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Phillip Island – Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife Tour

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Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife as you enjoy a full-day guided tour of Philip Island where you not only witness the wildlife in their natural habitat but also learn about their life cycles.

Highlights

  • On this full-day guided tour, immerse yourself in the wildlife of Australia as you make your way to Philip Island and also marvel at the stunning scenery onward your journey.

  • Visit the Koala Conservation Reserve and accompany an experienced ranger to the boardwalks and watch the koalas up close.

  • Head over to the Nobbies, on the Western end of Phillip island where the rock formations create a dome shape.

  • Get to visit the penguins as they make their way back from fishing and learn about their life cycle and the initiatives put in place to protect them at Parade Visitors Center.

  • Finally, head down to the beach to watch the penguins tackle the waves before returning to their nests.

  • Subject to the season, you may have time for dinner (at your own expense) at the Phillip Island Nature Park Visitor Centre before heading back to Melbourne.

  • Upgrade your ticket to the Viewing Platform option for a better view of the penguins along with view interpretations from the ranger.

  • Selecting the Underground Viewing Area option will give you an eye-level view of the penguins from an undercover position so that you can watch them be their most authentic versions.

Inclusions

  • Experienced driver-guide

  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

  • Commentary

Exclusions

  • Meals

  • Hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

On this full-day guided tour, get to experience the wildlife of Phillip island in the most comfortable fashion. Starting with a ride on an air-conditioned coach toward Phillip island from Melbourne, marvel at the exquisite scenery on your way. To kick-start your day, the first stop on your itinerary is the Koala Conservation Reserve where you will get to see the koalas up close from the boardwalks on the treetops along with an experienced park ranger to guide you. The next stop would be the Nobbies, the home of one of the largest fur seal colonies in Australia.

Now, for the main attraction of your tour, get to see the little penguins as they make their way back to their dune burrows after a fishing expedition. The Phillip Island Parade Visitors Centre is where you will be introduced to the interesting life cycle of penguins and also learn about various initiates that help protect them. As the sun starts to retire, head down to the beach and watch the penguins brave the waves before returning home to their nests.

If the season permits, you could also enjoy a lovely dinner (at your own expense) before making the trip back to Melbourne. Do be sure to browse through the upgrade options should you like to upgrade your experience.

Important Information

  • Warm waterproof clothing is recommended for the Penguin Parade.

  • It is advisable to wear long pants and a warm jacket.

  • The itinerary may be subject to change.

Restrictions

  • Taking photos of the penguins is not allowed. However, you can purchase souvenir photos or a postcard from the gift shop.

Timings

Oct 2022 to Nov 2022

  • Sat: 1pm

Dec 2022 onwards

  • Tue and Sat: 1pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Citadines on Bourke Melbourne.

  • Address: 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Melbourne Central. It is a 8-min walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #200, #207, #250 and more to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is 7-Russell St/Bourke St. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram #86, #96 to get you there.

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