William Angliss Institute

Inclusive ecotourism at Phillip Island

Diploma of Tourism students visited one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations, Phillip Island for a two-day tour. The group spent the excursion familiarising themselves with attractions such as Moonlit Sanctuary, Vietnam Veterans Museum (San Remo), the Nobbies, Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Smith’s Beach

 Phillips Island Oct 2017

Acquiring the skills necessary to design, plan and deliver inspiring, engaging and memorable visitor experiences is essential for a successful entry into industry.

Guided by Bunyip Tours, the students gained a thorough knowledge of popular wildlife and tourist experiences in the area.

Located between Melbourne and Phillip Island, the group visited award winning Moonlit Sanctuary, a wildlife conservation park. At the sanctuary the group listened to a Ranger talk on the conservation and preservation of endangered species, followed by direct contact with koalas, hand-feeding of wallabies, potoroos and bettongs.

The group concluded the tour with a visit to Smith’s Beach. Popular with families and surfers, this beach has a ramp, enabling wheelchair access. The students engaged in an occupational health and safety, and risk observation discussion, and John Bibby from WOW Tours gave a presentation on providing holidays for the mentally and physically disabled. WOW Tours is a Melbourne based tour operator that supports people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, providing them with access to recreation and local holiday experiences.

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