Grand Phillip Island Day Trip From Melbourne
(2 Reviews)
Product Code: 148-202201
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • • Have a photo with a Koala
  • • See penguin rookeries from the raised boardwalks
  • • Learn about the life of the Little Penguin
Tour Code
148-202201
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Melbourne
End City
Melbourne
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Family

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary

Melbourne - Moonlit Sanctuary - Phillip Island - Melbourne

Take the ultimate day trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island and witness the famous Penguin Parade! But, before we get to the main event in the evening, we'll have time to visit critters of the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, travel to the heritage farm on Churchill Island, see the dazzling Nobbies, and learn all about the local wildlife of Philip Island Nature Park.

Heading out of Melbourne we'll travel southeast to Mornington Peninsula where we'll enter the Moonlit Sanctuary. Here, take the chance to get up close to wombats, dingoes, emus, Tasmanian Devils, and numerous colorful birds. This park is filled with friendly and fascinating animals alongside expert zoologists who can answer all your questions. We'll also get the chance to take the Wallaby Walk to get up close to kangaroos and wallabies. For an extra fee you can even hand feed them and get your picture taken with a koala!

From here we'll pass through San Remo, a maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island, and arrive at Churchill Island heritage farm. We'll have time to explore here, visit an original cottage and homestead, learn the art of sheep shearing, throw a boomerang, and even get to milk a cow! Those who are hungry can purchase lunch and snacks from the farm (own expense).

Next, we'll head to the scenic Nobbies and walk along the boardwalk to discover the homes of the Little Penguins. At the Nobbies Center we'll get to take the Antarctic Journey, an interactive multimedia experience and guided tour that will let you marvel at Antarctica's amazing wildlife - all without leaving Australia! We'll also have some time to explore the Phillip Island Nature Park, home to koalas, shearwaters, seals, and, of course, the Little Penguins!

Prepare yourself for a magical evening at Summerland Beach where we'll enjoy exclusive Penguins Plus premium seating to witness the Penguin Parade, a nightly event where we'll get to see the fantastic animals walk out across the beach by the dozens!

After this spectacular event we'll transfer you back to Melbourne. There may be an opportunity to have dinner before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season).

Tips:
Tour departs at 10:00am and returns during 9:00pm and 11:30pm (dependant on season).
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Entrance to Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Entrance to Churchill Island heritage farm
  • Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies
  • Professional tour guide
  • Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus premium viewing
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach and at Penguin Parade
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Meals and beverage
  • Tips for tour guide/driver
Special Notes
  • Please input your hotel address during booking and we will confirm the pick-up time and location 24 hours prior to tour departure date.
  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season.
  • The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
  • We highly recommend that you book the tour at least 2 days prior to the departure date since it's soldout quickly.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 3-14 years of age
* Children younger than 3 join the tour for free, provided they do not occupy a seat.
* Tour prices are based on Australian dollars (AUD) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • Gemma

    Gemma

    06/18/2016

    A big shout out of thanks to Adrian who took us on the Grand Penguins tour last Thursday. He was so friendly and went above and beyond to give us hints and tips for the area. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day and David who took ove...r in the evening was very amusing and friendly. 5* from us! Read full review

  • Wendy

    Wendy

    04/12/2016

    We had a lovely time with Russell to Phillip Island (most part of the day till after dinner), and James on the way back to Melbourne. Had lots of fun at Moonlit Sanctuary and Churchill Island Heritage Farm; certainly the Penguin Plus Parade... too. If we were staying longer in Melbourne, would have loved to book another Gray Line - this time to Mornington Peninsula! Thanks for a wonderful experience, great anecdotes, and tasteful sense of humour! :) Read full review

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