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Phillip Island: Small Group Eco Wildlife Tour

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Phillip Island: Small Group Eco Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Go West Tours
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From US$ 99.49 per person

Enjoy this wildlife day tour to Phillip Island. See the colourful Brighton Beach Boxes, and the Conservation In Action wildlife show. Hand feed the animals, and learn about endangered species then visit the Penguins at Phillip Island Nature Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please select to be picked up from one of the following hotels: • The Windsor Hotel (111 Spring Street, at 11:10 AM) • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens (380 William Street, at 11:20 AM) • The Victoria Hotel (215 Little Collins Street, at 11:30 AM) • The Savoy Hotel (630 Little Collins Street, at 11:40 AM) • Rendezvous Hotel (328 Flinders Street, at 11:50 AM) • Crown Promenade Hotel (8 Whiteman Street, at 11:55 AM) You must contact the tour operator directly to arrange and confirm pickup, this information will not be supplied on your voucher.

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the fairy penguins come in from the sea after a long day of fishing
  • Take advantage of the size
  • 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 colorful 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 fairy 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 the Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Entry ticket to the Conservation In Action wildlife show
  • 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
  • Trips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The trip will not be able to visit Brighton Beach on all weekdays for a period of 5 weeks from May 16, 2022. The local council has advised that the beach will be closed while sand remediation works take place. On weekdays during this period, the tour will instead visit Pyramid Rock, a coastal location on Phillip Island
  • Your pickup time may be different from the official start time. The start time refers to the very first pickup time on the pickup run. Your specific pickup time will be confirmed after your booking is completed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Fantastic trip, was able to do everything even with the later start, incredibly accommodating: was running 4 minutes late to pick up due to trains and they were able to wait for us. Our guide was lovely and we had a great time. (I would suggest bringing your own lunch as we found the lunch and dinner options at the different locations overlapped a fair bit)

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April 30, 2022

Our guide Ricky was helpful and nice. Gave us some good advice to find some good seats for viewing the penguin parade. The parade in the evening was amazing. Overall it was a very nice tour. The only thing is that this's a really long tour (~14 hours), we got back to the city at ~11:30pm, but this's kind of unavoidable because the penguins don't come out until ~9pm; but otherwise if u dont mind that it'd be absolutely fine.

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December 6, 2019

Very cold, windy and wet but still a great day out, would be amazing in the sunshine! The driver/guide Jon was excellent. Watching 4000 penguins come ashore and waddle to their nests was wonderful to watch - be aware that photography is not allowed as it frightens them. All in all a great day out!

December 1, 2019

Product ID: 11859