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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne provided by Oceania Tours & Safaris

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    11
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
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. Enjoy this highly personalised tour with a small-group limited to only 11 passengers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5706M3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all Melbourne City Hotels
  • Southbank VIC 3006, 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all Melbourne City Hotels
  • Southbank VIC 3006, 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Sep. 2021
A note from Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Double dose Covid-19 vaccine required for all passengers above 12 years old
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Southbank
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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SK
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Jan. 2022
Great tour of Australia's fauna. Wide range of native animals with a strong focus on conservation. The tour guide Sebastian was passionate and knowledgeable. Definitely take a beanie, jacket, scarf and blanket for the Penguin Parade - the wind chill factor was rough. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Written 24 January 2022
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ARAVINDHAN K
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Family
Beautiful trip and we loved. One of the best trip in melbourne visit.. Especially enjoyed the tour guide Fred's commentary... he is too good...
Written 31 December 2021
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your comments. It’s great to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. We agree, Fred is amazing!
Written 3 January 2022
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Tuan T
1 contribution
Dec. 2021
This is a part of our two consecutive trips with the Oceania Tours and Safaris and it lived up to our very high expectations. It was a wonderfully organized trip with beautiful scenery, animals and sensational lookout spots, great tour guides and fascinating lectures on the region and history.

Fred and Sebastian - our expert tour guides who accompanied us were outstanding - passionate, informative, engaging and entertaining. Fred is not only a fount of knowledge about Melbourne but also a wonderful host with a great sense of humour.

The combination of cruising the Murray River on a boutique steamboat, watching a fascinating penguin parade, seeing wild animals close-up in their habitats in good company - is just a winner. It is the best holiday we have ever had. Many thanks for your meticulous attention to our comfort!

From Tuan and Samantha
Written 12 December 2021
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you Tuan for not only your amazing review, but also for allowing us to host you on two of our most popular tours. We pride ourselves in creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime and when we read comments like yours, it makes us realise that we are doing things right. Hopefully we meet again someday.
Written 25 December 2021
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Katie V
2 contributions
Jul. 2021
I was skeptical of going on the tour, as we had to reschedule due to Covid and we were now squeezing it into a weekend rather than as part of a larger trip as originally planned. I soon turned my attitude around after meeting Fred, who my daughter quickly adopted as her grandfather for the day. Fred was such a delight- friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Despite the poor weather and my initial hesitation, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat as long as Fred is our guide.
Written 14 July 2021
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you Katie for your encouraging words. Fred did mention to us that he had never seen fog roll onto the Island as it unexpectedly did that night and yes, his ability to connect with youngsters has been mentioned before. We are so pleased however, that your experience with us was still amazing enough for you to take the time to post a review.
Written 15 July 2021
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Calvin
1 contribution
May 2021 • Solo
Really great tour with our guide Eli to see the penguin parade and nobbies at Phillip island. Friendly, informative and super easy. Great sights in one day and didn’t need to drive. Thanks Eli!
Written 16 May 2021
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On behalf of Eliseo and our team, thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. There is certainly so much more to see when the driving is left to one of our expert guides.
Written 19 May 2021
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JJY
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We had such a great time with Fred! It was truly an unforgettable experience. We really appreciated his willingness to let us set our own pace, and he had some awesome stories and facts along the way! He’s not only passionate about his work but a genuinely kind person. Just a little tip for the Philip Island tour. When you’re leaving the island, don’t just look at the penguins but look up the sky too! You’ll see thousands of stars!
Written 9 May 2021
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Thank you kindly for your review of our popular Phillip Island penguin tour. And yes, on a clear night it really is quite amazing to gaze into our Southern sky.
Written 19 May 2021
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Natasha
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
This tour was the best that My Partner and I have ever been on! Fred the tour guide was definitely the highlight of this trip! He was so amazingly friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Loved listening to his stories, sense of honour and his history of Melbourne. Was not bored one bit and thoroughly enjoyed the way he did his tour! Plus seeing those cute little penguins at the end of the night is also a bonus! Even though it poured with rain and thunder halfway through the penguin parade I still would name this is best experience I have ever had. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Written 2 May 2021
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Wow!! Thank you for your positive feedback. We agree that although Fred hasn't learnt how to control the weather yet, he certainly knows how to make a tour fun for his guests. We hope the rest of your stay in Melbourne is just as enjoyable
Written 19 May 2021
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Katobeid
5 contributions
Mar. 2021
Oceania Tours & Safaris can be highly commended for continuing to offer safe and enjoyable tours in the aftermath of the COVID -19 lockdowns. We really appreciated that the tour went ahead despite my husband and I being the only subscribed guests. Fred, our tour guide and driver, was outstanding in his dedication to ensuring we had the best day! His engagement and enthusiasm, for the entire 10 hour tour, were outstanding and he couldn’t do enough to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Such an employee is absolute “gold” for your company in ensuring word of mouth referrals and return customers. Thank you very much indeed Fred from J and K.
Written 20 March 2021
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Thank you for your positive and encouraging review. It has been a tough year for everyone in the tourism industry, but it has possibly made us more determined to take every opportunity to show off this beautiful city and surrounding attractions. Hopefully we get to host you again one day soon
Written 31 March 2021
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Poranee P
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Jan. 2021
This was the best trip of my life. I joined this tour on Friday, 22 January 2021. It was a fantastic tour ever especially, my guide Fred was really friendly and helpful. The Oceania Tours & Safaris is also very impressive. I didn't know that I was the only customer on this tour, but they still provided the tour service for me at an affordable price, especially for an international student like me. Also, they were very quick to answer my inquiry.

I chose the Phillip Island & Moonlit Sanctuary tour program. The tour was paced perfectly with visits to exciting and beautiful places and have appropriate time to take lots of photos, which I really appreciated. I had plenty of opportunities to feed kangaroos and wallabies, and I saw many cute koalas and closely took many photos and videos with them at Moonlit Sanctuary. I visited the beautiful beaches and saw beautiful scenery at Nobbies, which is the most breathtaking view I've ever seen. I saw many cute birds and wallabies in the wild. The Premium Plus option for the penguin parade allowed me to sit in a private viewing area. I sat in the front row, where I could see the penguins come out of the water and pass right in front of me. It was truly a fantastic experience!

Fred kept me entertained, and he went above and beyond. He has in-depth knowledge of the history and nature of Australia. He took me to all the included stops plus made additional stops, given a real Aussie nature experience. Thank you so much, Fred.

I highly recommend this tour. It has everything you need to know about Phillip Island plus the beautiful wildlife. I will definitely join the tours with Oceania Tours & Safaris again.
Written 23 January 2021
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Thank you so much for your complimentary comments in your review of our Philip Island tour Paula. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and those amazing penguins. We would certainly love to have you on another of our many tour options some time in the future. Thanks again and all the best with your studies!
Written 30 January 2021
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Young
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Solo
A fantastic day tour to Phillip island with my friendly private tour guide Fred. Wonderful experience to watch the penguins waddleing back to their nests. So excited to walk with these cute cute creatures.
Written 15 December 2020
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Thank you so much taking the time to post a review Yangtian. It certainly is an amazing sight to see many of the 32,000 penguins return to their nest every evening and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 15 December 2020
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Eliseo is the best!!Amazing day trip!!
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Highlight of our five week NZ/Australian holiday
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Breathtaking Views all day long!
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