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Phillip Island Wildlife

From the National Parks to the wetlands, the rugged coastline and fringing ocean waters, Phillip Island is home to numerous species of wildlife, making Phillip Island a true natural paradise. Come face to face with a variety of animals in their natural habitat simply by setting out on a hiking trip, coastal walk or leisurely walk along a wetland boardwalk for the day. Where ever you go on Phillip Island you are always bound to come across anything from a koala, kangaroo, water bird’s, penguins, seals, dolphins, fish, passing whales and wallabies, just to name a few.

Phillip Island is iconic for so many reasons and its wildlife is just one of its many attractions. You can watch the famous penguin parade at dusk each day as the fury little creatures make their way from the ocean waters up to their nesting grounds in the sand dunes. The waters around Phillip Island are home to many animal species that you can also have the pleasure of swimming with! Dive with dolphins and seals, snorkel around shallow coral reefs with many different underwater species or join a wildlife spotting cruise for the day to tour around the island in style. Walk along tree top walks through the Koala Conservation Park to see sleeping koalas perched high in the trees, set out on wetland boardwalks to see nesting water birds and other animals in their natural environment or make your way along the connecting bridge to Churchill Island from Phillip Island to visit an island not only steeped in history but also alive with cattle farms, bird life, sheep’s, ducks and Clydesdale horses. Join a sea kayaking tour where you can be accompanied by the passing dolphin, set out for the coastal cycling tracks that will take you past lazing seals and sea lions for a sight not to be missed and in the wildlife and sanctuary parks you can hand feed kangaroos and wallabies and get up close and personal with hundreds of different wildlife species.

You can choose to experience the wildlife of Phillip Bay on your own itinerary that you make up as you go along or perhaps a guided tour where someone else does all of the driving for you might interest you which can take you through National Parks, wander through wetlands, over sand dunes and stopping at nature reserves along the way. The wildlife and natural wonder of Phillip Island is one of many reasons why so many people choose this holiday paradise as their destination, where you can feel like you are miles away from everything and yet still enjoying the simple pleasures on top of life’s little luxuries for your trip away.

Come and soak up the natural beauty of Phillip Island where the wildlife roams fee and so can you! Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday, plan a honeymoon, weekend escape or trip with friends as there are so many other attractions including the variety of wildlife on the island to look forward to. Where ever you book your accommodation at, you will be surrounded by numerous activities and things to see and do for you to fill up your days with.