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Phillip Island Ultimate Eco Tour: Penguin Parade, Churchill Island & Koalas

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Between 9:45am and 10:45am.
    Please check exact departure time with the local activity operator.
  • Duration
    11 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Lunch
  • All park entrance fees including the 3 parks pass
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
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Key Highlights

  • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary, Churchill Island and the Philip Island on an eco-tour from Melbourne
  • Experience the magic of Moonlit Sanctuary & see wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingos & much more
  • Explore the historic Churchill Island & see the local sheep shearing & working dogs in action
  • See the Seal Rocks and visit the Nobbies Centre
  • Enjoy the Penguin Parade, the fascinating ritual of the Little Penguins returning home from the sea
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Melbourne available on request
  • Hotel drop-off, tea, coffee and BBQ lunch included in the package
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Visit Moonlit Sanctuary and observe koalas upclose, Churchill Island and Philip Island on a full day eco-tour from Melbourne. Get up and close with Aussie wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils at the Moonlit Sanctuary. Enjoy lunch overlooking a billabong teeming with waterbirds. See stockwhip cracking, sheep shearing and working dogs in action on the Churchill Island. Visit the world famous Penguin Parade on Summerland beach!

Hotel drop-off, BBQ lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the package and hotel pick-up from Melbourne is available on request.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    11 hours

  • Start time

    Between 9:45am and 10:45am.
    Please check exact departure time with the local activity operator.

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at your Melbourne hotel.

Itinerary

  • The full-day Phillip Island Ultimate Eco Tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel.

    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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Lunch
  • All park entrance fees including the 3 parks pass
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Refreshments & Snacks

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

We recommend you to download the “Bunyip Tours” app from the google play store (applicable for I-phone and android) prior to your tour departure. This is available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean & Spanish.

Departure times are one hour later during daylight savings (October-April). Please check exact departure time and pick-up point with the activity operator.

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 activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 4 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

We recommend that you wear warm clothing as it can get really cold while waiting for the Penguins and rain jacket in the winter months.

Please mention any specific dietary needs in the special request section.

Small hand luggage maximum 5 kg is permissible.

We suggest that you bring snacks and water bottle.

Customer Reviews

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