Posts Tagged ‘Phillip Island’

Photos from ten years ago: February 2013

Metcard validator onboard a tram, displaying a 'CLOSED' message and a red light

Photos from ten years ago: June 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is June 2011. New trains Brand new X’Trapolis trains were still being built – and I found some of the body shells waiting on the wharf at Appleton Dock after being imported from Poland. Production of these trains ended a few […]

Summerlands – the suburb that penguins reclaimed

As a young kid who spent his spare time flicking through the Melway street directory, there was a place on Phillip Island that always intrigued me – a suburb called ‘Summerlands’, and the mysterious “This area is subject to a Government acquisition program” note alongside. Melway Edition 22 Map 431 (1993) Paying a visit to […]

History of Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade

If you have ever paid a visit to Victoria’s Phillip Island, the reason for the trip was probably the nightly Penguin Parade, where wild little penguins emerge from the sea at sunset and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. So how long have tourists been visiting Summerland Beach for? The answer might surprise you.

Looking over Summerland Beach from the bluff