Have a wild and wonderful time on a captivating eco-tour from Melbourne. This magical day out is a treat all the family will enjoy.
Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for close encounters with Australia’s incredible native animals – the marsupials. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and have your photo taken with a koala. The sanctuary also showcases lesser known but equally adorable endangered creatures including the southern bettong, eastern quolls and rare squirrel gliders.
Enjoy lunch overlooking a billabong teeming with waterbirds before we make tracks to the historic Churchill Island.
Enjoy views from Churchill Island and head over to the farm yards where you’ll get to see stockwhip cracking, sheep shearing and working dogs in action (time permitting).
Once on Phillip Island we’ll take you to the Koala Conservation Centre where you’ll get up close to koalas in their natural environment.
Next we head over to the home of the Little Penguins, Summerland Peninsula, but before we meet the stars of the show we’ll take a break at the Nobbies Centre.
As the sun fades in the sky, cute Little Penguins emerge from the waves and waddle up the beach to their burrows in the sand dunes. Witness this delightful Parade – it is a spectacle never to be forgotten!
The full-day Phillip Island Ultimate Eco Tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel or from 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Traveling in a comfortable coach with an expert driver/guide, you’ll head out to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, just 50 minutes from Melbourne.
This award-winning Park is home to more than 200 animals of some 30 species. Residents include kangaroos and koalas as well as owls, dingoes, various reptiles, wallabies and possums. Rare and endangered animals that have bred at the center include southern bettongs, eastern quolls, Julia Creek dunnarts and squirrel gliders.
You will be able to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, have a photo-opportunity with a koala and learn about the conservation of these loveable animals. Lunch is included in your tour and will be provided at Moonlit Sanctuary.
Later in the day you will cross over the bridge to Phillip Island and travel to the historic Churchill Island. Once there take time to wander about the gardens surrounding the historic Amess House. See stockwhip cracking, sheep shearing and working dogs in action (time permitting).
If time permits, you’ll stop at stunning Cape Woolamai surf beach and visit The Nobbies, a magnificent headland with views to the far horizon. Close by are the Seal Rocks, which boast Australia’s largest fur seal colony.
Your last stop is at Summerland beach, home to Victoria’s largest colony of Little Penguins. Each night these endearing birds – the world’s smallest penguins – toddle ashore to the safety of their homes in the dunes after their daily fishing expedition. The sunset Penguin Parade is one of Australia’s most popular attractions. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. At the end of the full-day tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Melbourne or at 570 Flinders Street.
Winter: 1000h (10:00am); Summer: 1100h (11:00am), Depends on Daylight Saving.
Please check exact departure time with the local activity operator
Duration: 11 hours
Pick up from your Melbourne city hotel available upon request.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Alternative pick-up location: 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne
You will be dropped off at your Melbourne hotel or at 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring something warm to wear watching the penguins, take a water bottle and carry rain jacket in winter
Please call the activity operator by 1600h (4:00pm) on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Departure times are one hour later during daylight savings (October-April). Please check exact departure time and pick-up point with the activity operator.
Please request hotel pick-up at time of booking.
Please carry a copy of your voucher with you.
Please check in 20 minutes prior to the departure time.
In special circumstances the itinerary may be altered. A suitable alternative will be provided. Customers will not be refunded in this case.
No form of photography is permitted at the Penguin Parade.
This tour is not recommended for children under 4 years of age
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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