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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne provided by Bunyip Tours

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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
We have been closely monitoring recommendations from the Australian Government & World Health Organisation (WHO) & based on their advice we have enhanced our cleaning procedures and implemented precautionary measures to ensure the highest levels of safety.
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The beautiful beaches, bushland, and nature reserves of Phillip Island lie just south of Melbourne. On this tour, enjoy unforgettable wildlife encounters in one day—spot kangaroos at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, tour a working sheep farm on Churchill Island, and watch the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Churchill Island
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Nobbies
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Enjoy the nature, wildlife, and lifestyle of Phillip Island and beyond
  • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and a Churchill Isle farm
  • Watch the famous Penguin Parade as small penguins waddle to their burrows
  • Great value: hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and entrance fees included
What to Expect
Get picked up from your Melbourne hotel and set out on the journey to Phillip Island. Before crossing the bridge to the island, stop along the Mornington Peninsula to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Follow the Wallaby Walk and spot a wide variety of native Australian animals, including wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and dingoes. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, a working farm where you can see a sheep shearing demonstration and watch the sheepdogs at work. Then set out to explore Phillip Island to see the Nobbies rock formations, Seal Rocks, and Cape Woolamai before heading to Summerland Beach for the evening Penguin Parade: watch hundreds of little penguins waddle across the beach to their burrows. Return to Melbourne, where your tour ends back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
12–14 hours
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary, Churchill Island & Penguin Parade
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill Island
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Meals other than as stated
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise of dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Photography and video are NOT PERMITTED at the Penguin Parade
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Children of all ages must purchase a ticket
  • Penguins Plus, Underground Viewing & Guided Ranger Tour are on request. Once you have placed a booking, the Tour Operator will contact you in the event your chosen upgrade is not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mizutory wrote a review Aug 2020
Tokyo2 contributions1 helpful vote
I joined to this tour with my 8yo son in December 2019. Chris was warm and friendly guide, and has deep knowledge on the history and nature of south Victoria. We learned a lot from him on the way down to Phillip Island. The tour is packed with visits to interesting and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from terrygowest, Manager at Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thanks very much for your review, mizutory! We're really happy to hear that Chris looked after you so well on tour & helped create some wonderful travel memories for you and your son. We know Chris will be really pleased to receive your feedback. Thanks again for joining us on tour & very best wishes for your future travels!
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Golfmommy17 wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts43 contributions29 helpful votes
This was a well organized full day activity tour with a number of stops. Each stop had adequate time to explore/enjoy. We stopped at Moonlit sanctuary and had plenty of opportunity to feed Kangaroos/wallabees, lots of Koalas to be seen. Lunch was provided at this stop on the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
Responded 03 Sep 2020
On behalf of all of us at Bunyip Tours, I would like to thank you for sharing this great review about our tour! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the fairy penguins, I too think they are terribly cute. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with Sophie and will pass on your feedback to her. It’s absolutely our pleasure to have you along as our guest and we hope we might see you back in Melbourne sometime in the not-too distant future.
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Braden R wrote a review Mar 2020
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Ricky is a legend! Very informative tour throughout the entire day. He kept us entertained and took great care of our family! Thanks Ricky
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
Responded 03 Sep 2020
I will be sure to tell Ricky he is a legend! I know he will appreciate the feedback. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing the Phillip Island tour with Bunyip Tours and we look forward to your next visit with us!
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dom1947 wrote a review Mar 2020
Huntington Beach, California145 contributions79 helpful votes
we had a full day from 10am to 11 30 pm.we covered various sites from an animal sanctuary with lunch ,to tour of farm area on churchill island to the bobbies to finally the penguin parade.we ,luckily,had sara as our guide the entire day.she informed us about what we will be
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
Responded 03 Sep 2020
Thank you for such a nice review! We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our staff and Sara will definitely be happy to read your review. We make guest experience & satisfaction our highest priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. It's nice to hear you enjoyed the music selection and this helped to break up the day for you.
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brandon967 wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona7 contributions12 helpful votes
This is a must do. Sarah went above and beyond. She took us to all the included stops plus made an additional stop at a beach and a back road to view wild animals. The tour was paced perfectly and our guide was very informational. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from terrygowest, Owner at Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
Responded 03 Sep 2020
Hi Brandon, this is great to hear. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. I know Sarah will appreciate your feedback and be happy to know you enjoyed the day with her and that you got to see some of our amazing Australian animals. All the best for your future travels.
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Three super tours with fantastic guides
I'd award five stars to all three Bunyip experiences, so this review covers the Neighbours Tour (w/Chris), Healesvi
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Unforgettable two-day trip with Rach
The two-day trip along the Great Ocean Road was an amazing experience! We were very lucky to have Rach as our tour
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Awesome trip to the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians
We spend a lovely trip to the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians and saw a lot of wild life (koalas, emus, cangaroo
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Amazing 2 days with Bunyip Tours
My husband and I NEVER take organized tours... we usually despise them. However, my husband always gets stuck dri
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Vankhanh289
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Fantastic Tour with Alan!
Me and my friend took this tour in the last summer. All the sightseeings, accommodation, foods were great. And the
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Vicki E
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Great Ocean Road
If you're visiting Melbourne and have a day to spare, take this tour with Bunyip tours. It is always a small bus,
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SeanLittleOfficial
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Amazing tour with Chris!
I did this tour on the 16th of March and it was absolutely amazing! It started off with an incredibly warm welcome
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Neighbours tour
Great day and good value. Only disapointment we didnt meet and greet a star from the show and would like to have s
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hugho673
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Great if you can only do a day
This was a great tour. A couple of hours drive with stops to the park followed by a really awesome hike (about 1.5
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globalnex
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Excellent!
Took the Great Ocean Tour. Our Guide, Corey was excellent, entertaining & made the the long tour relaxing. The sig
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Natasha T
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Perfect day, doing/seeing a lot more than I expected!
This really broke up my Melbourne holiday - allowed me to see so much more of the beautiful state than if I just st
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Excellent day
This tour was honestly one of the best if not the best tour I've ever been on. The tour guide Steve ( apologies if
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Great trip!
The three Day trip was awesome, our tour guide Emily was great and made the trip 10 times better with the music on
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Penguin Plus
We had an excellent day with Daniel T as our tour guide. We visited Moonlit Sanctuary feeding the kangaroos which w
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danmctravels
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A pilgrimage 35 years in the making!
Had a blast visiting the Neighbours studio and Ramsay Street. Our guide, CHRIS, was everything you want in a tour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12–14 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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