We started around 8 AM in relaxed manner as Wild life park opens at 10 AM so we thought of enjoying the drive and scenery on the way.
We stopped at the Brighton beach on the way, which has the amazing view of Sea with colorful house shaped boxes spreading around the coast line. This makes a perfect set for Instagram moments
FYI : The parking is paid by per hour at the beach, so make sure you buy the ticket from the machine and place on the dashboard of your car. We missed the parking sign in excitement of going to the beach which resulted in fine of 80 AUD later on
We gather infinite number of pictures and videos before we resumed our journey. The bird view from the drone footage looks memorizing
We reached the Wild Park at Philips Island and glad to see free parking. LOL
You have to buy an entry ticket of 19 AUD per adult, which allows you to enter the wild park and a handful of food for the Kangaroos.
We were surprised to see so many Kangaroos and wallaby roaming around and friendly approaching to the tourist looking for the food.
Its a wonderful experience to feed them and touch them
Along with the Kangaroos, you can also see lot of other animals like Dingo, Snakes, Ducks, Koalas(though only 2 were there) and wombat etc.
The Philips island is known mainly for the Penguins Parade which happens after sun set, but due to limited time we decided to skip the same. We have already seen some penguins for free at the St. Kilda peer. Penguins have a colony on the peer and returned after the sun set daily.
While returning on the way we had a stopover for the lunch (well actually lunch + evening snacks) at the Chocolate Factory. The chocolate factory had good variety, but i was little disappointed as to be honest I expected more to it.
The good point was that I ordered Rice with Chicken curry which was surprisingly good as this was the only dish I had which was closest to the Indian food during my 5 days trip to Melbourne
Over all its a worth getaway for 1 day away from the city, i would suggest to take time out for Penguin parade too.
I hope you visit Melbourne soon and explore the beauty in and around the city