1 day Phillip Island and wildlife tour

This tour is all about showcasing the magnificent wildlife and scenery of Phillip Island.

We visit Churchill Island to gain an insight into what life was like living on a farm in the early 1900’s. See a range of farm buildings, farm animals and beautiful views across to the mainland.

At the Koala Conservation Centre we wander along an elevated boardwalk and see these amazing furry mammals in their natural habitat and have the opportunity to ask questions of the Rangers who manage the Centre.

We visit Swan Lake wetlands for the opportunity to spot different types of birdlife from the secluded hides on the shoreline. At the Nobbies we amble along the boardwalk and see silver gulls who nest here and views of the ocean across to seal rocks. With the aid of binoculars you may see some of Australia’s largest colony of fur seals as they relax on the rugged outcrop.

We’ll finish the day after sunset watching the little penguins make their way across the beach heading towards their nesting areas after spending their day hunting in the ocean. We’ll have a Park Ranger who will guide us through the penguin colony to the comfort of a Sky Box, on the VIP Tour, where you’ll have fantastic views across the beach. Or you can choose the Ultimate Adventure Tour with a full ranger briefing and headsets to comfortably hear the ranger and high-tech 'night vision scopes' which allow you to spy on penguins in the dark.

On the tour we will visit:

  • Churchill Island
  • Historic buildings
  • Farm Animals
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Swan Lake
  • Birdlife
  • The Nobbies
  • Penguin Parade on a VIP Tour or Ultimate Adventure Tour
  • Helicopter ride (optional extra)
  • Entry fees to all attractions
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch at a local cafe during winter months
  • Dinner at a local cafe in the summer months
  • Free wifi on tour

Pick up time: 11 a.m.

Drop off time: 9.00 p.m. onwards depending on the season as the little penguins start to emerge from the ocean at sunset. This varies considerably between winter and summer months.

Price: $350 per adult

Private Tour $950 for 2 people. Additional children or adults by arrangement

Private Family Tour $1,000 for 2 adults & 2 children. Additional children or adults by arrangement Note: The Skybox is not available to children under 16 so Penguins Plus will be substituted for the Skybox.

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