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Phillip Island Penguin Highlights - departing Melbourne

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FREE Language Translation App. Download “Tour Translations of Australia” before the tour! Available in Google Play & Apple App Store - Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, & Korean. This personalised commentary service covers all the highlights and is delivered in a clear, concise and informative way.
No photography or filming is permitted at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.
Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
Passenger contact information is now required when booking a trip, this will need to be kept on file for 30-days for the purposes of contact tracing. We require the full name, contact phone number and email address of the lead passenger.
For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. Temperature checks of all staff and travellers will be conducted pre-departure.
All tours must be re-confirmed with the operator within 7 days prior to departure on 03 9393 1333.
Please notify the tour operator of any dietary requirements or medical conditions prior to departure.
Private touring is available on request.

Included in price:
Penguin Parade general viewing entry Admission into Koala Reserve National Park entry fees Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild! Experienced driver guide Air-conditioned mini-coach travel Comprehensive tour commentary Select inner city pick up and drop off points Audio translation available in 10 languages
Able to be purchased/hired:
Any meals not indicated - lunch/dinner at own expense Personal expenses
What to bring:
Water bottle Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses All-weather warm clothing ie.windbreaker Comfortable walking shoes Small day bag 5-7kg Money for snack and meals Camera to capture every moment
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:
Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
Departure points:
Melbourne, Victoria
Departure time:
11:45 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:

Our main meeting point for this tour is the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne. With seasonal departure times to maximise the sunset experience 11:45 (winter Apr-Sep) / 13:45 (summer Oct-Mar).

Highly recommend being ready a few minutes before the pickup time. Due to traffic condition, please do not panic if the bus is running 5 – 10 minutes later than pickup time. If the bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of the pickup time, please contact our office.

Duration:
8.5 hours
Approximate Return Time:
Between 22:00 (winter) Approx / 00:00 (summer) Approx.
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Tour Details

Operator
Autopia Tours
Destination
Phillip Island
Departs From
Melbourne

Tour Description

Highlights:
• Witness hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins
• Sunset at the Penguin Parade with spectacular coastal views
• Guided ranger experience through the Phillip Island Koala Reserve
• Visit Seal Rocks boardwalk & explore The Nobbies Centre
• See the Penguin Parade’s award winning visitor information centre
• Explore Phillip Island’s natural beauty and majestic coastline
• A family-friendly Australian wildlife discovery experience

Description:
Get up close with a host of Aussie wildlife, see the fantastic coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of tiny penguins waddle ashore! You’ll also get the chance to get up close to koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy the spectacular rugged beauty of Phillip Island.

We begin our day with a stop at the Phillip Island Koala Reserve, where you’ll be making some new friends with our local Australian animals as you're taken on a guided ranger walk through the woodland. Famous for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and unique wildlife it's then to the western end of the island to the Nobbies. Experience the majestic rocky coast and views of an Australian fur seal colony and spot wild wallabies and native birds on a back road journey to the main show at the Penguin Parade. Explore the award-winning Visitor Centre before witnessing the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable experience!

Driving Distance: 300km

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Phillip Island Penguin Highlights - departing Melbourne

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Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.