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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

From US$106.70
  • 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
From US$106.70
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Underground Viewing
Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins with the underground viewing experience. Limited to a maximum of just 70 people, enjoy the convenience of being indoor, undercover and out of the elements.
From US$134.40
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From US$106.73
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
From US$126.50
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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 yesterday
Nice day with lots of cute animals encounters

Great day to see penguins. Cool to stop at Brighton to see the colourful beach boxes, and the stay (albeit a bit short this time of year) at Moonlit sanctuary to get really close, and I mean close, to some of Australia's cutest animals, was...More

Thank Daniella P
Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne-Penguin Island

What a great sight, we enjoyed the day trip from Melbourne to Philip Island tremendously and the highlight was the arriving of the Penguins around 8;30pm. It was so special to see this little creatures come on land and our guide was so helpful and...More

Thank Christine Moham... M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A fruitful day fulfilling your quest for seeing Australian animals

I joined the tour to Philip island last month. Jordan, our guide, is friendly, humorous and punctual in taking of our schedule. Hassle free. Highly recommended!

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Totally Worth it!

Tour to Philip Island with Go West is totally worth it, our guide Scott is very nice and informative. The itinerary is well organized and smooth, definitely the best choice to explore Melbourne ;) The administrative colleagues of Go West are also very helpful. We...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long day with highlight at the end of penguins!

This is a full day tour and quite long as you see the penguins after dusk. The day is well organised and Chris, our guide was informative and interesting. Unfortunately a couple on our tour were 30 minutes late for their pickup time and I...More

1  Thank Sarah5368
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Chong J
17 April 2018|
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Response from KarenMT1992 | Reviewed this property |
I found a list of hotels on their tour website. We got picked up at a hotel block and a half away from where we were staying downtown Melbourne.
Chong J
4 April 2018|
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Response from Sarge48 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner is not included but plenty of opportunities to get meals close by