Tours and Tickets

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne provided by Oceania Tours & Safaris

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

Save
Share
Support this operator:Times are tough for the travel community right now. To show your support, consider leaving a review or posting photos of tours and experiences you have taken. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road
View all photos (35)
Recommended by 100% of travelers
Select Date and Travelers
From
US$140.69
Date
2 adults
Options
Select tour language
Low Price Guarantee
No Booking Fees
Overview
Itinerary
+
You'll start at
9 Riverside Quay
Or, you can also get picked up
See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 3
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
You'll end at
9 Riverside Quay
9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
63Reviews
2Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 49
  • 8
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
MrMoyock wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
Our tour guide and driver Fred is an absolute hoot. Very funny, very knowledgeable on the penguins and the whole area, and genuinely cares that each person get the most out of the day. As for the Penguin parade, it's must see. They are sciddish little guys but so adorable. It
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review and for possibly creating a new nickname for Fred in our office 😊 We agree that even on the coolest night, the penguin parade is a sight to behold. And our possum whisperer was so pleased to read that you finally got to meet one. Safe journey home
Read more
L H wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Fred is an exceptional tour guide. He clearly loves what he does and made the tour so much more fun.
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review of our Phillip Island/penguin parade tour. Fred will be pleased to see that he got more of a comment than our famous penguins 😊 Safe onward travels
Read more
cat063 wrote a review Mar 2020
UK109 contributions73 helpful votes
We would fully recommend this trip, we had the VIP pass. We were picked up from our hotel and driven to Philip Island via a stop at a kangaroo/koala sanctuary. Then there was time for a quick meal in Cowes (excellent fish and chips) before the penguin parade. The penguins were
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you kindly for your review. Our penguin parade tour is definitely quite the experience which always leaves our guests in awe. And Fred will certainly enjoy reading your comments of praise. We wish you a safe journey home and hopefully get the opportunity of hosting you on another one of our amazing tours in the future
Read more
pixie007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mobile, Alabama141 contributions83 helpful votes
Penguin parade was fantastic to see. Paul was very informative. I gave it 4 stars because we felt rushed. Our tour included dinner which was delicious. I would have liked to spend less time at the Moonlit Sanctuary because we were unable to stop and take pictures of the nobbies
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thank you Pixie for your thoughts on our Phillip Island/Penguin Parade tour. We have taken on board your comments regarding more time at the Nobbies and only a few weeks earlier there would have been more time at each of the stops as the days were longer and thus the penguins come home a little later. But we are pleased you still enjoyed your experience with us.
Read more
Journey733509 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
The trip was exactly as described on the website. Time just flew by and the penguin experience was fantastic. You can get so close to them as they walk beside the boardwalks. Martin, our guide for the day, was knowledgable, friendly, a good driver, calm and happy to answer any
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your review of our Penguin parade tour. We certainly agree with two of your comments. Firstly, it is amazing how close we are able to observe these cute guys making their way home and secondly, how Martin likes to interact with his guests. It was great having you on board and safe travels moving forward
Read more
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Oceania Tours & Safaris
SusieandKirk
00
Great Tour of Melbourne highlights
This half day tour of Melbourne was very enjoyable. Fred was an excellent guide and gave us many ideas of what to
Read more
paulav457
00
Highlight of our five week NZ/Australian holiday
First off, our guide Fred, should run for PM of Australia. He never ran out of stories during the entire day and h
Read more
annasT5608DL
00
Phillips Island and Penguin March
Iliesea was an outstanding guide, driver and host. He briefed us on our itinerary, time to travel and what to expec
Read more
rrpinn
00
Breathtaking Views all day long!
Our group had 3 busses and We were fortunate to get the smallest bus with a thoughtful and knowledgeable driver Ric
Read more
M8441XXjamesh
00
A Truly Breathtaking Experience
We went on the two-day trip to explore what Melbourne has to offer outside of the City, the Trip with our guide Fre
Read more
malloryB92663
00
Highlight of our trip!
Melbourne itself is so exquisite and breathtaking but having a tour by Fred makes the city come alive! Accommodatin
Read more
Beja R
00
A very special tour with Fred
With tourism greatly reduced in Australia, my husband and I were very fortunate to accidentally end up with a priva
Read more
AshleyandFern
00
Fred’s the best!
Our tour guide Fred was amazing, so in love with his City and ready to tell us everything we needed to know about M
Read more
J2Retiree
00
Great Overview of City
Our tour guide, Martin, gave us a great tour of Melbourne. He was very friendly and accommodating. Although it it’s
Read more
M9294LUtomr
00
Fun tour
We traveled on a half day Melbourne City Tour with a great tour guide Fred G. There was only 4 of us on the tour a
Read more
carla f
00
Take it.
We loved this tour. The guide was excellent. All of the stops were worthwhile. We always prefer a small group and t
Read more
chris b
00
Highly recommended tour!
This tour was great! What made it extraordinary was my tour guide Fred. He is very friendly, very knowledgable, and
Read more
Atravelfan
00
Long but Excellent Day- Beautiful Scenery and Koalas!
We took the small group Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne. Our guide Toby was informative and personable. He was
Read more
Destination582898
00
Fred: The Face of Oceania Tours
Our trip to Australia was marked by so many memorable events and one very memorable person: Fred Garcarczyk. While
Read more
Journey733509
00
A long day but the 12 apostles and Loch Ard gorge are worth waiting for.
Fred made the day enjoyable with his endless supply of anecdotes and willingness to answer all our questions. I par
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+63 923-0990452

Frequently bought together

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
from $95.44*
Popular: Booked by 17,616 travelers!
Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
from $121.60*
Popular: Booked by 7,625 travelers!
Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne
from $119.48*
Popular: Booked by 4,924 travelers!

Day Trips

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne
from $95.44*
Popular: Booked by 17,616 travelers!
Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Tour
from $69.99*
Popular: Booked by 3,677 travelers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne