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  Phillip Island penguins get Andrew Denton as their new champion :: ABC Gippsland Vic
The fairy penguins of Phillip Island have just gained themselves a most erudite and well-known personality to act as ambassador for their interests: Andrew Denton.
The Phillip Island Foundation has announced Andrew Denton as their new ambassador in promoting the health and prosperity of the flightless bird synonymous with the island.
For one researcher at the Phillip Island Nature Park, the battle to conserve penguin habitat and protect them from attacks by predators is just part of a massive job to try and conserve what remains of the penguin colonies of Phillip Island.
www.abc.net.au /gippsland/stories/s1736036.htm?backyard   (691 words)

  
 Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden: Phillip Island
Phillip Island was added to the Norfolk Island National Park in 1996.
It is an uninhabited island lying approximately 7 km south of Norfolk Island, extending approximately 2 km by 2 km and rising to a height of 280 m.
Like the islands of the Galapagos and Hawaiian groups, Norfolk and Phillip islands are truly oceanic islands and arose from the ocean floor as masses of hot basalt.
www.environment.gov.au /parks/norfolk/phillip.html   (994 words)

  
 Phillip Island, South Gippsland and Wilsons Promontory
At the south-western tip of the island are the Nobbies, two large outcrops surrounded by boardwalks that allow visitors access to fine ocean scenery, the wild surf of the Blowhole and perhaps a peak at penguins in their hillside burrows.
Over the years, Phillip Island has been renowned for its koalas, and the easiest way to see them up close is to drop into the Koala Conservation Centre, but be sure to take your camera to catch these cute furry marsupials on film.
The Bass Phillip Winery is 10 kilometres south of Leongatha, and is known for its fine pinot noir and chardonnay.
www.greatplacestostay.com.au /phillip_island_c.asp   (1640 words)

  
 Phillip Island travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phillip Island [1] is a large island at the mouth of Western Port Bay, located less than two hours drive from Melbourne in Victoria.
The island is separated from the mainland by just a channel and is connected by a bridge.
Vietnam Veterans Museum, 57 Phillip Island Rd, St Remo (St Remo is not actually on Phillip Island but is on the mainland side of the Phillip Island bridge), 03 5678 5999 (vvmuseum@nex.net.au, fax 03 5678 5995), [5].
wikitravel.org /en/Phillip_Island   (591 words)

  
 Phillip Island - Victoria - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au
However, development of the island was slow as a number of early settlers were forced to abandon their land owing to drought.
The woodlands of the island's north-west feature the fascinating gnarled trunks of the island's stands of moonah, or melaleuca, trees which are 400-500 years old, and there are a few koalas in the manna gums - although they are now so scarce that only the very lucky visitor is likely to see them.
Phillip Island has traditionally had a reputation as a place to see koalas in the wild but, in recent years, diseases, road accidents and degradation of the trees has seen their numbers decline.
www.smh.com.au /news/Victoria/Phillip-Island/2005/02/17/1108500207162.html   (5670 words)

  
 Phillip Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Phillip Island [1] is a large island at the mouth of Western Port Bay, located less than two hours drive from Melbourne in Victoria.
Cowes is the main town on the island, and in addition there are other smaller towns such as Rhyll, Cape Woolamai, Ventnor (closest town to the Penguin Parade) and Newhaven.
Phillip Island is home to some of the most spectactular scuba diving destinations in Victoria.
www.wikitravel.org /en/Phillip_Island   (619 words)

  
 Phillip Island Victoria, Australia. The official COMPLETE Website for Accommodation, Lodgings, Bed and Breakfast, ...
Phillip Island grown and prospered in the 200 years since it was first discovered by Europeans.
The Little Penguins (fairy penguins) who are native to Phillip Island were soon also bringing in many thousands of tourists to watch their nightly return from the sea.
To protect and promote the Island's natural wonders and wildlife, the Phillip Island Nature Park was formed in the late 1990's, combining the resources and management of the Penguin Parade, the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island and many other significant eco-tourist and conservation locations.
www.phillipisland.net.au   (632 words)

  
 The official tourism association website for attractions, accommodation, apartments, bed and breakfasts, holiday houses ...
Phillip Island - nature island - situated in Western Port, is a place of natural beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands and unique wildlife experiences.
Churchill Island, accessed by bridge from Phillip Island, is steeped in history.
Phillip Island Circuit is home to the International MotoGP Motorcycle Grand Prix, World Championship Superbikes and Australian Touring Car Championships and a host of other events.
www.visitphillipisland.com   (595 words)

  
 Phillip Island Accommodation - Phillip Island Holiday Accommodation - Travel Victoria & Melbourne
Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Victoria: The All Seasons Eco Resort Phillip Island is conveniently located to experience the best Phillip Island has to offer.
This Phillip Island accommodation is nestled on 65 acres of undulating countryside overlooking farmland and features luxuriously appointed studio spa suites along with 2 and 3 bedroom villas.
1 The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria: Positioned in Cowes, the main township of Phillip Island, The Waves Apartments are located not more then a five minute stroll to the main shopping and restaurant facilities and are adjacent to the main swimming safety beach of Cowes and large rotary playground on the foreshore.
www.melbourne.visitorsbureau.com.au /a_phillipis.html   (133 words)

  
 Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Official tourist guide to the Phillip Island Nature Park
This is the Phillip Island Tourist Road, and you stay on it till you hit a 100km speed sign, not long after which a very obvious fork in the road appears.
Phillip Island Nature Park is the semi-government body that manages on behalf of the community our world famous Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Seal Rocks and Churchill Island.
Tickets are available for purchase from Phillip Island Information Centre which is about a kilometre (5 minute drive) on your left just after you cross over the bridge from San Remo onto Phillip Island.
www.phillipisland.net.au /penguinparade.html   (676 words)

  
 grandprixcities - phillip island grand prix circuit victoria australia - motorsport travel guides with hotels near the ...
Phillip Island is a holiday resort area serving nearby Melbourne in the pretty Westernport Bay / Peninsula area of the state of Victoria in Australia.
Coming to the island any time but during the major race weekends, or during the Australian summer vactions (New Years Eve is a huge event on the island) one would be mistaken to think that this was a peaceful retirement village (albeit damn cold in the Fall and Winter).
#1 thing to do on the island and, even though all of 3 hours drive from Melbourne's, the premier advertised tourist attraction, is to watch, at dusk, the parade of penguins towards their sleeping area.
www.grandprixcities.com /phillipisland.html   (2383 words)

  
 The Continental Hotel, Hotel in cowes on Phillip Island near Melbourne
The Phillip Island Nature Park is recognised as the most diverse and stimulating nature based destination in Australia, providing the best opportunities for viewing penguins, seals, koalas and sea birds in their natural environments.
The island is also full of rewards for those willing to take the time to look a little closer.
Phillip Island is only 90 minutes drive south-east of Melbourne, Australia.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/victoria/hotels/philipisl_continental.html   (983 words)

  
 Phillip Island
Phillip Island Wildlife Park, on Thompson Avenue just 1km south of Cowes (daily 9am–sunset; $9), is a shady shelter for Australian animals, most of them enclosed and not all native to Phillip Island.
The Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island Tourist Road between Newhaven and Cowes (daily 10am–5.30pm; $5) is run by Phillip Island Nature Park and aims to keep the koala habitat as natural as possible while still giving people a close view.
The centre’s purpose is to breed disease-free koalas, as on Phillip Island they’re infected with chlamydia.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/Victoria/phillipisland.asp   (656 words)

  
 Phillip Island - Travel Victoria: accommodation & visitor guide
Phillip Island is Melbourne's holiday and recreational playground, located in Western Port Bay, just 90 minutes by road from the city centre.
Phillip Island offers both swimming and surf beaches and unique wildlife including the famous penguins which make their epic journey along the beach at sunset.
The western tip of the island, known as The Nobbies, consists of rocky islands just off the coast and the famous Seal Rocks which is home to the largest colony of fur seals in Australia.
www.travelvictoria.com.au /regions/phillipisland   (258 words)

  
 Phillip Island's drinking water may soon run out - National - theage.com.au
PHILLIP Island could be without drinking water by February, according to the local authority, which has placed residents on stage four restrictions and is desperately searching for alternative sources.
The island's stocks will be placed under further strain over summer, with the population expected to swell from 12,000 to almost 50,000 as Melburnians head for the coast.
She said the island's infrastructure had failed to keep pace with development, with a further 1400 apartments and 300 holiday villas in the pipeline.
www.theage.com.au /news/national/phillip-islands-drinking-water-may-soon-run-out/2006/11/06/1162661617861.html   (455 words)

  
 Infobase (atlas)
While Phillip Island is most often visited for recreation, its history reflects a colourful past based on changing land uses over time.
Phillip Island’s earliest European uses are reflected in some of its place names.
Phillip Island’s location once gave it strategic importance as a military post to protect the approaches to Port Phillip and the settlement of Melbourne.
www.hi.com.au /resource/rfacts.asp?kla=13&subtopicid=3174   (342 words)

  
 Up to 70% off Phillip Island Accommodation and Hotels at Wotif.com
The island is just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne, with a bridge connecting the island to the mainland at San Remo, and we have great rates on Phillip Island accommodation to suit everyone.
Our Phillip Island hotels are a great base to visit the Island’s internationally renowned nature attraction, the Penguin Parade.
Phillip Island is not only renowned for its natural highlights, it is also famous for the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit which dates back to 1928 and hosts a number of annual international racing events, including the World Superbike Championship in April, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October and V8 Supercar racing in November.
www.wotif.com /hotels/australia-vic-phillip-island-vic-hotels.html   (378 words)

  
 Phillip Island Advertiser
Phillip Island is situated approximately 130 km south east of Melbourne with a permanent population of 5,500 residents swelling to 40,000 over the summer.
The top natural attraction in Victoria, Phillip Island is a major tourist destination which also attracts surfers to its beaches and motorcycle enthusiasts to the annual Motorcycle Grand Prix and other events.
The Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser is circulated throughout Phillip Island and San Remo, up the South Gippsland Highway to Grantville, and along the Bass Highway to Wonthaggi and Inverloch.
www.vcpa.com.au /Vic/phillip_island_advertiser.html   (95 words)

  
 PHILLIP ISLAND, FAIRY PENGUINS, PENGUIN PARADE
Phillip Island is best known for its beautiful sunset penguin parade, although it also offers sheltered beaches to the north and some great surfing beaches to the south.
Phillip Island is also well known for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Wildlife is a large attraction of the island, with a large mutton bird colony at Cape Woolamai.
www.australianexplorer.com /phillip_island.htm   (364 words)

  
 Phillip Island, Victoria - Travelmate
Phillip Island is found off the coast of Victoria and is just 26 kilometres long and 9 kilometres wide.
Cowes is the central township on Phillip Island where there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and entertainment for the thousands of holiday makers that visit the island each year.
Phillip Island has a mild climate between 12 - 35 degrees and is frequently tempered by ocean breezes.
www.travelmate.com.au /Places/Places.asp?TownName=Phillip+Island%5F%5C%5FVIC   (512 words)

  
 Phillip Island Australia - Phillip Island Accommodation - Phillip Island Attractions & Tours
Located some 139 kilometres south of Melbourne, Phillip Island (26km long X 9 km wide) is best known for its Penguin Parade, featuring dozens of fairy penguins which shuffle up from the sea at dusk on their way to underground burrows.
Also popular with Phillip Island visitors are the koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre, where a boardwalk lets you take a glimpse into the marsupial's tree-top home.
At Phillip Island Birdwatchers will love Rhyll Inlet on the north coast, where you can spot a host of wading birds such as spoonbills, oyster catchers, herons and egrets as well as rare bird life.
www.downunderonline.com /Australia_Holiday_Phillip_Island.htm   (787 words)

  
 AusEmade: Phillip Island Information and Attractions, Victoria (VIC), Australia
Phillip Island was discovered in January 1798, ten years after the arrival of the first fleet in Sydney, by George Bass and named by him after the first governor, Captain Arthur Phillip.
There is plenty to do on the island, including bushwalking, rock climbing, fishing, fossicking, bird watching, historical exploration, motor bike and motor car enthusiasts, just to name a few.
Yet it is the Penguin Parade that is the highlight of a visit to Phillip Island for the first time tourist.
www.ausemade.com.au /vic/destination/p/phillip-island-information.htm   (751 words)

  
 Phillip Island could run dry by February - Breaking News - National - Breaking News
One of Victoria's main water authorities is warning that Phillip Island, south-east of Melbourne, could run out of drinking water within three months.
He said the Candowie Dam, which supplied the island and several Bass Coast towns, was at 36 per cent capacity.
Bass Coast councillor Gareth Barlow said the island's population was expected to swell from 12,000 to almost 50,000 over the summer with the influx of tourists.
www.smh.com.au /news/National/Phillip-Island-could-run-dry-by-February/2006/11/07/1162661644365.html   (313 words)

  
 Quest Phillip Island - Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To reserve a room in hotel to Phillip Island is much easy one: it'is sufficient to choose just the hotel to Phillip Island and seeing all the relative offered ones to the hotel in Phillip Island.
Phillip Island it is a country that collects many different hotels categories in all the cities for a sure and comfortable tourism.
Try to make a reservation in Phillip Island or Australia through our system and you will see that you will not be able more to renounce of us.
www.bb-roma.it /hotels-in-the-world-lodge.asp?ID=769   (290 words)

  
 Phillip Island Hotels. Phillip Island Accommodation Hotel in Australia Discounts
Phillip Island Accommodation Hotel in Australia Discounts for Reservation
HolidayCity Phillip Island hotels offer comfort, quality and great value for the money, ideal for leisure and business travellers.
Quest Phillip Island Serviced Apartments Cowes is situated in the heart of Cowes and is a four and a half star property designed by architects which offers an alternative to traditional accommodation.
www.holidaycity.com /phillipislandhotels   (112 words)

  
 Phillip Island : Introduction | Frommers.com
Phillip Island's penguin parade, which happens every evening at dusk, is one of Australia's most popular animal attractions.
There are other, less crowded places in Australia where watching homecoming penguins feels less staged (Kangaroo Island in South Australia comes to mind) but at least guides and boardwalks protect the little ones and their nesting holes from the throngs.
Phillip Island also offers nice beaches, good bushwalking, fishing, and Seal Rocks.
www.frommers.com /destinations/phillipisland/0990010001.html   (223 words)

  
 Phillip Island, Vic - Daily Weather Observations
Phillip Island, Vic - November 2007 - Daily Weather Observations
Temperature, humidity, wind, cloud and rainfall observations are from Phillip Island Penguin Reserve {station 086354}.
If you are after long-term averages relevant to Phillip Island, Victoria, look at the tables for Phillip Island Penguin Reserve or Cowes.
www.bom.gov.au /climate/dwo/IDCJDW3064.latest.shtml   (342 words)

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