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Phillip Island Day-Trip from Melbourne with optional Eureka Skydeck Package

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    What to Expect
    Leaving mid-morning (winter) or late morning (summer), make your way out through the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne before saying goodbye city and hello to the country views of Gippsland.

    Making your way around Western Port Bay, the tour stops at Australian Koala & Wildlife Park. Here we get you into the Koala enclosure with one of the keepers who will tell you about these unique Aussie creatures. For an additional fee you have the opportunity to have a close encounter and photograph with a Koala (own expense) under staff supervision. You will also get an opportunity to feed Kangaroos and see other native Australian animals such as the Emu, Dingo, Wombat and Wallabies to name a few.

    From here you make your way onto Phillip Island itself with the first stop being the wonderful and powerful Cape Woolamai and Woolamai beach. The tour then drives the full length of the Island and takes you to the far Western tip known as the Nobbies, two ancient volcanoes that shaped the end of the Island with absolutely breathtaking coastal scenery.  Exclusive valued inclusion for Autopia passengers, entry into the WWF Phillip Island Nature Parks Antarctic Journey Experience at the Nobbies Centre. (normally $18)

    You will then take a back road to the world famous Penguin Parade spotting native wildlife as they come out to play towards the end of the day. Once at the Penguin Parade, your guide will tell you the best places to see and view the Penguins as they come ashore for the night while others come out to play after spending the day in their burrows.

    Included in this tour is a voucher to Eureka Skydeck and the Edge Experience. 88 floors up, take in the spectacular sights and surroundings of Melbourne from the Southern Hemispheres highest viewing platform and if you're feeling game, walk out into a glass bottomed platform known as "the Edge."
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    2: Phillip Island Nature Parks, 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands VIC 3922, Australia
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • National Park fees
    • On-board water refill stations
    • On-board WiFi connection
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional drive/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicles
    • FREE Translation Audio App “Tour Translations of Australia”! Available in Google Play & Apple App Store
    • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    • Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
    • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park
    Exclusions
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Souvenir
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (it can get cold)
    • Please note: Luggage size restricted to carry on only
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Eureka Skydeck tickets must be used at own leisure and not on a touring day, opens 10am-10pm.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My Mum and I were picked up in the city at 11:50am. After an hour of picking up others, we then made our way to A PETROL STATION! The penguins do not come out until dusk, but we had several hours of stop offs at servos really. We had one stop off for 1hr at a zoo with a coffee
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    Response from GLTG, Autopia Tours at Phillip Island Day-Trip from Melbourne with optional Eureka Skydeck Package
    Responded 12 Nov 2019
    Hi Hayley, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are sad to hear the day did not meet your expectations. The petrol station stops are naturally not part of our itinerary, but are essential for toilet breaks when travelling long distances. Regarding the Nobbies Centre, we hope you had a look around the exhibition providing interesting information of the Penguins and enjoyed the interactive Antarctic Journey. We are sorry to hear the weather was not on your side on the day. It is important to dress warmly, while waiting these little ocean swimmers to arrive back to shore. Thank you for pointing out the terror a flash light does to penguins! This is very important information and we hope everyone visiting the parade respects it. Regarding your drop off, we are sorry you missed your train. Our main drop off is at Holiday Inn on Flinders Lane, which is just a few minute walk from the Southern Cross Station - the main railway station of Melbourne. I hope my explanation provides with some additional insight into the make-up of our tour. We wish you safe travels and thanks again for your feedback! :)
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    Great experiences with a great tour guide and driver- positive, friendly, passionate and dedicated to making our day one to remember! We had a great time making amazing memories- learned loads (thanks to our very knowledgeable guide) and had lots of fun! Lewis genuinely added so
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    We had a wonderful time! We’re a family of 4 with 2 children, 8 and 10, and autopia tours was so helpful from booking to the end. I was a little anxious with the number of stops we were heading to and the hours but everything was really well planned and evenly spaced out. Duane,
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    Response from GLTG, Autopia Tours Customer Service at Phillip Island Day-Trip from Melbourne with optional Eureka Skydeck Package
    Responded 8 Jun 2019
    Hi, and thank you for your lovely review! We are stoked to hear your family enjoyed the day and Duane took good care of you. We hope to see you again on our other tours!
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    We went out from our hotel one hour earlier, but unhappily the Google Maps did not help too much finding the address to meet the van. We were ten minutes late and the guide was in a horrible mood. Our ask for excuses were ignored, and in the whole trip he used an impossible
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    We sat and waited on a very cold seating area outside for around 45 minutes until the sun went down. People were told not to take pictures but as usual this was ignored in some cases, I would have liked to see these people told to leave the area. Extremely busy with mostly
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    571 reviews
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    OCNJLVR
    203
    Phillip Island and the fairy penguins.
    JB, our very able guide, took us on a wonderful journey to the Maru animal sanctuary. We fed the Roos, and emus,
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    AlliBabba1887
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    71
    Absolutely incredible-Great your guide
    I chose this tour based on reviews I had read on this site as well as other sites. I was traveling solo so I
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    Rosita D
    Gold Coast, Australia
    71
    Great day
    Had a fantastic day. Driver Ash was lovely. Friendly and knowledgeable. Amazing scenery. This is a great way to do
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    Guillermo P
    Berazategui, Argentina
    84
    Excellent trip and guide
    Really recommend this 12 hour trip. Has everything you need to know Phillip Island plus the fabulous Maru wildlife
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    379agas
    Warsaw, Poland
    20
    Great Ocean Road & 12 apostles tour
    Great organization and timing. Everything went according to the schedule. Plenty of time to take pictures in key
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    Maria Susana G
    Quezon City, Philippines
    30
    A breathtaking adventure of a lifetime!
    I travel alone most of the time. I find this tour as one of the most memorable from the scenic places to the
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    Lydia L
    50
    Philip island tour
    I booked this tour as a solo traveller and it did not disappoint. Our guide Shannara was fantastic and upbeat. She
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    758stephaniep
    Geilenkirchen, Germany
    20
    Nice tour. Recommend.
    Nice tour well organized with several beauty spots to see. Would do it again. Seen nice places at great ocean road.
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    janiceaP6692ZT
    10
    Reverse Great Ocean Road
    Great trip. Loved our fellow Kiwi guide with his great sense of humor. Scenery was great. Highlight for us was
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    UKDLD
    Llanelli, United Kingdom
    39
    2 Great Tours
    We did 2 tours with Autopia - Great Ocean Road Reverse w/ helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles and Phillip Island
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    Lrusstravel
    10
    Awesome time on Great Ocean Road Reverse tour!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Autopia! Our guide Dwayne was Super charismatic always making jokes and
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    Debcartref
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    11098
    Great trip!
    Darren, our tour guide was a mine of information, helpful, thoughtful, a generally great guy with with passengers
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    its_nomar
    Kin-cho, Japan
    10
    Fantastic Tour with a Great Guide!
    Just got done with my day tour with Autopia exploring The Great Ocean Road! We saw several sites on the road and
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    Geminican
    San Jose
    936351
    Great tour, great view
    The seat is tight and small. Other than that, it was a great trip. Our driver, Beck, was a good driver. If you
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    676st
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    23
    GT
    We did this tour with Shannara (Number 42) which is run by Autopia. We had a brilliant time through out the day
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