Phillip Island is an Australian island about 125 km (78 mi) south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. The island is named after Governor Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, by explorer and seaman George Bass, who sailed in an open whale boat, arriving from Sydney on 5 January 1798. [Wikipedia: Phillip Island – Wikipedia]
The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island Nature Park, in which little penguins come ashore in groups, attracts visitors from all over the world. Phillip Island is home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world, it is estimated that approximately 32,000 penguins, which can be seen by tourists at sunset every day of the year, live here.
The island is known for having some of the most consistently reliable and varied surf conditions in the country and place of large surf events.
San Remo is the mainland gateway town to Phillip Island and was formed as a fishing town back in time, nowadays its economy is now largely based on tourism.