Go West: Phillip Island 1 day Penguin Parade Tour
Experience what the Gippsland region has to offer on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Your small, personalized eco tour takes you by comfortable minibus to Phillip Island and returns back to Melbourne the same day. Go West is a premium service offering the very best in day tours ...
Included: All transfers & commentary, free Wi Fi on board all our coaches, expert guide, cheese and wine tastings, all entry fees & taxes, personal iPod translations service on request
What to Bring:
- A sense of fun and adventure
- Camera and film
- Swimming gear in summer
- Warm clothing
- Comfortable walking shoes
Max. people: 24
Welcome to Go West Tours
Come and share a special day with Melbourne's award-winning day tour specialists.
Our tour incorporates all of the Phillip Island region's world class highlights, including lots of amazing natural features, as well as a little something for the sweet-tooth! All day long you'll be superbly looked after by our experienced guides, with our small group size ensuring excellent award-winning service the whole way.
Travel in air-conditioned comfort, and enjoy the convenience of our free inner city pick-up and drop-off service.
For a tour like never before, travel with the best, experience Go West. Simply Melbourne's finest day tour experience.
Our touring philosophy
At Go West Tours, our mission is to provide Melbourne's most entertaining, informative and memorable day tours.
We recognise that all too often, day tours are little more than a shuttle bus between photo opportunities. We have therefore set out to ensure that our journey is itself a significant part of the touring experience.
Our guides are hand-picked and comprehensively trained to provide you with a truly memorable Australian experience.
What our customers have said
"So much more than we expected. Brilliant value!"
"It's easy to see why Go West won the tourism award. Well done!"
"Old fashioned service and amazing scenery. Unforgettable!"
We challenge you to find another operator that provides all this:
- A wholistic approach to your day tour
- Award-winning customer service
- Multi-lingual tour information
- Integration of groovy new technology
- Genuine environmental sustainability
For peace of mind when enjoying Melbourne sightseeing, choose Go West Tours, "Melbourne's leading small group touring company."
Phillip Island tour
Departing Melbourne at around midday, this small group day tour encapsulates the very best of the region’s wildlife and gourmet delights.
Leaving Melbourne we journey through the Gippsland region directly to Phillip Island and make our first stop at Moonlit Sanctuary. Upon arrival our guests enjoy a guided tour through the award winning Wildlife Conservation Park. Guests will have to chance to hand feed kanagroos, wallabies, emus & more, as well as lern about a wide array of native Australian animals.
Our next stop is at the Phillip Island Winery, overlooking the famous Berry’s Beach. Here we sample not only the locally produced wines, but also a selection of Gippsland’s finest cheeses and other gourmet produce. The tasting is accompanied by an informative presentation, ensuring an experience that is educational as well as truly mouth-watering.
A visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.
And then it’s onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade and will help to keep you toasty warm with a complimentary hot cuppa.
For an exclusive viewing experience, upgrade to the more personalised “Penguins Plus” viewing platform. With numbers limited to 150, you’ll enjoy special ranger interpretation in a more natural setting. This option also includes a complimentary hot beverage.
After the parade we allow plenty of time to explore the Visitor Centre before beginning our own journey back to Melbourne. The journey back is a great chance to upload photo’s, send E-Postcards, and research your next destination as Go West Tours is the proud operator to offer the first in free Wi Fi on board all our Melbourne day tours.
With drop off right back to your inner city and St Kilda area accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.
Depart: Daily, with Melbourne inner city pickup from most accommodation providers between 11:00am and 1:00pm
Return: Between 9pm and midnight depending on the season
Extras: Money for meals & souvenirs