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Phillip Island Penguins, Wine Tasting and Dinner from Melbourne
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Phillip Island Penguins, Wine Tasting and Dinner from Melbourne

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Ages 1-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 12h
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  • Gourmet Winery Grazing Feast of woodfired pizzas, sea-salted fries, and salads
  • A Private Cellar Door Wine Tasting with Grazing Platter
  • Penguin Parade Entry - GA
  • Scenic Wildlife Viewing
  • Optional Koala Sanctuary Visit
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guaranteed Window Seat
  • Entry/Admission - Caldermeade Farm and Cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Winery
  • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Koala Conservation Reserve


Start:
  • 100R St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    We pick up from outside the Melbourne Arts Centre - look for the Giant Spire on top. Enjoy a walk across the picturesque Princess St Bridge and a Coffee whilst you wait. And the end of the night, we will drop back here or we can drop back at your accommodation within the CBD if you request this.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 263968P6

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    • 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 20 travellers

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

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    • You'll start at
      100R St Kilda Rd
      100R St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
      We pick up from outside the Melbourne Arts Centre - look for the Giant Spire on top. Enjoy a walk across the picturesque Princess St Bridge and a Coffee whilst you wait. And the end of the night, we will drop back here or we can drop back at your accommodation within the CBD if you request this.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Caldermeade Farm and Cafe
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Cowes
      Stop: 60 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Koala Conservation Reserve
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 4
      Phillip Island Winery
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 5
      Flynns Beach
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 6
      The Nobbies Centre
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 7
      Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Local Way Tours
      161
      Australia
      Joined in April 2020
    • Wander49877851561
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of a Kind
      Spectacular journey down to Phillip Island - everything about the day was so special. We thought we were just going to enjoy the Penguins, but everything else ended up being even better!!!
      Written 17 February 2024
    • 99JohnL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Grease The Musical
      An excellent day out to attend the musical Grease at Her Majesty’s Theatre with lunch included at the National Gallery of Victoria.
      Written 7 February 2024
    • adelines735
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Phillip Island is well worth the visit
      We had a great day with Rod as our Tour Leader, plenty of activities but didn't feel rushed, Beautiful scenery spots on the Island, the farm was a laugh (ask Rod about the goats hahaha) there were not many penguins but the day had so many highlights it didn't matter
      Written 5 February 2024
    • FarAway297258
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Nobbies, Koalas & Pelicans
      The tour was a small group of 4 passengers. Joanne was amazing and personalized the trip for each of us. We had plenty of time at each location - the Nobbies is a MUST see destination with absolutely stunning views (and a sneak peek at the Fairy Penguin nesting area) - the pelican feeding was priceless - the Koala conservation area had about 19 koalas and a wallaby - great photo opportunities. Thank you Joanne for a very memorable experience on Phillip Island.
      Written 31 January 2024
    • 96phyllisg
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour cancelled
      So disappointed - tour was cancelled the day before but I only received an email on the actual morning of the booked tour at 8.30 am. I tried to find another tour but it was impossible to book for the same day so we didn’t see the penguins. I booked and paid in full 6 months in advance and would hope that in future you either stipulate that cancellation may happen or cancel with more notice
      Written 28 January 2024
    • Hello23MaryM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful, Local Tours delivers exact what they say, Phillip Island at its best
      Phillip Island Highlights and Koalas for Cruise ship Passengers ( 4 hrs) I booked this tour prior to arriving by cruise ship during my itinerary. (Adelaide) I searched online and was very quickly and easily helped to book this tour online. I was answered promptly by Ray, helped to book the tour and given advice and confirmation by email. It was an easy and excellent process. All directions clearly given and detailed in the email. Ray was at the Cowes Shuttle area as advised, and up near the info ladies up near the library, collecting his passengers. A wonderful company and so easy to deal directly with the person/people running the tours. Ray was a happy, friendly guy and did a fantastic tour accommodating ALL his passengers if they wanted to do other things like the chocolate factory or the Grand Prix circuit. He kept us informed on times and everything Local, very happy … Phillip Island is well worth a look at all things on the Island, not just the penguins which are wonderful but there is more to see and glad they are promoting this beautiful Island. I would book with Local Tours again in a heartbeat 😍😊. well done
      Written 23 January 2024
    • eenusa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Scenery…Great Wildlife…Great Wine & Food
      Ray took us on a wonderful tour around Phillip Island, starting with a short stop in San Remo. We visited some of the beaches popular with the locals, stopped at overlooks for fantastic views of the rocky shoreline with the surf crashing ashore, visited the Koala Conservation Sanctuary where we saw koalas in the trees near and far; had a lovely wine tasting at the Phillip Island Winery … with enough food to feed an army. A sparkling wine toast at the Nobbies — where we saw wallabies and grey goose wandering all over the reserve lands — and then onto the Penguin Parade … highly recommend upgrading this experience to Penguins Plus. We saw at least a hundred of the Little Penguins rushing ashore, with some stopping in front of us to groom before continuing up to their burrows. Even saw chicks chasing parents, begging to be fed. Ray operates a great tour … and his charming personality adds to the experience.
      Written 22 January 2024
    • Anne J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic! Great guide/driver
      Ray is a fantastic guide, we were so pleased with this tour and highly recommend. The winery and food were delicious. Best day ever!
      Written 20 January 2024
    • 848melvab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderrful day.
      A group of Seniors enjoyed this tour, very interesting, very friendly, we felt completely safe and entertained by the crew.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • Sandiijane
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must see Phillip Island and penguins .
      Joanne was a very energetic , happy tour guide for us . She was passionate about Melbourne and their tour. This made us all feel comfortable and well looked after . The tour was not rushed at all. We had ample time to take in all the beautiful sights , enjoy lovely wines and tasty dinner. The penguins were so adorable and worth the long drive to see them . Joanne also got us back home quicker than the other tour buses. I highly recommend this tour . Thank you Joanne !
      Written 29 December 2023
    • John K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and tour guide
      Joann was a great tour guide and showed us a wonderful time with some unexpected delights. The wine tasting and pizza dinner was fantastic Highly recommend.
      Written 27 December 2023
    • Relax560036
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Penguins wine tour
      Great tour with wine and lunch. The penguins was a little disappointing and that's not your fault, they need more lighting.
      Written 17 December 2023
    • robertl573
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Geelong Four Day December 2023 Trip
      This four day trip to Geelong and surrounding areas was great. The trip itinerary was varied with something for everybody. I didn't hear any adverse comments from any of my fellow passengers. The food and accommodation was excellent and Joanne went out of her way to ensure that everything was a "polished performance". Would not hesitate to recommend this tour company to anyone
      Written 17 December 2023
    • renateb714
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      so much to see
      We did the Geelong tour and loved it. There was so much to see, the highlight was the Christmas light display. Tour Locals we give you 10 out of 10. We are looking forward to travel with you again.
      Written 16 December 2023
    • michaelpK8279TI
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Melbourne Tramboat Cruise
      The cruise was very well organised, the food was delicious, and we were well looked after, both by Joanne and the boat crew. . We were promised a look at The Crown Christmas Lights, but had no chance to see them. Perhaps time was against us, which was a minor disappointment. The City Christmas Lights were quite good, but there were not many suburban lights to see, so perhaps people haven't put them up yet. Otherwise, a nice, relaxing, enjoyable day. All in all, well done!
      Written 9 December 2023
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    Roman M
    Newark, NJ3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    We had such a great time with our driver and guide Sharryn. She made sure we had all the required details for each stops of our trip and provided so much local tips and tricks. The penguins were amazing but please do wear the layers - it gets very cold out there. All in all, I definitely recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you Sharryn!
    Written 4 January 2024
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    Thank you so much for your kind words, and for enjoying our tour! Shaz is an amazing guide - so thrilled you got to have some fun (and photos) with her Cheers, Ray
    Written 7 January 2024
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    DocEv
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Excellent tour w Rod who gave us personal commentary of Phillip island he knew well. We first stopped at a farm to view roosters crowing then to some beautiful views and wine tasting thereafter around 230 and lunch on site w pizza and Yummie fries. Thereafter quick extra run to koala reserve to see the adorable ones sleeping the. Drive to the windy coast towards the penguin viewing area

    Was cool and extra layers and a mask to protect to face from wind and cold did well w scarf and head wear. As he directed after 15-20 min of watching the cuteness of penguins coming in groups coming out of ocean could see them interacting w mates at their burrows and calling out on their trek up the hill

    Drive back was about 2 hrs. We went for the ‘half day, pickup 1130a and got back about 11pm. Low impact and plenty of bathroom stops

    Grateful to get to know others on the tour and fun w Rod
    Written 26 October 2023
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    Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review. Thrilled that you enjoyed yourself with Rod on tour with us, seems like you really made the most out of your day on Phillip Island - which we are all about!
    Written 4 November 2023
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    Nicole G
    Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    Two Rays and 1 Sharyn ensured this experience unforgettable and memories made were absolutely amazing today! The winery experience was superb with an extremely informative wine connoisseur man named Ray, as well as our tour guides. I Made
    Sure lots of souvenirs, as well as 3
    Bottles of Wine, make it back to the states as a reminder to come back.:)
    Written 24 January 2024
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    Hey Nicole, Such amazing words - was a pleasure meeting you for the short time I had with you, and I know Shaz would have loved having you along for the journey too. So glad we were the ones to show-off Phillip Island to you :)
    Written 25 January 2024
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    KELLY B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    This was an amazing tour of Phillip Island by Tour Local.

    Our tour guide Ray was extremely knowledgeable of the region, and he made it a day to remember.

    It was very well planned, and it was fantastic to fit so much in on a day tour.

    Whilst the highlight was certainly the penguin parade, Phillip Island winery and the Nobbies were spectacular. The views on the walk at the Nobbies was unforgettable.

    Be sure to pack an extra jacket for the evening and sample the shiraz at the winery lunch!

    We will definitely book a tour again soon with Tour Local!
    Written 6 February 2023
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    Was such a fun day and night with all of you...so glad you enjoyed it!!!
    Written 7 February 2023
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    Sue G
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    A great tour of Phillip Island led by our fantastic tour guide, Sue. She was able to help six women become a group of friends to spend the day together to enjoy scenery, food, wine and, of course, the penguins! Amazing! I highly recommend this tour!
    Written 2 March 2023
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    Hey Sue! That's so amazing, and really appreciate your nice words about Sue (must be the name)! So glad you were able to enjoy yourself with your little make-shift family on our tour :)
    Written 3 March 2023
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    LadyHaydy
    Salford, UK170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic tour yesterday! Picked up promptly at art gallery, Sharon or Shazza as we called her was fabulous! Really fun, friendly, informative and helped us all gel together as a group. Nice stop at farm for coffee, lovely scenery then lunch was amazing, delicious pizza with wine tasting, then another drive onto Philip island x seen wildlife and did some shopping x the penguins were gorgeous x Absolutely loved the tour and highly recommended it! It was the birthday of Simone (a girl in our party) and Sharon quietly arranged with Ray to surprise her with cake while we stopped for nibbles and photo stop. We met Ray (the boss) who was equally as friendly and all dietary requirements catered for, one girl in our party is coeliac and needed gluten free food also another is veggie and Shazza ensured their dietary needs were met xxxx We loved Sharon’s enthusiasm and loved the tour 100% xxxxx
    Written 12 March 2023
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    Hey Haydn, thank you so much for your kind words - really means a lot. And it means a lot to us that you have enjoyed this tour so much - you were a great bit of fun to have on board (both from what I saw and from what Shaz said ) so you are definitely welcome back at any time. Cheers, Ray
    Written 13 March 2023
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    Stacey B
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    A group of us took this tour to Phillip Island and had a wonderful day! Our driver, Ray, was very knowledgable about the area and up to date on current events and information.

    The winery we stopped at had amazing food and wine.

    The whole trip was very well organised and professional - which resulted is us getting to see and experience everything!

    As well as all of the local attractions, the penguin viewing was just an amazing experience!
    Written 6 February 2023
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    Hey Stacey! Thanks for the kind words - was great having you on board...so much fun!!!
    Written 6 February 2023
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    faber50l
    Milton Keynes, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    This tour was truly amazing. All the smallest details have been taken care of. Beautiful Philip island is even better with the great knowledge of a local guide such as Ray! Thoroughly recommend
    Written 25 February 2024
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    Thank you so much for your kind review - was amazing to have you on board, so glad you enjoyed yourself :D -Ray
    Written 26 February 2024
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    grmmybtty
    Los Angeles, CA200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    My husband and I had an amazing tour to Philips Island with our knowledgeable and personalble guide Ray. We spent the day seeing the sights of Melbourne and Victoria, visiting a local dairy farm, a tiny beach town, a great winery with a delicious late lunch of unlimited charcuterie, pizza and salad. The day was topped with a visit to the Nobbies and the Penguin Parade, where we viewed 100's of the little blue penguins as they marched up from the sea to their homes tucked away in the hills. What a thrill of a lifetime.
    Written 22 December 2023
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    So glad you enjoyed your time with us - you two were a pleasure to have on board. Glad we were able to showcase some great parts of Phillip Island to you!
    Written 26 December 2023
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    Nina H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Family
    The views were amazing! We went to so many gems along with way thanks to Ray. He knew all of the spots, some even a well kept secret to other guides, because he is a Melbourne local himself and grew up here. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable and excited the entire 12 hours! Very impressed
    Written 20 February 2024
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    So glad you enjoyed it! Was an absolutely pleasure having the both of you on board, and it truly means a lot that you enjoyed yourself as much as you did
    Written 20 February 2024
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