From $199

Tour ID: 10064103

Escape Melbourne and join us on a day tour to French & Phillip Islands. You will see stunning scenery, coastal views, & of course our Australian Wildlife (yes you see kolas). This tour includes 2 ferry crossings, a 4WD tour, a stroll through the town of Cows and a farmyard lunch. The highlight is at the end of the day, the world famous Penguin Parade. You will never forget the pleasure of seeing them return from the sea.

  • Explore French Island in a 4WD
  • See the wonderful Australian Wildlife
  • Enjoy 2 ferry crossings 
  • Farmgate Lunch include
  • Experience the spectacle of the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island (ranger commentary)
  • Stunning scenery all day

Visit a land before time.

Spend the day with us Island hopping from French Island to Phillip Island getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest and cuddliest native wildlife. Take in the breathtaking ocean views and join us for a day that will be hard to forget for years to come.

Ferry crossing across Western Port Bay to French Island We start off our journey with a short trip across Western Port Bay to French Island. Crossing the Crystal Blue Sea to our first destination taking in the picturesque scenery of the day.

4WD adventure French Island Arriving on this hidden treasure of wilderness that is French Island, we will be participating in a guided tour around the island where our tour guide will share their knowledge of the natural environment whilst we observe the Koala’s and array of wildlife that inhabit the island. For lunch we stop at a local farmgate and experience how a local lives.

Ferry crossing across Western Port Bay to Phillip Island This next leg of our journey we’ll see us travelling to world renowned and locally enjoyed Phillip Island and one of Australia’s most amazing locations. Home to some of the greatest surf conditions, amazing beaches, native Australian wildlife and the world-famous motorbike circuit.

The Nobbies Boardwalk We take off on a short adventure to Point Grant also known by the locals as ‘Nobbies’ where we’ll take in the remarkable natural sights and home to a seal colony, dramatic sea bluffs, and panoramic ocean views.

Penguin Parade To finish of our journey be inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape, get up close and personal with some cute little penguins and have expert ranger commentary on the lives of these delightful creatures.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    - National Park fees
    - Ferry crossings
    - 2.5 hour guided 4WD adventure on French Island
    - Lunch @ local farmgate
    - General entry into Penguin Parade
    - Roundtrip transport to and from selected pickup location’s
    - Informative & friendly tour guide

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    Approx 12 - 14 hours

  • Departure:

    10:00 AM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

  • Return:

    Tour returns between 9pm - midnight depending on the season.

  • Departure points:

    Melbourne

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    - 9.20am Travelodge Hotel Southbank - 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
    - 9.35am Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne
    - 9.45am Her majesty’s Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
    - 10am – Mail Exchange Hotel Southern Cross– 688 Bourke Street. (Please wait at the bus stop)
    * Guests must be waiting at pickup point at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled pickup.

  • What to bring:

    - Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Hat & Sunglasses, Warm clothes, Camera & Comfortable walking shoes.
    - Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    We are more than happy to accommodate children, however, some restrictions may apply. For all tour types children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. We offer children’s rates for 0 – 15 years, and they are entitled to travel at the child rate (some restrictions apply).

    Booster seats can be provided, however these must be pre-booked at least 72 hours prior to the tour departure date. No prams are permitted inside the vehicle as we don’t have storage space.

  • Additional Information:

    To ensure we can cater for dietary needs on the day of the tour, please provide us with any dietary requirements when booking or 48 hour prior to the tour departure.

    Photos are permitted at all locations except the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Penguins’ eyes are very sensitive, and any bright or sudden flashes can frighten them. Please do not use cameras of any kind including phones and camcorders at any time during your visit to the Penguin Parade.

    As the time that the penguins arrive on the beach changes significantly during the course of the year, our return time to Melbourne also varies significantly between 9pm - midnight depending on the season.

  • Destinations:

    Melbourne and Phillip Island

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