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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$102.30
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Underground Viewing
Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins with the underground viewing experience. Limited to a maximum of just 70 people, enjoy the convenience of being indoor, undercover and out of the elements.
From US$128.80
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From US$102.29
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$121.23
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday
Best day ever

Everything about this tour was great. Although the penguins are the star of the show, the Moonlit sanctuary was so much fun as well. You are able to hand feed and pet kangaroos and wallabies and see so many different Australian animals up close. I...More

Thank 468jennifer
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Tour and Great Tour Guide Juliet

Juliet was a great tour guide, she greet us at the pick up point and addressed everybody by name until to the end. Made us feel very closely with full of fun. Also very informative and gave us full explanations along the way. The most...More

1  Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

This was a great tour ! Jon was a incredible guide. Every once in awhile you run across someone that really loves his work and it showed. A native Australian from the area so the tour was very informative as well as fun. He did...More

1  Thank cousinit8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very Enjoyable Day Out

A long and tiring day but great fun and very enjoyable. Our guide/driver was very friendly, full of fun and very informative with all the locations visited. The bathing boxes in Brighton Beach was very busy with lots of tourists and locals alike. Wildlife sanctuary...More

1  Thank Roberto N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing day!

I booked the Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary, Phillip Island tour with Go West after seeing good reviews - I am so glad I did! Our guide, Adam, was absolutely brilliant - welcoming, knowledgeable, informative and funny and he made the trip so enjoyable (even despite...More

2  Thank jennyanndean
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26 May 2018|
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Response from Rosemarie W | Reviewed this property |
The stop at the sanctuary is around an hour, and you can walk through and feed the animals. At Phillip Island the stop is 2 -3 hours. No photography is allowed, and no-one is allowed to touch the penguins. This is made... More
Celine P
4 May 2018|
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Response from LoveTravelMemories | Reviewed this property |
They either contact you or you can email them to let them know where your staying and they will let you know what time is pick up.
Chong J
17 April 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
I bought my ticket on the official web page. There you can find a list of hotels and places they can pick you up.
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