Phillip Island Good for groups

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Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade

1. Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade

Experience a day of Australian animals and nature on this guided day trip from Melbourne. Begin your animal adventure with hotel pickup and a trip to the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Experience up-close encounters with kangaroos, wombats and echidnas in this unique habitat. Next, it's time for Phillip Island. Witness the waves and die-hard surfers of Woolamai Surf Beach, then journey to the dramatic west coast and the dramatic scenery of the Nobbies. Enjoy the commentary and learning about the scenery from your expert, local guide. Finally, settle into your seat on a beachside protective platform for the famous Penguin Parade. Watch hundreds of little penguins waddle out onto the beach in this adorable natural spectacular.

From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

2. From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.   Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel with the sea dragons, a unique species of seahorse native to the area, and discover the prehistoric looking creatures for yourself in their natural habitat.

From Melbourne: Phillip Island Eco Wildlife Tour

3. From Melbourne: Phillip Island Eco Wildlife Tour

This tour departs from Melbourne and includes the very best of the region’s wildlife. Journey to the city’s most colourful attraction, the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Take a guided tour of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and get an opportunity to interact with and learn about an array of Australian animals. Hand feed the kangaroos, emus, and wallabies and learn about the numerous breeding programs undertaken here to preserve many endangered native species including Tasmanian Devils, Spotted Quolls, and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats. Afterward, enjoy a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies, taking in the views of Westernport Bay, Bass Strait, and Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest fur seal population. Finally, it's time for the main event. As the sun goes down each evening, the world’s smallest penguins come ashore after fishing out at sea all day. Your guide will help you get the best seats possible so you'll have a great view of the Penguin Parade.

Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife Sanctuary

4. Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife Sanctuary

This exciting activity heads south towards Phillip Island from Melbourne. On the way, your guide will share interesting stories as well as facts about Melbourne and the region, including pointing out where some international celebrity holiday spots lie. Stop first for a locally-sourced lunch of your selection (own expense) for tours between April-October at the seaside town of San Remo. Then explore Phillip Island. Visit a family-run open-range wildlife sanctuary where you can feed kangaroos, emus, and wallabies and walk among up to 80 species of native animals and birds, including koalas, wombats, and echidnas. Following the wildlife encounter, head straight to the rugged cliff faces of the Nobbies overlooking Western Port Bay and the Bass Strait, one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world. Have your camera ready, as you might even spot some seals on the rocks below. Next, tour in your vehicle through the areas where the little penguin burrows lie. Keep an eye out for the birds of prey that circle the nature reserve from above. After a full day of up-close nature experiences with native Australian wildlife, get ready for the highlight of the evening: the little penguin parade. Spend the maximum time at the parade and afterward relax and recline back in the seats of the custom Mercedes vehicles as you make your way back to your city center accommodation.

Melbourne: Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Private Tour

5. Melbourne: Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Private Tour

Embark on a private small-group guided tour of Phillip Island beginning with a pickup directly from your chosen Melbourne Hotel, in an air-conditioned vehicle. En route, stop off at a popular local Wildlife Park. Meet some of Australia's iconic animals and hand-feed kangaroo's in their natural environment. Head to Churchill island and visit a famous old heritage working farm. Experience some old traditional farming techniques and activities, including sheep shearing, a working dogs demonstration, and whip cracking.  Go to The Koala Conservation Center to explore the boardwalks and see koalas up close in their natural habitat. Get the chance to visit some quieter locations of the island with your guide, an excellent opportunity for some wildlife spotting. After dinner, visit the Nobbies Center, home to Australia's largest fur seal population and an incredible cliff-top boardwalk with panoramic views out to sea. Make a last stop at the Penguin Parade - the main highlight for any visit to Phillip Island. Take your seats and experience one of nature's most natural wildlife sights. Be shown the best vantage spots from your guide who will also supply you with binoculars, cushions, and warm blankets to maximize your Penguin Parade experience.

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What people are saying about Phillip Island

The trip was amazing! We got to see kangaroos, wallabies and penguins in the wild and interest with koalas and more at a wildlife sanctuary. Mehmet was great - super funny and helpful! He also gave us mats to sit on for the penguin parade which was a must! I’d definitely recommend :)

Sabastian was a great tour guide- very knowledgeable and had a lot of fun facts about the tour. He also made it very fun and enjoyable. He was also very attentive. 100% recommend.

The tour was a spontaneous idea, but everything went well. Mehmet kept us all very happy and we never got bored on the two-hour drive back!

Our host was wonderful, friendly, informative and professional. Would gladly recommend this tour to others.

The tour was amasing! Phillip island, Moonit sanctuary were nice place. The staff was friendly!