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From Melbourne: Phillip Island Eco Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Go West Tours

From Melbourne: Phillip Island Eco Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Go West Tours
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From US$ 112.18 per person

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Enjoy this wildlife day tour to Phillip Island. See the colourful Brighton Beach Boxes and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies at Moonlit Sanctuary. Then visit Phillip Island to see the little penguins.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese
Pickup included
Pickup will be between 10am-11am (if travelling between May-Aug) or at 11am-12noon (if travelling on any other month). The activity provider will send you an email with your specific pickup time prior to the tour. Please disregard any other pickup time you may have received from any other source and rely solely on the time provided by the activity provider.

Experience

Highlights
  • See penguins up close at the world-famous Penguin Parade
  • Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Visit the famous and colourful Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Take in views of Westernport Bay, Bass Strait and Seal Rocks
Full description

This tour departs from Melbourne and includes the very best of the region’s wildlife. 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. Take a guided tour of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and get an opportunity to interact with and learn about an array of Australian animals.

Hand feed the kangaroos, emus, and wallabies and learn about the numerous breeding programs undertaken here to preserve many endangered native species including Tasmanian Devils, Spotted Quolls, and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats. Afterward, enjoy a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies, taking in the views of Westernport Bay, Bass Strait, and Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest fur seal population. Finally, it's time for the main event. As the sun goes down each evening, the world’s smallest penguins come ashore after fishing out at sea all day. Your guide will help you get the best seats possible so you'll have a great view of the Penguin Parade.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected inner city hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry ticket to Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Access to the standard viewing platform at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Access to mobile phone app in 16 languages
  • Penguins Plus viewing platform
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Your pickup will not be at 10am (if travelling between May-Aug) or at 11am (if travelling on any other month). The activity provider will contact you directly via email shortly after booking with your actual pickup time. Please disregard the pickup time displayed on the GetYourGuide voucher.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Wonderful experience, I recommend this tour to everyone which allows you to come into close contact with the nature of Melbourne's surroundings. The Moonlit Shrine is a spectacular temple, I recommend going there early in the morning to have hungry kangaroos chasing you. The koala experience is also not to be missed. Finally, the penguin parade will leave you speechless. Our guide Bill was the icing on the cake, spectacular in his way of being and leaving a few extra minutes when needed.

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January 10, 2023

The trip went for half a day from 11 am till 11 pm. Eva, our guide was superb. The animals are so nice. However, the little penguin parade was quite underwhelming. There weren't that many and they were so small. It's too dark to see clearly, especially on a rainy day. For some people, it might be more straightforward to just go to the zoo for the animals. If you enjoy the outside, wanna feel the nature on the island, then hop on the tour.

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November 15, 2022

My group was with Aaron and he was so enthusiastic and his energy absolutely contagious. I think this is the best tour for the Philip island, as it will stop at the moonlit sanctuary, where you can see Aussie animals and also do animals encounters. The nobbies and the woolamai surf beach are also breathtaking. The stops timing seemed perfect to me, also for lunch/dinner. Absolutely recommended. Oh and bring some warm clothes for the penguin parade as it’ll be cold!

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November 5, 2022

Product ID: 11859