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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day provided by Oceania Tours & Safaris

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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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: 5706P13
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be sent at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum group size limited to 11
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be sent at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum group size limited to 11
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9 Riverside Quay
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    St Paul's Cathedral
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Federation Square
    St. Kilda Beach
    Albert Park
  • 2
    Eureka Skydeck
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
11 reviews
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Shubhadittya Roy
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Fred, our tour guide was the best aspect of the tour. Meeting him on this trip made our day. It was like having a friend overseas who you could rely on for seeing places locally. His knowledge and passion for the city, for the job, for the places we visited made the tour ten times more amazing. It was endearing to see the marsupials in the sanctuary. For someone of South Asian origin, India, undoubtedly, the highlight of the tour was seeing the kangaroos and koalas, the penguins, the exotic bird species unique to Australia, and of course, the stories that Fred engaged us with made the entire tour a lot less tiring and fun.
We couldn't have asked for a better tour or a tour guide. We'll return a million times and never hesitate to book the tour. You are amazing, Fred! Thank you for the innumerable memories that you helped us make!
Written June 13, 2022
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Angela P
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
We had a remarkable time with Fred as our tour guide! My teens, ages 18,16 and15, who are typically unimpressed and hard to please actually paid attention. Our fave was watching the penguins on Phillips Island. For a once in a lifetime trip, you want to be with a guide who is knowledgeable, charming, and can engage everyone in the group. Highly recommended 😊
Written February 18, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you so much for your fabulous review Angela. We believe that when there are younger people on the tour, regardless of age, that it will be a much better experience for the adults if the children feel involved and entertained and Fred certainly puts a lot of effort into it. We hope that we get to give you a similar experience, should you visit us in the future.
Written February 18, 2020
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Barry C
2 contributions
Jan 2020
We had an excellent trip touring Melbourne. Martin was a terrific guide! Would definitely recommend to see the city and sights,
Written February 10, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your city tour with us Barry. It certainly is pleasing to read that we helped to make your time in Melbourne a great experience.
Written February 11, 2020
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Sharul
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Fred has been an excellent tourist guide with lot of stories it was pleasure knowing him, wonderful person and explain in details of the places.
It was a very beautiful trip, I had a wonderful time.
Written April 5, 2021
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our Phillip Island tour. We are extremely pleased to hear that it was such an enjoyable experience for you and look forward to welcoming you again on one of our other tours in the future
Written April 12, 2021
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María Vargas
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had an excellent time in Melbourne with our guide Eliseo he was really kind and explained everything we needed to know about the city and Phillip Island. We had so much fun! Thank you!
Written June 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VivianC972015
Columbia, SC117 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Having only one full free day in Melbourne, I wanted my daughter and I to see and experience as much as I could and this trip meet all my expectations and more. We were picked up by Robert who spent the morning driving us around Melbourne and talking about the city and what we were seeing. Loved walking in the park and then over the bridge to Graffiti Alley. He dropped us off for lunch and then was back to pick us up to go to Phillip Island. We stopped at Moonlit Sanctuary on the way. AMAZING. We got to feed mother wallabys with babies in the pouch!!! And saw a mother koala and her baby. And then off to Philip Island and the penguins. It was fun to watch them come in on the tide and then pass right by to go spend the night in their homes.
Written September 16, 2018
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Thank you for your lovely message and review. It's great to hear you had such a good time in Melbourne and Phillip Island. It sounds like you had a very special mother and daughter experience! Feel free to post photos of your special time on this page!
Written October 15, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diane
Israel3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My husband and I traveled with Oceania Tours & Safaris on three tours. We went on the Great Ocean Tour, the half-day Melbourne City Tour, and the Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour. Our three guides, Fred, Rob, and Robert were excellent in showing us the sights. Each guide is knowledgeable, intelligent, and personable. We felt very safe and comfortable with their driving in both city and country conditions. We spent an enjoyable two full days in Melbourne. Thank you!!!
Written October 18, 2018
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Thanks for the lovely message. It is lovely to hear glowing reviews of not just 1, but 3 of our guides. Thank you so much for choosing us to discover Melbourne , the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. Feel free to post your photos on this page. We hope to see you back here again one day.
Written October 25, 2018
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Arkay5255
Agra, India395 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
after driving for more then three hours we reached hare and after walking nearly one km we reached at the site and after waiting Parade started but as it was dark we could hardly see them in my personal open ion I wasted so much time by going at this place sorry
Written May 30, 2018
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We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the Penguin Parade. Thankfully most people adore the experience, but we appreciate your honest comments and we hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your travels down under.
Written June 11, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LGayle1
Paris, TN6 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a long overdue review as my daughter and I traveled to Australia several months ago. However, the fact that we still think about and reference our experience with Fred of Oceania Tours prompted me to log in and give him the credit he is due. The Melbourne City and Phillip Island tour was a full-day excursion that also included time spent at a wildlife park and Churchill Island. What a glorious day!

First, Fred was the quintessential gentleman, holding doors for us, telling us delightful stories, patiently answering every question, and introducing us to his lovely city of Melbourne, interesting animals, and Australian culture. Second, we never felt rushed throughout the day. In fact, Fred surprised us with unexpected stops which made us feel like we were getting preferential treatment. Yet, if you read other reviews, you'll find that's just Fred. For instance, he made a quick trip into a grocery store to purchase two flavors of Tim Tams for us. He also brought along food for animals we encountered which served to give us some up-close experiences. Last, I almost felt sorry for subsequent tour guides throughout our trip because they were compared to Fred, who had set such a high standard. To this day and forevermore, Fred Garcarczyk will be considered our friend on the other side of the world. I would encourage anyone to travel down under, book with Oceania Tours, and request Fred. You won't regret it.
Written March 6, 2018
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Thank you so very much for taking the time to post this review, no matter if overdue - Fred will really appreciate the feedback, as do I as the owner of this small business. We hope to welcome you back some day, I'm guessing you'll request Fred !
Written March 7, 2018
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BethanyBeachChick
Delaware24 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
A wonderful day filled with unexpected sites and experiences! We started with a great city tour with the charming Amy, who gave us a great taste of Melbourne. Highlights included the Queen Victoria Markets and a stop at the awesome MCG (or just The G)! The afternoon was even better, with the amazing, knowledgeable, and charming Fred! With stops at charming Churchill Island (the gardens there are beautiful), a quick view of beautiful Cape Woolamai, and the great Koala Conservation Centre, we were already having an amazing day. Then Fred recommended dinner at small seaside Italian restaurant in Cowes — Isola di Capri...spectacular, authentic food! Then came the highlight of the tour: our visit to Phillip Island to see the Penguin Parade. The penguins are adorable and the staff there is top-notch...and funny, This was one of my favorite days of our entire vacation!
Written December 4, 2017
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Thank you so much Bethany for this lovely review of both the tours and of our guides Amy and Fred. Sounds like you embraced all of your experiences down under. We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Thanks again, Sebastian and the Oceania crew
Written January 8, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Oceania Tours & Safaris
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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
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Sebsational
What a wonderful day with our guide Sebastion. He was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Seeing the penguins waddle
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Totally awesome!!
Fred is the best. He’s not only a wonderful tour guide but super host. He knows his stuff and there’s never a dull
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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
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Stays with you
It’s an incredible trip to see wallabies, wombats, kangaroos you can hand feed, koalas, and wild penguins. You wil
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Splendid
Though this was our second time heading to the Philip Island, with Fred as our tour guide for this trip is like the
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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
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Group Tour including Penguin Parade
Fred was amazing. He shared information about each place and kept us entertained and learning. So much fun. I hi
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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
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Penguin Parade
What a brilliant day with our guide, Fred! The animal sanctuary was excellent, up close to the animals with few oth
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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
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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
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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
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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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Phillips island with the little penguins
Animals were incredible,we got to feed kangaroos from our hands and the penguins were simply awesome
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