Australia’s wildlife is like nothing else on Earth. You can get to know its incredible diversity of iconic species, from koalas to penguins (yes, penguins!), with our Phillip Island & French Island Wildlife Adventure. Explore the untamed wilderness of French Island by 4x4 and encounter cuddly koalas in their natural habitat before tucking into a delicious farmgate lunch (winter) or afternoon tea (summer). Then head across the narrow waters to Phillip Island, where the boardwalk leads to seal colonies, seabird nests on blustery cliffsides and the unforgettable Penguin Parade.
Operates: Monday - Friday
Departs: 10:00am (winter) / 12:00pm (summer)
Returns: 9:00pm (winter) / 11:30pm (summer)
Adult from: $215
Child from: $189
Infant from: $179
Child prices are available for children aged 4 - 15 years. If you are travelling with a child under the age of 4 years, please select an infant fare and we will provide a booster seat.
Pickup times are seasonal. Please double-check your confirmation email for the correct pickup time for the day of your tour.
From Melbourne your Phillip Island & French Island Wildlife Adventure takes you south. A short crossing of the crystal-clear waters of Western Port Bay by ferry brings you to French Island. Hopping from one mode of transport to another, you’ll be guided across the island’s 4×4 tracks in search of some of Australia’s most loved species, including tree-hugging koalas.
While these lovable creatures munch their way through the eucalyptus, you’ll have the chance to sample some of the island’s best local produce with a farmgate lunch (winter) or afternoon tea (summer).
Crossing the waters to Phillip Island, you’ll have the chance to stroll along the pier and esplanade area of Cowes, checking out its many stylish boutiques and microbreweries before heading on to the Nobbies boardwalk. Winding its way around Point Grant, the boardwalk offers amazing sea views as well as the chance to view the island’s wild seal populations as birds drift overhead on the thermals.
As the sun begins to set, it’s time to head to the beach. Every day at this time little penguins make their way ashore to the accompaniment of a commentary by conservationists. The cute flightless birds waddle towards their borrows in the largest colony of this species anywhere in the world. A wonderful way to end your tour of Phillip Island and French Island, you’ll then return to Melbourne via San Remo, skirting the eastern edge of Western Port Bay.
*Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
Enjoy a superior viewing experience at the Penguin Parade by upgrading to Penguin Plus - adult $40 / child $40
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