If you are spending a few days in Melbourne, it is not sufficient to take in the attractions in and around town, but also to check out the different areas nearby which have several natural wildlife sanctuaries and other interesting landscapes and attractions to offer. A day tour would be great to the Phillip Island Nature Park. This is a conservation park that is located on Phillip Island and was created in the late nineties. It is owned and maintained by the Victorian State Government and is a self funded commercial attraction which also acts as a center for conservation as well as research. This area includes several parks spread across Seal Rocks, Pyramid Rock, Rhyll Inlet and other areas.
Main viewing attractions
When one visits the Phillip island nature park they can visit the Nobbies Center where one can view sharks, dolphins and seals as well as check out the Penguin Parade, which is a star attraction of the Melbourne private tours organized in this area to allow tourists to see the penguins in their own habitat. There is a koala conservation center here as well, which is dedicated to conservation and research on those species and one can view the koalas on treetop boardwalks in this area.
The opportunity to see birds and more
The island also has a designated area called the bird area which is covered by the private tours as well. Here one can check out little penguins as well as Pacific gulls which are hard to find in other places. Those who are experienced local guides will be able to take tourists to spots where the fairy penguins emerge after fishing in the waters. They can help the tourists to experience the waddling around of the penguins, how they attend to their chicks as well as rest around.
Planned visits in experienced hands
When you hire a private tour guide you are put to use when it comes to arranging for transportation, refreshments and other conveniences as required during a day trip. As the Phillip island is located on a two hours drive from the Melbourne city, a private guide will come with a fully equipped vehicle for the tourists that is stocked with bottled water and fruits for refreshments and other necessities as well.
There are several benefits of a having a local take you around. Not only will you get to visit the right places on this conservation island, but also get to visit the beaches as well as the walking trails. You will be introduced to local eateries and cafes for your coffee and lunch breaks as and when you desire. Having a personalized tour experience provides greater perks than group tours.