2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne
- All entrance fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Multi-Day Trip
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
Day 1: Melbourne to Phillip Island (L)
Leave the city behind and drive to Phillip Island, a favorite Melbourne getaway and famous for its nightly Penguin Parade. En route, stop at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, home to more than 200 animals, including many native Australian species such as kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and various reptiles and birds.
On arriving at Phillip Island, visit the Koala Conservation Centre to see the adorable (yet sleepy!) koalas. Then at Cape Woolamai, take off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes and perhaps take a quick swim. Next its Churchill Island, connected by bridge to Phillip Island and steeped in history. The island is a working farm that continues to honor the traditions of a bygone era. Wander around the old homestead, visit the blacksmith and watch a sheep-shearing demonstration.
Delight in watching the playful seals that gather at Seal Rocks, before experiencing the highlight of the day, the Penguin Parade.
Accommodation: The Island Accommodation
Day 2: Wilsons Promontory to Melbourne (B)
This morning, travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park, situated at the southernmost point of mainland Australia. Affectionately known as The Prom, it is one of Victoria’s most loved natural attractions and contains the largest wildlife-filled coastal area in Victoria. Explore the park from a series of walking tracks, such as Lilly Pilly Gully, Vereker Outlook or Pillar Point. Be amazed by the stunning scenery, fern gullies and if you’re lucky, you may get up-close views of kangaroos, wombats or even emus.
Later, take a coastal walk along Squeaky Beach, where the pure-white quartz sand sings under your feet.
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Summer: October 2, 2011 – March 31, 2012
Winter: April 1, 2012 – October 6, 2012
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
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Shared accommodation in 6-bedded dormitory with share bathroom
Private accommodation with shared bathroom facilities
- Accommodation and linen
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All park entry fees – 3 Parks Pass
- Professional guide
- Transport to and from Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory and Melbourne
- Hotel pickup/drop-off at selected Melbourne Hotels
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour not recommended for children
- Minimum child age is 14 years old
- Children under 18 year old must be accompanied by an adult
- Maximum group size 24 participants
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please limit luggage to a small backpack of soft overnight bag weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
The Island Accommodation is an eco-friendly hotel/hostel with both private and shared rooms (private rooms have private bathrooms; shared rooms have shared facilities). It has a large rooftop terrace with 360-degree ocean views, a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch, and lounges with entertainment areas.
Please note: Your guide will not be staying overnight at the hotel but will return in the morning to collect you and continue the tour.
What to bring
- Good shoes/boots for walking
- Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions
- Sunscreen, hat and water bottle (1.5 liters)
- Swimsuit and towel
Reviewed by: Mark Chia, Singapore, April 2015
There was quite a nice balance between the two days. On the first day, we did touristy things like visiting a heritage farm, the nobbies, and the penguin parade. It was fairly tame and I think it's good for those travelling with family. On the second day, we did a lot of trekking and sight seeing at Wilsons Promontory. This was the one that was physically strenuous. I would say it's perfect for those who are physically fit. Not an easy trek, but the views more than justify the effort!
Reviewed by: Jocelyn P, February 2014
Excellent and a very well priced tour that enables tourist to access really diverse and interesting parts of Victoria. Don't expect to see heaps of wildlife as depends on weather and season but those I did see were a delight. Tour guides knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The overnight if at YHA on Philip Island - don't expect others on the day tour to stay overnight as the two tours are treated as separate day tours so I had two different groups of people to get to know over the two days. Breakfast at hostel is basic - suggest bring your own fruit juice as only supply cereal, white bread, margarine and milk. I would have liked to have seen some grain bread in the freezer rather than cardboard like white bread. Otherwise, I toroughly enjoyed my two day.