Phillip Island is famous for its penguins and its massive colony of fur seals, but for a look at 100 additional species of classically Australian wildlife, the Phillip Island Wildlife Park has them all gathered in one spot. Interact with dozens of Australian species on this park’s 60-acre compound, and touch, pet, and even feed your new friendly, cuddly friends. Feel how a wombat’s skin is tough when compared to the fur of a wallaby, and hand feed hungry ‘roos and baby Joeys as they bounce around the compound. You’ll find emus, cassowaries, cockatoos, and kookaburras, as well as koalas lounging in the treetops, and even frantic Tasmanian Devils as they run in circles and pace. The Phillip Island Wildlife Park is the only spot on Phillip Island to see all of these animals in the same spot, and is a convenient stop only 15 minutes from the Penguin Parade at sunset.
The Phillip Island Wildlife Park is just outside the town of Cowes and opens at 10am. Admission for adults is $17 and $8.50 for children. A bag of food for feeding the kangaroos is included with the price of admission.