Phillip Island & Moonlit Sanctuary
If you're planning a trip to Melbourne and looking for an unforgettable day tour to Phillip Island, Oceania Tours has got you covered. Our tour takes you beyond the famous Penguin Parade to discover the natural beauty and wildlife of Phillip Island. Here's what you can expect on our 8-9 hour tour:
- Small group touring with a maximum of 11 passengers
- An expert guide with extensive local knowledge
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off from selected Melbourne City Hotels.
- Admission to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
- Entry to Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Phillip Island Day Tour Itinerary
Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
Your adventure begins with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Here, you'll have guaranteed opportunities for close encounters with iconic Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, wombats, and echidnas.
Woolamai Surf Beach
If time and season permit, we'll take you to Woolamai Surf Beach, where you can witness the breathtaking waves and watch dedicated surfers in action.
Next, we'll travel to the dramatic west coast of Phillip Island to explore The Nobbies. Stroll along the boardwalk and take in the awe-inspiring views of the crashing waves along the coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for seals and penguin nests.
The highlight of your Phillip Island adventure is, of course, the Penguin Parade. First, we'll visit the Visitor Centre for shopping and a coffee break. Then, we'll head to the viewing platform on the boardwalk to witness the adorable little penguins waddling ashore, dressed in their tuxedos, as they make their way to their burrows.
At the end of this enchanting evening, your Oceania Guide will ensure you return safely to your Melbourne hotel.
The tour's timing varies by season. During summer/daylight savings, pick-up is around 2:00pm, and the return is between 11:00 and 11:30pm.
At all other times of the year pick-up is around 1:00pm, and we return to Melbourne directly after the Penguin Parade.
About Phillip Island
Phillip Island is a unique destination that seamlessly combines stunning natural scenery with eco-friendly tourist attractions. While it's most famous for the little penguins, the island is also home to a wide range of Australian animals, including fur seals, koalas, kangaroos, and various bird species.
About the Penguin Parade
The Penguin Parade is operated by Phillip Island Nature Parks, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, research, and education of little penguins and their habitats. By visiting the Penguin Parade, you're directly contributing to their vital conservation efforts.
Melbourne Pick-up at 1 or 2pm from last hotel or Eureka Tower. Duration: 8-9 hrs.
During summer/daylight savings (1st weekend October- 1st weekend April) : Pick up from last hotel approx 1400 / Return between 2300 and 2330
In winter (all other times of the year) Pick up from last hotel approx 1300 We drive back to Melbourne straight after the Penguin Parade.