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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$101.30
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Underground Viewing
Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins with the underground viewing experience. Limited to a maximum of just 70 people, enjoy the convenience of being indoor, undercover and out of the elements.
From US$127.53
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From US$101.27
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
From US$120.03
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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 today via mobile
Great day!

Really good day, didn't feel like a long day as it was jam packed with activities and our friendly and knowledgeable guide Bryce enhanced the experience and made the day really enjoyable.

Thank Callum B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best day tour ever!

My family and I are so impressed by Go West! Without doubt, this tour group is the best because we did not receive the friendliness or value when we used another smaller agency for another day trip. From the start, we were greeted by very...More

Thank veggiemight
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Highly memorable trip

Felt like I was in a national geographic episode experiencing the cute penguins as they arrived at the sanctuary and went to have sexy time in the bushes. Bus was really comfortable and our guide Julia was really good company with excellent driving skills. Bring...More

Thank 914beatricer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Very professional highly recommended

Our tour guide Noddy was super friendly, knowledgeable and on time. Very enjoyable trip. Would highly recommend :)

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 days ago
The penguins were adorable!

The penguins were adorable and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We spent more for the underground option which I highly recommend. You can see the penguins up close which is awesome. I also liked going to the Moonlit Sanctuary and feeding the animals. That was...More

Thank Lorraine M
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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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