Enjoy two popular Phillip Island tours on this guided wildlife adventure. After pickup from your Melbourne hotel, enjoy the scenic, 2-hour drive to Phillip Island. Head to the southernmost tip of the island for a cruise around Seal Rocks — home to the largest fur seal colony in Australia. Watch thousands of these playful marine creatures bask in the sun, scoot along rocks and splash in the water.
Explore other areas of Phillip Island, including the Nobbies rock formation and windswept plains where you can often spot wild wallabies. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch midway through the tour (own expense).
For the grand finale, make your way to a series of boardwalks on a local beach for the famous Penguin Parade. Every night just after sunset, hundreds of little penguins — the smallest in the world — emerge from the water with bellies full of fish and waddle across the sand and bush to their burrows. Enjoy upgraded seating for the best view of this adorable natural spectacle.
Once the penguins are safely tucked in for the night, relax on the return drive to Melbourne, where you'll be dropped off back to your hotel in the late evening.
Please note: Occasionally, bad weather will make the Seal Rocks cruise inoperable. In this event, enjoy a cruise around the dramatic granite cliffs of Cape Woolamai instead. See rookeries of cormorants and muttonbird flocks, and keep an eye out for passing dolphins and seals. You'll also enjoy afternoon tea and delicious muffins.