Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

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Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne information and booking

9 - 12 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Melbourne hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
11am (April-October)12pm (November – March)
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Tour description provided by Viator

See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Get up close to koalas and other Australian animals at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Then, indulge yourself with wine tasting at The Phillip Island Winery and savor a range of Gippsland's cheeses. The highlight of your Phillip Island experience will begin at dusk as you watch the fairy penguins waddling up the beach into their burrows in the sand dunes. Traveling in a small group, maximum 24 people, will allow you to explore all that Phillip Island has to offer in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

Your first stop on Phillip Island is the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park, where you'll learn about a broad range of Australian wildlife. You'll have a chance to get up close to cuddly koalas and other animals for feeding time. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting at the Phillip Island Winery. The winery is set in a beautiful rural location with views over Bass Strait and Berry’s Beach. Enjoy a personalized guided tour and indulge in the tastes of various cheeses and other local products including olives, olive oils, honey, chutney and cherries to match the locally produced wines.

Continue to the southwestern tip of the island to enjoy panoramic views of the Nobbies, a group of rugged rocks rising from the sea, and Seal Rocks, the home of Australia's largest fur seals population. At dusk every evening the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You will be seated in the main viewing area to watch the parade of waddling penguins. To make this experience even more unforgettable, upgrade to either the Penguins Plus or the Private Penguin Parade Experience. See below for more details.

Please note: This is the tour's new itinerary as of April 1, 2016.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan fitted with free wifi
  • Moonlit sactuary wildlife conservation park
  • Food and wine tasting at the phillip island winery
  • Sightseeing at nobbies and seal rocks
  • Entry to the famous penguin parade

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch