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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne provided by Go West Tours

Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
The safety & well-being of our guests and team members is Go West Tours’ highest priority. We continue to monitor all updates from the Australian & Victorian governments and will continue to update & evolve our responses & protocols in line with best practice.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Get an overview of Phillip Island on this animal-focused tour leaving from Melbourne. Leave the logistics and navigation to your guide, and learn about Australia’s animals. See koalas at Moonlight Sanctuary Conservation Park, and stop at a local beach to witness fairy penguins waddle across the beach. Pickup and drop-off are available from select Melbourne hotels.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Comprehensive guided tour of Phillip Island's animal-focused highlights
Skip the transportation hassle with round-trip rides from selected Melbourne hotels
Learn about native Australian animal conservation at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Center
See the little penguins in action at the Penguin Parade, upgrade options available
Spy one of Australia's largest fur seal colonies at the Nobbies and Seal Rock
What to expect
Start your adventure with pickup at selected Melbourne hotels, and get settled in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the scenery or take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi. At Brighton Beach, see famous, brightly colored beach boxes while your guide fills you in on the beach’s importance. Explore independently before continuing on to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you’ll learn about Australian animals and conservation efforts. See seal rocks and get views of the Nobbies on the southwestern coast. Be sure to have your camera ready for Australia’s largest fur seal colony, and learn about their biology and behavior from your guide. Around dusk, head down to a local beach to see and learn about the day’s stars, fairy penguins (one of the world’s smallest penguins). Upgrade options are available for a more up-close penguin experience. Relax on the ride back to Melbourne for drop-off at your departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3181GOWEST2
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Pickup from Selected Hotels • Friendly & Informative Tour Guide • Entry fees for Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island Penguin Parade • WiFi on board • All Fees and Taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food & Drink • Kangaroo & Wallaby Food
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 10am-11am (June-August) & 11am-12pm (September-May), depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne between 9pm-12am midnight depending on the season.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Pickup from Selected Hotels • Friendly & Informative Tour Guide • Entry fees for Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island Penguin Parade • WiFi on board • All Fees and Taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food & Drink • Kangaroo & Wallaby Food
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 10am-11am (June-August) & 11am-12pm (September-May), depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne between 9pm-12am midnight depending on the season.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Children under the age of 12yrs are not able to join the Guided Ranger Tour. Please choose either the Penguin Plus or Standard Penguin Parade
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Brighton Bathing Boxes
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
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Rhi21
Arlington, VA394 contributions
What a day, what a tour-even with a broken down tour bus!
May 2019
My 70 year old mother, 4 year old son and I traveled to Australia for the first time. Our first activity in Melbourne was this tour. We enjoyed a really great day...starting out with Emily who was a fantastic tour guide! (Emily-you were awesome and I am sorry my review is now a year old!). We enjoyed some beautiful sights and had ample time at each stop. My son was a bit sick since we were already on our 2nd weeks of travel (we were in New Zealand prior to Australia) but he was a trooper and really liked seeing the animals (kangaroos and koalas) at the Moonlit Sanctuary and the penguins. Emily was helpful providing guidance on the better seating areas to see the penguins. After an awesome day, we all boarded the tour bus to head back to the city, only to realize the bus wouldn't start! An added adventure, we all patiently waited as another bus was arranged. Emily again was great and we all made the best of the time...we enjoyed seeing the stars out on the island. We finally got an alternate bus to take us back to the city but the traffic in the city was insane (it was a Friday night). However, we made it back and I give 5 stars for a great tour, tour guide, and how they managed an unexpected situation.
Written 4 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your lovely note. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us on the Phillip Island Tour. I’m sure Emily will be delighted to receive your feedback and will be justifiably proud of hr role in making your visit to Melbourne a memorable one. It’s absolutely our pleasure to have you along as our guest and we hope to see you again!
Written 28 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kevin s
67 contributions
Day trip and Penguin Parade
Mar 2020
Slightly late pick up but traffic in Melbourne was chaotic! Drive out to the coast was slow, again due to traffic. Once there, the rest of the trip went very well. Good time to spend at each stop with lots of information along the way. Pengiuins did not disappoint and it was fantastic way to finish off the trip!
Written 1 April 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again some time. Kind regards Go West Tours
Written 20 May 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris B
Gilbert, AZ11 contributions
An excellent day well spent!
Mar 2020
Phillip Island didn't disappoint. The penguins, of course, were the stars. But the rest of the day was outstanding as well. We enjoyed the Moonlit Sanctuary, Brighton Beach, and the Nobbies. Our guide Chris was personable and excellent. We're not usually fans of tours, but this one was excellent. I mean, you had me at penguins!!
Written 28 March 2020
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Thanks heaps for your review we are really glad Chris looked after you. Thanks so much for joining us on tour & look forward to seeing you in the future.
Written 15 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marvin & Manuella
Antwerp, Belgium5 contributions
Great day
Feb 2020
We had a real nice day. Our tour guide Dan was a real nice guy who made us feel comfortable and amused us the whole day. Also my greatest respect for the patience he had with one of the travellers who thought she was on a private tour.
The trip itself was wourth it's price, alltough I would definitely pay a little extra for a better view at the penguin parade (we did and we saw the difference).
Dinner is not included, but we stopped in a real nice town with a lot of different restaurants, where you can find something for every budget.
Written 22 March 2020
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Thanks so much for your kind review, famvictor! We're sure that Dan will be really pleased to receive your feedback & we share your view that he is a "real nice guy". Some would even say "noice"! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thanks so much for choosing us for your visit to Phillip Island. We do hope to see you back in our part of the world again some time.
Written 10 September 2020
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StevosBrisbane
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Beach boxes,aussie wildlife and Penguins,Penguins, penguins
Mar 2020 • Couples
What a fabulous day. A tour that has a great itinery and timed to perfection, well done Go West Tours and Yaszmin our tour guide.Picked up on time then quickly off to Brighton beach for the beach huts of all colours, then to the wildlife sanctuary which had a fabulous show to boot, then off to Hobbies where we were delighted to see some Penguin s already at the boxes from the boardwalk there. Just a taster to the landing of the Penguin s on the beach and following them on their path home.Just fabulous and would recommend for all to see.
You should be proud of your tours and your tour guides
Written 21 March 2020
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Thanks so much for your wonderful remarks about your recent tour with us to Phillip Island. It’s our absolute pleasure to have you along as our guest and we’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. We’ll be sure to share your comments with Yazmin and the rest of our team. I’m sure Yazmin will be really pleased to receive your feedback and they’ll be happy to know they helped make your Melbourne touring experience a memorable one. We hope to see you back in Melbourne again sometime soon!
Written 11 September 2020
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América Bartilotti
11 contributions
Unforgettable!
Mar 2020 • Solo
Phillip Island is for sure one of the most beautiful things I have ever done in my life!!! I had such an amazing day with awesome people, especially MIKE - this very cool guy wearing this lovely heart sunglasses: you made our day unforgettable!!! The penguin parade was absolutely incredible!!! I highly recommend this tour and once you are doing it you must definitely do with GO WEST TOURS!!! Enjoy it and have fun!!!
Written 18 March 2020
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We would like to thank you for your recommendation & for this amazing review. This made our day! Hearing that you had great experience with Mike is the best thing we could hope for! Your recommendation means a lot to us and we will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Thank you for choosing Go West Tours for your visit to Phillip Island and we look forward to your next visit with us!
Written 11 September 2020
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steffitedjo
Singapore12 contributions
Awesome tour guide Mike C.
Mar 2020 • Friends
Despite all the apprehension in AU from the COVID-19 threat (he mentioned we were his last group for who knows how long), Mike C. always had a super positive attitude and would make the group super excited by everything that was to come. Even though I have visited Phillip island before and fed kangaroos but he made it feel really special. Also love all the personal stories! Thanks for a great tour, Mike!
Written 18 March 2020
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Thanks very much steffitedjo for your kind remarks about your Phillip Island tour with Mike C. I’m sure Mike will be delighted to receive your feedback and will be justifiably proud of his role in making your visit to Melbourne a memorable one. It’s absolutely our pleasure to have you along as our guest and we hope we might see you back in Melbourne sometime in the not-too-distant future.
Written 11 September 2020
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Owen64
Dartmouth, Canada9 contributions
Great experience! Worth every penny.
Excellent tour, particularly if you get Ricky as your driver/guide. He went above and beyond in helping us upgrade our tickets to the Guided Ranger Tour which was well worth the extra money. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had the advantage of having only four in our group.

Watching the little penguins race up the beach is a sight I will not soon forget.
Written 17 March 2020
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Thank you for your lovely note, Owen. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us on your Phillip Island tour. I’m sure Ricky will be delighted to receive your feedback and will be justifiably proud of his role in making your visit to Melbourne a memorable one. It’s absolutely our pleasure to have you along as our guest and we hope to see you in Melbourne again soon!
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marius S
1 contribution
Beautiful places
Mar 2020 • Couples
Great experience! Very nice and amazing trip
We really enjoy the Phillips islands and we recommend this place
Written 16 March 2020
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Kals
1 contribution
Nice relaxing trip
Mar 2020 • Couples
Trip was relaxing. We had sufficient time at each venue. Vegetarian options were available at the food stops. Mike was knowledgeable and commentary was lovely. Remember to carry a hoody as it is quite windy at the Penguin parade.
Written 15 March 2020
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Thank you for such a nice review. We are really grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note & are pleased to hear that Mike looked after you so well. We'd love to know if there is anything we could have done to have earned another point, as we really do want every one of our guests to have a truly excellent experience with us, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any further feedback. Thanks again for joining us on tour and we’ll see you soon!
Written 11 September 2020
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Rachael was the best tour guides
We traveled from Melbourne with go west. Rachel was the most fun and entertaining tour guide while hitting us with
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Fantastic tours with brilliant guides
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Great sights with an excellent guide
We took a tour in January 2020. Our guide was excellent and had perfect timing which allowed us to beat the crowds.
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Compact Trip, Great Value
If you don't have much time at hand and would still like to see it all, this trip is for you. Mike C went above and
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Awesome tour and tour guide!
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Incredible, must see experience!
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Views, great convo and scallop pie, oh my!
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Great time at Grampians!!!!
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Awesome tour- highly recommended if you enjoy sceneries
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Mel is awesome!
From the hospitality, to the introduction to Melbourne, to the music that goes along with the scenary, everything i
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Exceptional day!
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Terrific Great Ocean Road Trip
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Excellent Day Out
We booked a days tour ending at Phillip Island for the penguin parade. The whole day was extremely enjoyable as st
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Incredible day out thanks to Katherine!
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