Top 5 Reasons to Visit Phillip Island
Bunyip tour guide Alex has given us his Top 5 reasons to visit Phillip Island!
Our Phillip Island tour is all about amazing animals and beautiful beaches! Get up close to native Australian animals at Moonlit Sanctuary, discover life on a working farm at Churchill Island, and see the world famous Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. Here are our Top 5 reasons to visit Phillip Island:
Get up close to a range of Australian animals
Do you love animals? Then this is definitely the tour for you! At Moonlit Sanctuary you can learn about and interact with many of Australia’s native species; including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, Tasmanian devils, birds and reptiles. You can also discover Australian farm animals at Churchill Island, where there are interactive displays including sheep shearing and working dogs in action. Visit the Nobbies Boardwalk to look for penguins in their burrows. And after sunset head to the world-famous Penguin Parade, to see the world’s smallest penguins returning from the ocean. Watch them waddle right past you as they head home to their nests in the sand dunes.
Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies
During our tour to Phillip Island we visit the award winning Moonlit Sanctuary, where you hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. There’s nothing more special than having these adorable animals eat from the palm of your hand. The kangaroos and wallabies have been raised at Moonlit Sanctuary and are used to people around them. They are particularly friendly if you have some food to offer. Give them a pat on the back of the neck and take some kangaroo selfies while you are there!
See penguins up close
Take part in the ultimate southern hemisphere experience; discovering the penguins that call Phillip Island home! After sunset, at the Penguin Parade you can see hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins as they return from fishing out at sea. They emerge in groups from the ocean, and waddle across the sand together. Upon reaching the sand dunes they head their separate ways – to return to their nests, in burrows in the sand dunes. You can walk right alongside them as they go!
Visit some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and coastlines
Phillip Island is not only home to a wide array of Australian animals, but there are also beautiful beaches and coastlines for you to explore. Woolamai Beach, at the eastern end of Phillip Island is popular with local surfers. Facing the Southern Ocean, the beach is the best place to watch large waves rolling in, with the pink granite of Cape Woolamai as a backdrop. For views of the coast that is home to seals, sea birds and penguins – head to Point Grant at the western end of the island. Take a walk along the Nobbies Boardwalk for spectacular views of the coast and offshore islands.
Experience life on a farm
Discover life on a working Australian farm at Churchill Island. Giving you a glimpse into Australia’s farming history, this centuries-old farm allows you to experience life in the 1800’s. There’s an amazing array of farming activities, such as a whip cracking display, working dogs in action and a sheep shearing demonstration.
So what are you waiting for? Come and join us on a Phillip Island Tour!
Puffing Billy and Phillip Island Tour – coming soon!