Phillip Island and French Island Wildlife Expedition

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French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition

From USD 142.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Australia is home to a number of unique wildlife species and this tour to Phillip and French islands, just outside of Melbourne, lets you get up close and personal. Join a small group and board the ferry to French Island where you take a guided tour and see koalas in their natural habitat. Then head to Phillip Island to observe a seal colony and the famous penguin parade at sunset.
  • Observe local wildlife in their natural habitats
  • Take in the coastal scenery on the ferry crossing
  • Explore the sea bluffs and ocean views of the “Nobbies”
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ferry Crossings
  • Entrance to the Penguin Parade
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We offer 4 pickup locations from Melbourne CDB which are listed above as well as upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 11:45 - 12:30 (Daylight savings) & 9:20 - 10am (non-daylight savings) depending on which pickup you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. As the time that the penguins arrive on the beach changes significantly during the year, our return time to Melbourne also varies significantly from 21:00 to 0:00

What To Expect

Stony Point Ferry Terminal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

French Island National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Stony Point Ferry Terminal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Nobbies Centre

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Operated by Explore Australia 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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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20 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Beautiful nature
Brigitte_H, Nov 2022
Lovely to see a koala and its baby, the landscapes, and cute little penguins. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your kind words about our tour, Brigitte. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and got to see some of the amazing wildlife Australia has to offer! Our guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge with our guests and it's great to know that you had a positive experience. Thank you for choosing Explore Australia Tours and we hope to welcome you on another tour soon!
Australian wildlife and conservation.
LanceCarrothers, July 2022
Visiting the local's home on French island was good. Seeing the penguins and learning about the conservation efforts on Phillip Island was rewarding. Chris did a great job as guide.
Response from Host, July 2022
Lance, we appreciate your feedback and are glad you got to experience French Island and its remote location as well as the little Penguins and the conservation effort by the team at Phillip Island Nature Park. Guides like Chris really make our guest's day memorable.

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