The History of Churchill Island

The History of Churchill Island

Churchill Island is a beautiful little island that has been frozen in time. Essentially attached to Phillip Island, Churchill Island has an abundance of history dating back some 40,000 years. Churchill Island and Phillip Island are part of the homelands that the Yallok Bulluk People of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung clan. The Yallok Bulluk people would come to Churchill Island for shellfish, fish, small marsupials, and mutton birds. There was also ochre at Churchill Island, which is…

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,…