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Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour
4.5

Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour

By Wine Hop Tours
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Ages 4-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 12h
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Entry / Admission Fees are included
  • Pick up and drop off from your CBD Melbourne accommodation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Friendly, local, knowledgeable driver
  • Entry/Admission - Brighton Bathing Boxes
  • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
What's not included
  • Lunch, Dinner & drinks are excluded, however there will be opportunities to purchase while on tour.
  • Pick up may be from a central Melbourne location if you're a solo traveller or book the day prior


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up from your choice of Melbourne CBD, location and times to be confirmed once booking completed 24 hrs prior to tour. NOTE: If you are a solo traveler or book the day before you may be referred to a convenient central location. Please meet outside your lobby hotel entrance 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 108928P20

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Phillip Island Penguin Parade is a KultureCity Certified Sensory Inclusive Venue
        • Infants 3 years old and under are free provided they sit on the lap of a parent, if you wish for your infant to have their own seat please purchase a child ticket
        • 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 24 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour?
        How much is Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour?
        Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour price starts from AU$160.72. Discover and book Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour cancellation policy?
        Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour?
        Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour is hosted by Wine Hop Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Wine Hop Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Wildlife and Beach Boxes Bus Tour on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 108928P20

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        • 1
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        • 2
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          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          The Nobbies Centre
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        • 4
          Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Wine Hop Tours
          28
          Australia
          Joined in December 2018
        • Smenge
          0 contributions
          Slightly less than expected
          Yarra Valley Wine Tour was advertised as 4 wine tastings and a chocolate tasting. Bill our driver picked us up and then told us the 4 wineries we were having the tastings at. He also gave us a clip board of the 3 course menu we were to have for lunch, ticking off what we wanted. Went to the first winery all fine, second winery where we were to have lunch, we had to pay for our wine tasting which was $10 each. Also the lunch in the end consisted of just a main meal. Even the restaurant manager came to apologise, and told us that was all Wine Hop tours had us down for. The other two wineries were nice. The tour was fine, but if you advertise 4 wineries for tastings, why are we only getting 3, and the lunch was a little embarrassing. I did email Wine Hop Tours 3 weeks ago for their comments, but to no avail
          Written 23 March 2023
        • Hangingontheedge
          0 contributions
          Friendly and very enjoyable wine tour.
          We were fortunate to have a very friendly group of people and very friendly driver. The wineries were all interesting and Yering Farm was outstanding for me. Only problem was Viator got it wrong about the pick-up, but we sorted this out with the company.
          Written 25 January 2023
        • 832kajsam
          0 contributions
          POOR experience
          So this experience was under all expectations unfortunately, we had a complete quiet and moody tour guide so we got No experience what so ever in information about Yarra valley nor what was going on in each stop. And Main thing, we booked specificly for this particular wine tour from which wineries was said to go to. We only went to one of them! And No information was said about this on the booking either. On the way home the driver decided to drive an extra bit only for looking at kangaroos when most of us only wanted to go home. Incredibly dissapointing, disrespectful and we definately won't book with these again.
          Written 18 January 2023
        • patrickhI9883FO
          0 contributions
          Misleading
          They need to deliver what is advertised, we were told we would visit 4 wineries and have a two course lunch at one of them. They then changed this to 3 wineries and a cider house. The second visit wasn’t a winery’s at all it was a pub, where we had a very average one course meal. We were also told they would have a wine tasting there which they didn’t. We also had accommodation booked in red hill and had to arrange our own transport to the first location and a pick up from the last stop. I would go on this tour again or recommend to anyone.
          Written 20 November 2022
        • Timothy C
          0 contributions
          Nice wines, but could have been better
          It was a nice day, went to some lovely wineries and tried a good range of local wines. The other people on the tour were very friendly, and we had a lovely driver. However there were a couple of disappointments. Firstly it was advertised as 4 tastings , however we only had 3 tastings…Also one of the wineries we were meant to visit was closed due to a landslide (unavoidable of course), however as a substitute they took us to this cider brewery in the middle of an industrial estate…perhaps could have chosen a better alternative? Lastly the lunch was pretty average and was advertised as 2 courses, but we only received one course. Fun day overall however, but I think we may go with a different tour company next time.
          Written 19 November 2022
        • rustyteddy
          0 contributions
          Fantastic
          We had a lovely day ,great company lovely venues to visit and taste the variety of wines on offer. The tour guide was very professional
          Written 18 September 2022
        • E9670IDwaynec
          0 contributions
          Brilliant Day
          Brilliant day. Driver/guide excellent. Communication first rate. Wineries great. Lunch large, tasty and served promptly. Great day.
          Written 1 May 2022
        • Deb4350
          0 contributions
          Great Day Out
          We had a great day out with Corrine. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to 4 wineries. Good lunch at 10 Piers. An enjoyable day out.
          Written 20 March 2022
        • Steeve M
          0 contributions
          Excellent experience. Highly recommended
          Emily the event coordinator was friendly and highly responsive to my queries. Dirk our driver was on time friendly and knowledgeable. The lunch was great and the wineries were well presented and lived up to our expectations. A very worthwhile experience
          Written 19 March 2022
        • sarahjI4003RF
          0 contributions
          Fantastic
          We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Norm was fantastic, had great knowledge of the local areas, and was highly accommodating.
          Written 13 January 2022
        • ChristopherR2843
          0 contributions
          A good day out
          Good fun day out great lunch one outstanding winery one less good and two others that were interesting with some very nice surroundings and views
          Written 13 November 2021
        • PattySriram
          0 contributions
          Nice time on the Mornington Peninsula
          We had a great time, met lovely people and our driver, Corine, was wonderful. We only give it 4 stars because one of the wineries didn’t provide any information about their wines and it seemed like a burden for us to be there. The meal was excellent, even the vegan options looked delicious!
          Written 8 November 2021
        • ricardomU5556TL
          0 contributions
          The best way to enjoy and visit wineries cultures and blessed with awesome weather
          The Wineries & people was exciting A great day out in Mornington. A big thank you to our tour guide, Norman he was brilliant But visited 3 instead of 4 due to the storm outbreak (Spitting of the beverage bill not allows at Restaurant was disappointed) Go to the Yarra Valley wine trail next time and use your tour group again
          Written 31 October 2021
        • jenniferpJ1588SQ
          0 contributions
          AMAZING!!!
          It was so great! The staff were so so lovely. Picked us up from our place and dropped us home. Couldn’t recommend more!!!
          Written 21 March 2021
        • emmamilnee
          0 contributions
          amazing
          Honestly the whole day was amazing, great lunch, excellent winery’s with fantastic wine and beautiful views.
          Written 19 June 2020
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        HappyJacks
        Marazion, UK10 contributions
        I am an older traveller accompanied by my daughter. We were last to be picked up and the only two seats were the front seat next to the driver which had to be accessed through climbing over the console. Which I was not able to do. My seat was a single lower seat at the back with no headrest with a box stored which meant I could not put my feet down. The venues we visited were good as was the driver but after every stop I dreaded getting back on the bus. My advice is make sure you are not on the last stop. My view is this vehicle was comfortably a 22 seater and that profit over passenger comfort was clearly the driver for the company. The penguin march was probably worth the discomfort but only just.
        Written 3 August 2023
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        Wander41718258899
        1 contribution
        July 2023 • Friends
        Joey was very good with all the insights. Fun, interactive and professional.
        It was a full group. And the mini bus is a little cramp.
        Written 29 August 2023
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        Kat L
        1 contribution
        Mar 2023
        Our group (two seniors, four adults, two children under ten) went on the Phillip Island bus tour from Melbourne and it was absolutely lovely. Warren was a warm and friendly tour operator who was very clear about where and when to meet back up again for the next stop, and also gave us great tips about the best views and places to see the penguin parade. At the penguin parade, he also helped arrange a cart ride for our family member who had trouble walking long distances. We got a text confirmation the day before the tour about where and when to meet, and arrived back in Melbourne in the evening with no problems. As a bonus, when we figured out the next day that we'd left some personal items on the bus, we were able to get someone on the phone who tracked down the items within half an hour and gave us several options to get them back before we left the city. Amazing service, great people, definitely recommend.
        Written 16 April 2023
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        Himanshu
        Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
        The trip was amazing. Dirk was so good and sweet. He recommended the perfect spot for penguins spotting. Must-take tour!
        Written 5 March 2023
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        Tony S
        2 contributions
        Dec 2021 • Friends
        The firm needs to ensure customers wear masks in the bus. The driver was friendly but not very well organised. He was a poor tourist quide with minimal information.
        Written 26 December 2021
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        Hi and thanks for the review. Sorry the driver wasnt up top expectations. I hope you enjoyed the penguins anyway. I will have a chat to him and give him further training. Have a great new year. Matt.
        Written 29 December 2021
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