The history of Phillip Island

The history of Phillip Island

The human history of Phillip Island dates back thousands of years, to the Bunurong people. While the island may be most famous today for its feathered residents – the Little Penguins – the time since European settlement has seen many changes made to the island. Indigenous History For thousands of years Phillip Island has been part of the lands roamed by the Bunurong people, the coastal to inland indigenous people of Australia. The Bunurong called…

Unusual Australian animals

Unusual Australian animals

On our Phillip Island tours, you’ll get to meet some unusual Australian animals! What do we mean by unusual Australian animals? Well, kangaroos and koalas are expected when you visit the Land Down Under. But how much do you know about our less-famous species? We visited Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to meet some of these more unusual Australian animals. The best part is, you can meet them for yourself when you join us on…

Autumn Penguin Action at Phillip Island

Autumn Penguin Action at Phillip Island

There is a lot of Autumn penguin action happening at Phillip Island. Read on to discover what the world’s smallest penguins are up to now that summer has passed. Moulting Season The beginning of autumn is when Phillip Island’s Little Penguins begin their annual moult. Each year these penguins need to moult to replace their old and worn feathers. If they did not, they wouldn’t be able to maintain a water-proofed plumage. Without waterproof feathers,…

What is the difference between Kangaroos and Wallabies?

What is the difference between Kangaroos and Wallabies?

Guests on our tours often ask – what is the difference between kangaroos and wallabies? They seem to be very similar animals – they look alike, they both jump, they both have pouches. But there are a few key differences which we will outline below. Size The key difference between kangaroos and wallabies is the size. Kangaroos are usually larger than wallabies. But kangaroos also have more height between their ankles and knees, which sometimes…