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

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5706M3
Important information
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
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will message you pick up time from specific hotels. *** Please note this is the time when we depart that hotel, you need to be there at least 5 minutes before that time ***
  • Mercure Melbourne Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will message you pick up time from specific hotels. *** Please note this is the time when we depart that hotel, you need to be there at least 5 minutes before that time ***
  • Mercure Melbourne Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mercure Melbourne Southbank
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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SarandonB
2 contributions
Our tour guide was so friendly and personable. He was full of knowledge with a background in biology and his sense of humor kept us entertained the entire trip. The Moonlit Sanctuary had animals that were both friendly and free to roam. Anyone who approached you could be pet and fed! My daughter loved her time feeding wallabies and kangaroos and the place was almost empty giving you lots of quality time with the animals. After that we were able to get some great sunset photos along the beach before preparing for the Penguin Plus experience (highly recommend, as they run right next to your feet!). Our guide was also kind enough to offer cushions for our bums on the hard viewing platform. There were over 1800 penguins on our night and we were thrilled to see them. Loved this tour and would highly recommend it! Bring a warm coat!
Written March 30, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your kind words. Simon mentioned how good the group was!
Written April 9, 2022
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Poranee P
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
This was the best trip of my life. I joined this tour on Friday, 22 January 2021. It was a fantastic tour ever especially, my guide Fred was really friendly and helpful. The Oceania Tours & Safaris is also very impressive. I didn't know that I was the only customer on this tour, but they still provided the tour service for me at an affordable price, especially for an international student like me. Also, they were very quick to answer my inquiry.

I chose the Phillip Island & Moonlit Sanctuary tour program. The tour was paced perfectly with visits to exciting and beautiful places and have appropriate time to take lots of photos, which I really appreciated. I had plenty of opportunities to feed kangaroos and wallabies, and I saw many cute koalas and closely took many photos and videos with them at Moonlit Sanctuary. I visited the beautiful beaches and saw beautiful scenery at Nobbies, which is the most breathtaking view I've ever seen. I saw many cute birds and wallabies in the wild. The Premium Plus option for the penguin parade allowed me to sit in a private viewing area. I sat in the front row, where I could see the penguins come out of the water and pass right in front of me. It was truly a fantastic experience!

Fred kept me entertained, and he went above and beyond. He has in-depth knowledge of the history and nature of Australia. He took me to all the included stops plus made additional stops, given a real Aussie nature experience. Thank you so much, Fred.

I highly recommend this tour. It has everything you need to know about Phillip Island plus the beautiful wildlife. I will definitely join the tours with Oceania Tours & Safaris again.
Written January 23, 2021
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Thank you so much for your complimentary comments in your review of our Philip Island tour Paula. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and those amazing penguins. We would certainly love to have you on another of our many tour options some time in the future. Thanks again and all the best with your studies!
Written January 30, 2021
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Lauren830
Seattle, WA60 contributions
Family
Fred was an excellent tour guide and provided us commentaries throughout the tour. He also shared some very interesting experiences he had and made us all laughed! Fred is very knowledgeable about the different animals we saw in the Moonlit Sanctuary and took time to show us some beautiful sceneries. The penguin walk was indeed a great sight and an experience you’ll not forget. Fred was super kind to accommodate a family that want to grab dinner and we all ended up grabbing dinner too! It was a fun time and a great experience. I would highly recommend going with this company for your tour needs, you won’t regret it! My son and I enjoyed our tour yesterday. Thanks Fred!
Written May 26, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your comments. We are very happy you enjoyed your tour with Fred.
Written June 9, 2022
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Amy L
1 contribution
Solo
The Phillip Island Tour was incredibly amazing from beginning to end. You start your journey by visiting the Moonlit Sanctuary to view animals native to Australia such as koalas, kangaroos and dingos. The best part of this experience is feeding and petting the kangaroos. Next, you visit Phillip Island where you witness first hand penguins swimming in from the ocean to return to their nests. The best part of this experience is seeing the penguins up close and personal. If you take this tour (which I recommend that you do) make sure you ask for Fred as a guide. He is an incredible story teller, very personal and is wonderful at giving you stories, facts and information about the land, animals and places that you are seeing. It’s more as though you are going on a tour with a close personal friend as opposed to a tour guide. One of the highlights of my evening is that Fred took me to feed possums in the park. Even though it was not included in the tour, he went out of his way to take me to a local park so we could feed/ pet the possums together. Simply an amazing day that I will never forget. Thank you Fred for your incredible service. I will be booking my tours with you again when I return in the future.
Written August 6, 2022
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Aloisia D
1 contribution
Family
Fabulous experience, highly recommend. Penguins are very cute, we booked the guided penguin tour which gave us access to view from the boardwalks, the extra $$ are worth paying to get a good view. Tour guide Fred was amazing and knowledgeable. Next time we visit Melbourne we will be booking a city tour with Fred.
Written January 30, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you Aloisia for your extremely generous review. We totally agree that the Ranger your certainly adds to the experience and we look forward to hosting you again in the future
Written February 1, 2022
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Katobeid
5 contributions
Oceania Tours & Safaris can be highly commended for continuing to offer safe and enjoyable tours in the aftermath of the COVID -19 lockdowns. We really appreciated that the tour went ahead despite my husband and I being the only subscribed guests. Fred, our tour guide and driver, was outstanding in his dedication to ensuring we had the best day! His engagement and enthusiasm, for the entire 10 hour tour, were outstanding and he couldn’t do enough to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Such an employee is absolute “gold” for your company in ensuring word of mouth referrals and return customers. Thank you very much indeed Fred from J and K.
Written March 20, 2021
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Thank you for your positive and encouraging review. It has been a tough year for everyone in the tourism industry, but it has possibly made us more determined to take every opportunity to show off this beautiful city and surrounding attractions. Hopefully we get to host you again one day soon
Written March 31, 2021
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travelbug
Toronto, Canada69 contributions
We had a great time on this tour to Phillip Island. Our guide Eli was very nice, patient, and a great driver. We loved feeding the adorable Kangaroos and Wallabies at Moonlit Sanctuary and almost had the entire park to ourselves. I am so glad we chose to do Penguin Plus as you are able to see the cute little penguins so much closer than the general viewing. There were apparently 1200 penguins that came on our night. It was an experience I will cherish for a long time and I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne.
Written May 16, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your comments. We are very happy you enjoyed your tour with Eliseo.
Written June 9, 2022
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Terri L
2 contributions
Friends
Martin picked us up on time and then showed us a wonderful time visiting the animal refuge and guiding us so we could find some of the animals in hiding. We went on to Philip Island to see the Penguins, the plus tickets were worth it! The penguins came up beside us! Before we walked around the beach and Martin showed us some hiding places. Martin shared Aussie treats and information along the drive. Loved it
Written February 1, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your fabulous review Terri. Martin loves to share our Aussie treats with his guests and proudly ensures that his tour will create lasting memories. The passion and responsibility our guides have for their time with our visitors is what we believe sets us apart and makes us rather unique. Hopefully we get to prove that to you again in the future
Written February 4, 2020
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Midwesterner0717
2 contributions
Family
We visited from Ohio, USA. We had the most wonderful time with Fred. My kids were so sad to leave. My son even cried when we said goodbye. Regarding tour guides, his passion for the city is unmatched and he's very fun to be around. Adults and kids can equally appreciate him!
Written July 7, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with Fred
Written August 8, 2022
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Julie S Todman
St. Thomas39 contributions
#340 Travel Squad traveled many days and hours to experience the penguin walk and Oceania Tours & Safari and their driver and guide, Martin Walker did not fail. Martin was well versed and knowledgeable on the history, culture, animals, sports, etc of Australia and kept us informed and eager for our tour during our drive from Melbourne to and from Phillip Island. Our group of eight were truly impressed. Saw many native animals at the Moonlight Sanctuary Conservation Park and again in the wild, including the illusive echidna. Thank you Martin for an amazing tour.
Written February 1, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank YOU so much for an amazing review. We believe we have the perfect formula for our Philip Island tour, combining the chance to get up close and personal with not only our delightful penguins, but also many of our other unique Aussie animals.
Written February 4, 2020
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amy337557
amy337557
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Cute animals tour
The animals in the Moonlit Park are so funny, and the penguins on Phillip island are really adorable!!!
PasadenaLion
PasadenaLion
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Ask for Fred!
Moonlit Sanctuary was great. First time seeing a wombat and a Kookaburra and they are every bit as wonderful as you
F9429YJmattheww
F9429YJmattheww
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Great experience day trip
Very good tour trip, Fred brought us to all the great view along the great ocean road and told us many funny storie
maltgee
maltgee
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Fantastic day with Fred
Our tour was excellent but our guide Fred made this tour phenomenal for us. You can read 50 books of Melbourne but
mar_aasunci_np2022
mar_aasunci_np2022
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An awsome day!
Elíseo excelente guide and Driver. Very helpfull. The excursión was very good and very Well explained. Amazing!!
CaptB787
CaptB787
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Great ocean road tour from Melbourne and a day well spent
I had booked a full day great ocean road trip on the 03rd of July with Oceania tours at Melbourne and am really hap
S2127YQkateg
S2127YQkateg
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Wonderful! Highly recommend seeing the beautiful penguins.
Everything! It was amazing. I thought Fred was hilarious and all the stories he told were wonderful. The view of No
merven915
merven915
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Great
It was such a good experience. Fred was a great tour guide with positive energy and a great knowledge of the histor
tamil439
tamil439
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Incredible Day, Incredible Scenery & Wildlife, Incredible Guide
The best part of this trip was saving a koala from the middle of the road, the Apostles, and our guide Fred. He was
susguria
susguria
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Rendez-vous with nature
We started from Melbourne fairly early, enjoying the great scenery amidst a lazy drowsiness that lingered in the va
Selene_Nox1208
Selene_Nox1208
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A tour that imprints on your heart
Fred, our tour guide was the best aspect of the tour. Meeting him on this trip made our day. It was like having a f
christinaalvaro
christinaalvaro
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Great tour of the wineries and chocolatierie
Alessio (Ale) was a great tour guide - we had a lovely experience visiting two nice wineries and LOVED the Yarra Va
Mouxi10
Mouxi10
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Amazing tour of wineries
Great experience going to the amazing wineries and chocolaterie. Elassio was a fantastic tour guide and very inform
Dolphin900
Dolphin900
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Penguin parade at Philip island is a lovely experience
Fred was a great tour guide. He made the tour very memorable by being extremely informative, knowledgeable and humo
736detk
736detk
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Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade. Fred is the best!
Awesome tour! Sanctuary and Penguin Parade at Phillip Island was very enjoyable. Request Fred as your tour guide. B
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