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, see chocolates being made at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory 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.
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- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group tour by minibus
- All entrance fees included
- Ideal choice for families
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 Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Entry is included to Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate, the latest addition to the factory. Learn about cocoa harvesting and see how the chocolate is made. You will also see lifesize statues and murals made entirely of chocolate.
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.
Nobbies, Phillip Island
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Tour departs from most Melbourne hotels
- 11.00am (April - October)
- 12.00pm (November - March)
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
Small group ranger guided interpretive experience including priority seating on the beach in front of the general viewing area as well as access to the exclusive Penguin Plus boardwalk
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Small group tour
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan fitted with free WIFI
- Afternoon tea
- Entry to the Koala Sanctuary
- Entry to Phillip Island Chocolate Factory & the Amazing World of Chocolate
- Food and wine tasting at The Phillip Island Winery
- Sightseeing at Nobbies and Seal Rocks
- Entry to the famous Penguin Parade
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- iPods audio language translators are provided for use and must be requested at time of booking
See the Penguin Parade from an exclusive viewing platform. The Penguins Plus boardwalk seats half the number of people than the main viewing platform. It located in an area that always experiences high penguin traffic. About 50-60% of the penguins arrive close to the Penguins Plus boardwalk meaning more penguins and less people.
Private Penguin Parade Experience
Phillip Island Penguins seasonal cycle:
Feb - Apr: Moulting
May - Jul: Nest Building
Aug - Oct: Egg laying
Nov - Jan: Chick Feeding
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