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From Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Moonlit Sanctuary & Seal Rocks Day Tour

★★★★★ 5 / 5 2 Reviews
Get you acquainted with the cutest little penguins in Australia on our Penguin Parade tour!Phillip Island day tours from Melbourne are a great way to explore one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Meet & view Australian wildlife at a multi-award-winning conservation park before reaching the highlight of the tour – the nightly Penguin Parade. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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If you’re a lover of amazing views and fabulous fauna, then this is definitely the tour for you! Departing Melbourne at around midday, we 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.

We continue our Phillip Island tour journey through Melbourne’s bayside suburbs on the way to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a unique Australian wildlife experience. Here, we’ll enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favorites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils.

Included in our visit here is the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive and engaging ranger presentations.

Continuing on to Phillip Island itself, a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

And then we’ll reach what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Phillip Island tour – the main event – where just after dark the world’s smallest penguins parade ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your tour guide will assist in ensuring you are able to get the best possible vantage point to enjoy the famous Penguin Parade.

Just on sunset, as some visitors begin to doubt that the birds will arrive, dark patches appear in shallow waters. The penguins’ familiar “huk huk” call is heard and they magically appear on the water’s edge. The penguins stand in the shallows, sometimes retreat in to the sea if they sense danger, regain confidence and again come to the beach. They usually regroup, sometimes numbering over 100 birds, and make their way up the beach to the dunes.

** Please note that photography of any kind is not permitted at the the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Photography is permitted at all other locations.

- What Will You Do

- Visit the famous Brighton Beach boxes
- Visit Phillip Island and have a standard penguin viewing at the Penguin Parade
- Meet a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes & many more
- View the spectacular “Conservation In Action” wildlife show at Moonlit Sanctuary
- Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, emus & more
- Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
- Stroll the coastal boardwalks to enjoy amazing panoramic views

- What Is Included

- Small group tour with a maximum of 24 guests
- Guided tour to Phillip Island, standard penguin viewing at the Penguin Parade
- Guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
- Admission fees
- Complimentary Wi-Fi service on board
- Roundtrip transport to and from your Melbourne city hotel
- Live tour commentary provided in English

- What Is Not Included

- Drinks and Food
- Gratitudes (optional)

- Transfers

All guests MUST call and confirm travel details and provide a contact number at least 24 hrs prior to departure.
We offer hotel pickup from many different hotels located across inner Melbourne. If you would like to check if we collect from your accommodation, please contact us after booking.

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What is our company child policy?
We’re happy to welcome children on board our tours. Children’s prices are $20 less than our full adult fares and apply for all travellers aged 0-15 years. Child seats are available on request but must be booked in advance. If you would like a child seat made available for your child, please contact our office directly to confirm that we are able to provide a seat for your child.
How far should I book in advance?

To be reasonably sure of securing a seat, it is advisable to book at least 2-3 days before the tour. However, if you are later than this, it is still worth giving us a try, as provided we have availability we are able to take bookings right up until tour departure time.
Can I bring luggage on board the bus?

Our touring vehicles have minimal storage space, so any more than a small day pack is undesirable. Large bags, prams & strollers cannot be stored on board. If you need to bring along any more than this, please be sure to let us know at the time of booking, as it may be necessary to purchase an extra seat to accommodate your luggage.
Is much physical activity involved?

A moderate level of physical mobility is required for some locations on our tours. A number of the destinations are not accessible to those with limited mobility. Our tours do not generally involve long walks or trekking, but some locations have stairs or steep paths. For more information, please contact us.
How long are the current prices valid for?
Our currently listed prices and inclusions are valid until 31st March 2019.

Customer Reviews (2 reviews)

Fun-filled Tour

★★★★★ Reviewed by Charmaine on 2018-07-26
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Bryce, was very nice from the start of the tour - pickup up to drop off at the hotel. He was very articulate of all the places we visited, he played very fun songs during the trip and he talked to each and every one of us in the bus. We enjoy all the places, Philip Island, Brighton Beach, and Moonlit Sanctuary. The time allotted for Brighton Beach however, was quite short, I wish we could have spent more time and took more pictures. But overall, our family enjoyed this trip.

Fun! Interesting! Informative!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Amy on 2018-07-18
This day trip was amazing! I highly recommend it. We spent the appropriate amount of time at each location. Our tour guide Adam was extremely helpful in making sure our experience was the best! Don’t hesitate......book this tour!

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Price per person:
- Adult (16 to 99): 85.00 
- Child (1 to 15): 72.00 

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- Duration: 1 day
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