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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Phillip Island Nature Park and Wildlife Seals Cruise

Phillip Island Nature Park is close to Melbourne yet abounding with wildlife. The Little Penguins coming home for the sea and the spectacle of thousands of Australian fur seals swimming and lazing on Seal Rocks. This is truly one of Australia's most unique experiences.


  • Combines the Penguin Parade and Seal Rocks cruise in one tour
  • Relaxed drive along scenic Port Phillip Bay and Westernport Bay with entertaining commentary from your expert tour guide
  • Phillip Island's unmissable Penguin Parade
  • See seals up close on the Seal Rocks cruise
  • Access to the Penguins Plus Premium viewing area
  • Cape Woolamai Cruise to see waterbirds and spot dolphins and seals
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Phillip Island Nature Park and Wildlife Seals Cruise

The Little Penguins

Seal Rocks Cruise
  • Board the wildlife seal watching cruise for one of Australia's most unique natural experiences. Be enthralled at the sight and sound of over 5000 fur seals close up while drifting in the shelter of Seal Rocks in Bass Strait.
*Cape Woolamai Cruise (If bad weather prevails, Cape Woolamai cruise will be substituted for the Seal Rocks cruise)
  • Cape Woolamai cruise will operate when weather prevents operation of the Seal Rocks cruise
  • Cormorant and shearwater (muttonbird) rookeries
  • Pass sheer granite cliffs of Cape Woolamai
  • Afternoon tea with muffins
  • Look for dolphins and seals
Phillip Island
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop
  • Seal Rocks - home to Australia's largest colony of fur seals
  • Witness the natural phenomena of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Inspect the Visitor's Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Highly recommended. Very interesting nature of the seal island. In the moonlit sanctuary, we had the chance to pat and hug koala and feed kangaroo and wallaby. The nobbies very beautiful. Coached bus driver very informative and friendly. Will do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was great to be at the Seals Rock for some up close and personal experience. The weather turned out to be good, water was calm, got really close to the seals and see them play around the boat.
The penguin parade is a must do when visiting Victoria. Seeing them coming up the shore from afar, and they slowly walk back to their burrows. Those little penguins are just adorable.

Jean T
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended January 2009

The penguins are so cute, and you get fairly close to them without disturbing them. Shame about the crowds of people. We enjoyed the cruise and seeing the seals.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

This tour was hard to find online, probably because it is rare, as the seals are viewed from a boat in Bass Straight (so it is not available in bad weather). It was canceled the day before I was to go, but the operator offered me a variety of options to fill in the day, before seeing the penguins in the evening. I certainly commend their organisation of a myriad interlocking tours, their patience in looking for 'lost' travellers, and their their overall professional yet friendly approach. Don't miss the penguins!

Hok Luen L
Hong Kong

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2008

We did not see the seals, just a plain boat ride to some islands.
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