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From Melbourne: Phillip Island and Brighton Beach Day Trip

1. From Melbourne: Phillip Island and Brighton Beach Day Trip

Spend the day exploring Phillip Island and Brighton Beach on this day trip from Melbourne. See native wildlife at the Wildlife Park and coastal views at Brighton Beach, Nobbies Boardwalk, and Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Start the day by being picked up by an air-conditioned vehicle with free wi-fi and head to Brighton Beach. Explore the area and take photos of the iconic Brighton beach boxes. From here, you can also see views of the Melbourne skyline. Next is a visit to Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Here you can see over 100 species of Australian animals who live on the 60-acre property. There will be time to purchase lunch here before driving to the next location. Stop at Nobbies Tourist and Information Center to learn about Nobbies Blowhole and Seal Rock precinct. Then walk along Nobbies Boardwalk and enjoy coastal views. After a relaxing walk along Nobbies Boardwalk, visit Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Purchase dinner at the venue before watching the penguins emerge from the rolling waves and make their way across the sand to their burrows. From here, head back to Melbourne and be dropped off at your accommodation.

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Phillip Island: Small Group Eco Wildlife Tour

2. Phillip Island: Small Group Eco Wildlife Tour

This small group tour departs from Melbourne around midday and includes the very best of the region’s wildlife. Journey to the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Take a guided tour of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and get an opportunity to interact with and learn about an array of Australian animals. Hand feed the kangaroos, emus & wallabies and learn about the numerous breeding programs undertaken here to preserve many endangered native species including Tasmanian Devils, Spotted Quolls and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats, to name a few. Afterwards, enjoy a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies, taking in the views of Westernport Bay, Bass Strait, and Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest fur seal population. Finally, it's time for the main event. As the sun goes down each evening, the world’s smallest 'fairy' penguins come ashore after fishing out at sea all day. Your guide will help you get the best seats possible so you'll have a great view of the Penguin Parade.

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Phillip Island Wildlife & Brighton Beach Boxes Private Tour

3. Phillip Island Wildlife & Brighton Beach Boxes Private Tour

This full-day tour is the perfect experience for coastal and native animal lovers. After being picked up from your CBD accommodation in your private vehicle with free wi-fi, we will explore the famous Brighton Beach Boxes, where you can take photos and enjoy the view of the Melbourne Skyline and Port Philip Bay. We will also stop at a wildlife park where you can get up close to native animals such as koalas and kangaroos. Feel free to purchase your own lunch or snacks at this venue. Then, we will continue to Philip Island, where you will take in the glorious views of the Nobbies and Seal Rock region from the Nobbies Lookout and Boardwalk. Last stop is the world-famous Penguin Parade, where you can purchase dinner and watch the penguins emerge from the rolling waves and make their way across the sand to their burrows. During the tour, you can follow along in many different languages through our website app so you don’t miss a thing (languages include Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Thai).

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What people are saying about Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Our guide Ricky was helpful and nice. Gave us some good advice to find some good seats for viewing the penguin parade. The parade in the evening was amazing. Overall it was a very nice tour. The only thing is that this's a really long tour (~14 hours), we got back to the city at ~11:30pm, but this's kind of unavoidable because the penguins don't come out until ~9pm; but otherwise if u dont mind that it'd be absolutely fine.

Very cold, windy and wet but still a great day out, would be amazing in the sunshine! The driver/guide Jon was excellent. Watching 4000 penguins come ashore and waddle to their nests was wonderful to watch - be aware that photography is not allowed as it frightens them. All in all a great day out!

Great day. Glenn, our driver was great. Lots of info. Great scenery. Worth the time to go. Seeing the penguins in their natural environment is something not to be missed

Great guide Jon gave us a lot of useful hints for Penguin Parade.

Excellent day with Mel C who was a mind of information