Phillip Island is a couple of hours drive south of Melbourne and makes a fabulous addition to your Melbourne excursion, or it can be a destination on its own.
Fantastic school group accommodation includes a range of on-site activities to engage, challenge and build teamwork.
Your time at Phillip Island may include a variety of activities such as puzzles, fun and games at Amaze ‘n’ Things; an indoor climbing centre; the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit; Churchill Farm – experience what life was like in early farming days; or a tour of Panny’s Chocolate Factory to learn about chocolate and to buy a treat!
However Phillip Island is also famous for its wildlife – just waiting to be discovered by your students!
See the world’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat from viewing stands and boardwalks. Enjoy interactive and educational displays in the visitor centre and the spectacular coastal scenery from the Penguin Parade. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. As the sun fades in the sky, Little Penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes.
You’ll learn so much about these inquisitive animals on a sensational two-hour cruise visiting one of Australia’s largest wild Fur Seal colonies at Seal Rocks, Phillip Island. The boat drifts within metres of thousands of seals enabling you to witness their natural environment first hand. It is impossible not to be captivated by these naturally playful and inquisitive animals that regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you!
The Nobbies boardwalk offers vantage points from which to enjoy spectacular views along Phillip Island’s rugged south coast. See the awesome blowhole, a spectacular sea cave that thunders during big southern swells. Silver Gulls nest on this headland and chicks can be seen during spring and early summer. Little Penguins also nest here and can be seen resting in burrows. Learn about the local area and about Australia’s largest Fur Seal Colony at Seal Rocks on Phillip Island. Visit the Antarctic Centre to learn about this fascinating continent.
Learn about this unique Australian animal through the displays in the visitors centre and explore two tree top boardwalks to see koala perched on trees. You may spot other Australian wildlife such as wallabies and echidnas as you wander the bush pathways.