of the marvellous coastline and the bountiful wildlife that roams the landscape, there are an abundance of activities for you to take part in during your visit. After a scenic drive along the mainland from Melbourne, you will cross a 640m long bridge and find yourself on the wonderful Phillip Island. Once you have arrived you will be situated on the far eastern shoreline, and it’s along here that you will find the small town of Cape Woolamai, […]

   
  
31
August
2016

The Nobbies – Explore Phillip Island

From the incredible coastlines to the fascinating wildlife, Phillip Island in Victoria has a plethora of activities and sights to offer its visitors. Located just 90-minutes south-east of Melbourne this incredible island plays host to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and makes for a perfect day trip during your time in Melbourne. Many people visit this amazing island to watch the adorable penguin parade take place on the western beaches at dusk, as one after another of these little birds waddle their way up the sand to settle down in their burrows for the night. What this means, […]

   
  
14
August
2016

Phillip Island – Discover the diverse beauty of Australia’s southern islands

The wonderful Phillip Island can be found just off Victoria’s south coast, lying only 90 minutes outside of Melbourne and accessible by bridge, it is a great place to spend a day away on one of Australia’s most beautiful islands. With plenty to see and do, you’ll never have a dull moment as you enjoy the wildlife, scenery and the many activities for all ages that the island has to offer. The beaches of Phillip Island display its paradisiac beauty, the calm waters of Cowes Beach on the north coast allow for a relaxed swim, whereas the waters of the […]

   
  
26
July
2016

What to See and Do at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Chocolate lovers won’t want to miss the delectable Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Celebrating everything chocolate flavoured and related, it welcomes visitors into a delicious world filled with fun games, fascinating workshops, and an unlimited supply of chocolate samples. Throughout Panny’s World of Chocolate, you can learn about how chocolate is made through a number of real-life workshops and demonstrations, tuck into some homemade goodies in the cafe, and pick up some souvenirs to take with you from the on-site shop. Your journey begins with a mouth-watering White Truffle, which is made using one of Panny’s secret recipes. From there, the […]

   
  
15
July
2016

The Best Things to do on Phillip Island

Located just off the coast of Southern Australia, Phillip Island offers a rural paradise that is home to an abundance of wildlife and fun things to do. It is predominantly known for its motor circuit and its collection of animals – think cute penguins and cuddly koalas. The island is all about the simple way of life, and you can learn how the locals live by checking out heritage sites and fresh produce farms. Ready to explore? Here are some of the best things to do. Hit the Beach The coast surrounding Phillip Island is absolutely spectacular, with sprawling white […]

   
  
30
June
2016

Get Up Close and Personal With Penguins at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre

The Penguin Parade is one of the most sought after activities on Phillip Island. Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, you get to watch the penguins come in from the sea and waddle up the beach at sunset. Each day they make this journey to bed down for the night, and the Penguin Parade lets you see it up close and personally. As well as getting to see the penguins in the flesh, you can explore the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, which promises an educational experience where you can learn about the penguins, their behaviour, and their history. Before the parade […]

   
  
13
May
2016

Getting Up Close and Personal With Phillip Island’s Koalas

Phillip Island is renowned for its extensive collection of wildlife. The Penguin Parade takes the top spot when it comes to animal encounters there, but visiting the island’s resident koalas comes a close second. At the Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes, all members of the family can get up close and personal with these cute Australian critters. The centre itself spreads out across six hectares of lush bushland and is crisscrossed with a series of treetop boardwalks where you can catch a glimpse of the local furry residents. It is not just koalas that draw in visitors to the centre, […]

   
  
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