Philip Island eco tour, Melbourne

From: AUD265

per person


Adult: $265pp

Child:  $132.50 (3 -12)

Infant: Free

 

April - October: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

November - March: Monday to Friday

 

Tour Runs: 1pm 11pm


Knowledgeable Guides Luxury AirCon Vehicles Koala Park Entry
Penguin Viewing Entry Dinner Wildlife

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Philip Island eco tour, Melbourne

From the city we by-pass Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs before driving through beef and dairy cattle farms, horse breeding studs and swampland. Afternoon tea will be enjoyed at a working dairy farm in Caldermeade on route, before we skirt to Westernport to enjoy views of French Island before we cross over the bridge to Phillip Island.

 

Recognised as a world leader for environmental conservation, Phillip Island’s sandy and rocky shorelines team with wildlife including over 200 species of birds. Time permitting we can view the local fisherman cleaning their catch of the day whilst battling amongst the fight of gulls and pelicans.

 

It's now time to visit the Koala Conservation Centre. This is one of the few areas in Victoria where you can see a protected koala colony. Walk amongst the treetops in nature reserve bush land and see wild koalas within touching distance. We may spot a wild wallaby or two as well.

 

Enjoy dinner in the township of Cowes before proceeding with the rest of your evening.

 

Time permitting we pass by Swan Lake, the island's largest fresh water lake, and head to the ‘Nobbies’. From this magnificent headland, the views stretch over Mornington Peninsula and Bass Strait. One and half kilometers offshore are Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest Australian Fur Seal colony.

 

Finally we get to the Penguin Parade, each evening at dusk Little Penguins arrive in groups on the beach after a day of fishing. See them waddle their way into the dunes where their burrow nests are situated. We have access to the less populated boardwalks enabling you to gain close contact with the penguins without any hustle and bustle. Seeing and hearing about the penguin behavior, and their daily routines is an amazing learning experience.

 

Includes:

  • Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide
  • Travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Dinner
  • Entry to Koala Conservation Centre and Penguin Parade
  • City hotel pick up and drop off
  • Comprehensive commentary

 

About Our Guides

Your very knowledgeable and friendly guide is all part of the experience with us. Our guides are highly trained in the art of "localism". Our tours tend to be a blend of both unique and iconic experiences. Our guides will always show our guests the things that they have heard about or read about, but as our guides are long standing locals to the area that they guide in, they will often share with you their special places. Places that they may have grown up in or shared a special experience. These will often be areas where there is no one else around and you can be guarenteed to have that "once in a lifetime experience". Many of our guides are specialists in their fields. Naturalists, botanists, conservationlists, experts in native flora and fauna, Aboriginal art experts. In fact one of our guides based in Cairns lived in the Daintree Rainforest for some time and shares all of these experiences with his guests. With our guides you are guarenteed to have a genuine 5 Star Experience

 

About Our Vehicles

We provide our guests with the very best vehicles available. Large leather oversized seats all with seat belts, ample leg room, on board multi media systems, some of our vehicles even have small fridges on board to keep your drinks cool. All of our vehicles are air conditioned and feature large, dark tinted windows with comfort features not usually associated with touring vehicles. Our vehicles are both four wheel drive and two wheel drive depending on exactly where you are travelling with us. Around the cities enjoy the plush comfort of a luxury Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen, and off the bitumen, you will be impressed with our Toyota Landcruisers or larger 4WD busses. One thing is for sure and that is your small luxury vehicle will perfectly compliment your experience.