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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

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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. 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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  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coaster fitted with free WIFI
  • Entry fees for Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Sightseeing at the Brighton Bathing Boxes, Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Please note: 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
  • Please note: Infant restraint seats can be provided but must be requested at the time a booking is placed
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Go West Tours
Melbourne, Australia
Yarra Vally via Go West Glenn
Itinerary- handpicked, doable, delightful Time & pacing- client-tailored, optimized Tour Guide Glenn- extra
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Carl W
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Fantastic!!! A must do while in Melbourne
This day trip was fantastic. DANIEL was excellent from start to finish, his humour, his energy, his knowledge.he
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Wonderful day on the Great Ocean Road.
Clem was amazing. Fantastic tour highly recommend. Loved her stories and music along the way. Barb & Bob
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Fairy Jane C
Very impressive tour with nice tourguide and perfect organisation
It was superb! Thanks to our tourguide Leonie we had an unforgatteble experience in the Grampians. The weather was
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“Clem is the best”
Currently on the final part of the drive back from a wonderful day on the Great Ocean Road with Clemency as our
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A fabulous experience
An amazing experience. Good helpful guide. Relaxed tour where we saw loads of animals at close range and were able
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Pawel S
Grampians National Park Small-Group "Go West tours"
It was a great trip with Leonie. I would recommend everybody to take the tour. Specially the background
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Amazing Wildlife and awesome landscapes
Great day trip! All the Australian wildlife in one day! Daniel T., our guide picked us up at the hotel and we
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River Wong
Absolutely stunning sights
The locations were absolutely amazing. I would recommend it even if the weather isn't perfect because the scenery
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A must-do for animal lovers ... Clemency best tour guide ever !!
First, try to request Clemency as your guide. We thought she was amazing. She was informative, funny, had a
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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