Philip Island Natural Park is one of Melbourne’s best attractions. It is a conservation park, located on Phillip Island, approximately 150 km from Melbourne. The park was created in the year 1996 and is maintained by the Victorian State Government. The nature park spreads over an area of 1805 hectares of land ant it will take the tourists approx 1.5 hours to reach the park from Melbourne and is a full day trip.
Some of the most popular attraction in the park are –
- Penguin Parade - This is an exclusive sight where in tourists are allowed to view the interaction among the small night penguins coming ashore at dust. Please note that photography is strictly prohibited. The Penguin viewing is available only after sunset. However, tourists can enjoy the interactive displays at the Penguin Parade visitor center to know more about these little beings. Tourists can also opt for group tours. The price stars from $22 for normal views and $44 per adult for closer views.
- Koala Conservation Center - This conversation center has been designed to offer numerous family friendly activities that will help the tourists in exploring the native bush and see the Australian Wildlife from proximity. Here tourists can enjoy close encounter with the koalas by taking up two tree top boardwalks. The Koala Conservation Centre is dedicated to koala research and conservation. The price for adults over 16 years is $11, while the entry for children below 16 years is $5.
- Churchill Island - Dedicated to farm activities and country life, this is a popular attraction within the Phillip Island Nature Park. The Churchill Island Heritage Farms offer the tourists a peek at the various daily farming activities. This program starts daily at 11 am. Tourists can also take up walking as well as cycling trails to explore the island. The price for adults over 16 years is $11, while the entry for children below 16 years is $5.
- Nobbies Center - A unique chance to be a part of the sea world, the Nobbies Center is situated near the Bass Strait and showcases the unique marine life on the southern ocean. The Park opens at 10 in the morning and closes 2 hour after sunset. The price for observing this center of the park will cost $11 for Adults and $5 for children.
Besides the various parks and conservation centres mentioned above there are many more attractions within the park. Pyramid Rock, Rhyll Inlet, Seal Rocks and Cape Woolamai are other attractions that tourists should not miss.