Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

1 day
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Stop At: Maru Koala and Animal Park, 1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984 Australia

Visit Maru Koala & Animal Park, an award-winning family ran park exhibiting some of Australia's most iconic animals including Koalas, Kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils. Listen to one of the regular talks to learn more about the animals and their rehabilitation program.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Nobbies Centre is an ecotourism destination surrounded by boardwalks which overlook Seal Rocks, the Nobbies, and the Blowhole. View the spectacular coastal scenery abundant in marine life.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Cowes is the main town on Phillip Island. Enjoy a dinner stop here (own expense) in the summertime. In the winter season due to the sun setting earlier, this stop is not part of the itinerary.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Explore the educational Phillip Island's Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, learning about the Little Penguins. Afterwards, head down to Summerland Beach to witness penguin magic. As the sun sets, watch the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day's fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families. Consider upgrading to one of the premium viewing options (see options). In the winter season, longer time will be spent here due to the sun setting earlier and not stopping in Cowes.

Duration: 3 hours

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  • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • Entry to Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • Ticket for general viewing platform (Penguin Parade) unless upgrade selected
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Learn all about the spectacular Phillip Island with your expert local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Selected hotel drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 16 are not permitted on skybox tour
  • Children under 12 are not permitted on the Ranger Guided Tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated. no access to upgrades to Guided Ranger or Skybox at Phillip Island Nature Parks, Penguins Underground is the recommended upgrade.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • Please note photography or filming is prohibited at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
5 | 2019-09-09

We traveled to Phillip Island on a really comfortable coach and received interesting commentary on the journey we made a stop at an amazing wildlife park where I got to stroke a koala and feed wallabies and there were many other animals. We then made other stops to see the ocean and other beautiful, interesting spots. We then arrived at the Penguin parade, we choose the skybox experience which was so personal, we got an experienced ranger who told us so much amazing information and then we got to see the tiny penguins come out of the ocean, it was out of this world, they were so cute and i never saw anything like it ever. We got to go to different locations at the penguin parade seeing them from all over and up close. It is probably one of the best things i have ever done.

Tracy D
5 | 2019-07-08

Took this tour with our 15 year old, departing from Cairns. A nice comfortable bus ride with a stop over at Mau Wildlife Sanctuary. We enjoyed the sanctuary, though we had already been to about five others on our trip. This sanctuary was smaller but well maintained and we really enjoyed feeding the kangaroos. The Sky box tour is the way to go! We had a personalized tour with a ranger to guide us and give us information. We were able to see the penguins with binoculars (provided), perched atop the hill overlooking the beach (basically sitting on top of the masses of people crowded on bleachers). The sky box tickets also got us into the underground and into the up close viewing platform. Highly recommend splurging on the sky box tickets! This was an excellent tour and very special to experience. We found the bus comfortable (with a bathroom!), the guide knowledgeable and friendly and the pick up/drop off to be smooth. We left Melbourne about 1pm and arrived back about 9pm.

Lubomir I
5 | 2018-07-14

This was a fantastic trip. The drive was quite a bit longer than I though, but absolutely worth it. The driver, Mark, was excellent, friendly, funny, and personable. The little wildlife park stop was great the only time I saw an albino grey kangaroo - actually two of them, but the sunset views from the cliffs on Phillip Island were breathtaking. And the little penguins are awesome!!

Chris T
5 | 2018-07-13

Great tour.

5 | 2018-07-10

It was a very relaxing and restful tour and my family and I were so very excited to have seen the penguins upclose and see how their activities and movements were in the evening. Our experience were worth the cost of getting the Skybox Penguins because you are so close to the penguins and you can clearly see how they walk in line and in group and they were so amazing! Would recommend this tour to my friends and relatives!

5 | 2018-04-14

If you do this tour I recommend the ranger tour it was well worth the price and you have a private viewing area near the beach and the explanations from the ranger highlighted the tour.

5 | 2018-04-11

The tour provider was AAT King and our driver was Peter. He was excellent! Very knowledgeable and funny. And he was regularly making sure the tour group was well attended to and he asked each of us if we had seen penguins. My group was lucky enough to see them and they were so cute! I was very happy with the tour.

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