Tour ID: 10005642
This is certainly a tour for lovers of nature & wildlife. As you head south from Melbourne to Phillip Island you pass through some stunning scenery. Some of it is along the rugged coastline. You visit different wildlife places to learn about the animals & you get to feed a few as well! One of the favourite stops is at the Koala Centre where you get to cuddle a koala & have you photo taken. The stop at Seal Rocks to see all the fur seals is special, lots of photo opportunites as well. The highlight for most will be the Penguin Parade at the end of the day. You will never dforget the little penguins come out of the water and head for home! If possible, I would recomend you upgrade to one of the viewing options, less people in this area & you are closer to the action.
This amazing all-day wildlife Eco tour will bring you face to face with some of Australia’s most adorable animals, including Little Penguins at Phillip Island, seals, kangaroos, koalas and more!
• Meet kangaroos, wallabies, gliders, quolls and more at a wildlife park
• Cuddle a koala and have your picture taken
• Experience the wonder of historical Churchill Island and watch the sheep shearing
• Visit Cape Woolamai surf beach, the Nobbies, Seal Rocks and the Blowhole and watch the seals with free access to the seal camera viewing area
• Be amazed by the Little Penguins as they go about their routines at the Penguin Parade
• Lunch included
With a comfortable 10 am pickup from your inner city Melbourne or St Kilda accommodation, you’ll hop aboard your comfortable tour coach and set off on a scenic journey towards Phillip Island, with a small, intimate number of fellow travellers. Your first stop of the day en route to the island will be a wildlife conservation park. Here, you’ll have the chance to get up close to a number of Australia’s favourite unique animal species, such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. You’ll also encounter some of the country’s more endangered and rare species, such as threatened sugar glider species, the Southern Bettong and Eastern Quolls. Cuddling up to a koala and having your photo taken is a highlight at the park.
Your next stop will be at the historically significant Churchill Island, where you’ll get to experience a sheep shearing demonstration and see the fully restored farm, cottages and homestead, all dating back to the late 1800s. After this, you’ll visit the impressive Cape Woolamai surf beach and the Nobbies. AT the Nobbies, you will have view overlooking Seal Rocks, and you’ll be able to use the seal camera viewing area to experience the joy of watching these gorgeous mammals going about their day. You’ll also see the Blowhole.
Next, head over to Summerland Beach to experience the Penguin Parade. At the Penguin Complex and Education Centre, you’ll learn about how the Little Penguins (Fairy Penguins) live, eat, breed and survive in the wild. Then, with beautiful surroundings as your backdrop, you’ll be enthralled by the hundreds of adorable Little Penguins making their way up the beach to their nightly nesting area. Watch as each penguin reveals a little of their own unique personalities as they interact with each other and their environment. This is an amazing insight into these amazing birds and you’ll remember your experience forever.
At the end of the day, you’ll return to Melbourne and be dropped back to your original pickup location, arriving at about 10 pm.
TTG Code: Top Nine Phillip Island Day Tours
* Friendly & informative guide
* All park entrance fees including 3 parks pass (Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Centre & Penguin Parade)
* BBQ Lunch (please advise dietary restriction in booking)
Evening meal and any snacks and refreshments are at passengers own expense.
Approx 12 hrs
No Specific Times Daily
10pm - midnight (seasonal variation dependent on when the penguins come ashore).
Tour operates Daily and departs from 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne.This tour departure time varies as the Sunset time varies throughout the year. As a guide, departures from April to September leave at 10am, and departures from October to March leave at 11am. These times are a guide only and it is important to reconfirm your departure time with the tour operator 24-48hrs prior to departure.
We pick up from selected hotels and hostels in inner city Melbourne and St Kilda. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to departure using the details provided on your booking confirmation to confirm pick up location and time.
Comfortable shoes, boots, runners, water bottle, camera, raincoat, warm jumper, swimmers in Summer, small backpack for personal items.
Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years pay the child price. Due to the length of our tours we do not allow infants/children under the age of 4.
Children under 12 are not accepted on the VIP or Ranger Guided optional extras.
Jump On Jump Off option available. Have the flexibility to explore Phillip Island with an overnight or extended stay. Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags on one day tours & 5kg carry-on bag for Jump on/ Jump off option. Please contact us for pricing and availability for the Jump On Jump Off option.
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