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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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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.
Standard Penguin Parade
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
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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 via mobile
Fun! Interesting! Informative!

This day trip was amazing! I highly recommend it. We spent the appropriate amount of time at each location. Our tour guide Adam was extremely helpful in making sure our experience was the best! Don’t hesitate......book this tour!

Thank Amy J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A must-do tour!

Have just been on this tour today. I had only one day in Melbourne and I couldn't have made a better choice to go see the moonlit sanctuary. Punctual, helpful and professional service from the moment we booked at the visitor's centre on Flinder's Street,...More

Thank Erika Marie P
Reviewed 6 days ago
Listen to them sing!

Had an absolutely wonderful day with our guide and watching the penguins waddle in and sqwak away was unlike anything I've seen or done since. Enjoy the animals on this beautiful continent!

Thank AmandaSuttonE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A great experience, tour guide Scott made it even better

Tour started at around noon and we returned back to Melbourne by 9 pm. Included the colorful Brighton beach boxes Photoshop, Moonlit sanctuary for all the wildlife of Australia and the grand finale with the Penguin Parade on Phillip island. Worth it. Our tour guide...More

Thank rastha2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Philip Island is a must to go!! Although it is a long way from Melbourne, our guide, Ben, is very energetic to bringing us a happy experience. He is humorous and very knowledgeable to the history and wildlife environment! Thanks Ben!!!

Thank Carmen L
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25 May 2018|
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Response from Rosemarie W | Reviewed this property |
The stop at the sanctuary is around an hour, and you can walk through and feed the animals. At Phillip Island the stop is 2 -3 hours. No photography is allowed, and no-one is allowed to touch the penguins. This is made... More
Celine P
3 May 2018|
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Response from LoveTravelMemories | Reviewed this property |
They either contact you or you can email them to let them know where your staying and they will let you know what time is pick up.
Chong J
17 April 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
I bought my ticket on the official web page. There you can find a list of hotels and places they can pick you up.
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