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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

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See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Departing Melbourne at midday, you'll travel to Victoria's most colourful attraction, the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Get up close to koalas and other Australian animals at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. The highlight of your Phillip Island experience will begin at dusk as you watch the fairy penguins waddling up the beach into their burrows in the sand dunes. Traveling in a small group, maximum 24 people, will allow you to explore all that Phillip Island has to offer in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
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  • 1
    Brighton Bathing Boxes
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Comprehensive guided tour of Phillip Island's animal-focused highlights
  • Skip the transportation hassle with round-trip rides from selected Melbourne hotels
  • Learn about native Australian animal conservation at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Center
  • See the little penguins in action at the Penguin Parade, upgrade options available
  • Spy one of Australia's largest fur seal colonies at the Nobbies and Seal Rock
What to Expect
Start your adventure with pickup at selected Melbourne hotels, 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 at your departure point.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You may choose a pickup from the available list or the following locations: Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Regent Theatre (191 Collins Street). Pickup is only available from the listed hotels.

Your pick up information including exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

Please contact our reservations team 24-48 hours prior to your tour date to confirm your booking details.

This tour returns to Melbourne between 9:00pm and midnight depending on the season.
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coaster fitted with free WIFI
  • Entry fees for Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Sightseeing at the Brighton Bathing Boxes, Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Please note: Children under the age of 12yrs are not able to join the Guided Ranger Tour. Please choose either the Penguin Plus or Standard Penguin Parade
  • Please note: Infant restraint seats can be provided but must be requested at the time a booking is placed
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Did a full day Tour with the guide Daniel T. Im not normally a fan of these tours, but Daniel had vast amounts of relevant and interesting information on the tour. You learn a lot without it being boring or forced upon you. Also, he’s wit is excellent and he had the bus laughing
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My friend and I had such a great day out with Leonie - we saw all the animals from Kangaroos to Penguins, had a fine time taking in the scenery and learning more about Australia. Special thanks to the GoWest for their help to allow us to join mid way despite our flight delay,
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I had a good time in the tour to Phillip Island, but the tour to Wilson's Promontory was canceled by GO West Tours. I payed in december. The tour was plannend to 10th January. Today is 20 January and I haven't been refounded yet. TripAdvisor didn't do anything to help me.
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Thank you so much Leonie for bringing us such an amazing tour. The little penguins are definitely the highlight of the day!
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Leonie was a great guide. We saw penguin parade in Philip Island and a variety of animals in Moonlit Sanctuary.
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Amazing landscapes
Great experience , amazing landscapes We do the Great Ocean Road Long trip, great explanations about differents
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Fantastic tour
Felix was a brilliant guide. He was friendly and made the trip really enjoyable with his music playlist and bites
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Ann C
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20
The Great Ocean Road
We both enjoyed the trip despite the weather! It was a great way to sample the wonderful scenery and Ricky, our
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Gro K
10
Phillips Island Penguin Tour and wildlife Reserve Tour
Did a full day Tour with the guide Daniel T. Im not normally a fan of these tours, but Daniel had vast amounts of
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emmychua
11
Great day out at Phillip Island with the best guide - Leonie!
My friend and I had such a great day out with Leonie - we saw all the animals from Kangaroos to Penguins, had a
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Nice places not enough time to see them
The places you visit in this tour are really beautiful but the time left to see them is too short. The bus and
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Great Ocean Road on Monday
A very beautifull trip and a very friendly tour operator...special Mike C! Mike has explaind every thing with
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Ricky and friends
Ricky, our tour guide, was incredible at making the tour completely enjoyable. His knowledge about everything on
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malvabeatricemachada
Brasilia, DF
32
Go West Tours didn't refund me for the canceled trip to Wilson's Promontory
I had a good time in the tour to Phillip Island, but the tour to Wilson's Promontory was canceled by GO West
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Moontmm
10
Amazing guide and awesome tour
The beat part of this tour was definitely our tour guide driver, Adrian, thanks for the amazing tour! His
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725jensenw
Taipei, Taiwan
10
Got to check out those waddling little things
Thank you so much Leonie for bringing us such an amazing tour. The little penguins are definitely the highlight of
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mysilkyroutes
Sydney, Australia
10
Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour with Go West Tour
Superb experience! You get what you paid for. It was a fun filled packed adventure from morning till afternoon. We
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HsinyuT1
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Interesting Penguin Parade
Leonie was a great guide. We saw penguin parade in Philip Island and a variety of animals in Moonlit Sanctuary.
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Lovely experience at Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley is a must do trip for who loves wine. The wineries are beautiful, great views and delicious
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A full day of fun
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  • Duration: 12h
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