Phillip Island Penguin Parade Eco-Tour from Melbourne

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See all of Phillip Island's top attractions in one dedicated day on this eco-tour from Melbourne. Enjoy wine tasting at the Bass River Winery Estate and sample a range of Gippsland cheeses, watch chocolates being made at the Chocolate Workshop and up close to adorable koalas at Phillip's Koala Conservation Center Sanctuary Island. The highlight of your Phillip Island excursion will begin at dusk, with the parade of penguins waddling the beach to their burrows in the sand dunes. You will travel in a small group of 21 people maximum, and thus explore the most beautiful sites of Phillip Island in a quiet and very relaxed atmosphere.



Highlights

  • Performed in French, English
  • Instant confirmation
  • Treat yourself to a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group minibus tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Ideal choice for families

En route to Phillip Island, enjoy wine tasting at Bass River Winery and sample a range of Gippsland cheeses and other delicious gourmet specialties. The Bass River Winery estate is nestled in the hills of Gippsland and enjoys fabulous views over a charming little regional vineyard. Enjoy a personalized guided tour of the barrel room with the winemaker and taste fabulous cheeses and local specialties including olives, olive oils, honey, chutney and cherries to accompany the superb locally produced wines.

Your first stop in Phillip Island is the chocolate factory, the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Admission is included with your ticket to Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate, the latest addition to the tantalizing factory. At the end of this visit, you will know everything about the cocoa harvest and you will see how chocolate is made. You will also discover life-size statues and frescoes, entirely made of chocolate.



Then you can get up close to the adorable koalas at the Koala Conservation Center sanctuary. You can walk to the tops of the trees to see them up close, in their natural habitat.

You will then continue to the southwestern tip of the island, to enjoy panoramic views of the Nobbies, a group of rugged rocks that jut out from the sea and serve as a natural habitat for many sea creatures, and you will see Seal Rocks, habitat of Australia's largest seal population.


Every evening, at dusk, the smallest penguins in the world waddle ashore after a long day spent fishing at sea. . You will be seated in the front row of this unforgettable spectacle of the farandole of penguins. To make this experience truly unforgettable, choose the Penguins Plus or Private Penguin Parade Experience package. See below for more details.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Tour departs from most Melbourne hotels


Departure time :

  • 11:00 a.m. (April to October)
  • 12:00 p.m. (November to March)

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return details:
back to the starting point

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