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…

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,…

Where to see Australian Animals near Melbourne

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…

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…