Leave Melbourne early to make the most of a day on Phillip Island. At 2 hours each way, the drive is a breeze and you can check out some lovely country scenery on the way. Though the island maintains strong ties to its farming roots, modern times have brought an odd mix of petrolheads and penguin fans to its shores. Its two most famous events are the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, held annually in October, and the Penguin Parade, which sees thousands of spectators gather to watch the little fellas waddle from the sea to their land-based nests at night.
Experience one of Australia’s most popular attractions. Each night at sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing.
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. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never forgotten.
The main penguin viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and provides a 180 degree elevated viewing of the Little Penguins on parade. Watching them arrive and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows at sunset is a magical experience for all. Visitors can also enjoy Little Penguins around their burrows from elevated timber boardwalks.
Also if you get the chance don’t leave without visiting The Nobbies, land of boardwalks and vast coastal viewing, and Seal Rocks, home to the country’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony.
For further information on Phillip Island visit their dedicated website
So when you BOOK your accommodation with us at The Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne be sure to include a few extra nights for memorable 'roadies' such as this!!