Phillip Island Koala Conservation Centre
Explore the tree-top boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre, part of the Phillip Island Nature Parks. Come ‘face to face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. Wander the extensive trails through the natural Australian bushland and enjoy the abundant bird life. The surrounding woodland is home to many animals including wallabies, echidnas and bats.
Wander the two tree top boardwalks for superb up-close koala viewing.
- Tree Top Koala Boardwalk: 800m loop – 20 minutes – easy
- Tree Top Woodland Boardwalk: 600m loop – 20 minutes easy
Explore the six hectares of Australian Bushland on the easily accessible trails.
Lookout for Wallabies, echidnas and colourful native birds.
Uncover the amazing lives of koalas with the interactive displays in the visitor centre.
Entry and Closing Times
The Koala Conservation Centre is open:
– 10am to 5pm daily
* Please note: last access to Koala viewing boardwalks is 15 minutes before closing time
Koala Conservation Centre address:
1810 Phillip Island Road, Phillip Island, Victoria 3923
The Phillip Island Koala Conservation Centre is conveniently located approximately 8 km (5 miles) from Bunya By The Sea. The short trip across the island should take you about 8 minutes by car or about 29 minutes by push bike.
PELICAN FEEDING AT SAN REMO FORESHORE
The Pelicans come to the jetty on the foreshore to be fed at 12pm (noon) daily.
Pelican feeding has been a daily occurrence for years and years and draws a crowd to see the hundreds of pelicans waddle up to shore to get their lunch.
Visitors who come to the pelican feeding will be able to get up close to the pelicans as there are no formal barriers. Kids may even be lucky enough to be given a fish to feed the pelicans themselves. The pelicans are wild and so they roam around the jetty looking for a tasty fish. You may find a pelican coming over to you looking for some lunch! But have no fear, pelicans are harmless.
Many seagulls also flock to the jetty to try and get a free feed, so you will find hundreds of gulls hovering around. There is also a family of giant stingrays that live under the jetty and you may see them pop up to the surface as they search for scraps.
Near to the pelican feeding area, there is a playground and BBQ area where many people stop for lunch. Why not grab some fish and chips and sit by the foreshore and have some lunch whilst you watch your kids play.
San Remo Pelican Feeding is conveniently located approximately 3.5 km (2 miles) from Bunya By The Sea. The short trip over the bridge should take you about 5 minutes by car, about 12 minutes by push bike and about 24 minutes or so to walk along the beach.
Let Phillip Island’s resident fur seals entertain the whole family as they frolic around the island’s famous Seal Rocks.
In the colonies
Not far from the Penguin Parade at the far south-western tip of Phillip Island is Seal Rocks, home to more than 25,000 fur seals – the largest colony in Australia.
See the numbers grow during the October to December breeding season and watch as they sun themselves on the rocks, feeding their young, wrestling, or flopping into the cool water.
Cruising with the seals
For a closer look, join a wildlife cruise to Seal Rocks. Witness their natural environment first hand as your boat drifts within metres of thousands of fur seals. You might even get to meet these inquisitive creatures as they often approach the boat to see who’s visiting.