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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
From US$100.71
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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
From US$100.71
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$119.37
Guided Ranger Tour
Small group ranger guided interpretive experience including priority seating on the beach in front of the general viewing area
From US$141.75
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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.
Reviews (555)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip!

Had a great time on this trip! Adam was fantastic guide and told us many things about the Island, and the little penguins are the cutest and really worth seeing! :)

Thank TejaJuvancic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful day with Leonie

At October 16. we were on a tour with Leonie to philip island. We had a lot of fun with her. We think that she is very good at her job. She gave us a lot of information and was very open and helpful. We...More

Thank 981andreaw
Reviewed 1 week ago
The most awe inspiring day trip from Melbourne

This was my favourite trip from Melbourne. Our driver / guide Ben was fantastic and the day was very varied and well-organised. At the Moonlit Sanctuary we got up close to the wallabies and got great photos of the koalas (awake after 3 pm). Then...More

Thank AlisonH2232
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Phillip Island Day Tour

An activity which was fantastic from start to finish. Highlights were my excellent tour guide Tassie, moonlit sanctuary and of course Penguins parade. I should mention that it would have been difficult to see the Penguins without binoculars. I had signed up for a ranger...More

3  Thank sleepd0c
Reviewed 1 week ago
Thanks Graham for an enjoyable experience!

It was a small group tour which provides pick up service from the hotel. Our tour guide,Graham is very friendly,he gives good food recommendation,enough time to see penguins,koalas & wallabies.Overall it was an enjoyable and pleasant experience!

Thank Voyage40017603920
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15 November 2018|
Response from Lorraine M | Reviewed this property |
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