Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne with Wine and Cheese Tasting

Great day with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. The highlight of seeing the Penguins is a must do! ! Got a good overview of the area, so much so that I will plan to go back to Phillip Island in the future for a long weekend to do the things that you cant on a day tour. ...Dawn M., Australia – See more reviews
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Nobbies Boardwalk
Nobbies Boardwalk
Kangaroo Feeding
Kangaroo Feeding
Kangaroo Feeding
Kangaroo Feeding
Wombat
Wombat
Tawny Frogmouth
Tawny Frogmouth
Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil
Spotted-tail Quoll
Spotted-tail Quoll
Emu
Emu
Koala
Koala
Phillip Island Winery Fare
Phillip Island Winery Fare
The Nobbies
The Nobbies
The Nobbies
The Nobbies
Penguin Parade
Penguin Parade
Overview of Penguin Parade with Penguin Plus viewing platform in foreground
Overview of Penguin Parade with Penguin Plus viewing platform in foreground
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What To Expect

Experience the best of Victoria's wildlife and gourmet delights. Tantalize your taste buds with Phillip Island's cheeses and wines, meet iconic Aussie animals like koalas and wallabies at the Moonlit Sanctuary and witness the internationally renowned Penguin Parade.

Specifications

Type:
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tours
Departs From:
Melbourne
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Duration:
11 hours
Availability:
daily at 11:00 AM
Product Code:
8119
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Enjoy the very best of the region's wildlife and gourmet delights on this day trip to Phillip Island. Leaving Melbourne, we travel first to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you will get the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals on a guided wildlife walk. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, wallabies and Tasmanian devils, as well as some of the lesser known favorites like quolls, owls and bandicoots.

We stop next for gourmet afternoon tea at the delightful Phillip Island Winery. Sample a range of locally produced wines with a lovely selection of Gippsland's finest cheeses and other gourmet produce. The wine and cheese tasting is accompanied by an informative presentation about each of the foodstuffs sampled, ensuring an experience that is educational as well as truly mouth-watering.

We continue on to Point Grant and The Nobbies to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest population of fur seals, before ending the day with the trip's main highlight - the Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.

Witness the phenomenon where, just after dark every night, the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore after a day of fishing out at sea. Be enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and parade right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade and will help to keep you toasty warm with a complimentary hot cuppa.

For an exclusive viewing experience, upgrade to the more personalized "Penguins Plus" viewing platform*. With numbers limited to 150, you'll enjoy special ranger interpretation in a more natural setting. This option also includes a complimentary hot beverage.

After the parade, you will have plenty of free time to explore the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre before the journey back to Melbourne.

With drop-off right back to your inner city accommodation, you'll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and deluxe coach transfers with tour commentary

  • Use of wi-fi onboard the coaches

  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park admission

  • Wine, cheese & other gourmet tastings at a boutique regional winery

  • Penguin Parade (General Viewing or Penguin Plus* Viewing, depending on option selected)

  • Afternoon tea

  • Coffee at the Penguin Parade

  • Personal video service on homeward journey

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

Please Note

  • Children under 4 years are carried free of charge, provided parent or guardian is prepared to carry child on their lap in the event all other seats are occupied.

  • *Includes access to the Penguins Plus exclusive boardwalk at Penguin Parade and free hot beverage.

  • Pick up times vary between 10:00 and 12:00. Please reconfirm 24 hours prior to receive your specific pick up time.

  • Audio translation services in Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Thai, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Malaysian are available upon request (no extra charge).

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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