Our Island News and Events
- Phillip Island Nature Parks Community Open Day
- National Surfing Reserve Teams Challenge
- Phillip Island's National Surfing Reserve takes Marram Grass to task
- Reconciliation and recognition events. We respect and recognise significant events on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander calendar in conjunction with Bass Coast Reconciliation Network. More info on upcoming events
For more info on all Nature Parks events, visit our Events page
Our 10th Annual Community Open Day
Sunday 15 March 2020
• FREE* entry to Nature Parks attractions: Penguin Parade (General viewing), Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island.
• 50% o EcoBoat Tours (1pm, 3pm & 5pm).
• 50% o WILD Sandsculpting experience.
• Walks and talks with our rangers, researchers and volunteers.
• Fun community expo.
Full program and updates to come.
One of the special things about being a Bass Coast Shire resident is being invited to enjoy free entry at the Nature Parks’ annual Community Open Day on Sunday 15 March 2020.
Discover your Island home and all of the Nature Parks’ attractions on this special once-a-year-day. There is free entry to the evening Penguin Parade (general admission), Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island and the exciting Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre. Being a Bass Coast resident also entitles you to enjoy 50% off an amazing EcoBoat Tour to Seal Rocks and entry of the incredible WILD Sandsculpting exhibition on this day.
Venture behind the scenes, meet the team and learn more about the Nature Parks - the not for profit conservation and sustainable tourism organisation in your backyard. There will be plenty of fun for kids with face painting, games, craft and more. Across the day, join our rangers, researchers and volunteers for special walks, talks, demonstrations and more.
A favourite part of the day is the Environment Expo with our community partners including a Welcome To Country and stalls and demos from our local CFA heroes, Boomerang Bags, Plastic Free Phillip Island and other community heroes. Rangers and researchers will also provide demonstrations of our working fox dogs and behind the scenes tours and activities.
As the sun sinks in the west, join our penguin experts for a Private Lives of Penguins tour and then free entry to the magical Penguin Parade.
Love your Nature Parks all year round!
Did you also know that all Bass Coast Shire residents can purchase a Locals Pass and become part of the Phillip Island Nature Parks community all year round with unlimited entry and great offers and activities? See www.penguins.org.au/locals or call 5951 2830.
Phillip Island Nature Parks’ annual Community Open Day Sunday 3 March 2019.
Bass Coast Shire residents flocked to Phillip Island Nature Parks to enjoy their annual Community Open Day despite the hot conditions on Sunday 3 March.
The day offered free entry to all Nature Parks attractions as well as a program of activities with rangers and volunteers to allow the community to experience and learn more about the Nature Parks’ environmental programs and community involvement.
The event also provided the occasion to launch the Nature Parks’ new 30-Year Conservation Vision - Beyond the Horizon.
More info: email@example.com
We walk together, we work together
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.
The Nature Parks is privileged to manage the Crown Land that forms part of the traditional lands of the Bunurong People and acknowledges that the Land, Waters and Sea are of spiritual, cultural and economic importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The Bunurong People refer to Phillip Island as ‘Millowl’.
Our shared vision for reconciliation: We walk together, side by side, respectfully caring for the Country, Waters and Sea of Millowl. We create a shared future of recognition, opportunity and true partnerships with Traditional Custodians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We create opportunities for healing through responsible and respectful truth telling and knowledge sharing.
Our reconciliation commitment is stated in our Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022.
National Surfing Reserve Annual Surfing Teams Challenge
Save the Date for the Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve 7th Annual Surfing Teams Challenge 2020.
Saturday 28 March (Alt date Sunday 29 March). More details to come.
2019 Challenge: Read the full story here>>
1. BEST CONTRIBUTOR (as nominated by team captain)
(Prize: Certificate, cap, keyring - Islantis)
TEAM 1 –: ISLAND – Blake Green
TEAM 2 –: PENGUINS – Matt Krumins
TEAM 3 –: MISFITS – Riley Johnson
TEAM 4 –: SPOONBILLS – Jamie Liatoa
TEAM 5 –: TEAM CRUSHERS – Lannia Fostin
TEAM 6 -: WOOLAMAI HARDS – Andrew Burgan
Team 7 –: NO VEGGIES – Ebony Maier
Team 8 –: HIPS HEROES – Billy Hoskings
Team 9 –: INTO 3000 – Hannah Eisen
2. BEST JUNIOR
(Prize: Hoodie & fins – Rip Curl)
NAME: Codie Jeffrey TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
3. BEST KNEEBOARDER/40+ SHORT BOARD
(Prize: $100 Voucher – Westernport Hotel + Vissla T-shirt Full Circle)
NAME: Simon Chipper TEAM: ISLAND
4. BEST SINGLE FIN RIDER
(Prize: Voucher – Musclescope Massage, Vissla Hoodie – Full Circle)
NAME: Jake Eisen TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
5. BEST MALIBU RIDER
(Prize: $100 Voucher – Watermark Restaurant, Silverwater Resort + Vissla
Boardshorts – Full Circe)
NAME: Andrew Burgan TEAM: WOOLAMAI HARDS
6. BEST OVER 50 SHORT BOARD RIDER
(Prize: Black Vissla Jacket – Full Circle)
NAME: Dumpy Liddy TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
7. BEST TWIN FIN (PRE-1985)
(Prize: $100 Voucher – Westernport Hotel + Vissla pants – Full Circle)
NAME: Ash Easton TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
JUDGES DISCRETION AWARDS CATEGORY:
1. RAMADA AWARD FOR BEST MANOUVRE
(Prize: $500 voucher – 2 nights accommodation at Ramada Resort)
NAME: Cody Jeffrey TEAM: TEAM CRUSHER
2. REECE AWARD FOR TWIN FIN EXCELLENCE
(Prize: $300 voucher from Reece Plumbing)
NAME: Sandy Ryan TEAM: ISLAND
3. AWARD - ENTERTAINMENT
(Prize: PINP T-shirt)
NAME: Selim Delvan TEAM: WOOLAMAI HARDS
4. Award - DUMBELL
(Prize: PINP Hoodie)
NAMES: Ian Garrett TEAM: WOOLAMAI HARDS
1. ISLAND SURFBOARDS - BEST PERFORMANCE BY NON-SPONSORED
(Prize: Custom surfboard valued at $800)
NAME: Lannia Fostin TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
2. PHILLIP ISLAND RSL TEAM SPIRIT AWARD
(Prize: Meal voucher valued at $350)
NAME: Sam Guzzardi TEAM: NO VEGGIES
3. PRO SURF COACHING EMERGING SURFER AWARD
(Prize: 4 x 2-hour surf lessons valued at $480)
NAME: Riley Johnson TEAM: MISFIT
4. BEST SUPER GROMMET – SPONSORED BY NEWHAVEN COLLEGE
(Prize: Individual coaching session with Glyndyn Ringrose + Frankie Turnip T-shirt)
NAME: Oliver Van Venroy TEAM: INTO 3000
5. RAMADA RESORT - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY MALE SURFER
(Prize: Accommodation voucher – 2 nights, valued at $500, PLUS Rip Curl pack,
valued at $200)
NAME: Glyndyn Ringrose TEAM: SPOONBILLS
6. RAMADA RESORT - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY FEMALE SURFER
(Prize: Accommodation voucher – 2 nights, valued at $500 PLUS Rip Curl pack,
valued at $200)
NAME: Lannia Fostin TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
7. RIP CURL ISLANTIS – HIGHEST SCORING WAVE
(Prize: Rip Curl GPS Watch valued at $400)
NAME: Glyndyn Ringrose (9) TEAM: SPOONBILLS
TEAM CHALLENGE WINNERS
SIXTH: INTO 3000 POINTS: 45.5
FIFTH: PENGUINS POINTS: 47
FOURTH: WOOLAMAI HARDS POINTS: 52.5
THIRD PRIZE - $500
Team: SPOONBILLS POINTS: 52.7
Captained by: Andy Neal
SECOND PRIZE - $1000
Team: ISLAND POINTS: 71.5
Captained by: Sandy Ryan
FIRST PRIZE - $2000
Team: TEAM CRUSHERS POINTS: 90
Captained by: Nick Fostin
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