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From Melbourne: Phillip Island Eco Wildlife Tour

4.5 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Go West Tours

From Melbourne: Phillip Island Eco Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Go West Tours
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From US$ 99.70 per person

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Enjoy this wildlife day tour to Phillip Island. See the colourful Brighton Beach Boxes and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies at Moonlit Sanctuary. Then visit Phillip Island to see the little penguins.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese
Pickup included
Please select to be picked up from one of the following hotels: • The Windsor Hotel (111 Spring Street, at 11:10 AM) • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens (380 William Street, at 11:20 AM) • The Victoria Hotel (215 Little Collins Street, at 11:30 AM) • The Savoy Hotel (630 Little Collins Street, at 11:40 AM) • Rendezvous Hotel (328 Flinders Street, at 11:50 AM) • Crown Promenade Hotel (8 Whiteman Street, at 11:55 AM) You must contact the tour operator directly to arrange and confirm pickup, this information will not be supplied on your voucher.

Experience

Highlights
  • See penguins up close at the world-famous Penguin Parade
  • Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Visit the famous and colourful Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Take in views of Westernport Bay, Bass Strait and Seal Rocks
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected inner city hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry ticket to Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Access to the standard viewing platform at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Access to mobile phone app in 16 languages
  • Penguins Plus viewing platform
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •   Your pickup time may be different from the official start time. The start time refers to the very first pickup time on the pickup run. Your specific pickup time will be confirmed after your booking is completed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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went to brighton beach, moonlit sanctuary, nobbies and penguin parade. a little rushed for the first 2 but plenty of time for the penguin parade. at the moonlit sanctuary we went around 1pm but most of the kangaroos/quokkas/wallabies were resting so didnt get to feed many of them during the wallaby trail. great experience overall though because our guide Rachael gave us tips on some good spots and what to look out for during the penguin parade!

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July 1, 2022

Fantastic trip, was able to do everything even with the later start, incredibly accommodating: was running 4 minutes late to pick up due to trains and they were able to wait for us. Our guide was lovely and we had a great time. (I would suggest bringing your own lunch as we found the lunch and dinner options at the different locations overlapped a fair bit)

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April 30, 2022

Our guide Ricky was helpful and nice. Gave us some good advice to find some good seats for viewing the penguin parade. The parade in the evening was amazing. Overall it was a very nice tour. The only thing is that this's a really long tour (~14 hours), we got back to the city at ~11:30pm, but this's kind of unavoidable because the penguins don't come out until ~9pm; but otherwise if u dont mind that it'd be absolutely fine.

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December 6, 2019

Product ID: 11859