Phillip Island Small Group Eco tour

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140 AUD

A highly awarded small group eco tour including colourful beach boxes, amazing interactions with Australian wildlife, panoramic coastal views and of course the famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Duration: 11 hours
    Available in
  • English
The tour is Brighton beach + Moonlit sanctuary + beaches on Phillip Island + penguin parade

Pickup was on time, everything by the book.
Little box houses on Brighton beach are nice.
Moonlit sanctuary is great, the tour comes in for the great show with the animals, you can hand feed wallabies and kangaroos. If you are ready to eat your lunch on the bus, you can even meet the dingos up close and personal (I did it, had just enough time).
Another beach, IMHO as a beach better than Brighton.
Penguin parade is great, the tour guide gave great suggestions. The coming of penguins over the beach is somewhat dull, but them running along boardwalk is an experience.

Tour has a great concept and pace, good for all ages and fitness. Just don't expect to have an option of buying snacks and sodas as some places have none, and in others there are long queues. Moonlit is the only with a good balance.

Tour guide Yazmin was an energetic lady, with good DJ skills and open to conversation. Gives good tips what to do on various places during the tour.

Would take another tour with GoWest, and (unless you lack energy and or sense of humour) can definitely recommend Yazmin.
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Highlights

  • The famous Brighton Beach Boxes
  • An amazing array of Australian animals at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • The "Conservation In Action" Wildlife show
  • Stunning coastal panoramas at The Nobbies
  • The internationally renowned Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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Description

Departing Melbourne at around midday, we journey to the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – for a visit to the beach & take some time to admire these historic landmarks.

Our next destination is Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, we enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites.

Included in our visit is the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show, showcasing a number of lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive & engaging ranger presentations.

Continuing on to Phillip Island, a visit to Point Grant & The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay & Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

Then it’s onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea.

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What’s included & not included

  • All entry fees
  • Vehicle transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Free language App
  • Experienced guide
  • Meals other than as stated

Meeting point

Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders St, at 11:50am (328 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia)

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

S
Penguin parade on Phillip Island with Yazmin
The tour is Brighton beach + Moonlit sanctuary + beaches on Phillip Island + penguin parade

Pickup was on time, everything by the book.
Little box houses on Brighton beach are nice.
Moonlit sanctuary is great, the tour comes in for the great show with the animals, you can hand feed wallabies and kangaroos. If you are ready to eat your lunch on the bus, you can even meet the dingos up close and personal (I did it, had just enough time).
Another beach, IMHO as a beach better than Brighton.
Penguin parade is great, the tour guide gave great suggestions. The coming of penguins over the beach is somewhat dull, but them running along boardwalk is an experience.

Tour has a great concept and pace, good for all ages and fitness. Just don't expect to have an option of buying snacks and sodas as some places have none, and in others there are long queues. Moonlit is the only with a good balance.

Tour guide Yazmin was an energetic lady, with good DJ skills and open to conversation. Gives good tips what to do on various places during the tour.

Would take another tour with GoWest, and (unless you lack energy and or sense of humour) can definitely recommend Yazmin.
S
Great tour to Phillip Island to see the penguins
We booked a Go West Tour that included Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island from Melbourne. The tour guide Ricky was very entertaining and did a great job pointing out interesting things and keeping us on time. We booked the 'Ranger Guided Tour' at the Penguin Parade, which was definitely worth the extra cost. This is once in a lifetime "bucket list" activity, so do it right!
A
Phillip island penguin parade
Jordan from Go West was our guide and driver for the day trip out to Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade. He was very attentive to detail and ensured that everyone had an amazing time. The penguin parade is definitely a must if you’re in Melbourne! Thanks Jordan for the great time and yes, I’m a convert to team Wombat! :)

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