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Nature Parks attractions temporarily closed

Posted on 04/08/2020 by

Phillip Island Nature Parks will temporarily close its attractions to visitors in line with advice from the Victorian Government as a result of restriction changes for regional Victoria from Thursday 6 August.

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Nature Parks announces new opening hours and free entry for locals

Posted on 21/07/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is announcing new temporary opening hours and entry arrangements for its attractions effective from next week. The Penguin Parade will open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only, and remain closed during the week, while the Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island will open only on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Penguin Parade wins prestigious Architecture Awards

Posted on 13/07/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Almost one year after opening, Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade visitor centre has taken out two prestigious awards at the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards at a digital ceremony held on Friday 10 July.

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Nature Parks Visitor Update

Posted on 21/06/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Following the announcement on Saturday 20 June that the easing of some restrictions is being delayed until at least 12 July, the Nature Parks will not be increasing its capacity to 250 as had been previously announced, and will continue to operate at the previous maximum capacity limits of 100 visitors.

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Hooded Plover season wrap up

Posted on 17/06/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

A report just released by Phillip Island Nature Parks summarises the 2019-2020 breeding season and the successes and challenges faced by these threatened shorebirds that are classed as Vulnerable in Victoria.

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Nature Parks re-opens the doors to visitors

Posted on 29/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks will reopen three sites to visitors on Friday 5 June, following the easing of restrictions.

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GPS Tracking Phillip Island Predators

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Feral cats on Phillip Island will be fitted with GPS collars to give rangers a clearer picture of their movements and behaviour. The information will be used to support Phillip Island Nature Parks’ goal of eradicating feral cats in order to protect precious native wildlife like short-tailed shearwaters, penguins, possums and bandicoots.

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Reconciliation Celebrated Online

Posted on 21/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Bass Coast Reconciliation Network has risen to the challenge of acknowledging this year’s national events through digital mediums, hosting two online events for both Sorry Day on Tuesday 26 May and National Reconciliation Week which starts on Wednesday 27 May and runs through until Wednesday 3 June.

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Bandicoots back from the brink of extinction

Posted on 16/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Victoria’s population of endangered Eastern barred bandicoots has passed a significant milestone and scientists have now declared they are on the way back from the brink of extinction.

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Penguins streaming into living rooms around the world

Posted on 15/05/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island’s famous little Penguin Parade will be streaming into living rooms across the country and around the world as part of Tourism Australia’s exciting virtual travel experience – Live from AUS.

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