Phillip Island Eco Day Trip

Experience The World Famous Penguin Parade

  • Friendly and experienced tour guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Return air-conditioned vehicle transfers from Melbourne to the Phillip Island
  • Moonlit Sanctuary
  • BBQ lunch (please advise of dietary requirements at time of booking)
  • Churchill Island
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Cape Woolamal Beach (time permitting)
  • A visit to the Nobbies
  • Penguin Parade
  • All park entry fees

Departure Day(s): 7 days a week

Melbourne Wildlife & Phillip Island Tour Summary

Our Phillip Island Eco Tour highlights the best of Victoria’s nature and wildlife; you’ll hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, see wild koalas, watch sheep shearing, and see the famous penguin parade! All this with the backdrop of stunning scenery and a beautiful sunset make for the perfect day out!

Trip Itinerary

Our Penguin Island trip has a late morning start so today you get to sleep in! After your Melbourne pick up, your awesome guide takes you to the award-winning eco-wildlife park, Moonlit Sanctuary. Set in natural bush-land, you can feed kangaroos, wallabies, and enjoy encounters with native Aussie birds, dingoes, reptiles, and many other animals!

We have lunch and then head to the next destination; historic Churchill Island. Here you learn about Victoria’s rich Aboriginal history, the movements of convict settlers in the 1800s, and you get to see working dogs and sheep shearing on a working farm.

On Phillip Island, we first take you to the Koala Conservation Centre where you get to see koalas in their natural habitat. Elevated boardwalks get you up to the same height as these little cuties, so you can get up-close and personal and take some awesome pics! We take a drive to Summerland Peninsula where we go on a spectacular clifftop board walk at the Nobbies Centre. Overlooking Bass Strait, you have a chance to see little sea birds including penguins. Just off the coast from the Nobbies is Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony so don’t be surprised to see seals too!

Then for the grand finale: the Penguin Parade! As the sun goes down, we watch colonies of the world’s tiniest penguins waddle ashore. Special environmental viewing points make the experience penguin friendly.

If you’re interested in Australian wildlife and keen to see stunning scenery, this is the perfect Phillip Island tour for you! We go out seven days per week, 365 days per year; so get involved!

This tour has seasonal departure times:
From the 1st April 2018 – 6th Oct 2018 tour departs Melbourne at 9 am and returns at approx. 9:30 pm
From the 7th Oct 2018 – 31st March 2019 tour departs Melbourne at 10 am and returns at approx. 10:30 pm

  • Pick-up Points
  • St Pauls Cathedral @ 10:45am (PI – summer). Flinders Street, Melbourne

    570 Flinders St @ 10.55am (PI – summer). Bunyip office next to YHA Melbourne Central near corner of Flinders and Spencer St

    Base Hostel St Kilda @ 10:30am (PI – summer). 17 Carlisle Street, St. Kilda

    YHA Melbourne Metro @ 10.50am (PI – summer). 78 Howard St. North Melbourne

    Nomads Industry @ 10.40am (PI – summer). 196 Abeckett Street, Melbourne

  • Drop-off Points
  • Melbourne CBD between 9:30pm and midnight (daylight savings)