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Itinerary
Get picked up from your Melbourne hotel and set out on the 1.5-hour journey to Phillip Island. Before crossing the bridge to the island, stop along the Mornington Peninsula to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Follow the Wallaby Walk and spot a wide variety of native Australian animals, including wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and dingoes.

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, a working farm where you can see a sheepshearing demonstration and watch the sheepdogs at work.

Then set out to explore Phillip Island, starting with the Koala Conservation Centre, where you can observe koalas in their natural habitat. Stop to see the Nobbies rock formations, Seal Rocks, and Cape Woolamai before heading to Summerland Beach for the evening Penguin Parade: watch hundreds of little penguins waddle across the beach to their burrows.

Return to Melbourne, where your tour ends back at your hotel.
Locations visited
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre
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Overview
The beautiful beaches, bushland, and nature reserves of Phillip Island lie just south of Melbourne. On this tour, enjoy four unforgettable wildlife encounters in one day—spot kangaroos at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, tour a working sheep farm on Churchill Island, visit the Koala Conservation Centre, and watch the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach.
Highlights
  • Enjoy the nature, wildlife, and lifestyle of Phillip Island and beyond
  • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary, a Churchill Isle farm, Koala Conservation Centre
  • Watch the famous Penguin Parade as small penguins waddle to their burrows
  • Great value: hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and entrance fees included
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fantastic Day!

Today we got the pleasure of taking this tour with Kurt. The tour itself was FANTASTIC - truly a once in a lifetime experince ! Our guide was so informative and engaging with the participants on the tour. I would reccomend this tour led by...More

Thank Lisa P
Clinton F, Manager at Bunyip Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Lisa! Glad you enjoyed your day out with Kurt! He's a legend round these parts. Take care and hope to see you again one day :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The tour is great but the guide ...

The tour starts from Melbourne very early in the morning, then the first stop is in the moonlit sanctuary. This attraction is simply great, you can feed kangaroos or the koalas and watch the animals in quite a big park walking around freely. The following...More

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Clinton F, Manager at Bunyip Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Davide, Thanks for your feedback, we're glad to enjoyed the attractions but are sorry to hear the commentary wasn't up to scratch. We train our guides to be the best and have taken many measurements to ensure they have as much information as possible...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Splendid Day Tour full of fun and beautiful sights

My partner and I had the best time on this tour made all the more special and amazing by our fantastic guide Kurt. Every activity was really well planned and we had enough time in each location to get the most out of it. We...More

Thank jessemno
Clinton F, Manager at Bunyip Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback Jesse! Glad you had a fun day out with Kurt and enjoyed the sights! Take care and safe travels! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day. Great Tour- Lots of sights and animal.

I booked this tour months before my trip to Australia after researching many options. I like the smaller group than this tour offers. A small van - not those massive tour busses. Chris, our driver was great. So nice and so funny. He guided us...More

Thank lynnettecraig
Clinton F, Manager at Bunyip Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words Lynnette, glad you enjoyed your day out to phillip island and the little penguins with us and your guide chris! He's a legend round these parts! Take care and safe travels.

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile
Nature is amazing

It’s amazing to see the parade of penguins coming back from the ocean from a day of fishing. The highlight of the day. It can be quite a spectacle. Nature at one of its best. No photography allowed.

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Clinton F, Manager at Bunyip Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Thanks Ron! Glad you enjoyed your day at the Penguin parade! Take care!

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Response from junaidk239 | Reviewed this property |
Its a full day tour, if u leave by 10am, expect to be back only at 9 pm. There r shorter tours available too, but I will not advise them, as the activities on the way are actually better than hr penguin parade itself, u... More
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
A large bus took us on the day trip. I also agree it was about 20 other people. It was crowded but we got there early enough that there were plenty of seats. I think we got seats in a row, about 10 rows back.
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