Name: Phillip Island

Loc: Australia - Victoria - Melbourne
Kind: Area
Rating: 9.5 / 10
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Addr: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
With access all day
Fee: Free

Introduction of Phillip Island

Phillip Island (Phillip Island, (also known as Pie Island) is located about 140km southeast of Victoria's capital, Melbourne, about 140km from Melbourne.

Named after Arthur Philippe (Arthur Phillip), the first governor of New South Wales, Phillip Island resembles a dolphin in the shape of a dolphin, about 26 km east-west, about 9 km wide from the north to the south, and about 100 sq km south, bordering the vast Bath Strait (Bass Strait), to the south. Across the western harbour of (Western Port Bay) is the east side of the Monington Peninsula, (Mornington Peninsula). Phillip Island is an island, but it has a bridge to the mainland of Victoria, and cars can sail directly from Melbourne to the island without the need for a boat ferry.

Phillip Island, with a permanent population of about 10000 people, is home to the small towns of Cos (Cowes), Lyle (Rhyll), St. Raymond (San Remo) and New Haven (Newhaven).

Phillip Island is a world-famous resort for fairy penguins and is home to many of the world's smallest, 30-centimeter-tall penguins on Samoran Beach (Summerland Beach), southwest of the island, so locals also call it "Penguin Island." Many people from all over the world visit the Phillip Island Nature Park observatory and observe the nests of penguins, but to protect their habitat, only five hundred thousand people come to see them each year. At the same time, Phillip Island also lives in many other rare wild animals, a variety of seabirds, sea lions and so on.

In addition to watching penguins return to their nests on, Phillip Island, there are also shows of milking, shaving and shepherds at (Churchill Island Heritage Farm), a historic farmhouse on Churchill Island, and watching wild animals in Australia at (Koala Conservation Centre), the koala conservation center. And meet seals and sea dogs near the rocks of the (Nobbies Centre) seaside at Norbes Center, and experience the Antarctic trip at the center, (Antarctic Journey).

Phillip Island is also a popular destination for the Melbourne motorcycle movement, hosting major world events every year, including the (Motorcycle Grand Prix), World Super Motorcycle Championships (World Superbike Championship) and V8 Supercar Series) etc. When there is no race, the field is also open to the public, where car enthusiasts can choose to take a thrilling ride in a car driven by a racer, or drive a mini-car on a small mock track for a few laps.

Phillip Island combines rural and seaside features, whether it's looking for Australian-specific wildlife, walking through village fields, sunny beaches, and living in seclusion for days in search of peace of mind and body, where visitors can enjoy a satisfying experience.


How to:

  • Self-drive: the whole journey is about 140 km, which takes about 2 hours;
  • Troupe: there are many tourist clubs in the city of Melbourne organized a one-day or many-day tour of Phillip Island, if they do not recommend to follow the group;
  • Long distance bus:
  • Melbourne South Cross Station from (Southern Cross Station) to (Cowes):, Monday to Friday, four trains a day, 06 / 35 / 11 / day, 20 / 15 / 10 / 19 / day, Saturday / Sunday / 2 / day, 08 / 50 / 11 / day, 2 / day / Saturday / Sunday, 08 / 50 / 11 / day, 06 / 35 / 11 / day The journey is about 2.5 hours, and there is a connecting bus transfer in the middle;
  • Return to Melbourne South Cross Station: four trains a day from Monday to Friday, 06-38-10-18-14-18-18-38; Saturday and Sunday, 2-day-11: 34-17-44; and The journey is about 2.5 hours, and there is a connecting bus transfer in the middle.

Ferry: Cape Stony (Stony Point) on the Monington Peninsula can take the ferry to Coss.

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菲利普岛在岛西南面的萨摩兰海滩,栖息着许多世界上最小的神仙小企鹅,所以很多人直接称菲利普岛为企鹅岛。每当太阳下山,夜幕降临,一批又一批的小企鹅结队上岸,一摇一摆地返回自己的巢穴。大厅内会有小企鹅的介绍,幸运的话,还可以近距离在展览台里看到小企鹅。由于不让拍照,所以就没有照片了,希望大家去看小企鹅的时候也尽量不要拍照,多多少少会有影响。如果去观景台没有占到好的位置也不要紧,有些人看了一会就会觉得乏味,或者跟着小企鹅就走了(旁边有栈道,可以一直护送小企鹅直至它回到洞内),所以等人走了可以慢慢往前坐,离小企鹅上岸的位置就会越来越近。留守在家的企鹅宝宝会提前在岸边等待,等爸爸妈妈哥哥姐姐们上岸,再一起摇晃摇晃的走回家。率先回来的小企鹅也会在岸边等待,等家人到齐了再一起回家。非常值得一看。 Tips:观看小企鹅的地方非常冷,用导游的话来说就是,这可是南极吹来的风。如果是深秋或冬天来,最好能带上保暖的围巾。

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