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

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Overview
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.
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  • 1
    Brighton Bathing Boxes
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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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.
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Important Information
Duration
12h
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rhi21 wrote a review Apr 2020
Arlington, Virginia388 contributions95 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
Responded 14 Apr 2020
Thanks heaps for your review, We're really pleased to hear how well Emily looked after you Thanks so much for joining us on tour & we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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TRIPUSERDEC12 wrote a review Apr 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom39 contributions9 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
Responded 20 May 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again some time. Kind regards Go West Tours
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Chris B wrote a review Mar 2020
Gilbert, Arizona11 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
Responded 14 Apr 2020
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.
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Marvin & Manuella wrote a review Mar 2020
Antwerp, Belgium5 contributions1 helpful vote
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,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 20 May 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again some time. Kind regards Go West Tours
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StevosBrisbane wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia30 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: March 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
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About the operator

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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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Michelle O
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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!
Leonie was a helpful and passionate tour guide. She remembered all our names and where we came from just in a morni
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Incredible, must see experience!
Yasmin from Go-West, was the perfect guide for the long- but totally worthwhile day! Every stop was better than the
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JC4Atl
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Views, great convo and scallop pie, oh my!
Mel C was THE best tour guide and completely made the trip....and it's a long ride so for her to keep us all entert
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Great Ocean Road
This is an excellent tour. Yes it is a lot of ground to cover in a day but we felt we saw enough to be satisfied. W
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Michael B
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Great time at Grampians!!!!
A bit late with this review but had a fantastic day with our tour guide Leonie who shared her knowledge about the a
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missyJY
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Awesome tour- highly recommended if you enjoy sceneries
Our tour started off with a lively and warm greeting from the guide , Mel. She has a lot of energy and provided us
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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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Melbourne571
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Exceptional day!
Our guide Cloe was remarkable in her knowledge of every aspect of the Great Ocean Road Tour. She was very articulat
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Terrific Great Ocean Road Trip
Great scenery of the Great Ocean Road, the Australian bushland, and an exceptional guide Leonie! She surprised us w
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devine2013
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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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SeanLittleOfficial
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Incredible day out thanks to Katherine!
I did this tour on the 14th of March and had an incredible time! Katherine picked me up in the morning and was full
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Great Ocean Road day tour
Amazing scenery with relevant information from bus driver about the areas we were visiting. Great tour and wonderfu
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Adrian gave a great tour
Adrain was very informative and entertaining Great tour and wine tasting A must take tour from Melbourne!!
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  • Duration: 12h
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