Small Group Bus Tour Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

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Public Bus Tour of Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

From USD 102.94

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


There are so many amazing things to see in and around Melbourne that it can be tough to squeeze them all in, but this full-day group trip to Phillip Island is a great place to start. This way, you get to visit Brighton Beach, Nobbies Centre, the Penguin Parade, and a wildlife park, but don’t have to put up with any of the stress of organizing tickets, transport, and itineraries.
  • Squeeze in some of Victoria’s best sights and wildlife on this full-day tour
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to Brighton Beach’s famed bathing boxes
  • Take a trip out to Phillip Island Nature Park to see the Penguin Parade
  • Includes pickup/drop-off in Melbourne CBD, transport, and entry fees

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry Fees are included to all sites while on tour.
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:30 am

Pickup details

Pick up from your choice of Melbourne CBD, location and times to be confirmed once booking completed 24 hrs prior to tour. NOTE: If you are a solo traveler or book the day before you may be referred to a convenient central location. Please meet outside your lobby hotel entrance 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.

What To Expect

Brighton Bathing Boxes

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Maru Koala and Animal Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Nobbies Centre

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Operated by Wine Hop And Coastal Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great tour with Matt!! What a treat to have someone so knowledgeable - loved every part of it, and the penguins were the highlight of the trip!! Totally recommend this tour if you have a free day in Melbourne - do this !!!


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Brilliant penguins, mediocre rest of experience
Lynsey_E, Aug 2023
Phillip Island was a brilliant experience, seeing the penguin parade was a once in a lifetime. The koala sanctuary and beach were lovely extras, but if you’ve been to one before then they probably don’t add much. Matt was a brilliant tour guide, giving insightful commentary and plenty of time to explore. The bus was not great for the number of people, very cramped and uncomfortable. Suggest bringing snacks/lunch with you just in case
Worth every penny. Had great time.
Kalpej_P, Dec 2022
Worth every penny. Had great time. Thanks Tony for making the trip memorable. I would recommend this tour. Hoping any one taking to tour gets Tony as your guide.
Amazing creatures
Linda_M, Nov 2022
Watching penguins coming out of the ocean was nice but the real show is watching them walk alongside the walking deck.!
Long busy day, saw everything as expected, had fun overall
Natalie_A, Nov 2022
A few long drives, on a very hot bus, ? no air-con or it wasn't on, and unable to open windows. Bus quite old and not overly comfortable -felt every pothole and there were a lot of them in some stretches of highway. I'm not overly tall, and my knees were jammed up against the seat in front of me the whole day. The content of the tour was good, a nice variety of spots to visit and driver was attentive and chatty. Bus was full and same group were late back to the bus at EVERY stop. Drivers perhaps need to do a better speech about time keeping and this ruins it for everyone else. Fabulous mini-golf course at Maru animal park, if like us you've seen a million animals already, this is one of the best mini golf courses I've ever visited. Not much time at the Nobbies area (due to the late running of the tour thanks to the group mentioned earlier) and we didn't see too many penguins as we tried to get back to the bus by the set time. Given the unpredictability of the penguin arrivals, perhaps clearer instructions on time frames would be better. All well & good to say be back on bus at 8:45, however if penguins don't begin arriving until later that day, it may be better to say, "watch the penguins on the beach for 30 minutes after the first arrival then take 15-30 minutes to walk back up the boardwalks, before making your way back to the bus" - or seat everyone together and have the driver closeby to make time adjustments on the go for better penguin viewing. On the whole we saw everything we wanted to see and I didn't have to self-drive. Less time waiting around for others would have been nice.
Phillip Island Pinguin parade
TimMerlin_O, Aug 2022
The good guide and the Wildlife. Guide got mich Informations about everything on the to do list and was very communicative. For me a must do Tour;)
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for the review Tim. Much appreciated mate.
Great experience, loved...
Nuradin_S, Jan 2022
Great experience, loved seeing the penguins, the tour guide was really friendly, entertaining and helpful!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Nuradin, Thanks so much for the review. Matt.
Go see the Penguins
Charisma_W, Jan 2022
Great tour with Matt!! What a treat to have someone so knowledgeable - loved every part of it, and the penguins were the highlight of the trip!! Totally recommend this tour if you have a free day in Melbourne - do this !!!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Charisma. We are glad you had a great time. Hopefully we see you again soon. Matt.

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