Phillip Island Nature Parks

Address: 1019 Ventnor Road, Ventnor, Victoria 3922

Phone: 03 5951 2800  |  Fax: 03 5956 8394  

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Home to the world-famous Penguin Parade and other popular wildlife attractions - all only 90 minutes from Melbourne.

Discover Australian wildlife up close and in their natural habitat while you explore the Penguin Parade, Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tours, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Nobbies Centre. The Nature Parks also provides numerous coastal and bushland walks across Phillip Island, traversing breathtaking beaches, woodlands and wetlands.

The Penguin Parade includes numerous tour options for any taste and budget - from self-guided general viewing and the exclusive Penguins Plus at the main beach, to the ranger-guided secluded Ultimate Adventure Tour to the other side of the peninsula. Go behind the scenes with a ranger guide on the Research Tour to the onsite Wildlife Clinic or discover the Indigenous links to the area on an Aboriginal Heritage Tour.

For the adventurous, dive in the Australia's newest seal experience with a Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tour. Departing daily, the tours takes guest on the adventure of a lifetime to Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest fur seal colony. Take the Express 60 minute tour to get up close to the seals and witness their playful antics as they surround the boat. Extend the thrills on a 90 minute tour to Seal Rocks, the explosive Nobbies blowhole and the rugged cliffs of Phillip Island's south-west coast.

Get up close to one of Australia's most loved animals at the Koala Conservation Centre and journey back in time to explore the heritage and tranquil scenery of Churchill Island. Complete your visit by setting course to the free Nobbies Centre where you can immerse yourself in our amazing marine world.

Experience it all with a great value Three Parks Pass for discounted entry to the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island.

 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre

 Address: RMB 500GP Back Beach Rd, Cowes, Victoria 3922

Phone: 03 5952 9400  |  Fax: 03 5952 9449  

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Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre will drop your jaw and dazzle your eyes. This is your chance to experience the iconic venue in the flesh.

Let it rip in the all new Sodi Go Karts on the 750 metre scale replica of the Grand Prix Circuit. Experience this world renowned layout like so many of the past and current World Champions have. With individual lap time print-outs, you can challenge yourself against the clock and take away a record of your performance. Tandem karts are also available so the whole family can participate.

Or buckle in for the real deal; an adrenalin-amping triple Hot Lap lightning ride around the Phillip Island Circuit. In race trim cars and in the hands of an experienced race driver, this is truly an unforgettable experience.

Follow in the footsteps of motorcycle racing champions on a Guided Circuit Tour. Giving you exclusive access to all sorts of off-limits areas trackside, including a MotoGP sound simulation in the overpass, Race Control where dramatic replay vision is shown, Media Centre, pit lane, pit roof and where every racer would love to finish - the winner's podium being sprayed with champagne!

Take a walk through history in the newly renovated History of Motorsport Display. Share the crazy adventures of pioneering racers who blazed a dusty, muddy and frequently dangerous trail for today's international superstars. Ogle at real life examples of the sleek machines they raced, including vintage, classic and contemporary cars and bikes.

Test your skills on the GP Slot Car track or just relax with a latte and lunch in the Champion's Café and take a stroll in the tranquil water gardens with views over the track. Don't forget the newly refurbished gift shop with memorabilia to capture the excitement of your experience

Seal Watching Cruise
Tour operated by: Wildlife Coast Cruises

Address: Jetty Car Park on the Esplanade, Cowes, Victoria 3922

Phone: 03 5952 3501  |  Mobile: 0418 591 007  |  Freecall: 1300 763 739  |  Fax: 03 5952 5583  

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 Experience this spectacular two hour cruise to witness Australia's largest wild fur seal colony, situated on Seal Rocks which lies two kilometres off the rugged south west coast of Phillip Island.

The boat drifts within metres of thousands of seals, enabling you to witness their natural environment first hand. It is impossible not to be captivated by these naturally playful and inquisitive animals who regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you!

Along the way you will be captivated by the beautiful coastline and learn the history of Phillip Island's western shoreline with commentary by your captain and crew. Onboard children's activities, plus regular sightings of marine life such as dolphins and birds, will keep everyone interested during the trip.

On the return voyage, relax on one of three decks and enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and cake, served by your friendly crew. Soft drinks, alcohol and light snacks are also available for purchase throughout the cruise.

 Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Address: 930 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven, Victoria 3925

Phone: 03 5956 6600  |  Mobile: 0414 732 797  |  Fax: 03 5956 6600  

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The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, the home of Pannys Chocolate, is an experience unlike anything you've ever seen.

Pannys makes the finest and most delectable treats, with more than 190 different varieties. Naturally dominated by chocolate, but also including such delectable's as a choc dipped bananas, rocky roads, Turkish delight and ginger. Grab a basket and become a kid in a chocolate shop once again.

Pannys Chocolate Café has a range of exclusive, mouth watering offerings that tests your ability to make quick decisions. Everything looks so tempting.

Entry to the cafe and factory direct retail store is free, as too is your first sample. Admission charges apply for Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate attraction.

Visit Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate and see the educational exhibition on cocoa production. There is also the chocolate Art Gallery of famous paintings, a two metre chocolate statue of Michelangelo's David, a 12,000 piece chocolate mosaic of Dame Edna Everage.

A chocolate village complete with working trains and an amazing spinning Zoetrope. You will be able to see Panny's life animated in the Family Window, a Side Show Ally and test your skills and aim to win chocolate.

Challenge your senses in Panny's Centre of Excellence, design your own chocolate bar flavour (Panny chooses one flavour a month to make!) or even the Mystery Chef creations.

See a giant, one tonne block of chocolate, try and lift it with your friends! There is also a thunderous chocolate waterfall, where 400 kilograms of molten chocolate poverflows every three minutes.

Have your photo taken in the giant chocolate display and email it to yourself for free! See the chocolate carving machine in action and chocolates being made in the chocolate factory.

For further information please contact Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory or view their website.