New Antarctic Journey Officially Launched

Posted on 23/12/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

In an Australian-first, WWF-Australia and Phillip Island Nature Parks today launched a fully-immersive ‘Antarctic Journey’ attraction at Phillip Island.

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Island Explorer Bus – new summer attraction officially launched!

Posted on 22/12/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Jump on board the new pilot project sponsored by Phillip Island Nature Parks, Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, Phillip Island RSL and Bass Coast Shire Council. The Island Explorer is a 55 seat tour bus which will operate free of charge from 28th December 2015 through until 13th March 2016.

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Generous grant for grass-roots education program

Posted on 10/12/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The protection of Phillip Island’s natural habitat and its unique flora and fauna will be the focus of the 2016 ‘Wild Island Discoveries’ free holiday activities program, thanks to a generous donation from the Wilson HTM Foundation.

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Little ravens learn to target penguin eggs

Posted on 07/12/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Little ravens have been shown to specifically target penguin eggs in a behaviour which appears to be only recently learned, according to a study undertaken by researchers from Deakin University and Phillip Island Nature Parks and published in Austral Ecology and Wildlife Research.

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Serrated tussock detected on Phillip Island

Posted on 03/12/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The recent discovery of serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) on Phillip Island prompted swift action by the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) and Phillip Island Nature Parks. Members of the VSTWP were quickly involved in providing training to Environment Rangers from the Nature Parks in serrated tussock identification and best practice management.

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November Board Update

Posted on 01/12/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Thursday, 26 November to review fire operations and preparedness strategies, tourism strategies, and to evaluate key projects.

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Season kicks off with Summer Vibes on Churchill Island

Posted on 23/11/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Celebrate the arrival of summer to the sounds of live music, and tantalize your taste buds with some of our finest local produce at Summer Vibes this summer on Churchill Island.

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Nature Parks launches second Reconciliation Action Plan

Posted on 23/11/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks Board Chair, Jeff Floyd, officially launched the organisation’s second Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-18 (RAP) on Saturday as part of the Shearwater Festival opening ceremony.

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Nature Parks wins Silver at RACV Tourism Awards

Posted on 19/11/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks has won the Silver Award for the prestigious ‘Major Tourism Attraction’ category of the Victorian Tourism Awards held in Melbourne tonight.

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Launch of new Penguins Plus to change viewing landscape

Posted on 19/11/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Penguins Plus, a partnership between Phillip Island Nature Parks and RACV, is set to become a world-first penguin viewing experience following its official opening today.

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