Phillip Island is a haven of natural beauty and sports some of the best animal-spotting opportunities in the country. On the pristine sands, you can get up close and personal with Little Penguins as they waddle up the beach, koalas, kangaroos, and other native species. Book a Private Phillip Island and Penguin Tour to explore everything the island has to offer with your own private guide and transport.
Operates: On Request (daily)
Departs: Approximately 10am - 1:30pm (seasonal)
Returns: Approximately 9:00 - 11:30pm (seasonal)
Between 1 - 5 passengers from: $1,100
Between 6 - 11 passengers from: $1,250
Between 12 - 20 passengers from: $1,800
Between 21 - 30 passengers from: $2,200
Between 31 - 48 passengers from: $3,000
For bookings within 14 days please call our office.
For bookings of 48 people and over please call our office or fill in our contact form.
Please include your accommodation location and any special requests (like dietary requests) in the notes when you book.
Our Private Phillip Island Tours are fully customisable. Below is a sample itinerary which can be adapted to suit your group. Please use our contact form if you want to request a tour with a different itinerary.
We’ll start the day in Melbourne and head along the coast to our first stop of the day: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where your guide will show you around the award-winning wildlife park. Moonlit Sanctuary is home to stacks of well-known Aussie animals including kangaroos, wombats, and Tasmanian devils, plus many lesser-known species such as the spot-tailed quoll, yellow-bellied glider and long-nosed potoroo. Enjoy a ranger talk on koalas to learn more about one of Australia’s most popular marsupials. Admire the native Australian birds and reptiles, hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies or even get a photo with a fluffy koala (own expense).
We’ll continue the journey to Phillip Island, making our next stop at Cape Woolamai Beach (time permitting). Watch the surfers in action and get some sand between your toes with a walk on the beach.
Next up we travel to the Nobbies, where you can wander the coastal boardwalks and admire the craggy scenery. Look out to Seal Rocks to see if you can spot any fur seals and be amazed as the blowhole shoots seawater into the air. In winter, you might get lucky and spot whales off the coast. In summer, peek inside the small burrows to see if there are any penguin chicks waiting for their parents to return home and feed them.
As the sun begins to lower, we’ll make our way to Summerland Beach ready for the main event. Once the sun has set, the little penguins will feel safe enough to emerge from the water in small groups and make their way across the beach. Take a stroll along the boardwalks to walk alongside these adorable birds as they waddle their way back to their nests with their bellies full from a day out at sea fishing.
Finally, we’ll all meet back at the bus and make our return journey to Melbourne.
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Optional Activities (subject to availability & additional rates for these apply)
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