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Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne provided by Oceania Tours & Safaris

Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne

Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne
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About
Be treated to a visit at Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you will have the opportunity to interact with an array of Australian native animals such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, an array of colorful birds & reptiles. Visit the Nobbies - home to the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. Then it is on to the gala event! Delight in the magic of visiting the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade where you will have the privilege of witnessing a true miracle - our beautiful little penguins arriving ashore to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. After a long swim at sea, they will be dressed up in what looks like a tuxedo - marvel at these stunning flightless birds as they waddle right past you on the way to their home. Depending on the time of year, you can tailor your tour and include free time exploring Phillip Island at your own pace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • A beloved day-trip destination for Melbournians, Phillip Island offers a combination of rolling farmland, windswept cliffs and unique animal encounters. After pickup at your Melbourne hotel in the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the city’s leafy suburbs as we head south-east of Melbourne to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park at the top of Mornington Peninsula. You will meet endangered Australian native wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, kookaburras and dingoes. Look out for a variety of bright colored birds and reptiles.  Cross a bridge to access Phillip Island, where the Australian Motor Grand Prix and home of our famous Little Penguins. Upon arrival on the island depending on the time of year and your interest, we will visit Woolamai Beach to admire surfers gliding along the waves. We will then head to the southern tip of the island to view the rugged windswept cliffs of the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, home to a large fur seal colony. In the warmer months between October to March we will spend time on the island town of Cowes where you might dine (own expense) in one of the delicious restaurant options and browse local shops. In the cooler months between April to September, you will return to Melbourne after the Penguin Parade visit to indulge in one of Melbourne City's decadent restaurants.  As dusk approaches, make your way to a local beach and settle in to a shoreline viewing platform for the world-famous Penguin Parade. Every night, hundreds of petite fairy penguins — the smallest in the world — emerge from the water here after fishing all day. Watch the awe-inspiring spectacle as the adorable penguins waddle across the sand and through the bush to tuck into their burrows for the night. Your tour includes an upgraded Penguins Plus experience for a VIP boardwalk view of the parade. Once all penguins have gone home for the night, relax on the approximately 2-hour return drive to Melbourne.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • A beloved day-trip destination for Melbournians, Phillip Island offers a combination of rolling farmland, windswept cliffs and unique animal encounters. After pickup at your Melbourne hotel in the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the city’s leafy suburbs as we head south-east of Melbourne to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park at the top of Mornington Peninsula. You will meet endangered Australian native wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, kookaburras and dingoes. Look out for a variety of bright colored birds and reptiles.  Cross a bridge to access Phillip Island, where the Australian Motor Grand Prix and home of our famous Little Penguins. Upon arrival on the island depending on the time of year and your interest, we will visit Woolamai Beach to admire surfers gliding along the waves. We will then head to the southern tip of the island to view the rugged windswept cliffs of the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, home to a large fur seal colony. In the warmer months between October to March we will spend time on the island town of Cowes where you might dine (own expense) in one of the delicious restaurant options and browse local shops. In the cooler months between April to September, you will return to Melbourne after the Penguin Parade visit to indulge in one of Melbourne City's decadent restaurants.  As dusk approaches, make your way to a local beach and settle in to a shoreline viewing platform for the world-famous Penguin Parade. Every night, hundreds of petite fairy penguins — the smallest in the world — emerge from the water here after fishing all day. Watch the awe-inspiring spectacle as the adorable penguins waddle across the sand and through the bush to tuck into their burrows for the night. Your tour includes an upgraded Penguins Plus experience for a VIP boardwalk view of the parade. Once all penguins have gone home for the night, relax on the approximately 2-hour return drive to Melbourne.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5706PV3
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Penguin Plus access
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Melbourne CBD hotels
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Phillip Island Nature Park, Cape Woolamai VIC 3925, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above
  • Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking
  • No photo or video of penguins allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Penguin Plus access
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Melbourne CBD hotels
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Phillip Island Nature Park, Cape Woolamai VIC 3925, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above
  • Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking
  • No photo or video of penguins allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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fravs
Sydney Australia39 contributions
Highly personalised tour of Phillip Island.
Mar 2021
I was looking to make the most of the time I had in Melbourne after having booked to go to the Melbourne International Flower Show, cancelled in Feb. I saw this company on Tripadvisor and was attracted to the tour to Phillip Island to see the penguins. I made a couple of enquiries and these were answered promptly and in a friendly manner, stating I might be the only person on the tour. Covid has decimated this sector and I was glad I could contribute something, even though I WAS the only traveller that tour. I was picked up in a pristine, luxurious mini bus type vehicle and day was personalised. My guide was brilliant and became a trusted guide, respectful, friendly, helpful and so knowledgable. Tour was fascinating, and even though I am an Aussie, I saw so much wildlife in its natural habitat, that I appreciated my own country so much more. I am a single traveller so having the hotel pick up and drop off was a bonus. Hiring a car for the day, would not have been an option and this tour was great value, and I'd say more economical. I highly recommend this company.
Written 17 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you so much for your detailed review of our Phillip Island/Penguin tour. We are so pleased to hear that it was a pleasurable and rewarding experience for you and look forward to perhaps welcoming you on one of our other tours in the future.
Written 2 May 2021
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Anna S
1 contribution
Phillips Island and Penguin March
Mar 2020
Iliesea was an outstanding guide, driver and host. He briefed us on our itinerary, time to travel and what to expect. As we encountered some weather encountered, he constantly offered us alternatives to the itinerary as we went along. He stopped at several spots on island to see the wildlife, which was amazing to see them in their natural habitat and beautiful views for photography. He included us in watching for animals on the roads to ensure they were safe. Was amazing for an afternoon trip. The penguin parade was great, tickets for pick up an us getting in early for good seats. Wonderful trip, company knows how’s to make it happen.
Written 23 March 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thanks so much for your great review Anna. Eliseo certainly knows many of the great photo opportunities on the island before you even get to the amazing penguin parade. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour with us and wish you safe travels ahead.
Written 23 March 2020
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barkof
1 contribution
Great time!
Oct 2019
Really enjoyed this tour, the safari park, Phillips Island, the penguins and seeing some critters at night. The tour guide, Fred Garcarzyck, was great. Made you feel at home and he knew his stuff. One of my best tours in a month in Oz.
Written 18 February 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your positive feedback. And to hear we topped your list of favourite tours in Oz is extremely satisfying. We will certainly pass on your wonderful comments about Fred and safe onward travels
Written 18 February 2020
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Heather
2 contributions
Philip Island visit
Jan 2020 • Couples
It was a terrific tour. Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The scenery was amazing.
Written 13 February 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. Yes, the coastal views are quite spectacular on the island and quite a contrast to the scenery enjoyed along our western coast. Safe travels and hopefully see you again.
Written 17 February 2020
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Stuart H
1 contribution
Stuart
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very good trip to Philip Island. Penguins great! Martin great guide and very informative! Quite a long day!
Written 8 February 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for reviewing our Phillip Island penguin tour Stuart. And yes it is a late finish at this time of the year because the penguins watches are controlled by our sunsets, which is why we try to include other interesting stops along the way. Look forward to having you on board again someday.
Written 11 February 2020
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Lindsay
22 contributions
Phillip Island Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
Martin was our tour guide. He was great! The trip to the Sanctuary was awesome. Got to feed the kangaroos. The guided ranger tour with the penguins was amazing. Got to see them up close and personal and learn a lot about them. Beautiful views of the island at various stops along the way. Overall I would highly recommend this tour. Note: you can’t take pictures of the penguins after a certain time because the lights affect them being able to find their burrows. Totally understandable, but just FYI.
Written 7 February 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your positive review and taking the time to post some amazing photos. Martin always works hard to ensure that his guests get the most of their experience with us.
Written 11 February 2020
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Janine T
2 contributions
Phillip Island Day Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a great tour with Martin! On time and even texted us beforehand! A very personable individual and gave us a very good feel for not only the Melbourne area, but it's sports, Australian jargon, history and about what's going on today! He even brought samples of popular cakes! The highlights for me were the Moonlit Sanctuary, where he went around with us, showing us how to coax the wallabys over to feed from our hands. He told us interesting things about the animals and if he didn't know, he found out the answers to my questions. I loved the bird blind he took us to and of course the Penguin Parade! We got there early enough to get a good viewing spot! Just a great day and happy we got Martin as our tour guide!
Written 27 January 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you so much for your extremely positive review of our Phillip Island tour and our fabulous guide Martin. He certainly does go the extra mile in ensuring his guests have an amazing experience. We look forward to perhaps hosting you again someday.
Written 28 January 2020
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Robert Sparks
Chearsley, UK34 contributions
Fabulous trip to see the Penguins
Excellent trip on our first full day in Melbourne. Didn’t know what to expect but we arrived back in Melbourne at midnight as promised having had a great day and really buzzing from the penguin parade where we were lucky enough to view on a night with >1100 penguins coming ashore. Pace of tour was well judged with an interesting trip to the sanctuary to see Koalas, Wallabies and Kangaroos close-up followed by dinner and the Penguin Parade. Adam, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun and made it a super trip. Highly recommended.
Written 19 January 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your review and it is always pleasing to hear how much our guests enjoy this tour. Everyone enjoys getting up close and personal with our amazing wildlife and it sounds like you were no exception.
Written 28 January 2020
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3girls3
nj307 contributions
Great day with the highlight of the amazing Penguin parade!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had such a fun day with Martin as our tour guide . Learned a lot about Melbourne, Australia, and it’s animals . Martin was kind, fun, and very knowledgeable. We absolutely loved the Penguins ! Highlight of our trip !
Written 10 January 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your review and we certainly agree that Martin is a wealth of information on so many topics. We wish you a pleasant journey around our country
Written 13 January 2020
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Michelle
Seattle, WA4 contributions
A Wonderful Family Experience.
Nov 2019
We are a family of five and we all loved this tour. It is perfect for families, even when you consider the late night end of the tour.

Ricarda was our guide and driver, and a vast wealth of knowledge for the day. She gave us so many little tidbits of information that we never would have had, had we traveled alone. The Moonlit Sanctuary was a wonderful place to stop on the way - small and well maintained, and the kids got the feed the animals - always a win!

Phillip Island is all about the penguins. It was just as delightful as we had hoped. If you don't find yourself in a fit of glee watching those little creatures, you'd bet check your pulse. Ricarda was so great for us at the Penguin viewing, too. She told us: to hang back to miss the crowds, where the best place was the sit, and how best to follow the penguins up the dunes: invaluable information. We also stopped at The Nobbies, at Cowes for dinner and the beautiful Woolamai beach. What a packed day!
Written 3 December 2019
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Sebastian_Oceania
What a fantastic review. Thank you so much. We really appreciate it. Sounds like you had a fabulous day out with Ricarda and she looked after you very well. We do agree this tour in particular is great for families as there really is something for everyone. Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here in Australia. We hope to see you and your family on another one of our tours sometime!
Written 23 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A fantastic day
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Nobbies and penguin parade day tour
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Unforgettable experience
We had such a great time with Fred! It was truly an unforgettable experience. We really appreciated his willingness
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Memorable Tour with Fred
What a day, and so much more than just a winery tour. Fred picked us up from our hotel and the tour began the momen
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Best tour ever
This tour was the best that My Partner and I have ever been on! Fred the tour guide was definitely the highlight of
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Melbourne Beachsides Plus 1st May 2021
We enjoyed being able to share with Eli his knowledge & obvious love of Melbourne’s beachside areas & the flexibili
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Eliseo is the best!!Amazing day trip!!
Fantastic day trip! Very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We enjoyed our day especially because of Eliseo. Eliseo
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Awesome
Fred has been an excellent tourist guide with lot of stories it was pleasure knowing him, wonderful person and expl
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Absolutely a gold star!
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Amazing private trip to Philips Island and excellent guide, Fred.
This was the best trip of my life. I joined this tour on Friday, 22 January 2021. It was a fantastic tour ever esp
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It was a great experience!
The wine tour was an amazing experience! Fred has been an the best tour guide we could get. His stories make the tr
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Little Wonder
A fantastic day tour to Phillip island with my friendly private tour guide Fred. Wonderful experience to watch the
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An amazing tour
On a pitspot trip of Melbourne, our tour guide Fred really showed us everything amazing it had to offer and all the
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A Trip of Perfection
A remarkable and exceptional experience with wows, laughs, delightfulness and enjoyment were created by one of the
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Amazing day trip *special thanks to Fred* ❤️
Thanks to Fred we had an amazing day trip to Phillip Island. We were his first tour since February (damn covid!) an
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