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

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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 11/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9 Riverside Quay
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    9 Riverside Quay
    9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
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Important Information
Departure Point
9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
63Reviews
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MrMoyock wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Our tour guide and driver Fred is an absolute hoot. Very funny, very knowledgeable on the penguins and the whole area, and genuinely cares that each person get the most out of the day. As for the Penguin parade, it's must see. They are sciddish little guys but so adorable. It
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded Mar 23, 2020
Thank you for your review and for possibly creating a new nickname for Fred in our office 😊 We agree that even on the coolest night, the penguin parade is a sight to behold. And our possum whisperer was so pleased to read that you finally got to meet one. Safe journey home
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L H wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fred is an exceptional tour guide. He clearly loves what he does and made the tour so much more fun.
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Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Thank you for your review of our Phillip Island/penguin parade tour. Fred will be pleased to see that he got more of a comment than our famous penguins 😊 Safe onward travels
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cat063 wrote a review Mar 2020
UK109 contributions93 helpful votes
We would fully recommend this trip, we had the VIP pass. We were picked up from our hotel and driven to Philip Island via a stop at a kangaroo/koala sanctuary. Then there was time for a quick meal in Cowes (excellent fish and chips) before the penguin parade. The penguins were
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you kindly for your review. Our penguin parade tour is definitely quite the experience which always leaves our guests in awe. And Fred will certainly enjoy reading your comments of praise. We wish you a safe journey home and hopefully get the opportunity of hosting you on another one of our amazing tours in the future
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pixie007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mobile, Alabama140 contributions104 helpful votes
Penguin parade was fantastic to see. Paul was very informative. I gave it 4 stars because we felt rushed. Our tour included dinner which was delicious. I would have liked to spend less time at the Moonlit Sanctuary because we were unable to stop and take pictures of the nobbies
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Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you Pixie for your thoughts on our Phillip Island/Penguin Parade tour. We have taken on board your comments regarding more time at the Nobbies and only a few weeks earlier there would have been more time at each of the stops as the days were longer and thus the penguins come home a little later. But we are pleased you still enjoyed your experience with us.
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Journey733509 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions17 helpful votes
The trip was exactly as described on the website. Time just flew by and the penguin experience was fantastic. You can get so close to them as they walk beside the boardwalks. Martin, our guide for the day, was knowledgable, friendly, a good driver, calm and happy to answer any
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Sebastian_Oceania, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you so much for your review of our Penguin parade tour. We certainly agree with two of your comments. Firstly, it is amazing how close we are able to observe these cute guys making their way home and secondly, how Martin likes to interact with his guests. It was great having you on board and safe travels moving forward
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By: Oceania Tours & Safaris
SusieandKirk
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Great Tour of Melbourne highlights
This half day tour of Melbourne was very enjoyable. Fred was an excellent guide and gave us many ideas of what to
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paulav457
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Highlight of our five week NZ/Australian holiday
First off, our guide Fred, should run for PM of Australia. He never ran out of stories during the entire day and h
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annasT5608DL
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Phillips Island and Penguin March
Iliesea was an outstanding guide, driver and host. He briefed us on our itinerary, time to travel and what to expec
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rrpinn
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Breathtaking Views all day long!
Our group had 3 busses and We were fortunate to get the smallest bus with a thoughtful and knowledgeable driver Ric
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M8441XXjamesh
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A Truly Breathtaking Experience
We went on the two-day trip to explore what Melbourne has to offer outside of the City, the Trip with our guide Fre
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malloryB92663
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Highlight of our trip!
Melbourne itself is so exquisite and breathtaking but having a tour by Fred makes the city come alive! Accommodatin
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Beja R
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A very special tour with Fred
With tourism greatly reduced in Australia, my husband and I were very fortunate to accidentally end up with a priva
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AshleyandFern
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Fred’s the best!
Our tour guide Fred was amazing, so in love with his City and ready to tell us everything we needed to know about M
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J2Retiree
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Great Overview of City
Our tour guide, Martin, gave us a great tour of Melbourne. He was very friendly and accommodating. Although it it’s
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M9294LUtomr
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Fun tour
We traveled on a half day Melbourne City Tour with a great tour guide Fred G. There was only 4 of us on the tour a
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carla f
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Take it.
We loved this tour. The guide was excellent. All of the stops were worthwhile. We always prefer a small group and t
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chris b
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Highly recommended tour!
This tour was great! What made it extraordinary was my tour guide Fred. He is very friendly, very knowledgable, and
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Atravelfan
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Long but Excellent Day- Beautiful Scenery and Koalas!
We took the small group Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne. Our guide Toby was informative and personable. He was
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Destination582898
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Fred: The Face of Oceania Tours
Our trip to Australia was marked by so many memorable events and one very memorable person: Fred Garcarczyk. While
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Journey733509
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A long day but the 12 apostles and Loch Ard gorge are worth waiting for.
Fred made the day enjoyable with his endless supply of anecdotes and willingness to answer all our questions. I par
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  • Duration: 8h
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