Phillip Island Wildlife and Penguins Day Tour

AUD $135.00
  • Duration: 11 Hours
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Summer departure time 12.30pm.

It's roos, moos and penguins!
Take our famous penguin express tour and add on a visit to an Aussie wildlife sanctuary and a farm and you have the best small group Phillip Island day tour available!
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
The Nobbies and Summerland Peninsula
The Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Our tour includes:

  • A convenient 12.30pm Melbourne city centre departure allows time for your own lunch before we leave. No time is wasted on tour. Or bring it with you!
  • Learn about Melbourne as we travel out through the south-eastern suburbs.
  • Take a full hour to explore Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary, home to all the Aussie wildlife you want to see in a natural bushland setting. And you can pat and feed the wallabies and kangaroos.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive around the edge of Westernport Bay to wonderful Phillip Island.
  • Step back in time at fascinating Churchill Island Heritage Farm with plenty of farm animal encounters, historic farm buildings to explore and beautiful bay views to enjoy. Or just enjoy a bayside nature walk instead.
  • Take in the spectacular Bass Strait coastal views while on a short walk at The Nobbies.
  • Look for wild swamp wallabies, penguin burrows, sea birds and birds of prey on a drive around Summerland Peninsula.
  • We finish the day at sunset with the arrival of the Little Penguins at the Penguin Parade.
  • Commentary is provided throughout the day by your friendly professional driver/guide.
  • All tours have a maximum of 11 passengers and we travel in comfortable aircon minibuses.
  • Food and drinks are available to purchase at all the places we visit.

Pickup/departure instructions:
All tours depart from one central Melbourne location, The Rendezvous Hotel 328 Flinders Street near Elizabeth Street. Most city centre hotels are within 20 minutes walk, often much less, or you can use our free city centre trams. Consider a late breakfast or early lunch in nearby (and famous!) Degraves St or Centre Place. Have a look at the map on our Contact page. At the end of the day we will take you home to any city centre, Southbank or Docklands accommodation. If your accommodation is outside the city centre/downtown area please ensure you have suitable transport available for when we return. Return time varies from 9pm in winter to midnight in summer.

Included in price:
All tour costs and entry fees, including Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and General Viewing tickets for the Penguin Parade. Food and drinks are available to purchase at all of our stops throughout the day.
Children's price includes children aged 4 to 15 years. Infants price includes children under 4. The family price can include 2 children or 1 child and 1 infant, but please let us know.

Upgrades to premium penguin viewing options
Penguins Plus: Adults and Children $20.00  
Penguins Plus with "Underground Viewing": Adults $40.00 Children $30.00   
Guided Ranger Tour with beachfront penguin viewing: Adults $50.00 (12 years old and above only - Penguin Parade policy)
These upgrades will appear as an optional extra when you book.
'Confirmed' bookings with us are still subject to availability at the Penguin Parade. For more information on the upgrades have a look at our express tour options.

What to bring:

Bring a fully charged camera, water and snacks. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
From October to March bring a sunhat, sunscreen and an extra layer for possible cool coastal breezes, even on warm days.
From April to September wear or bring layered clothing to adjust to changing temperatures. Include a warm top layer and a waterproof/windproof jacket and a warm hat.
Be prepared for possible rain showers in any season.

Cash payments on the bus are available for this tour but not if the Guided Ranger Tour upgrade is selected. Please write Cash Payment in the Special Requirements box. When you click on Pay Now your credit card will not be charged. Any cancellation within 48 hours of departure will result in your credit card being charged the full amount owing. All fares are the same for cash or credit card payments.

BOOKING MORE TOURS. We would love to take you to another destination! To book two or more tours together, start by booking one tour then before you fill in your personal information you will see 'Make another booking' at the top of the page. When you receive your email confirmation please read the information carefully and note the different pickup times and different information for each tour. Sorry we are unable to offer a discount for taking more than one tour, our prices are already as low as we can manage.

Unfortunately we are not able to continue offering our day tours beyond the end of March. From April we will only be operating our afternoon penguin express tours.