LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 5 PHILLIP ISLAND Located only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is a conservation organisation that offers a range of quality ecotourism experiences across four major attractions: the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island and the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre, as well as other protected natural areas, including beaches, wetlands and woodlands. At the Penguin Parade, you can witness the natural wonder of Little Penguins dashing across the beach at sunset any night of the week. Visitors can choose from a number of different viewing options and tours. The treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Reserve at Phillip Island provide the opportunity to come faceto-face with koalas in their natural habitat. Here you can wander extensive bushland trails, abundant with birdlife and other animals including wallabies, echidnas and bats. On a visit to the historic Churchill Island homestead, you can step back in time and explore tranquil scenery, extensive farm grounds and beautiful gardens. You can get involved in daily farm activities, including blacksmithing, cow milking and whip cracking. Antarctic Journey At the Nobbies Centre, on the western tip of Phillip Island, you can take a fun and interactive virtual journey into the wonderful world of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica at the Antarctic Journey, proudly supported by the WWFAustralia. Here you can also explore the rugged coastline and often mountainous seas via clifftop boardwalks. Phillip Island Nature Parks manages 25 per cent of Phillip Island, including wetlands, coastlines, bushland and beaches. Every visit helps to protect this natural coastal haven for the diverse and wondrous wildlife that reside here, as well as for residents and visitors to Phillip Island (Millowl). To find out more about Phillip Island Nature Parks, visit penguins.org.au The clifftop boardwalks of the Nobbies provide a safe and easy way to explore the rugged coastline. All photos: Phillip Island Nature Parks. Some participants of the nightly Penguin Parade. An island of natural wonders Come face-to-face with koalas at the Koala Conservation Reserve.