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Nature and Wildlife Experiences on Phillip Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife at Glen Isla House!

A wild Koala in the gardens at Glen Isla in 2008.  There are koalas in the wild on Phillip Island, and there have been Koalas in the gardens at Glen Isla from time to time over the years...

Phillip Island is often called the NATURE ISLAND.  An unspoiled island with only 5000 permanent residents just 90 minutes easy drive from Melbourne with drive-on access via a permanent bridge, there is an abundance of nature and wildlife experiences to see on the island.

 

      

See Little Penguins, Koalas, Wallabies - up close and personal in their natural habitat.  The Penguin Parade is where the documentary Penguin Island was filmed as seen on BBC and ABC Television.

         See http://www.abc.net.au/tv/penguinisland/ for information on this documentary.

Walk on deserted sandy beaches, swim & surf on some of Victoria's best beaches.  

View spectacular rugged coastline and breathe fresh air from Bass Straight and Antarctica.

Sit in purpose-built bird hides and watch black swans going about their daily life on a fresh-water inland lake (Swan Lake).  Some of the best bird-watching in Victoria can be done right here at Philip Island!

Get face-to-face with koalas from the aerial board-walk that takes you right into the tree canopy at the island's Koala conservation centre.  

The largest colony of fur seals in the southern hemisphere is just off the edge of Phillip Island at Seal Rocks - see them up close on a 2 hour cruise (during summer months)

NEW *** The EcoBoat cruise in a new rigid inflatable boat.  A fast boat ride in this state of the art RIB, to see the Fur Seal Colony and be back in time to make it to the Penguin Parade!!!  Get up close to eh seal colony...

         

So much to see and do at the Penguin Parade!

The absolute pick of the Penguin Viewing experiences has to be the Ultimate Penguin Adventure

An intimate ranger guided tour with just 10 participants where you will sit on a secluded beach as the penguins walk right past your feet.  Its that close - and you'll hear the ranger commentary describing the happenings through your personal ear-phones.  When its dark, then you'll be able to see everything that's happening with the provided night vision goggles!  It doesn't get any better....

***Note there is only ONE of these tours each day - and they sell out - sometimes weeks ahead, so if you are considering this tour book as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed on arrival!

Best of all, you're making an investment return to nature by visiting the penguins or seeing the koalas.  These wonderful wildlife attractions are managed by the Phillip Island Nature Parks www.penguins.org.au - a not-for-profit organisation with responsibility for conservation and research of these gems of nature here on Phillip Island.

So there really is more to Phillip Island - Nature Island - Penguin Island.....

All this coupled with a touch of history here at the Glen Isla Homestead (circa 1870) or at Churchill Island Homestead (circa 1862) where the first wheat was grown in Victoria.  

Great food and wine at local restaurants (ask us for recommendations) to go with your nature experience.  Local seafood, Phillip Island reared beef and lamb, with wine from vineyards on the island makes for an exceptional all-round experience.

Phillip Island Nature Park 2014 & Glen Isla House Pty Ltd 2014 - All Rights Reserved

 



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