Tour ID: 10063694
This is certainly a tour for lovers of nature & wildlife. The scenery is wonderful and it changes from rolling hills to rugged coastline. 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 forget the little penguins coming out of the water at sunset and heading for home! If possible, I would recomend you upgrade to one of the viewing options.
Two of Victoria’s top islands, including a guided wilderness tour, the famous Nobbies and the even more celebrated Penguin Parade.
• Enjoy a wildlife spectacular on French Island, in small groups
• Visit 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
With a comfortable 10 am pickup from your inner city Melbourne or St Kilda accommodation, you’ll set off on a scenic journey towards Phillip & French Island, with a small, intimate number of fellow travellers. Board a ferry operated by Western Port Ferries, and in just 15 minutes you’ll be greeted by your guide on the 17,000 hectare French Island. You’ll discover hidden treasures such as natural wilderness, a vast range of plants, more than 230 bird species and mammals such as the iconic koala and echidna. Back on the ferry to Phillip Island, where there’s some free time to explore seaside Cowes before continuing to 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.
* Friendly & informative guide
* All park entrance fees & Penguin Parade)
* 2x Ferry crossings on Port Phillip Bay
Meals and any snacks and refreshments are at passengers own expense.
Approx 12 hrs
No Specific Times Mon, Wed, Fri
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, 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.
Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags on one day tours & 5kg carry-on bag for Jump on/ Jump off option.
Phillip Island and French Island
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