Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks
The multi award winning Phillip Island Nature Parks takes great pride in their conservation, research, education and ecotourism activities. And they know that one of the best ways to keep these noble virtues moving forward is to show children the value of looking after our natural resources.
Your little nature lover will adore the opportunity to participate in exciting activities here where they will learn, play, watch, move, draw and get close to iconic wildlife.
The Penguin Parade
Take a waddle on the wild side as countless wild penguins emerge from the water and make their way home at sunset. One of the largest penguin colonies in Australia, it never fails to draw gasps of excitement and fascination.
Koala Conservation Centre
Wander the tree-top boardwalks and stroll through natural Aussie bushland and spot wild koalas snoozing in the trees. Find out why they sleep an average of 20 hours per day! You may also see wallabies, echidnas and beautiful native birds.
Journey back in time to a secret island steeped in pioneer farming heritage. Take in the spectacular bay views and experience cool farm activities such as sheep shearing, cow milking and whip cracking.
Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tours
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime aboard a Wild Ocean EcoBoat! Visit Nobbies Blowhole and the incredible fur seal colony.
Dads ‘n’ Kids or Dads ‘n’ Daughters camping weekends
Kids can take Dad camping on a fun-filled weekend away at Phillip Island Nature Parks. Simply pack the tent and some clothes and get Dad out into the great outdoors. The camping spot is at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, located just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. The camping weekends give kids and Dads a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together having heaps of fun. They can participate in ranger-led activities across the Nature Parks as well as a fascinating night-time excursion.
The Dads ‘n’ Daughters weekend includes an amazing Shearwater Watch from the clifftops at Cape Woolamai plus a visit to the ever-popular Penguin Parade.
Meals are included and Dad will love the Aussie BBQ dinner!
Easter school holiday activities
Phillip Island Nature Parks offers the chance for kids to go wild with a great range of activities for all ages, day and night. Rangers will lead the children in bush-inspired art and craft activities and the kids will absolutely love the night-time koala prowl and games of rockpool spotlight. And the beauty of the sunset on the cliff top will provide a long-lasting memory.
There’s so much to see, do and experience at Phillip Island Nature Parks that the school holidays will seem like they’re over in five minutes! To find out more, simply fill out the contact form below.