See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne.
Departing Melbourne at around midday, you'll travel to Victoria's most colourful attraction, the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks.**
Get up close to koalas and other Australian animals at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park under supervision from the incredible staff at the Sanctuary. Watch a wildlife show and even have the chance to hand feed cute Wallabies and Kangaroos!
The highlight of your Phillip Island experience will begin at dusk as you watch the fairy penguins waddling up the beach into their burrows in the sand dunes.
**Please note that we will not be able to visit Brighton Beach on all weekdays for a period of 5 weeks from 16th May 2022. The local council has advised that the beach will be closed while sand remediation works take place.
All Fees and Taxes
Entry fees for Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Friendly & Informative Tour Guide
Pickup from Selected Hotels
WiFi on board
What's Not Included
Food & Drink
Kangaroo & Wallaby Food
INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
CHILD: Age: 4 - 15
ADULT: Age: 16 - 99
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
Regular temperature checks for staff
Service animals allowed
Specialized infant seats are available
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
The safety & well-being of our guests and team members is Go West Tours’ highest priority.
We continue to monitor all updates from the Australian & Victorian governments and will continue to update & evolve our responses & protocols in line with best pra
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Brighton Bathing Boxes
Photo opportunity of Melbourne's most colourful attraction!
Admission Ticket Free
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Explore Moonlit Sanctuary where you have the opportunity to feed Kangaroos and Wallabies under the supervision of Sanctuary staff plus view many famous Australian animals.
Moonlit Sanctuary is dedicated to helping save Australia’s endangered wildlife from extinction. Many of the animals kept at the Sanctuary are threatened with extinction. However, just keeping and breeding rare animals is not enough, they must interact with programs aimed at saving them in the wild.
Admission Ticket Included
Beautiful views across the ocean while you spot the local seal colony
Admission Ticket Free
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
The nightly spectacular! See the cute little penguins waddle ashore to their nesting grounds.
Admission Ticket Included
This was an absolutely amazing trip. Highly recommend the upgrade Koala encounter at moonlit sanctuary
Fun trip. Our guide Edge was on extraordinarily kind and knowledgable. Well organised! The penguins was the highlight but everything else was worth it too!
Penguin parade made it all worth it!
What a wonderful tour! Mark our guide was fantastic, and the penguin parade was such a cool experience. Highly recommend!
Rob.S was a superb guide and driver
Went on a day trip to Phillip Island on Sunday, with Rob as our guide and driver. Rob was very informative and entertaining as a guide and reliable as a driver. We had a really good time and learnt some new things along the way. I would highly recommend this tour and Rob, especially :)
Terrific tour to Phillips Island!!
This was an amazing tour with a fantastic tour leader Mark! We saw the Brighton Beach bathing boxes, the Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary, the Anzac Beach, the Nobbies before stopping for dinner in Cowes. The penguin parade was marvelous. It was great to go with Go West tours since they have a very comfortable bus that picks you up near your hotel and had WiFi. Mark did a great job explaining all the sights and giving us history of Australia and Melbourne. He was great at leading our group and very personable.
We would highly recommend this tour to everyone! We are a family of 5 from the U.S.
Awesome time, great to see Aussie wildlife.
We loved the Moonlit Sanctuary and really enjoyed the whole day overall. Penguins were super cute, and ended up seeing many different animals around the Nobbies viewpoint. Our guide Luke was very friendly and helpful.
Go West Tours is highly recommended
Our tour guide was Eva and she left us with a great impression. Eva is passionate about her job and highly knowledgeable about Victoria, the whole tour and the wildlife in Australia. We highly recommend the tour operator and Eva is one of their fantastic guides.
Phillip Island Penguin Tour
An absolutely fabulous trip, superbly hosted by our bus driver and all round entertainer Dave. The whole trip was expertly planned with a visit to the moonlit sanctuary wildlife conservation park with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, dingos etc en route to Phillip Island. Watching the ‘little penguins’ returning at nightfall to their homes from the sea was an amazing experience. The itinerary also includes time for some tapas and estrella damn on Phillip Island and a visit to the beautiful Woolamai beach. Would recommend this trip to anybody visiting Melbourne or Victoria; definitely a ten out of ten.
A must-see in Melbourne
Tour was well worth it! Our tour guide Terry was responsible, helpful and accommodating. He gave us advanced tips on where will be the best viewing for the penguins. And he was right on!
Brian Y, 10-01-2023
Great experience to be able to watch the penguins so close up. The visit to the wildlife centre as part of the trip was very worthwhile too.