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 complementary 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 snack at a local café before we make our way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. Stroll through this eucalypt 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!

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Entry into Penguin Parade & Phillip 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, kangaroos and unique birds such as the shearwater and silver gull
  • Organic fruit & healthy snacks
  • Freshly brewed Coffee Supreme & organic tea
  • VW Caravelle – 9 seater with Air Con
  • Rain ponchos & first aid
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local tour guides
  • Unforgettable memories

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
  • Water Bottle (1L)
  • Cash or credit card for lunch (around $25)
  • Warm layers & waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
  • Swimsuit & a towel for a swim in the ocean (summer months)
  • Good vibes

HIKING GRADE

No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* SUMMER – departure times operate from 4th Oct to 3rd Apr
* WINTER – departure times operate from 4th Apr to 3rd Oct

Choose from a St Kilda or CBD pick up and drop off location when you book.

Vehicle: Modern VW Caravelle – 9 Seater

Winter:

St Kilda pick up: 9:05 am @ Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne VIC 3182 (Main entrance)

 

CBD pick up: 9:30 am @ Undercover 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

St Kilda drop off: 9:45 pm

 

Summer:

St Kilda pick up: 11:05 am @ Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne VIC 3182 (Main entrance)

 

CBD pick up: 11:30 am @ Undercover 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

St Kilda drop off: 11:45 pm

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