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
11.00am (April - October) 12.00pm (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. Indulge yourself with wine tasting at The Phillip Island Winery and tasting of a range of Gippsland's cheeses, visit a trout and bush tucker farm and get up close to koalas at the Phillip Island Koala Conservation Center. 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.

En route to Phillip Island enjoy 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.

Your first stop on Phillip Island is the Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. Take a guided tour to learn about the edible native plants that can be used in everyday cooking. Enjoy lunch featuring produce from the farm including rainbow trout and native bush foods.

Next is a chance to get up close to the cuddly koalas at the Koala Conservation Center. You'll also have the opportunity to walk amongst the treetops to view the wild koalas.

Continue to the southwestern tip of the island to enjoy panoramic views of the Nobbies, a group of rugged rocks rising from the sea abundant in marine life 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. Be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes. 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.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Small group tour
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan fitted with free wifi
  • Entry to the koala sanctuary
  • Entry to rhyll trout and bush tucker farm
  • Lunch
  • 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)