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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

  • Comprehensive guided tour of Phillip Island's animal-focused highlights
  • Skip the transportation hassle with round-trip rides from your Melbourne hotel
  • Learn about native Australian animal conservation at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Center
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
From US$98.97
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Standard Penguin ParadeMost Popular
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From US$98.97
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
From US$117.29
Guided Ranger Tour
Small group ranger guided interpretive experience including priority seating on the beach in front of the general viewing area
From US$139.28
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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. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Start your adventure with pickup at your Melbourne hotel, 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.
Reviews (566)
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Reviewed yesterday
Phillip Island

Excellent tour with excellent guide Jarred. Visited some beautiful places on our way to the main attraction, the Penguins. Well worth it!

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent trip to Philip Island

We had an incredible day trip to Philip Island with our excellent tour guide GRAHAM. he was so informative of all the surroundings and a really nice bloke which made the experience even more fun. All stops on the tour were great, my recommendations would...More

Thank jonathanbM515UN
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful afternoon at Phillip Island

Leanne, our tour guide was very pleasant. The tour itself was very enjoyable and good value for your money. The penguin parade was definitely the highlight of this trip. I highly recommend this tour!

1  Thank Ivy Jane V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Philip Island day tour

The tour was very enjoyable. Picked up at our hotel around 11:30am, tour of Brighton beach, Moonlit sanctuary, Nobbies center and Penguin parade all in a day yet not rushed. In fact, there was time for coffee breaks and a leisurely stopover at Cowes. After...More

Thank 97,115,796
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Day tour

Excellent tour conducted in a most professional but friendly manner by leonie. Everything we set out to do was achieved despite a vehicle malfunction. Well done to Gowest tours and leonie

Thank Rossatkin24
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November 14, 2018|
Response from Lorraine M | Reviewed this property |
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