Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne


Overview

See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Departing Melbourne at midday, you'll travel to Victoria's most colourful attraction, the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Get up close to koalas and other Australian animals at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. The highlight of your Phillip Island experience will begin at dusk as you watch the fairy penguins waddling up the beach into their burrows in the sand dunes. Traveling in a small group, maximum 24 people, will allow you to explore all that Phillip Island has to offer in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

  • pin_drop Location: Melbourne (Australia)
  • event Season: Daily
  • check_circle Availability: Daily
  • watch_later Duration: 9 - 12 hours
  • people Adult: $ 103.40 USD
  • face Child: $ 87.49 USD

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan fitted with free WIFI
  • Moonlit Sactuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Sightseeing at Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Entry to the famous Penguin Parade

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

What You Can Expect

Your first stop on your Phillip Island day trip is at Brighton. See the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, spend time at the the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks.

On Phillip Island, visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park, where you'll learn about a broad range of Australian wildlife. You'll have a chance to get up close to cuddly koalas and other animals for feeding time. Included in your visit here is the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive and engaging ranger presentations.

Continue to the southwestern tip of the island to enjoy panoramic views of the Nobbies, a group of rugged rocks rising from the sea, and Seal Rocks, the home of Australia's largest fur seals population.

At dusk every evening the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You will be seated in the main viewing area to watch the parade of waddling penguins. To make this experience even more unforgettable, upgrade to either the Penguins Plus or the Private Penguin Parade Experience. See below for more details.

Itinerary

Penguins Plus
See the Penguin Parade from an exclusive viewing platform. Located in an area that always experiences high penguin traffic, the Penguins Plus boardwalk seats half the number of people than the main viewing platform. About 50-60% of the penguins arrive close to the Penguins Plus boardwalk, meaning more penguins and fewer people!
Guided Ranger Tour
This small group ranger-guided interpretive experience includes a priority seating position in a secluded area away from the crowds.

Phillip Island penguins seasonal cycle:
Feb - Apr: Molting
May - Jul: Nest Building
Aug - Oct: Egg laying
Nov - Jan: Chick Feeding

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • iPods audio language translators are provided for use and must be requested at time of booking
  • Please Note: Photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Please note: Children under the age of 12yrs are not able to join the Guided Ranger Tour. Please choose either the Penguin Plus or Standard Penguin Parade

Voucher information

You can present a paper or electronic voucher for this activity, or you can simply present the Lead Traveler's Photo ID. Our supplier has your reservation on file and only requires proof of identity on the day of travel.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Tour departs from most Melbourne hotels

Departure time

12pm

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

 

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