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,…

Where to see Australian Animals near Melbourne

Visitors to our beautiful city often ask where to see Australian animals near Melbourne. The good news is, there are some great places near Melbourne where you can see our native animals! Both in the wild, and in wildlife sanctuaries. Our Phillip Island day tour from Melbourne gives you the chance to discover unique Australian wildlife like penguins, kangaroos, koalas, and plenty more! So here’s an overview of where to see these creatures! Kangaroos and…

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…

Visit Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island

Visit Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island

In summertime, the longer days mean we have time to visit Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island. Woolamai Beach is the longest beach on Phillip Island, with approximately 4.2 kilometres of sand. The beach faces south and is one of the best beach breaks for surfers near Melbourne. It is a great additional to the Phillip Island Day Tour to visit Woolamai Beach when the extra daylight hours allow. Cape Woolamai At the western end of Woolamai Beach…