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Island Hopper, Issue #069,, Sharing Over Summer
December 03, 2023

December 2023: Issue #069


Welcome to Island Hopper! I hope you will discover lots about Phillip Island and the surrounding area.

Sharing Over Summer

Phillip Island Nature Parks has a new campaign called “Sharing Our Shores” to help protect our wildlife over the busy summer months.

Discover which species can be found on Phillip Island and how you can help protect them and their habitat.

Discover Sharing Our Shores

Snake Season

According to experts, the snake season has started earlier this year due to climate change.

The season is not only earlier, but it will also last longer due to the expected hot and dry conditions.

Eastern Australia has had a warm winter which has brought reptiles out from their hidey-holes. Snakes do not hibernate like other mammals but stay dormant. During this time, they still need to drink and will move if disturbed.

Snake catchers are recording a higher number of callouts.

Australia has around 140 species of snakes (of which about 100 are venomous) but on Phillip Island there is only the lowland copperhead.

Learn more about the Lowland Copperhead here and what to do if you see one on Phillip Island:

New Year's Eve Fireworks

It is great news that New Year’s Eve Fireworks display will be held again on Phillip Island.

Bring a blanket along to The Esplanade, Cowes, to welcome in the new year with fireworks set off from Cowes Jetty.

The show starts at a family-friendly time of 9.30pm and finishes at 9.45pm.

December 9 – Island Craft Market

December 10, 17, 24 & 31 – Cowes Sunday Market

December 12 – Carols By The Bay

December 15 – San Remo Christmas Carols

December 16 – Newhaven Market

December 23 – Market on Church

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Cowes

Phillip Island Events

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See you next time!


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