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!
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.
* 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
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
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