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2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia
icon2 days  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 8 more
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 8 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Enjoy an overnight escape to the enchanting Phillip Island on this 2-day tour from Melbourne. Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and see native Australian wildlife, and step back in time at a working heritage farm. Watch hundreds of Little penguins emerge from the ocean at the famous Penguin Parade. This great-value tour includes an overnight stay at private apartment style accommodation, a meal, all entrance fees and guided transport.
  • 2-day wildlife tour to Phillip Island, from Melbourne
  • See the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Be amazed as hundreds of little penguins stroll past you at Summerland Beach
  • Enjoy free time to explore Phillip Island's beaches at your leisure

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Unlike the more common 1-day trips, this tour offers plenty of time for a good mix of sightseeing and relaxing.
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Breakfast
Accommodation as booked (linen included)
Friendly & informative tour guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Pickup from selected hotels
Entry fees to Moonlit Sanctuary, Churchill Island & The Penguin Parade
Meals other than as stated
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout.

Your pickup will be between 9:45am-10:45am depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9pm-midnight depending on the season.

Departure Time

9:45 AM
Immerse yourself in the amazing wildlife of Phillip Island and enjoy more time to explore than traditional day trips allow. The schedule allows for a combination of leisure time to explore on your own and guided tour of the island’s many natural attractions. See Itinerary below for complete tour details.

Stay in private accommodation that is clean, modern and welcoming apartment-style centrally located on the island.

Day 1: Melbourne – Phillip Island 

After morning pickup at your centrally located Melbourne hotel, ride in an air-conditioned coach for about 1 hour to reach Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park at the top of the Mornington Peninsula. 

The sanctuary serves as a reserve for native wildlife, with 25 acres (10 hectares) of natural bushland that is home to Australian mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians and insects. Admission to the sanctuary observe koalas, kangaroos and wallabies. 

Afterward, head out to Phillip Island for your accommodations. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. 

Overnight: Phillip Island. Choice of Shared Accommodation at The Island Accommodation, Newhaven or Luxury apartment at centrally located Phillip Island Apartments, Cowes.

Day 2: Phillip Island – Melbourne (B) 

In the morning you can explore the magical Phillip Island at your own leisure. You will rejoin the tour in the early afternoon, with a pick up out the front of your Phillip Island accommodation.

Continue to Summerland Peninsula and stop at the Nobbies, an ecotourism center equipped with long boardwalks that give you stunning views of the rugged coastline.

You'll see Victoria's largest group of little penguins at Summerland Beach. As night falls, hundreds of them waddle out of the ocean to return to their burrows for the night. Viewing platforms along the beach allow you to get a good look at the nightly action at a respectful distance.

If you have booked the Luxury Apartment option, you will receive an upgrade to the Penguin Plus viewing area; one of the best ways to watch the nightly show.

After seeing the Penguin Parade, your bus returns to Melbourne, dropping you off at your hotel late that evening to end your tour.
Itinerary
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Begin your wildlife experience with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary, a multi-award winning Conservation Park dedicated to native Australian animals. You'll be able to see Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies, Dingoes, Wombats, Reptiles and Bird life here.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Churchill Island
This tiny island will give you an insight as to how Australian farmers lived upon early settlement. Watch sheep shearing, working dogs in action and whip cracking!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Cowes
Be dropped off at your accommodation late afternoon, giving you the opportunity to explore the township of Cowes at your leisure. Enjoy the beautiful calm bay beach, wander the shops or enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries along the Esplanade.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight stay at Phillip Island Apartments (or high-quality alternative during peak seasons)
Meals:
  Not Included
The Nobbies Centre
Be picked up late afternoon enabling you to further enjoy Cowes and relax into the vibes of this much loved local holiday destination. Your guide will collect you from your accommodation and continue onto the Nobbies where you will be met with stunning coastal views.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Finally it is on to the main attraction, the world famous Penguin Parade. Marvel as hundreds of tiny Penguins emerge from the surf and waddle up the beach to their nests. Take some time to explore the brand new visitors centre and wander along the paths and boardwalks throughout the park.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 18 year old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack or soft overnight bag weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
  • This tour is a combination of guided and self-guided touring
  • Children 4 years and older are welcome on tour. To book a child simply add an additional 'adult' ticket to your booking. For example, if you wish to book 2 adults and 1 child, select 3 'adult' tickets. If you are travelling with children, you must book a 'private' room and contact the supplier to provide the age of your child.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bunyip Tours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Phillip Island Discovery Escape from Melbourne.

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The tour was ok. Cute little...
chris
, Jan 2018
The tour was ok. Cute little penguins. You will be mostly by yourself for a day so better plan ahead. Nice hostel. No breakfast included like advertised.
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Firstly, wrong timing was given to...
Fay S
, Sep 2015
Firstly, wrong timing was given to report. In the end we reported almost 2 hrs earlier to realise the agent has given us the time for great ocean road trip. On the 2nd day, the tour guide Graham told us to wait for our 2nd day tour guide at 2.30pm but came at 1.30. We missed the sheep shedding :(
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