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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which experiences are best for tours in Phillip Island?
Phillip Island is famous for Penguin Parade and the Koala Reserve. These places are fantastic and are included in our Phillip Island day tour. We believe the real highlight of the day is the hike around Cape Woolamai. Witness stunning views over the Bass Strait and pounding surf below. Look out for wallabies, echidnas, shearwater birds and whales in the winter months.
Can you see Phillip Island penguins for free?
Yes, there is a cost of $27.70 to visit the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, but don’t worry, this cost is included in our tour price. We will also visit the Koala Reserve where you can get up close with our furry friends.