Tour ID: 10005642
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.
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!
With a comfortable 9.45 am - 10.45am pickup from selected inner city Melbourne 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.
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 9pm - midnight (seasonal).
* Friendly & informative guide
* All park entrance fees
* Aussie Lunch (please advise dietary restriction in booking)
Evening meal and any snacks and refreshments are at passengers own expense.
Approx 12 hrs
10:15 AM Daily
10pm - midnight (seasonal variation dependent on when the penguins come ashore).
Seasonal Departure Times:
Season 1: 9am - 10am 01.04.19 - 31.10.19
Season 2: 10am - 11am 01.11.19 - 31.03.20
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.
Child rates apply for ages 0 to 15 years of age inclusive. Due to the duration of the tour we do not advise taking children under the age of 4. No refunds will be issued on day of travel for failure to declare infants.
Due to limited storage space and occupational health and safety requirements, we are unable to take prams and/or pushers on our vehicles.
We are able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge. Please note we have only a limited number available each day and they must be pre-booked. Kindly include a request in the comments field of your booking requesting this if needed.
Children under 12 are not accepted on the VIP or Ranger Guided optional extras.
Please note that our guests who do not have English as a first language are requested to download the free Bunyip tours App prior to departure. You can find this App on the Apple Store or on Google Play by searching “Bunyip Tours”
Languages offered include: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin
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