Australian wildlife is notorious for being dangerous – which of course, some are. Visit the Phillip Island Wildlife Park to meet the (mostly) friendly ones.
Hand feed and pat kangaroos and wallabies and spot koalas in the treetops. You can get a closer look at the more elusive Australia wildlife such as echidnas and cassowaries.
Take a look at the Tasmanian Devil and dingoes as they roam about their enclosures. Bird watchers can head to the aviary. The reptile house is home to cold-blooded creatures.
Phillip Island takes immense pride in the conservation efforts of the island. Phillip Island Wildlife Park is a testament to the work being done. A fantastic and immersive visit for the family.
Getting there to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park:
By car – Phillip Island is only 90 minutes from Melbourne
By bus – catch a v-line bus from Southern Cross station in Melbourne CBD to Phillip Island
By ferry – ferries operate daily from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula
Cowes – The most populated area of Phillip Island. Cowes is 5 minutes from the wildlife park. Choose from restaurants, cafes or pubs to put your feet up and soak in the charm of this seaside town.
Rhyll – In the northeast of Phillip Island. Rhyll is a quiet and peaceful village. Excellent for fishing and home to exquisite freshly caught seafood. Lush mangroves are home to diverse bird life.
A Maze N Things Theme Park – a park of mazes, puzzles, mini golf and more. A family favourite. The adventure park is in a central part of Phillip Island. An easy drive from all other Phillip Island attractions including The Nobbies, Cowes and Woolamai Surf Beach.