November – April:
Mornington Peninsula Tour: Between 7am-8am
Penguin Parade Tour: 12pm(noon)
May – October:
Mornington Peninsula Tour: Between 7am-8am
Penguin Parade Tour: 9:30am
Eureka Skydeck: 10am to 10pm
Enjoy truly unforgettable visits to two famous attractions close to Melbourne- Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula!
Head to the iconic Phillip Island, enjoy interactive experiences with koalas, kangaroos and other Aussie wildlife, stroll along Woolamai Beach, see a colony of Australian fur seals, enjoy the interactive WWF Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre, enjoy chocolate tastings and watch the world famous Penguin Parade at sunset.
Enjoy a day of exquisite food, chocolates, cheeses and the best cool climate wines in the breathtakingly beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city as you visit picturesque vineyards, tuck into a gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, visit 3 wineries or cider houses and enjoy chocolate, strawberries and cheese tastings!
Also included in the package is complimentary admission to the Eureka Skydeck.
Penguin Parade Tour, Phillip Island:
You will be picked up from your hotel in Melbourne and driven to Philip Island for a day of leisure, fun and wildlife watching. En route to Philip Island, take in the scenic countryside. Drive along a 140-kilometer stretch from Melbourne to Phillip Island, a distance of 10,000-hectare boasting more than a hundred varieties of animal species.
Begin the day with a visit to the Wildlife Park and enjoy an interactive experience with Australian wildlife. Hand feed the kangaroos and get a closer look at the ever cuddly koalas. The koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and different types of birds provide fabulous photo opportunities. Phillip Island is also home to southern Australia’s largest colony of flying foxes. Take in the picturesque landscape of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Enjoy a stroll down Woolamai Beach and take to the boardwalk to see the rocky coast and spot the fur seals. Enjoy a spectacular multimedia wildlife experience at the Nobbies Centre and take a virtual journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and experience the fun and excitement.
Enjoy some chocolate tastings at Panny’s Chocolate Shop and pay a visit to Phillip Island’s Visitor Information Center. Gear up for the star attraction of the day- the world famous ‘Penguin Parade’. Pick a comfortable seat at the beach to see the smallest penguins in the world returning to their sand burrows at sunset after a day of fishing in the ocean. Measuring about 41 centimeters tall, the Little Penguins have established colonies in the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand. You can also spot them in Tasmania and the Chatham Islands.
Watch this fascinating ritual as the penguins huddle together and waddle back to the shore to feed their young ones. The Penguin Parade is one of the most popular Melbourne day tours destination. Enjoy informative commentary by your knowledgeable guide and take pictures of the birds as they perform their sunset ritual.
After a day at Phillip Island, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Melbourne.
Mornington Peninsula Tour:
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Melbourne and driven to Mornington Peninsula, 40 kilometers southeast of Melbourne. Home to some of the best vineyards and wineries, Mornington Peninsula promises a day of exquisite food, mouth-watering chocolates, cheeses and the best cool climate wines.
You will be stopping at some great places like Arthur’s Seat, Main Ridge Dairy, Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm, Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, Green Olive at Red Hill, Mock Orchard Cider Lounge and T’Gallant Winery. Take amazing photos of the beautiful views from Arthur’s Seat and have sumptuous lunch in Flinders, a beautiful seaside town. Sample fresh goat’s cheese and taste exquisite wines and sweet liqueurs. Tour a chocolate factory and visit the iconic beach boxes. Spend time exploring the town’s galleries, shops, and boutiques.
Savour the cider, the wine and food Green Olive at Redhill. Savour the apple ciders at Mock Orchards, one of the world’s best. Enjoy tastings of the best Pinot Gris and Grigio wines and tuck into wood fired pizzas at T’Gallant Winery’s cellar door and admire fantastic views of the vineyard.
After the Mornington Peninsula tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Melbourne.
Admission to Eureka Skydeck:
Make your own way to Eureka Tower and visit the Eureka Skydeck. One of the most popular things to in Melbourne, conquer your fear of heights and soak in one of the most spectacular views you’ll ever see!
Hotel transfers Nature Park & Penguin Parade Entry fees FREE Entry into WWF Antarctic Journey FREE ticket to Eureka Skydeck Entry at the Wildlife Park All wineries, liqueur & cider tastings (Mornington Peninsula) Fresh goats cheese sharing platters (Mornington Peninsula) Local fruit produce and condiments (Mornington Peninsula) Mornington Peninsula chocolate samples Lunch on both tours Morning tea & biscuits Highly experienced driver/guide Informative tour commentary on both tours WiFi for the journey home on Phillip Island tour Audio translation devices on Phillip Island tour
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