Explore the Bay

Learn about the wonderful wildlife, activities and culture of the bay

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Videos about the bay

So many ways to enjoy the Bay. How do you explore, connect and play?

Be spellbound by the incredible diversity of life in Port Phillip. In this temperate marine wonderland, you can find something new every day!

Discover our overachieving mangroves, wetlands and seagrass meadows and find out how they can help us deal with the climate emergency.

Once upon a time, Port Phillip was a wide, sea-less valley. Find out what happened next. Bunurong history reminds us that if we respect and care for the Country, it will care for us too.

Port Phillip’s best kept secret is a Ramsar-listed waterbird paradise.

Have you experienced the march of the Giant Spider Crabs? This unique phenomenon is an annual highlight in the south of our Bay.

Meet the secretive Weedy Seadragon, Victoria’s marine emblem.

What happens to the rubbish we drop on our streets, parks and gardens? The EcoCentre, the Port Phillip Baykeeper and RMIT AQUEST’s Litter Trackers team had to find out.

As the Yarra Riverkeeper explains, the health of our river is vital for the health of our bay.

The second major waterway contributing to the health of Port Phillip is the mighty Werribee River, which flows from the Great Dividing Range and into our bay. The Werribee Riverkeeper knows that looking after the bay means caring for the health of this important river.