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Phillip Island 1 Day Small Group Eco 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 into the Gippsland region and make a stop to explore the quaint country township of Koo Wee Rup. While this rural community prides itself on producing Australia’s best asparagus, the antique and bric-a-brac shops are also well worth a peek.
Continuing on we journey down the South Gippsland coastal highway where we cross the bridge over the eastern entrance of the majestic Western Port bay. Our Phillip Island experience starts at the region’s sweetest attraction, the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Watch the chocolatiers at work, as they hand make delicious chocolate varieties using recipes handed down over many generations. Enjoy complimentary samples while exploring the Amazing World of Chocolate where you will marvel at the astonishing array of chocolate creations.
From here we’ll travel to the famous Koala Conservation Centre to meet some of the friendly locals. We’ll walk among the treetops and view the numerous wild koalas up close at this iconic wildlife attraction.
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.
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.
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Small group tour
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Afternoon tea
- Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre
- Entry to Phillip Island Chocolate Factory
- Wine and cheese tastings at The Phillip Island Winery
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
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The offer has to be booked at least 1 day in advance. Canceling and confirmation policy
Please reconfirm all tours with Go West at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Cancellation & modification
A passenger can cancel a booking no less than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the tour without incurring a cancellation fee. A cancellation less than 24 hours but more than 12 hours prior to the commencement will incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the tour fare, whereas a cancellation less than 12 hours prior to commencement will incur a fee equal to 100% of the fare.