Tour all the Phillip Island Attractions
Experience behind-the-scenes, enjoy delicious food and drinks, take opportunities to get up-close with nature and relish this chance to visit some of the Island’s diverse destinations. You will have a variety of experiences on this tour that you cannot get on any other tour or by walking into the attractions off the street. These are truly unique experiences.
There is more to Phillip Island than penguins and this tour is the perfect way to explore the less marketed and incredibly interesting attractions favoured by the locals... including penguins.
Your fun-filled day begins with a scenic drive to orientate yourself with the Island and its diversity and abundance of attractions. Travelling in a comfortable Mercedes people mover with a maximum of 7 passengers, you will relax and enjoy a local's conversation about the area and its history.
Experience the gentle wetland walks, wild ocean beaches and spectacular views across the San Remo peninsula and Bass Strait. Understand the culture and history of the area.
Watch a flock of pelicans jostling for food at noon and keep an eye out for the 3 meter wide stingray and its buddies in the shallows of the San Remo jetty beach as they scavenge the fish tit-bits left over from the pelican feeding.
Sweet treats galore at the Chocolate Factory with a guided tour as you learn about all things chocolate and test your skills on a range of games and quizzes in the pursuit of free chocolate. Release your inner child and get amongst it!
Lunch is a picnic box that can be enjoyed in the shade of the native trees, amongst free roaming kangaroos, wallabies and emus, or inside the shaded picnic area away from the environs. Provided by one of the Island's wonderful cafes or bakeries the picnic lunch is an exceptional experience in itself. Delicious.
After lunch enjoy the wildlife park where you can stroll around 60 acres of park and observe around 100 species of Australian animals that it is home to. You will have the chance for close-encounters as you hand-feed wallabies, kangaroos and emus. You will see echidnas and wombats up-close, and enjoy the raised boardwalk to be eye-level with koalas. Tasmanian devils, dingoes and a range of Australia's unique reptiles, including some of the world's most venomous snakes, call this wildlife park home. You can get as close as comfort allows while learning all about our native animals, reptiles and birds.
Test your problem solving skills with a visit to Amaze N' Things where you can get lost in an array of puzzles, magic tricks and an outdoor maze. *Or if this is not your thing, maybe mini golf or the high ropes course might be!
In summer, take a break and a bite at the Rusty Water Brewery at your leisure before the tour resumes again in the early evening to take in the Penguin (Summerland) Peninsula and an up close experience of the nightly penguin parade.
This is a total emersion in some of the Island's Attractions and you will learn all about other places to explore no matter how long your visit. Our guides are truly exceptional, and local.
Phillip Island accommodation pick up/drop off
A Local Guide
Tour operates by arrangement for groups of 2 or more.
Cost: $220 per person, $180 per child (4-11yrs), $800 family (2A,2C)
Up-close nature experience with koalas, wallabies and little penguins
Stunning scenic drives incorporating surf beaches, wetlands, boardwalks and cliff tops
Visit the pelicans, chocolate factory, Phillip Island Wildlife Park & A Maze'N Things
Stroll boardwalks at the Nobbies and peer into penguin burrows
Watch the spectacle of the nightly penguin Parade
Phillip Island is the destination. the Nature Parks are the multimillion-dollar, world renowned natural attraction. this is the tour to experience, in-depth all that is the Phillip Island Natural Parks. Converse with a knowledgeable resident guide and have all the questions answered.
The Phillip Island Nature Parks covers a multiple large land masses and so we will make every effort to avoid crowds as we explore some of the less frequented spots at times least likely to run into other tours. This is the value of touring with a local guide! The Penguin Parade is always busy especially in summer. Be aware that over 3000 people visit per day in peak seasons so it can be a bit hectic. We will take you to lesser known spots to get the understanding of the little penguin and its life cycle prior to visiting the Parade.
Timing: The tour starts from Phillip Island 10.30am and concludes after the penguin parade, which in summer can be close to 10.30pm.
Conditions: For your safety and comfort flat, covered-in shoes are recommended on this tour. Bring layers of clothing for heat and cold as the weather can be changeable on the Island (surrounded by a lot of ocean!). The Phillip Island Nature Parks are a natural attraction and therefore we take no responsibility for the volume of penguins, koalas, wallabies and other native animals that are able to be viewed in their natural environment.
Is there are minimum age requirement?
There is no minimum age but we do not offer child fares so every passenger is considered an adult. For family charters that include child rates please email or call us. We are happy to work with you and your friends and family to structure the perfect tour
What sort of clothing should I wear?
Phillip Island has been said to have “four seasons in four hours” but sometimes you may experience all of these seasons in an hour so come prepared for a cooler climate. It is easier to take off layers than be cold. Remember where there are seals and penguins it can get cold! Even in summer. Wear loose clothing to be comfortable and wear flat covered in shoes so you will enjoy walking in nature.
What happens if the weather is bad?
If the weather is bad you will experience it – hot and cold, wet and dry. This tour is all about getting close to nature. We will do our best to visit sheltered areas (the value of a local guide) and utilise the indoor areas at the Parks if desired, but come dressed for getting into nature
How do I get to Phillip Island?
We do not pick up and return to Melbourne. You need to either use a car, the Vline bus or the passenger ferry to get to Phillip Island. Call or email to enquire. Alternatively you can view www.diannesventureyours.com.au/getting-here for more information. Please be aware that public transport options require you to stay overnight on Phillip Island. Public transport does not coincide with the closure of the Penguin Parade. If you wish to stay overnight on Phillip Island we can make recommendations so call or email us – or do your own web searching. There is a multitude of options from five-star to back-packer styles.