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  •  Phillip Island
  •  French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne

French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne

  • Phillip Island
  • English
  • 11-13 hours (vary by season)
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Two ferry crossings
  • 2. 4WD French Island tour
  • 3. Lunch
  • 4. General entry to Penguin Parade (General Viewing).
  • 5. Transport from/to selected locations

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Two ferry crossings
  • 2. 4WD French Island tour
  • 3. Lunch
  • 4. General entry to Penguin Parade (General Viewing).
  • 5. Transport from/to selected locations

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Phillip Island
Depature point ● Departs*: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Years Eve (31 December), New Year's Day (01 January), Australia Day Holiday (26 January), Labour Day (09 March)
● Departure Point: Bus stop outside Mail Exchange Hotel/ near Southern Cross Station (Address: 688 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000)
● Departure Time^: 10:00
^ Complimentary from/to selected locations included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
● Arrives back at approximately 21:00 during winter, or 23:30 in summer.
How to get there Complimentary transfer from/to selected pick up locations included. Please advise your choice of pick up location at the point of booking and make your own way to that location for pick up on the travel date.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the coach is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Camera
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Minimum booking of 2 passengers. Tours may not proceed if minimum number is not met.

● Special Dietary Requirement
Please state in the "Special Request" section when checking out if you have any Special Dietary Requirement. Please note, this is a request only and not guaranteed to be accommodated.

● Child Policy
For all tour types children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Booster seats can be provided, however these must be pre-booked at least 72 hours prior to the tour departure date.  No prams are permitted inside the vehicle as the buses don’t have storage space. Parents/guardians are required to ensure all children wear seat belts whilst travelling in the vehicle.

● The Service Provider reserves the right to alter adjustments, routes, itineraries, lunch stops, bus configurations, days of operation and even cancel tours if unforeseen circumstances occur or extreme weather conditions

● Photos are permitted at all locations except the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Penguins’ eyes are very sensitive, and any bright or sudden flashes can frighten them. Please do not use cameras of any kind including phones and camcorders at any time during your visit to the Penguin Parade.

2 Overview

Not just your regular Phillip Island Tour! Spend the day Island hopping from French Island to Phillip Island getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest and cuddliest native wildlife. Take in the breathtaking ocean views and join for a day that will be hard to forget for years to come.

French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne


Western Port Ferries

You'll start off your journey with a short trip across Western Port Bay to French Island. Crossing the Crystal Blue Sea to your first destination taking in the picturesque scenery of the day.

  • Sleek, Fast Catamaran
  • Crystal Blue Bay
  • Beautiful Coastline
  • Spot Seals & Pelicans


French Island 4WD Tour

Arriving on this hidden treasure of wilderness that is French Island, you'll be participating in a guided tour around the island where your tour guide will share their knowledge of the natural environment whilst you observe the Koala's and array of wildlife that inhabit the island.

  • Koala encounters in the wild
  • Untouched wilderness
  • Access Hidden spots
  • Farmgate Lunch
Western Port Ferries

This next leg of your journey you'll travel to world renowned and locally enjoyed Phillip Island and one of Australia's most amazing locations. Home to some of the greatest surf conditions, amazing beaches, native Australian wildlife and the world-famous motorbike circuit.

  • Sail into Village of Cowes
  • View of Clifftop Houses
  • Spot Dolphins & Seals
Town Stroll Cowes
  • Walk the Pier and Esplanade
  • Main St with Restaurants, Cafes, Micro brewery & boutiques.
Nobbies Boardwalk & Wildlife

You'll take off on a short adventure to Point Grant also known by the locals as 'Nobbies' where you'll take in the remarkable natural sights and home to a seal colony, dramatic sea bluffs, and panoramic ocean views.

  • Dramatic Headland
  • Home to a Seal Colony
  • Dramatic Sea Bluffs
  • Panoramic Ocean Views
  • Amazing Birdlife
Penguin Parade

To finish of your journey you'll be inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape, get up close and personal visit with some cute little penguins and have expert ranger commentary on the lives of these delightful creatures.

  • Get Up close & personal with the Penguins
  • Expert Commentary


3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
● If no show, no refund.

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