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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 continue to operate at the original maximum capacity limits of 100 visitors.

We will not be increasing capacity at the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island to 250 visitors as we had announced on Friday 19 June.

The Antarctic Journey and Nobbies visitor centre will remain closed for the time being, however we will be opening the Nobbies Kiosk from Saturday 27 June.

Online tickets are essential to gain entry to all of our attractions, and Nature Parks staff are ensuring that physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures remain implemented across all venues so visitors and staff can all stay safe.

School holiday activities

We are delighted to still be offering the additional school holiday activities at the Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island.

At the Koala Conservation Reserve, a digital quest has been set up for the young (and the young at heart) to experience a self-guided journey through the woodlands, learning about koalas; their precious habitat and how the Nature Parks is helping save them from their plight.

At Churchill Island, old fashioned games and a heritage quest will be available daily, with costumed staff on hand to provide some extra pointers on weekends. The walking tracks are all open for public use as well.

Nature Parks’ rangers will also be running free 1-hour tours each Saturday and Sunday of the school holidays. Explore the picturesque North Loop walking track at Churchill Island at either 11am or 1pm; or search for koalas and other native wildlife in the Koala Reserve woodlands at 11am, 1pm or 3pm.

Bookings are essential for these ranger guided tours, so be quick and email to reserve your spots.


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