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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

  • Comprehensive guided tour of Phillip Island's animal-focused highlights
  • Skip the transportation hassle with round-trip rides from your Melbourne hotel
  • Learn about native Australian animal conservation at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Center
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
From US$ 100.26
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Standard Penguin ParadeMost Popular
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
US$ 100.26
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
US$ 118.83
Guided Ranger Tour
Small group ranger guided interpretive experience including priority seating on the beach in front of the general viewing area
US$ 141.11
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Get an overview of Phillip Island on this animal-focused tour leaving from Melbourne. Leave the logistics and navigation to your guide, and learn about Australia’s animals. See koalas at Moonlight Sanctuary Conservation Park, and stop at a local beach to witness fairy penguins waddle across the beach. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Start your adventure with pickup at your Melbourne hotel, and get settled in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the scenery or take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi.

At Brighton Beach, see famous, brightly colored beach boxes while your guide fills you in on the beach’s importance. Explore independently before continuing on to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you’ll learn about Australian animals and conservation efforts.

See seal rocks and get views of the Nobbies on the southwestern coast. Be sure to have your camera ready for Australia’s largest fur seal colony, and learn about their biology and behavior from your guide.

Around dusk, head down to a local beach to see and learn about the day’s stars, fairy penguins (one of the world’s smallest penguins). Upgrade options are available for a more up-close penguin experience.

Relax on the ride back to Melbourne for drop-off.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
The little penguins are so cute!!!!

This was our first tour with Go West Tours in Melbourne. I was not disappointed at all. I choose Go West Tours because I wanted a smaller bus and more personalized interactions with my tour guide (Branden) with my kids. They are at a stage...More

Thank youngl487
Reviewed 1 week ago
great encounter with kangaroos, wallaby and penguins!

Absolutely love this tour. The tour is packed with excellent schedule. I will not forget how close the kangaroos and koalas are. A very fruitful day and Amy our guide is very nice to drop us back to a place for dinner as requested.

Thank Kassie67
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and informative tour with friendly enthusiastic tourist guide!

Just like to say thank you again to the happy and enthusiastic tourist guides - Scott and Beth for a fun-filled day. I really appreciate having Scott - the best tourist guide I've had in Melbourne!! Fun and informative commentaries throughout the trip - which...More

Thank Iwa Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Animal Filled Day

This was a great tour packed with lots of fun stops. It started with a quick stop to get pictures at the Brighton Beach Boxes followed by an extended stop at the Moonlit Animal Sanctuary. This provided an opportunity for guests to get up close...More

1  Thank Meowm1x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun-filled Tour

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Bryce, was very nice from the start of the tour - pickup up to drop off at the hotel. He was very articulate of all the places we visited, he played very fun songs during the trip and...More

1  Thank coniv_ph
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25 May 2018|
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Response from Rosemarie W | Reviewed this property |
The stop at the sanctuary is around an hour, and you can walk through and feed the animals. At Phillip Island the stop is 2 -3 hours. No photography is allowed, and no-one is allowed to touch the penguins. This is made... More
Celine P
3 May 2018|
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Response from LoveTravelMemories | Reviewed this property |
They either contact you or you can email them to let them know where your staying and they will let you know what time is pick up.
Chong J
17 April 2018|
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Response from Denise P | Reviewed this property |
I bought my ticket on the official web page. There you can find a list of hotels and places they can pick you up.
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