From Kylie Minogue to Miley Cyrus, even international celebrities cannot resist the allure of Phillip Island when they are home or visitors in Melbourne.
As official ambassador to the Penguin Foundation, Kylie Minogue has given the Island a very glamorous seal of approval, and it's easy to understand why. The fairy penguins are brimming with charming, but they are only one of many things to see and do on Phillip Island.
The Island is brimming with wildlife and fun activities the whole family will enjoy. Visitors really need more than a weekend to experience everything.
You will need to allocate a specific date for the Penguin Parade when you buy the tickets. The Penguin Parade happens daily at sunset and the penguin centre is located at 1019 Ventnor Road, Summerlands. See the charming little fairy penguins waddle up the beach to their nesting boxes in the dunes and learn more about these amazing little creatures in the interactive information area inside the entrance pavilion.
The Koala Conservation Centre takes you high up into the tree-tops. Enjoy a bird's eye view from the boardwalks and meet the koalas up close, then stroll through the natural Aussie bushland down below and meet a whole range of other animals.
From horse drawn carriages to demonstrations of sheep shearing and cow milking, even the working dogs here put on a show, Churchill Island is a promenade into the past. Wander through early farm life as the early settlers would have known it.
See wetlands, ancient Moonah trees, heritage gardens and buildings, an exhibition dedicated to the history of the island, gift shop and licensed café.
Alternatively, take a picnic and set up your own camp on the lawn.
The drive between each park is only 10 to 20 minutes, making everything on the island very accessible.