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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day
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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

By Oceania Tours & Safaris
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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About
Make the most of your time in Melbourne and see all the city’s main attractions in the morning and explore Phillip Island in the afternoon. On this small-group tour with no more than 11 participants, you’ll discover Melbourne at a relaxed pace with your local expert guide, then travel to Phillip Island in the afternoon. Visit Moonlit Sanctuary to learn of Australia's unique wildlife. Continue your tour reaching Phillip Island and the boardwalks at Nobbies. End your exploration of Phillip Island at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade and watch the little penguins waddle up the beach , before returning to the city .
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Ages 4-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 13h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Selected City Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Pickup details
  • Please look for message with specific pick up times from your hotel or nearest meeting point.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5706P13

      • Confirmation will be sent at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Maximum group size limited to 11
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Children under 3 and under not catered for. Booster seat for children 4 to 7 available.
      • Tour not normally suitable for cruise ship passengers. Tour starts at 8:30 from city centre, it is your responsibility to check you can make it on time to avoid missing out on tour and cancellation fees.
      • 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

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day?
      How much is Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day?
      Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day price starts from $189.55. Discover and book Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day on Tripadvisor
      What is the Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day cancellation policy?
      Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day on Tripadvisor
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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5706P13

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        9 Riverside Quay
        Or, you can also get picked up
        See departure details
      • Pass by
        Fed Square
        St. Kilda Beach
        Albert Park
        Melbourne Skydeck
      • 1
        Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 2
        The Nobbies
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 3
        Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
        Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 4
        Brighton Beach
        Stop: 15 minutes
        See details
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Oceania Tours & Safaris
        1,254
        Australia
        Joined in July 2011
      • W7749DXheidir
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fab tour in a beautiful city!
        FRED is a super-star! His enthusiasm and passion for his city is on another level. He gave such a great insight into Melbourne on top of suggesting other things to do and see whilst visiting. By the way Fred, make sure our meeting makes it into your book!
        Written May 5, 2024
      • NorthStar13284966740
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing!
        The tour was so fun. We had an amazing tour guide Travis. He was so knowledgeable and he made sure that we had the best experience. He gave amazing advice what to do in Melbourne the next day. In the Moonlit Sanctuary we saw so many animals. The koalas were stunning and I hade the chance to see a womat for the first time in my life. The coast line we went to see was breathtaking. Will deffenity go back. The penguin parade was a once in a life time experinence. Everyone has to see this sight at least once in their life. I recommend to do this tour, you get to see a lot and the experince is so much better because it's a small group.
        Written May 3, 2024
      • Adventure36225437552
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended
        The tour takes you to the amazing and quiet Moonlit Sanctuary, where you can feed wallabies and see koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, dingos, emus, local birds, etc. Then you get to see spectacular views of the coast and finally the penguin parade, which is incredible but true. The guide Travis is super knowledgeable, kind, and knows a lot about nature and animals. Highly recommended tour and guide.
        Written April 22, 2024
      • laureconklink
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous Great Ocean Road Day Trip - ask for tour guide Dandy!
        This Great Ocean Road Day Trip was even better than we imagined mostly due to our amazing guide: Dandy!! He was engaging, fun and filled with knowledge that he creatively shared at just the right moments. Dandy went out of his way to make our journey special and for us to feel special. Although there is never a guarantee to see animals in the wild, Dandy did his best and we got to see several pandas that he spotted while we were on our lunch break. We got to revel in the rugged beauty of the GOR, watch surfers and hear stories of shipwrecks. Visiting the Great Otway National Park was a delight due to the presence of pandas. The 12 Apostles (now 8) were gorgeous with a number of lookouts to enjoy them from. Great trip, but it is a very long day due to the distance from Melbourne. But worth it!!
        Written April 2, 2024
      • getoutoftownjo
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magical fairy penquins!!
        Small tour of 11. Bus driver/guide was great; humorous, informative. We stopped at a seaside town for dinner (not included in price of tour) - fun to stroll streets and go down to beach to watch birds (parrots). Stopover by sea to watch sea lions along rugged coast with crashing waves. Then off to highlight watching fairy penquins waddle up the beach to their night homes. We also saw enroute anteater and many wallabies. Magical 5 hours. Perfect time of day 5 pm - 11 pm. Returned home around midnight.
        Written March 30, 2024
      • S8841ZCdavidm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience with Travis our guide and driver and a great group of travel companions
        A great day out with our driver and guide Travis. Started at 2pm and finished about 11.30 pm. The journey to the Sanctuary was filled with both amusing and informative knowledge of what we were passing on route and what we were about to encounter. The sanctuary was very relaxed but allowed us to get up close and feed the wallabies and kangaroo's and watch the koalas. The penguin parade was amazing seeing hundreds of little penguins arriving all at once on the beach and walking past us up to the nest. Recommend the deluxe ticket as most of the penguins walk by you there. Got to see sunset at nobbies and eat fish and chips before the parade. Highly recommend this tour, especially if Travis is your guide
        Written March 24, 2024
      • andynevin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful tour to Philip Island and watching the Penguins come ashore.
        This was a great tour with our excellent and very knowledgeable guide and driver Travis. He went out of his way to make sure we saw everything and had the best experience possible. After visiting the Moonlit Sanctuary and getting close up to Koala bears and Wallaby's we visited Woolamai Surf Beach and had a short stroll on the boardwalk at Nobbies. After dinner at the Penguin viewing location (at our own expense) we walked down to the viewing platform and as darkness fell we watched the amazing scene of at least a thousand penguins arriving from the sea and walking onto the beach before heading off to their burrows. Again a big thank you to Travis for getting us back to Melbourne afterwards quickly and providing further information on the way. We would highly recommend this tour.
        Written March 22, 2024
      • A3433WNlesliec
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience with Travis.
        Great trip with Travis who was very informative throughout the trip. Visit to moonlit sanctuary gets you close up with Kangaroos, wallabies, koala. Then onto coffee shop for delicious coffee and cake. Cowes for dinner, then onto the main event watching the penguin parade. Throughout the journey Travis regularly pointed out wildlife and we were lucky to see several wedge tailed eagles. Highly recommend this tour.
        Written March 20, 2024
      • L5608JUsf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a dandy tour - Thanks to guide Dandy.
        I don't usually write reviews, but this one was special. Our guide, Dandy, made the trip exceptional. ( I know several other people who did the same tour with different guides without the same results.) Dandy knew special places to see koalas and kangeroos. Plus his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge made it seem like it wasn't just a job for him. Of the 3 tours I took, this was the only van that the AC and sound system worked.
        Written March 14, 2024
      • 782patryl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great route, amazing and funny
        Bronson our guide was amazing, funny, giving a lot of explanations. We saw koalas and cangoroos, the forest etc. it is a long day trip but absolutely recommendable. And the scallop pie in Apollo beach is delicious!
        Written March 13, 2024
      • Mo19
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fine and Dandy
        This full day trip couldn’t have been better as the guide, Dandy, was amazing. We drove along the Great Ocean Road stopping for breaks and to take photos. After a lovely lunch stop at Apollo bay we saw some koalas and kangaroos in the wild. We did a bush walk in the Otway National Park and saw the Twelve Apostles. The highlights along with the scenery were Dandy’s stories, music, poems, facts and his lovely friendly personality. A trip to remember.
        Written March 13, 2024
      • Getaway51597975837
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Get the Penguin plus!
        Kevin was a wonderful tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and kind! I had a great day on the tour. It was nice to be able to have the small group option and not have to deal with a large group. The animal sanctuary was fun but the penguins were the highlight of the day for sure. Definitely worth doing! Also penguin plus was worth it to be so up close to the penguins.
        Written March 10, 2024
      • rsummers3
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Penguins, penguins, penguins
        The driver and guide was very knowledgable, helpful and great fun. The penguins experience was cold, but as I was prepared the cute penguins arriving on the beach was an amazing experience. The animal sanctuary was great. Our guide was very helpful with the animals and very knowledgable.
        Written March 9, 2024
      • dariosW4367XM
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phillip island
        Great tour,with most amazing tour guides,very knowledgeable tour guides,visit to a sanctuary moonlit to learn about Australia’s wildlife
        Written March 2, 2024
      • I6727LGnancym
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous nature adventure
        Alan was an exceptional guide, knowledgeable, very effective managing the group and schedule and established a very fun environment for learning and experiencing amazing Phillips Island, thank you!
        Written March 2, 2024
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      Epps Adventures
      Mesa, AZ151 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      We got picked up for our morning tour of the city, and it was a perfectly fine tour, and part of why I am giving any "stars". We got dropped off at the Skydeck where we were told we would get picked up at 2 for the second half of our tour. We were at the meeting point before 2. An Oceania Tours driver came by, picked up one person, and told us that another bus would be coming for us, that the traffic was really bad so they were all running behind. We waited until 3 before I called to see where our bus might be. We were told that we weren't booked for a tour that day. I said, "that is ridiculous, because your bus dropped me off here 3 hours ago, so I am absolutely on a tour today". The further they looked into it, they realized their "system" hadn't added us to the second half of the tour. They asked if we wanted to get an Uber to the Sanctuary, which we would have likely missed most of, and which was part of what I was looking forward to the most. Or we could re-book the second half the next day, which didn't work because we had a full schedule. Or they offered us a full refund. We took the refund, and it came through pretty quickly, so they did make us whole. However, I really wanted to do the full tour. I was upset that we were forgotten and that we wasted 3 hours, most of which was spent in the heat. This was our 2nd worst tour experience through our entire 3 week trip to New Zealand and Australia.

      I hesitated to write this review, but I probably would have still booked this tour, and just asked the first driver to call the company to make sure we were on the second half if I had known that was a regular issue. So, by all means, book this tour, but know that you could run into this issue and just plan ahead and ask if you are definitely listed on the second half of the tour.

      It sounded like it had happened to another couple the day before, and the person who handled my phone call said it was a known issue, so the company should really work to get that problem solved, so their customers don't have to do the extra work of verifying what should already be known, especially if they are mid-tour.
      Written March 22, 2024
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      carl
      Palm Springs, CA8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Martin what is the best driver ever had in my travels. He took extra time to explain different parts of the city and the island . He even stopped to see some animals that were on the side of the road racd. Safety was always his concern,. I would recommend my family and friends to make sure when they come here to take the tour. A big shout out to Martin for a job. Well done you’re lucky to have him on your team.
      Written January 1, 2023
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      Shubhadittya Roy
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      Thank you for your comments!
      Written August 8, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Angela P
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      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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      Jo B
      Palatine5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      This was an amazing day. Our tour guides Sam (city tour portion) and Kevin (Phillip Island portion) were so knowledgeable and kind. They both filled the day with interesting facts and tips, and answered any questions we had. We cannot recommend this trip highly enough!
      Written January 3, 2023
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      Kristine L
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Couples
      Great! Sam was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. This is really two tours with a lunch on your own break in the middle, which was fine with us. It did make for a long day, but the views at the end of the day from Philip Island were the best part and well worth the drive.
      Written August 1, 2023
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      Ellen E
      Houston, TX38 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We loved seeing Melbourne in the morning city tour. Gary was absolutely the BEST guide and so knowledgeable. We learned and saw so much about Melbourne. The afternoon tour was to Penguin Parade, Moonlit Sanctuary, and the Nobbies. Alex was knowledgeable, comical, helpful and a magnificent tour guide. These two tours are a MUST for visitors, and if your visiting friends need to see the city firsthand.
      After this day we fell in love with Melbourne.
      Written September 24, 2023
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      DobsonWilsonFamily
      Long Beach, CA167 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fred was amazing. He really makes the tour fun. I liked that we got out of the van from time to time and Fred’s stories are so engaging. It was my first time traveling solo but Fred makes sure everyone feels included.
      Written May 26, 2023
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      Jennie K
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Friends
      Had the best experience! Our tour guide, Sam, was brilliant as he was friendly, helpful, and informative. The best part of this tour was to see the wildlife up close and personal at Moonlit Sanctuary; and seeing the penguins emerge from the beach and getting to walk beside them. This tour is highly recommended.
      Written March 3, 2023
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      Barry C
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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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      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
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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