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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

  • Comprehensive guided tour of Phillip Island's animal-focused highlights
  • Skip the transportation hassle with round-trip rides from your Melbourne hotel
  • Learn about native Australian animal conservation at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Center
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
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Standard Penguin ParadeMost Popular
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
Guided Ranger Tour
Small group ranger guided interpretive experience including priority seating on the beach in front of the general viewing area
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Get an overview of Phillip Island on this animal-focused tour leaving from Melbourne. Leave the logistics and navigation to your guide, and learn about Australia’s animals. See koalas at Moonlight Sanctuary Conservation Park, and stop at a local beach to witness fairy penguins waddle across the beach. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Start your adventure with pickup at your Melbourne hotel, and get settled in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the scenery or take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi.

At Brighton Beach, see famous, brightly colored beach boxes while your guide fills you in on the beach’s importance. Explore independently before continuing on to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you’ll learn about Australian animals and conservation efforts.

See seal rocks and get views of the Nobbies on the southwestern coast. Be sure to have your camera ready for Australia’s largest fur seal colony, and learn about their biology and behavior from your guide.

Around dusk, head down to a local beach to see and learn about the day’s stars, fairy penguins (one of the world’s smallest penguins). Upgrade options are available for a more up-close penguin experience.

Relax on the ride back to Melbourne for drop-off.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great trip with knowledgeable guide

My family was looking forward to the day trip to Phillip island to see penguins. My kids enjoyed the moonlit sanctuary where they get to feed wallaby and kangaroos. Our guide, Scott and Adam were great and passionate. Their lively commentary really addes colors to...More

Thank saiteng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brighton Beach and Phillip Island

We joined ‘Go West Tours’, with excellent organisation, our guide Jordan is also a very nice man telling us a lot about the area. Although the weather was very cold and rainy on the day of our visit, the penguin parade is still a must-see...More

Thank Ngai Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Penguins and Other Things

This tour was one of the highlights of my Australian trip. Leanne, our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly:in other words she was a great guide. I was happy to be in her group. We had close encounters with wallabies. They were eating from our...More

Thank mariannegast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Pleasant tour of a beautiful land

Perfect organization, efficiently guided by the ironic and professional Jordan, who made us live an exciting experience.

Thank Corinta F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Philip island

Excellent organization, nice atmosphere thanks to Jordan's irony. The penguins passage an event to experiment.

Thank edmondo s
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3 September 2018|
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Response from HENRYB1246 | Reviewed this property |
The penguins do not start coming in until dusk and it takes about an hour or two for most of them to get in. The ride back is long so figure 2-2.5 hours after dusk would be the earliest arrival time back to downtown city... More
25 May 2018|
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Response from RisiaC | Reviewed this property |
U can touch and feed the kangaroos, there is a show u can watch too. If u are following a tour group then ot should be 1-1.5hrs there