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Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne provided by Oceania Tours & Safaris

Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne

Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, 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: 5706PV3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Penguin Plus access
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Melbourne CBD hotels
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Phillip Island Nature Park, 288 Woolamai Beach Rd, Cape Woolamai VIC 3925, 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above
  • Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking
  • No photo or video of penguins allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Penguin Plus access
  • Moonlit Sanctuary access
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Melbourne CBD hotels
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Phillip Island Nature Park, 288 Woolamai Beach Rd, Cape Woolamai VIC 3925, 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 4yrs and above
  • Infants 0-3yrs please request car seat at time of booking
  • No photo or video of penguins allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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 have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
31 reviews
Excellent
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David McGuinness
1 contribution
Couples
Myself and my partner booked and was very, very lucky to have Fred as are tour guide.. where do I start with fred! He’s a character, a great one. He made us feel really welcome, he enlightened us with his humour and past stories and really made the experience great. He knows his stuff, any question he answered and nothing was a problem. Fred is great at his job.

He experienced the Phillip island penguins and the moonlit sanctuary park. Again, a great day out and allowed us to see some animals up close which was great.

I would highly recommend this tour, especially for those who are lucky enough to have Fred.. a true credit to this tour company.

Thanks Again!
Written March 23, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you David for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time with Fred, we are certainly very happy to have his magic with us.
Written April 9, 2022
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Anna S
1 contribution
Iliesea was an outstanding guide, driver and host. He briefed us on our itinerary, time to travel and what to expect. As we encountered some weather encountered, he constantly offered us alternatives to the itinerary as we went along. He stopped at several spots on island to see the wildlife, which was amazing to see them in their natural habitat and beautiful views for photography. He included us in watching for animals on the roads to ensure they were safe. Was amazing for an afternoon trip. The penguin parade was great, tickets for pick up an us getting in early for good seats. Wonderful trip, company knows how’s to make it happen.
Written March 23, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thanks so much for your great review Anna. Eliseo certainly knows many of the great photo opportunities on the island before you even get to the amazing penguin parade. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour with us and wish you safe travels ahead.
Written March 23, 2020
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Janine T
2 contributions
Couples
We had a great tour with Martin! On time and even texted us beforehand! A very personable individual and gave us a very good feel for not only the Melbourne area, but it's sports, Australian jargon, history and about what's going on today! He even brought samples of popular cakes! The highlights for me were the Moonlit Sanctuary, where he went around with us, showing us how to coax the wallabys over to feed from our hands. He told us interesting things about the animals and if he didn't know, he found out the answers to my questions. I loved the bird blind he took us to and of course the Penguin Parade! We got there early enough to get a good viewing spot! Just a great day and happy we got Martin as our tour guide!
Written January 27, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you so much for your extremely positive review of our Phillip Island tour and our fabulous guide Martin. He certainly does go the extra mile in ensuring his guests have an amazing experience. We look forward to perhaps hosting you again someday.
Written January 28, 2020
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Lindsay
22 contributions
Couples
Martin was our tour guide. He was great! The trip to the Sanctuary was awesome. Got to feed the kangaroos. The guided ranger tour with the penguins was amazing. Got to see them up close and personal and learn a lot about them. Beautiful views of the island at various stops along the way. Overall I would highly recommend this tour. Note: you can’t take pictures of the penguins after a certain time because the lights affect them being able to find their burrows. Totally understandable, but just FYI.
Written February 7, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your positive review and taking the time to post some amazing photos. Martin always works hard to ensure that his guests get the most of their experience with us.
Written February 11, 2020
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barkof
1 contribution
Really enjoyed this tour, the safari park, Phillips Island, the penguins and seeing some critters at night. The tour guide, Fred Garcarzyck, was great. Made you feel at home and he knew his stuff. One of my best tours in a month in Oz.
Written February 18, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your positive feedback. And to hear we topped your list of favourite tours in Oz is extremely satisfying. We will certainly pass on your wonderful comments about Fred and safe onward travels
Written February 18, 2020
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PasadenaLion
Celebration, FL24 contributions
Moonlit Sanctuary was great. First time seeing a wombat and a Kookaburra and they are every bit as wonderful as you might imagine them to be in seeing their pictures. Fed a wallaby and a kangaroo. Saw a very shy and adorable koala.

Phillip Island and the penguin parade. Who doesn’t like penguins?

But Fred really made the trip special. His love for being a tour guide really showed. His wealth of knowledge and familiarity with the animals made us very comfortable with approaching the animals and enriched our experience.

Ask for Fred Garcarczyk. Don’t worry. It’s pronounced Fred.
Written July 28, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for the review. If you can pronounce his surname you get a prize!
Written August 8, 2022
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Robert Sparks
Chearsley, UK36 contributions
Excellent trip on our first full day in Melbourne. Didn’t know what to expect but we arrived back in Melbourne at midnight as promised having had a great day and really buzzing from the penguin parade where we were lucky enough to view on a night with >1100 penguins coming ashore. Pace of tour was well judged with an interesting trip to the sanctuary to see Koalas, Wallabies and Kangaroos close-up followed by dinner and the Penguin Parade. Adam, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun and made it a super trip. Highly recommended.
Written January 19, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your review and it is always pleasing to hear how much our guests enjoy this tour. Everyone enjoys getting up close and personal with our amazing wildlife and it sounds like you were no exception.
Written January 28, 2020
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S4415URmattt
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
What an amazing trip! Fred kept us entertained during the drive and the animals delivered in every way. Of course the penguins were beyond compare but the stop at moonlit was equally amazing. Kangaroos and Wallaby’s eating out your hand and open to petting. Long day but truly a must do bucket list trip!
Written May 8, 2022
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your feedback, we are very happy you enjoyed your tour with us!
Written June 9, 2022
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Stuart H
1 contribution
Couples
Very good trip to Philip Island. Penguins great! Martin great guide and very informative! Quite a long day!
Written February 8, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for reviewing our Phillip Island penguin tour Stuart. And yes it is a late finish at this time of the year because the penguins watches are controlled by our sunsets, which is why we try to include other interesting stops along the way. Look forward to having you on board again someday.
Written February 11, 2020
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3girls3
nj319 contributions
Couples
We had such a fun day with Martin as our tour guide . Learned a lot about Melbourne, Australia, and it’s animals . Martin was kind, fun, and very knowledgeable. We absolutely loved the Penguins ! Highlight of our trip !
Written January 10, 2020
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Sebastian_Oceania
Thank you for your review and we certainly agree that Martin is a wealth of information on so many topics. We wish you a pleasant journey around our country
Written January 13, 2020
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Phillip Island
Ali was fantastic he provided the group with informative information my sister and I paid extra to have great seats
amyeloewen8
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Phillip Island Tour
The Phillip Island Tour was incredibly amazing from beginning to end. You start your journey by visiting the Moonli
Wildattard
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Penguins
The whole family loved the trip to Phillip Island. We were picked up from our hotel by Seb, who was friendly and in
dibs39
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Two great experiences!
Went with Seb to Phillip Island. Great tour. Seb was a great guide and explained everything really well. A fantasti
TitoKG
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Amazing day with an amazing guide
We had an amazing time on this guided trip. Fred is beyond amazing. Love having him as our guide, could not wait to
xinjiex2022
xinjiex2022
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Nice experience
It was an excellent trip! We all enjoyed! Tour guide was very nice and professional. Maybe we’ll join more day trip
Jac W
Jac W
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Authentic Aussie Experience
Great experience - so special! Our guide Fred made it so entertaining and authentic. My kids enjoyed the views and
bobm784
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Great Tour
Fred was great with good energy and stories. Great tour with lots of wildlife both at Moonlit Sanctuary and at Phi
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Phillip Island Day Trip
Highly recommend the Penguin Plus but ensure you have Fred as your tour guide. Fred goes above and beyond! He made
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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!!
Midwesterner0717
Midwesterner0717
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Amazing
We visited from Ohio, USA. We had the most wonderful time with Fred. My kids were so sad to leave. My son even crie
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
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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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