Phillip Island is a stunning island located next to the beautiful Western Port Bay in Victoria. Located just two hours drive from Melbourne CBD, Phillip Island is a popular tourist destination in Victoria.
Apart from being a vacation spot for international travellers, Phillip Island is also a renowned weekend getaway spot during the summer months. With its amazing wildlife and unique natural scenic spots, there are a number of Phillip Island tours on offer.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tours from Melbourne
Start your tour at Churchill Island Heritage Farm and explore this magnificent island and enjoy the best views of Phillip Island. Then head over to the Koala Conservation Centre where you can walk the boardwalks and view hundreds of sleepy koalas as they relax in this natural environment. You may even spot wallabies, echidnas and birds within the park or, if visiting at dusk, the many fruit bats flying overhead.
Next, head down to The Nobbies and view the many lazy seals relaxing on seal rock. Your tour would not be complete without a visit to the Fairy Penguin Parade held each evening where you get to view the beautiful fairy penguins as they emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their nests in search of food and shelter.
Hope aboard your boat and come for a daytime or sunset cruise around the scenic Phillip Island coast. Relax with food, drinks and ambient music as you enjoy views of Phillip Island, French Island and the port of Hastings. Some tours travel past the granite cliffs of Cape Woolamai where you can spot magnificent marine wildlife and cruise back to land under the Phillip Island bridge which joins the island to the mainland.
From June to August, there are also many whale watching tours on offer which take visitors out whale watching during their annual migration along the Phillip Island coastline.