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2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5325B2DWP
Discover the natural beauty of Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park on this two-day small-group tour from Melbourne. Get back to nature with hikes along spectacular tracks and see native wildlife in its natural habitat. Be entranced by the nightly penguin parade, and visit the Koala Conservation Centre.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
Escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne on this two-day tour of Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park, two places that will allow you to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty and wildlife of Victoria.

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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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
570 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Departure Time:
Winter:  April 3, 2011 –  October 1, 2011
Departs 10.30am
Summer:  October 2, 2011 – March 31, 2012
Departs 11.30am
Winter:  April 1, 2012 – October 6, 2012
Departs 10am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Duration:
2 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Shared Accommodation
Code: SHA

Shared accommodation in 6-bedded dormitory with share bathroom

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USD $227.42
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Private Accommodation
Code: PVT

Private accommodation with shared bathroom facilities

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USD $265.45
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2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne

Wilsons Promontory

Inclusions:
  • 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
    Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    Additional Information:
    • 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)
    Itinerary:
    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. Settle in to a specially designed observation boardwalk and witness hundreds of little penguins swim up out of the water and waddle across the sand and bush to their burrows. 
    Accommodation: The Island Accommodation 

    Day 2: Wilsons Promontory to Melbourne (B)
    In the 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.

    Accommodation:
    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
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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Christopher d, November 2015

    Excellent tour, enjoyed both days. Highlights were the tour guide Natalie's knowledegable insights into the area, visiting the moonlit sanctuary and koala conservation centre. The penguin parade didn't let us down either. Stayed overnight at YHA - clean, tidy, breakfast basic. The next day was Wilson's Promontory - spectacular views and stunning beaches. Only criticism was no stop on the way back to Melbourne - it was 3 hour journey, could have benefited from a break. Tip: if doing the 2 day tour as we did, take enough food for snacks as only lunch on day 1 and breakfast day 2 was included.

    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!

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