| Phillip Island Nature Reserve,
140 kilometres (87.5 miles) from Melbourne, is famous for its rich
wildlife, particularly birds, fairy penguins (which can be seen
marching up the beach in the evenings), koalas and fur seals (large
colonies of which can be observed at the Seal Rocks Sea Life Centre).
Another famous wildlife sanctuary is in the Wilson’s
Promontory National Park, south east of Melbourne on
the southern most tip of the Australian mainland.
The Port Campbell National Park, south west of
Melbourne, contains some of the most gorgeous and dangerous coastlines
in Victoria. It is here that the awesome rock formations, The Twelve
Apostles, can be seen from the spectacular Great Ocean Road.