Head to Phillip Island for a day of stunning landscapes and iconic wildlife. Along the way you will stop at an Australian Wildlife park to get up close and personal with animals including Koalas, Emus, Wombats and Tasmanian devils. You will even get the chance to hand feed the Kangaroos!
Enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch overlooking a beautiful billabong alive with abundant birdlife. Then head over to Churchill Island to learn about the Australian farm lifestyle and the history of Phillip Island's importance in Victoria. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, working dogs in action and try your hand at cracking a whip.
If time allows next you can get the sand between your toes at a local surf beach, Cape Woolamai. Explore the spectacular coastline of the Island from the boardwalks and lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens at the Nobbies. Look out to Seal Rocks and spot the largest colony of Australian Fur Seals.
It is then time to head to the world famous Penguin Parade. As the sun sets, watch hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and back to their burrows after a long day at sea. Upgrade to the Penguins Plus viewing platform for an even better look at these adorable animals!
What you need to bring: Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions, a small blanket/scarf and beanie can be a good idea for the Penguin Parade in winter as it gets cold on the beach, sunscreen, water bottle and hat.
Language APP available for this tour for your iphone or android device to listen to commentary of the highlights available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish
Photography is not permitted at the penguin parade.
Parts of the itinerary may be altered or omitted due to seasonal changes
When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section
|Melbourne||Daily||9 -10am-Winter 10 -11am-Summer||9pm-Winter 12am-Summer|
|Child - upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area||0||$130|
|Adult (16+)- upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area||0||$170|
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