1 Day Phillip Island Tour
Experience the natural beauty of Phillip Island on this one-day tour that lets you get up close and personal with the incredible native wildlife. Throughout the day, you’ll observe koalas, take in stunning coastal views and watch cute penguins waddle up the beach. The 1 Day Phillip Island Tour gets you up close and personal with some of Australia's cutest wildlife, all set against a breath-taking backdrop of pristine sands and lush greenery.
Departs: 1:45pm (October-March) & 11:45am (April-September)
Returns: Approx. 12:00am (October-March) & Approx. 10:00pm (April-September)
Children: $125 (0 – 12 years)
If you are travelling with a child under 4 years old, please select an infant fare when you book and provide the child age in the notes to request a protective seat.
Penguins Plus – upgrade to the superior Penguin Plus viewing platform for a closer look at the penguins on parade. Price – $65 per adult, $35 per child (upgrade complimentary for children under 4 years).
Underground Viewing Platform – head undercover to be out of the elements as you view the little penguins waddle past the window at eye level. Price – $80 per adult, $40 per child.
Please Note: upgrades are limited during Australian school holidays and from late December to the end of January and cannot be guaranteed.
We’ll take you to all the best spots on Phillip Island, starting with the Phillip Island Koala Reserve, where you can wander along the boardwalks amongst the eucalypts and observe koalas in their natural habitat with a guided ranger walk. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of other incredible critters, like wallabies, bats and the elusive echidna.
We travel across the island, admiring the spectacular coastal scenery along the way, to arrive at the impressive Nobbies Centre. Watch the seals play on the rocks from the special observation cameras at The Nobbies, before visiting the Nobbies Information Centre. Walk the boardwalk to admire the rugged Phillip Island coast and view the powerful ocean force as it creates a blowhole. As you wander along the picturesque boardwalk, see if you can spot any penguins in the boxes or other animals amongst the scrub.
To finish, we’ll watch the Penguin Parade as the Phillip Island little penguins make their way up the beach as the day comes to a close. Take a seat on the beach and be amazed as the little penguins emerge from the water to waddle their way across the sand and into the safety on their burrows in the sand dunes. Then, walk along the boardwalks in the sand dunes to follow the little penguins to their burrows. This iconic event is the perfect way to end a fantastic day. Afterwards, it’s time to head back to Melbourne and back to reality.
Please note that during busy periods we may be using a larger bus for this tour.
|Location||Address||Time (Winter)||Time (Summer)|
|Adina Apartment Hotel||189 Queen Street, Melbourne||11:30am||1:30pm|
|Crown Promenade||Queensbridge Street and Whiteman Street, Melbourne||11:50am||1:50pm|
|Holiday Inn||575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne||11:40am||1:40pm|
|Immigration Museum||Cnr Flinders Street and Market Street, Melbourne||11:45am||1:45pm|
|Pegasus Apartment||206 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne||11:25am||1:25pm|
|Rydges Melbourne||186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne||11:10am||1:10pm|
|The Savoy Hotel||630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||11:35am||1:35pm|
|Space Hotel||Cnr Russell Street and Mckenzie Street, Melbourne||11:05am||1:05pm|
|The Village Melbourne||167 Franklin Street, Melbourne||11:20am||1:20pm|