38 Penguin Parade MG 9019

Nature & Wildlife

Phillip Island Nature & Wildlife

Phillip Island and surrounds is home to some of Australia's most unique wildlife including the little penguins, Australian fur seals, koalas, whales, short-tailed shearwaters and more.

Being surrounded by the ocean means there is plenty of beaches to be explored! From northern bay beaches to open ocean surf beaches, you will be sure to find one that suits your needs on a hot summers day.

Explore one of Phillip Island's nature reserves as you wander through world-renowned wetlands and along scenic boardwalks.

Seals 2

It's Time To Get Sealy

Take a cruise out to see Australia's largest fur seal colony with Wildlife Coast Cruises. Seal Rocks is situated 2kms off the rugged south-west coast of Phillip Island. The boat drifts within meters of the seals, enabling you to witness them in their natural environment first hand.

Smiths Beach

Life's A Beach

Smiths Beach is a popular family beach for locals and visitors alike. Patrolled by lifesavers in the summer months, Smiths Beach is a great spot to learn how to surf, ramble through the rockpools or cool off on a summers day.

Rhyll Inlet

Immerse In Nature

Wander through the renowned wetlands of the Rhyll Inlet that are recognised under the Ramsar international wetlands agreement. The mangroves and mudflats are a significant site for the wading birds that fly thousands of kilometres to feed here during the summer months.