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Phillip Island: Small Group Eco Wildlife Tour

4.4 / 5

83 reviews

Phillip Island: Small Group Eco Wildlife Tour

From US$ 100.98 per person

Enjoy this wildlife day tour to Philip Island. See the colourful Brighton Beach Boxes, and the Conservation In Action wildlife show. Hand feed the animals, and learn about endangered species then visit the Penguins at Phillip Island Nature Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please select to be picked up from one of the following hotels: • The Windsor Hotel (111 Spring Street, at 11:10 AM) • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens (380 William Street, at 11:20 AM) • The Victoria Hotel (215 Little Collins Street, at 11:30 AM) • The Savoy Hotel (630 Little Collins Street, at 11:40 AM) • Rendezvous Hotel (328 Flinders Street, at 11:50 AM) • Crown Promenade Hotel (8 Whiteman Street, at 11:55 AM) You must contact the tour operator directly to arrange and confirm pickup, this information will not be supplied on your voucher.


  • Watch the fairy penguins come in from the sea after a long day of fishing
  • Take advantage of the small group size
  • Visit the famous and colourful Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Take in views of Westernport Bay, Bass Strait and Seal Rocks
Full description
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.
  • Air-conditioned minibus transport throughout
  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary and the Conservation In Action wildlife show
  • Access to the standard viewing platform at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Translation app in 16 languages (links provided after the booking)
  • Pick up from selected inner city hotels
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Upgrade to the “Penguins Plus” viewing platform. Limited to 150 guests – select this option when booking!
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • There will be 6 possible pick-up locations to choose from at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 83 reviews

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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.

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December 6, 2019

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!

December 1, 2019

The trip started off slow as we travelled about the city at various pick ups. But Felix our guide was very entertaining as he chatted excitedly about the trip and also itinerary. The Bristol bath houses were very pretty unfortunately there was not enough time for us to get our feet wet and maybe a little cold too since it is spring. The moonlit sanctuary was interesting and unfortunately it was hard to choose between the environment conservation show and seeing the animals and feeding the wallabies. Due to the overwhelming no of visitors, it’s a little disappointing that wallabies are not hungry. The Noobies as before is where you find “no bodies”. I can never see the seals/ sea lions but the view of the ocean is great. The new penguins parade is excellent and the food is also very yummy. The hot drinks are at half price if you bring your flasks.

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November 23, 2019

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