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Kelvin Grove

    Kelvin Grove, Brisbane (0-5km)

Rent: apartment rents are in the lower to mid range, house rental prices are higher

Vibe: mostly bland but an evolving community feel

Location: Parks, Inner city, Near QUT/Shillington

Kelvin Grove is one of those places that you have to live in to appreciate. It has attractive streets, but lacks an overriding identity or  soul, which might explain why the Kelvin Grove Urban Village has been built. This is a very convenient suburb for students at QUT, and anyone who works at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. It is close to Paddington and the city centre. In recent years, more apartments have gone up. The best thing about this suburb is the weekly Village Markets held very Saturday morning. (More info below and to your left <<<)
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2. PENGUINS AND PHILLIP ISLAND Print E-mail

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One of the biggest tourist attractions in Melbourne is the nightly penguin parade at Phillip Island. The penguins come out at dusk at Summerland Beach in Summerland.
Ph: (03) 5951 2800

 

US comedian Joan Rivers is ambassador for the island’s penguins.


Useful websites for more information:
www.visitphillipisland.com/
www.phillipisland.net.au/penguinparade.html
www.penguins.org.au
www.phillipislandhelicopters.com



Phillip Island is a popular holiday destination for many Melbournians and Victorians especially during the summer school holidays. It has plenty of ocean beaches, camping facilities, nature and wildlife reserves, koala viewing, helicopter rides, a maze and puzzles to test kids' minds, and outdoor activities for the family including fishing, boating, surfing and swimming.


The Phillip Island Wildlife Park:

Here you will find koalas sleeping in gum trees. Other animals including wallabies and wombats roam around, and can be hand fed.
2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes.
Ph: (03) 5952 2038



The Nobbies
This is a popular destination for seals who like to hang out on the Seal Rocks. There's also a blowhole here.
Ventnor Rd, Ventnor.
Ph: (03) 5951 2816

www.nobbies.org.au

 

A Maze N Things
Here you will find a maze, puzzles, and the highest indoor slide in the southern hemisphere
1805 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes

Ph: (03) 5952 2283

www.amazenthings.com.au


Phillip Island Circuit
This is where the Grand Prix is held and for bike riding enthusiasts who would like to test their skills, there's a Go-kart replica track of the main circuit.
www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au



GETTING THERE

It's about a 90 minutes drive to the island (140km south east of Melbourne) or you can bus it there with your choice of tour bus companies.


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