Little Penguins on Phillip Island compared to Penguins around the World

There are currently 18 recognised species of penguins around the world, the smallest of which is the Little Penguin found on Phillip Island.   Little Penguins on Phillip Island Phillip Island’s Little Penguins are 40 – 45 cm tall and weigh up to 1.2 kg. They are found nesting along the coastline of Australia and New […]

The Best Beaches at Phillip Island

Our guide to the best beaches at Phillip Island – Melbourne’s nature and wildlife wonderland – home of the Penguin Parade. Just 2 hours drive from Melbourne is the nature and wildlife paradise of Phillip Island. This island is one of the most picturesque places in the state of Victoria. Plus, because its an island […]

Short-tailed shearwaters on Phillip Island

Short-tailed shearwaters on Phillip Island are migratory birds that nest on the island over summertime.  Phillip Island is a nesting ground for thousands of these short-tailed shearwaters. They are also known as mutton birds. They travel from Alaska to build nests and incubate their eggs on the island. During this time they build nests in […]

The best place to see wild Australian animals near Melbourne

View Australian animals in the wild near Melbourne, such as kangaroos, wombats and penguins on these great day trips. One of the highlights of visiting Australia is seeing the local wildlife. Many visitors revel in seeing kangaroos bounding along in the wild. Or gazing up into a eucalyptus tree to see a cuddly koala snuggled […]

When is the best time to visit Phillip Island?

Check out our guide to the seasons and wildlife to find out when is the best time to visit Phillip Island. Just under 2 hours drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is a nature and wildlife lovers paradise. The island is home to many different species of wildlife, the most famous of which is the Little […]

11 Fun Facts about the Little Penguins on Phillip Island

Here’s 11 fun facts about the Little Penguins on Phillip Island – the stars of the nightly Penguin Parade. The highlight of our Phillip Island Day Tour from Melbourne is watching thousands of Little Penguins waddle out of the ocean and across the sand at Summerland Beach. The nightly Penguin Parade has long been a […]

Our Top Tips for the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Here’s our top tips for the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, to help you make the most of this unforgettable day trip from Melbourne.  The highlight of our Melbourne day tour to Phillip Island is the nightly Penguin Parade. Every evening after sunset, thousands of Little Penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle across the beach […]

Guide to being eco-friendly at Phillip Island

With the help of Go West tour guide Joel (aka @McVenturer), who is a passionate environmentalist and avid adventurer, we have put together a guide to being eco-friendly at Phillip Island. Being an eco-certified company, we feel a strong responsibility to act as environmentally friendly as possible. We are passionate about preserving and protecting the […]

Guide to Phillip Island

If you are planning to visit Melbourne and you love animals, be sure to read our Guide to Phillip Island. Phillip Island is home to a lot of Australian wildlife, making it an incredible place to explore. Along with wallabies, sea birds, Cape Barren Geese and bandicoots, the highlight of your visit is sure to […]

Go West Phillip Island Tour

Join us on our Go West Phillip Island tour to see Little Penguins parading across the sand at Phillip Island! But it’s not just penguins. You’ll see all kinds of Australian animals at Moonlit Sanctuary. Plus, we visit the  brightly coloured bathing boxes at Brighton Beach. And the Nobbies Boardwalk will give you a chance […]