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Wildlife viewing

Phillip Island is a veritable wonderland of Australian native wildlife. Witness Phillip Island's little penguins on parade, watch seals fishing from the rocks, and spy koalas dozing up in the treetops.

Penguins plus

Make the pilgrimage to the Penguin Parade, a Phillip Island institution, and observe the little penguins as they emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. The Penguin Parade Visitor Centre at Phillip Island Nature Park has a range of great activities and displays to help understand these icons of the island.

Join a wildlife cruise to see the colony of 16,000 Australian fur seals at Seal Rocks, and spot koalas as you wander among the treetops at the Koala Conservation Centre. Count the wading birds in the wetlands at Rhyll Inlet or, if you're visiting in April/May, watch the annual shearwater migration from rugged bluffs at Cape Woolamai.

Little rangers

Hear the kids squeal with delight as they hand-feed wallabies and kangaroos at the local wildlife park or catch the excitement of the midday pelican feeding at San Remo jetty.

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Wildlife viewing

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Penguins

Meet the island's famous penguin and experience that electrifying moment as you spot the first one emerge from the sea and waddle along the beach.

Wildlife

Seals

Let Phillip Island's resident fur seals entertain you with their playful behaviour as they frolic, frisk and feed on their Seal Rocks home.

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Koalas

Get off the beaten track and meet Phillip Island's resident koalas or get up close and personal at dedicated conservation locations around the region.

Wildlife

Bird life

Greet mutton birds on their journey from Alaska, see rare wading birds and lunch alongside pelicans during your Phillip Island stay.

Wildlife and zoos

Whale watching

Visit Phillip Island for the chance to see humpback whales, southern right whales and orcas as they migrate to the warmer waters off Queensland.

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Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Discover a beach to suit everyone at Phillip island's sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations.

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Explore Phillip Island on foot and be constantly surprised by the island's rich natural tapestry, no matter how many times you visit.

Water sports

Swimming

Splash around in the shallows t Phillip Island's sheltered bay beaches, or catch a wave at one of the wild surf beaches on the island's ocean side.

Water sports

Surfing

Phillip Island is a surfing playground boasting sheltered bays for beginners, powerful reef breaks, and one of the best surf beaches in the country.