Sponsored Video/Post: Phillip Island Nature Parks
I have been on some fun work trips over the years but Phillip Island was one of the best. I had just started doing the PR for Sydney – Melbourne Touring and the client sent me down to check out their wares.
It’s not every day that you get to wake up in a windswept resort, have lunch at a fancy winery and finish off the evening watching Little Penguins return home from their daily fishing expedition.
For visitors to the ultra-popular Penguin Parade, my only tip is to take a jumper. Penguins aren’t exactly punctual creatures so, as night falls on the sand dunes and the wind rises, you may have a frosty wait ahead of you.
Chill wind and numb bum aside, it’s still one of my favourite days ever.
Phillip Island is also wreathed by rocky outcrops that are home to colonies of fur seals. If you take a Wild Oceans EcoBoat tour out to their island, you will be well within whiffing range. Fortunately you will also be in photographing distance. What these doe-eyed beauties lack in olfactory attractiveness, they make up for in amusing hijinks.
Other attractions on the island include the Koala Conservation Centre and the Churchill Island Heritage Farm that offers visitors a range of hands-on activities like sheep shearing, cow milking and whip cracking, critical survival skills if you wind up accidentally time-travelling back to the early 1800s.
Phillip Island Nature Parks manages these attractions and activities, along with about 1,800 hectares of woodlands, wetlands, and coastal reserves, so check out their website for all the latest deals or visit www.penguins.org.au if you’re really only interested in seeing the little guys in the wetsuits.
Click on the image below to watch a short video about all of this fun stuff.
This post has been presented by Phillip Island Nature Parks but all thoughts and opinions are my own.