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A Visit to Phillip Island
Picturesque Phillip Island
If your are ever travelling to Victoria, Australia and you are looking for an exciting adventure in a sea side location, consider visiting Phillip Island of the coast of Victoria.
Phillip Island is an attractive historic island location, full of small sea side towns, amazing surfing beaches,The Phillip Island National Park with its wonderful range of Australian wild life and The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
As you can tell there is much to see and do here and plenty to enjoy, on this exciting, small coastal island off Victoria.
Map of Philip Island
The Many Moods of Phillip Island
Philip Island, named after Arthur Phillip the first governor of New South Wales, is located on the south east coastline outside of Melbourne, Victoria, which forms a natural break water for the shallow waters of western port and is part of the Bass Coast Shire.
To get to Phillip Island one has to cross over a 640 meter long concrete bridge after reaching San Remo on the coast, over to the small island town of New Haven and once there you can head in the many different directions to see some of the natural wonders of this island.
Phillip Island has a lot to see, take in and enjoy, from Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Phillip Island Nature Park - Koala Conservation Center in Cowes, The Nobbies with is lovely coastal walks, The Botanical Gardens in Cranbourne and not forgetting one of Philip Islands main calling cards besides The Penguin Walks, The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, bringing many to this small attractive island in the summer months.
The Main Attractions For Me on Phillip Island
Penguins on Parade
Within The National Park on Phillip Island we have a well organized close up view of The Penguins on Parade where many come to watch at night, the hundreds of wild penguins emerge from the sea and march together along up the sand, returning to there burrows in the sand dunes.
Not far from the penguin parade location is The Nobbie Centre overlooking the wild seas of Bass Strait.
The Nobbies consists of an information centre where you can learn about the seals that inhabit this area and the many other forms of southern ocean wildlife.
Along with Cafes and Gift shops there are Boardwalks with incredible views of Phillip Island's rugged south coastline and blow-holes.
Koala Conservation Centre
At the Koala Conversation center there are treetop board walks set up, part of The Philip Island Nation Park, so you have easy visibility of the Koalas in their natural habitat high up in the tree tops.
There are also bush walking tracks where, wallabies, echinas, birds and other Aussie wildlife can be seen in their natural state.
A Visit to Phillip Island?
Would you like to visit Phillip Island sometime soon?