Travel opens hearts and minds. From the camping trips you took as a child to the year you spent backpacking across Europe, travel has the power to change the world.
That’s why we’ve decided to make a donation to The Penguin Foundation in Victoria, which raises funds to protect and enhance Phillip Island's natural environment through research, conservation and education programs.
We’ve decided to join the organisation’s ‘Adopt a Penguin’ project, which is working to preserve and protect Little penguins, the smallest of all the species. The Little penguin colony on Phillip Island are wild birds, spending 80 per cent of their lives at sea swimming and foraging for food.
But here’s the problem, we need a name for our new ‘employee’ and we’re asking you to help.
We’re asking you to suggest names for a penguin and the person who has come up with the one we choose will win a Family 4 Parks Pass which includes entry for two adults and two children to Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island, a Plush Penguin in Jumper and a Penguin Parade Keep Cup in a Jute Penguin Parade shopper so you can brag about your genius.
Located only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks offers an abundance of Australian wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and exciting new experiences. See the best the island has to offer with a great value 4 Parks Pass.
Witness the natural spectacle of the world’s smallest penguins arriving home at sunset each evening at the world-famous Penguin Parade. Experience the nightly parade from the beachfront viewing stands as the penguins emerge from the waves and waddle across the sand. Be sure to spend some time on the boardwalks and watch the penguins up close as they make their way along their penguin pathways to their burrows.
Immerse yourself in the ‘hands-on’ family fun and interactive experiences in the Antarctic Journey, opened in conjunction with WWF-Australia. ‘Feel the freeze’ in the Antarctic Chill Zone; compare your thermal image to an Emperor penguin; visit the Research Station and Sound Lab; or check out the sustainable menu in the virtual café.
Come ‘face-to-face’ with wild koalas in their natural habitat from the treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre. Learn about these amazing animals and the role the centre has played in protecting Phillip Island’s koalas and their habitat. Stroll along the woodland walking trails and you may come across some of the many visiting native animals including wallabies, echidna, and over 35 different species of birds.
Journey back in time and explore the heritage and tranquil scenery at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, an historic working farm with Clydesdale horses, Highland cattle and an animal nursery. Hands on farming activities run daily, including sheep shearing, cow milking, whip cracking and working dog demonstrations. The farm also features a restored homestead, historic cottages and delightful heritage gardens and orchards.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation. This means that all of our visitors directly contribute to our ongoing conservation, research and education programs, which are funded by revenue from things like ticket sales and souvenirs, ensuring the continued protection of Phillip Island's special wildlife and habitats.
For your chance to win, simply suggest a name for our penguin (you can even tell us why).
Entries close 30 Oct 2018 09:00pm AWST.
Remember to read our terms and conditions to be sure your entry qualifies.