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About Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip From Melbourne With Penguin Plus Viewing

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Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve, 1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

It is only a 1hr 45min drive from Melbourne directly to Phillip Island. On arrival you will be greeted by Phillip Island Nature Parks Ranger for a guided walk through Phillip Island’s Koala Reserve. You will be given a presentation about Koalas, history and relevance of the Reserve and the last area of natural woodland on the island. Guide to accompany the group and assist Ranger with the group.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island, Phillip Island, Victoria

From the Koala Wildlife Park, it is a short drive to Phillip Island, a 10,000-hectare home to more than a hundred varieties of animal species. Phillip Island boasts a population of approximately 15,000 which is boosted during the busy tourist seasons. There are three main settlements being Cape Woolamai, New Haven & Cowes.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Cape Woolamai, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria

Phillip Island boasts a population of approximately 15,000 which is boosted during the busy tourist seasons. There are three main settlements being Cape Woolamai, New Haven & Cowes.

Stop At: Cowes Beach, The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria Australia

Generally, we make time to wander through the coastal township of Cowes. Sheltered alongside the calm Westernport Bay this township was named after Cowes on the Isle of White. Beautiful seaside scenery, unique stores to peak into and many nice restaurants to purchase food.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Nobbies Centre, 1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

Next, we arrive at the Nobbies Rocks where we take you on an optional guided walk down the boardwalks to see the rocky coast and spot Penguins nesting in their burrows. Then we travel along the Phillip Island backroads through Phillip Island Penguin Habitat. Enjoy incredible views of the coastal cliffs on your way to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

The main attraction of Phillip Island tour has always been the Little Penguins doing their daily ritual of penguin parade. These little friends are the smallest of its kind in the world. Enjoy sunset at the Visitor Information Centre and choose the right seat to have a great view of the main spectacles of the day — the Penguin Parade!

Duration: 2 hours

  • Daily
  • Admission to Phillip Island (Penguins plus viewing area)
  • Admission to Phillip Island Koala Reserve with guided ranger tour
  • On-board wifi and water refill station
  • Expert driver guide with live commentary spoken in English
  • Audio translation app available in 10 different languages
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Meals not indicated
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Guests will be asked to check-in by scanning the QR code during the on-boarding stage for contact tracing purposes.
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4.8 based on 10 reviews

  • Jennifer_B 5
    18 Feb 2020

    There were 7 in our group and we all loved it! John Paul our tour guide was excellent and the chocolate factory is a must especially if you have children. The penguin experience is incredible! All of a sudden, hundreds of penguins show up on the beach and march to their homes. It's an hour of being in awe. It is cold so bring warm clothes.

  • jeffreysV3801TR 5
    11 Feb 2020

    Great tour. Some very good stops on the way to Phillip island. Amazing coastal views, Wildlife sanctuary was good Seeing the wallabies in the wild was so cool. The March of the penguins was something to see. Our tour guide Kurt was also awesome. Very informative, and funny. He really helped make the trip even more enjoyable.

  • 39shaune 3
    11 Feb 2020

    The penguin parade was very good, it's great seeing them come in off the beach. One thing to be aware of is you can't take any photos. The rest of the tour was ok, we stopped off in what was basically a deserted town for lunch, the wildlife sanctuary was enjoyable. But it felt like the tour could be condensed into 4 hours rather than the 12 as the rest of the stop offs seemed pointless

  • Bryan_A 5
    02 Feb 2020

    Driver tour guide JP was excellent. Too bad we had bit of late start, not sure why some people cannot show up on time at pickup location. Comfortable vehicle and drive down to region. Park experience with Koalas and roos lots of fun as was visit to Nobbies. The Antarctic experience done in conjunction with WWF was well done, esp the screen with all the animals showing up in pictures with you! The Penguin experience was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia and rangers were great. Too bad some people do not understand the no photography rule when most people are complying. The march of the penguins up the beach past the viewing platform was amazing.

    21 Jan 2020

    JB, our very able guide, took us on a wonderful journey to the Maru animal sanctuary. We fed the Roos, and emus, saw the tassi devils among other Aussie critters. We then drove to Phillip Island finding the fairy penguin burrows in the hillsides. The fairy chicks were coming out of their homes looking for their dinner and parents. As darkness arrived, the parents began their daily walk from the sea to feed the chicks. Hundreds of them marched by the platform as we watched in awe. JB told us exactly where to stand to get the best view of the penguins. So tiny. We were within two feet of them! For all to remember, there is NO LIVE PHOTOGRAPHY THERE!!! A flash from a camera will blind the penguins making them unable to search for food at sea, hide from predators above ground or at sea. JB did a great job getting us back to our hotels on such a late nite. You will be treated to a wonderful day visiting Phillip Island with JB as your terrific guide. Thx JB! New Jersey!!

  • Guillermo P 5
    17 Jan 2020

    Really recommend this 12 hour trip. Has everything you need to know Phillip Island plus the fabulous Maru wildlife experience. You get in contact with the animals easy and naturally. Do not recommend paying for the koala experience. There are many koalas to watch very close and standing by and touching the animal, I believe it is no worth it. But it is an individual choice. The tour was great and the guide, do not remember his name, was yesterday thursday 16, also very good.

  • Lydia L 5
    09 Jan 2020

    I booked this tour as a solo traveller and it did not disappoint. Our guide Shannara was fantastic and upbeat. She made sure that we got the most out of our day and armed us with tips and tricks that we needed to know. I would definitely recommend for people to try this tour if you love wildlife.

  • SRM45040 5
    17 Nov 2019

    Tour was a wonderful way to end my stay in Australia. The animal park was terrific, beach walk lovely, and penguins up close and personal. Daniel was a great guide; loved his sense of humor.

  • Terry_C 5
    06 Nov 2019

    Nicely paced, well guided, and friendly driver. The bus was quite uncomfortable. We enjoyed the variety of stops and being able to book at the last minute.

  • inge-1955 5
    21 Oct 2019

    A wonderful trip. We saw many animals, in a park and in the wild. Tour guide Troy was informative, pointed out sights and gave good advice.

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