and Wildlife Experiences on Phillip Island
Wildlife at Glen Isla House!
A wild Koala in the gardens at Glen Isla in December
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.
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.
for information on this documentary.
Walk on deserted
sandy beaches, swim & surf on some of Victoria's best
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
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
The absolute pick of
these experiences has to be the
Ultimate Penguin Tour
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
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
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.
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Nature Park 2011 & © Glen Isla
House Pty Ltd 2011 - All Rights Reserved