TAKE IN AMAZING VIEWS OF THE BASS STRAIT & MAKE FRIENDS WITH PHILLIP ISLANDS LOCAL PENGUINS & OTHER AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE ON OUR SMALL GROUP DAY TOUR.
It’s time to hit the road with a small group (max 8 guests). Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and sit back and relax as we take the 1hr 45min drive down to Phillip Island. Our first stop is a surfer’s dream beach, Cape Woolamai. From here we will lace up the boots and start our hike that will guide you through rugged rock formations, known as the Pinnacles. As we make our way around the Nature Park of Phillip Island you can witness stunning views over the Bass Strait and pounding surf below. Look out for wallabies, echidnas, shearwater birds and whales in the winter months.
After our easy/moderate 6.8km hike we will head into Cowes for a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on the season) at one of our favourite local cafes or restaurants before we make our way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. Stroll through this eucalyptus woodland and come ‘face-to-face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. The Koala Reserve’s unique tree top boardwalks and close viewing areas allow visitors to see how truly amazing koalas are.
Our next stop is The Nobbies for an easy stroll along the boardwalk to discover breathtaking coastline views and the impressive thundering blowhole. This area is home to Australia’s largest seal colony, little penguins and silver gulls.
And to finish the day we will take a waddle on the wild side and see hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. This experience is a wildlife lover’s dream!
Please note: During the summer months, be sure to eat prior to our 11:30 am departure.
Pickup times and locations
- Additional Information (Pickup Times & Location)
PLEASE ARRIVE AT PICK-UP LOCATION 10 MINUTES PRIOR.
CBD pick up: 9:30 am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank Melbourne. (Taxi rank between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre). Please note it’s approximately 200m from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.
CBD drop off: 9:30 pm
CBD pick up: 11:30 am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank Melbourne. (Taxi rank between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre). Please note it’s approximately 200m from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.
CBD drop off: 11:30 pm
- Hiking Grade
Grade 2. No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps.
- What To Bring
Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
Water bottle (1L)
Cash or credit card for lunch / dinner (around $25)
Warm layers & waterproof jacket just in case
Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
Swimsuit & a towel for a swim in the ocean (optional on summer months)
- What To Expect
- Entry into Penguin Parade & Phillip Island Koala Reserve
- An easy to moderate 6.8km guided circuit hike around Phillip Island’s Nature Park
- Plenty of chances to see wildlife including penguins, wallabies & unique birds such as the shearwater and silver gull
- Organic fruit & healthy snacks
- Freshly Brewed Coffee Supreme & Organic Tea
- Modern VW Caravelle – 9 seater with Air Con
- Rain Ponchos, First Aid
- Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
- Unforgettable memories