The epic road trip to Phillip Island rounded up my Australia escapade. A 2-hour ride away from Melbourne, the unrivaled beauty of Phillip Island never cease to disappoint a nature lover. No wonder it is one of the top tourist destinations in Australia and probably the world. Even though I missed the Great Ocean Road, that is often reviewed as one of the world’s great scenic drives, the view from the other side of the island was equally picturesque.
I was so amazed with the scenic view that my eyes could not believe that such place exist.
The trip was a unique wildlife experience for me too. The visit to see koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, dingoes, Tasmanian devils (not as looney as Bugs Bunny’s friend), and many other animals were particularly exciting – specially for a first timer like me.
The Nobbies Center is at the end of Phillip Island. It takes about 15 minutes to walk around the board walk but might take a little longer if you want to enjoy the scenery. It was simply breath taking. The birds were flying very low hovering just a few feet over my head that I can almost grasp them.
Before night fall, we had to leave the island and head to Melbourne for me to take a flight back to Dubai. It was unfortunate that I had to skip the famous Little Penguin Parade. It was however a good excuse for me to come back.
Surrounded with kangaroos
Feeding a wallabie
I am a dog lover, but dingoes are an exception. The dingo is legendary wild dog generally considered in Australia as pests. They scavenge rabbits, rodents, birds and lizards. They also eat fruits and plants and even humans.
This mommy kangaroo wanted to say hi. A kangaroo is an iconic animal of Australia next to the koala. A baby kangaroo is called joey.
A scenic view of the ocean and the horizon.
Rainbow spotted at Noobies Center
Birds fly low
Another scenic view from Noobies Center