Penguins & Wildlife Phillip island Day Tour

From: $149.00

  • Return transfers from Melbourne CBD
  • See Penguins in natural habitat
  • Includes Moonlit Sanctuary visit
  • Stroll the boardwalks at Nobbies
  • A friendly tour guide
  • All National Park fees


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Want to meet some of Australia’s most famous wildlife up close and personal? The 1-day Penguins & Wildlife Nature Experience is the perfect option in such a case. You’ll visit some of the most well-known natural attractions in the area on this small-group day trip leaving from Melbourne, including the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, the Nobbies Boardwalk, and the famous Penguin Parade.


  • Departs Melbourne 10 a.m. and returns  9 pm  to 10 pm  ( winter)
  • Departs 12.30 pm and returns  11.30 pm to 12 am ( Summer)

From Melbourne, we travel to Moonlit Sanctuary, where you can see kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles, Tasmanian devils, and, of course, koalas, as well as other well-known Australian species. You might even get a chance to interact closely with a Koala or a wallaby. * A small fee applies.

At The Nobbies, you may wander along the clifftop boardwalks with views out to The Nobbies and Seal Rocks, explore the boardwalks, and take in the expansive coastal views of Bass Strait. As you stroll along the boardwalks, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of breathtaking sites, and if you’re lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of the blowhole in action!

At Phillip Island, marvel at the incredible sight of penguins waddling from the ocean to their burrows. From our viewing platforms and boardwalks, you can observe these magnificent seabirds, which call the largest tiny penguin colony in the world home.

Watch the tiny penguins run across the sand to their nests as dusk falls. After that, stroll the boardwalks to see these amazing creatures in their natural environment. They may be seen interacting with neighbours, mating, or taking care of their chicks.

Keep an eye out for other local wildlife while you’re on your wildlife trip, such as swamp wallabies, Eastern barred bandicoots, Cape Barren geese, and short-tailed shearwaters.

This is a very amazing chance to interact closely with the environment and wildlife!

Lunch not included


  • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to get up close to local wildlife.
  • At Point Grant & The Nobbies, stroll the boardwalks and take in the stunning views.
  • The visitor center provides information on Phillip Island Nature Parks’ conservation and research efforts.
  • Enjoy watching the Penguins waddle in at sunset, overlooking the picturesque Summerland’s beach


  • National Park fees
  • Entry into Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • General entry into Penguin Parade
  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected pickup locations
  • An informative and friendly tour guide

Important info before travel

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera & Comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing, as nights can be cold on the island in any season.
  • The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

  • Photos are permitted at all locations except the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Penguins’ eyes are very sensitive, and any bright or sudden flashes can frighten them. Please do not use cameras of any kind including phones and camcorders, at any time during your visit to the Penguin Parade.
  • As the time that the penguins arrive on the beach changes significantly during the year, our return time to Melbourne also varies significantly.
  • The tour returns to Melbourne at approximately the following times during the year:

    • Lunch & Dinner

    • Snacks & drinks

    • “the Act” means the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth);
    • “Carrier” means Peninsula Searoad Transport Pty Ltd, its agents, servants, representatives, contractors, subsidiaries or related bodies corporate, and includes any successor, ship owner, disponent owner, charterer or sub-charterer of the Vessel;
    • “Claim” means any action, claim, suit, demand, loss, liability, damage or Cost of whatsoever nature;
    • “Cost” means any cost, expense, charge, payment or other expenditure of any nature whether direct, indirect or consequential and whether accrued or paid;
    • “Dangerous Goods” means goods designated as dangerous by the Dangerous Goods Code of the International Maritime Organization and includes but is not limited to goods that are or may become of a dangerous, flammable, radioactive, volatile, explosive, offensive or damaging nature;
    • “Goods” includes all Vehicles, luggage, trailers, containers, parcels, packages, pallets, tanks, crates, cases, bundles, equipment for use in connection with storage, handling, and/or carriage, or otherwise and cargo, goods and items contained therein or thereon, brought or caused to be brought onto the Vessel by the Passenger;
    • “Laws” means the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria;
    • “Lost Property” means any property left behind on the Vessel by a Passenger that has disembarked from the vessel until such property claimed.
    • “Master” means [Insert]
    • “Owner” means the owner of the Goods;
    • “Passenger” means the person with whom the Carrier contracts to provide the Services and includes any representative, agent, employee or contractor of the Passenger;
    • “Sea Carriage” means the carriage by the Vessel of the Passenger and any Goods at sea;
    • “Services” means all services the Carrier provides to the Passenger under these Terms, including the carriage of Passengers and/or Goods by sea and all supplementary  services provided by the Carrier in relation to the carriage of Passengers and/or Goods by sea;
    • “Subcontractor” means any person with whom the Carrier arranges the provision of the Services or any part thereof;
    • “Terms” means these Terms and Conditions of Contract;
    • “Ticket” means a valid ticket issued by Peninsula Searoad Transport Pty Ltd or on its behalf by a duly appointed agent on prepayment of the scheduled fare or tariff and subject to these Terms for the carriage of passengers, luggage or Goods;
    • “Vehicle” means any vehicle accompanied by the Passenger that is defined as a “motor vehicle” by the Road Safety Act (Vic) 1986; and
    • “Vessel” means any catamaran or ship used in connection with the performance of the services.
  1. Not Common Carrier

    The carrier is not a common carrier and will accept no liability as such.
  2. Provision of Services

    TThe carrier must supply the services to the passenger.

    1. in accordance with these Terms; and
    2. in compliance with all applicable standards, awards, laws, and regulations, including, without limitation, awards and laws applicable to the carrier’s employees.
  3. Subcontractors and Agents

    The carrier and any subcontractor or agent may arrange on any terms for the performance of any services, or any part thereof, provided by the carrier under these terms.
  4. Refusal of Carriage
    • The Carrier reserves the right to refuse the provision of Services to any person at its discretion and without assigning any reason; and
    • If the passenger is aboard the vessel and:
      1. is suffering from any disease or affliction and is unfit to proceed to his or her port of destination or is likely to endanger the general health or safety of other persons aboard the vessel; or
      2. is suffering from any infectious or contagious disease; or
      3. is or is likely to prove undesirable to the Master or to the authorities at the port of his or her destination by reason of alcohol, drugs or otherwise; or
      4. is likely to conduct himself or herself in such a manner as to cause annoyance or injury to other persons on the vessel, the passenger may be restrained or confined by the master without notice and without liability to the carrier or any consequential damage, loss, expense, loss of time, or inconvenience, and the carrier shall not be required to repay any portion of the fare paid by any such passenger.
  5. Passenger Obligations

    The passenger warrants:

    • When on board the vessel, comply fully with all reasonable requirements and/or directions of, or given by, the Carrier;
    • That all other persons for whom that Passenger’s ticket is issued are correctly described as adult or child;
    • With respect to any goods:
      1. it has authorized any person who delivers any Goods to or collects any Goods from the Carrier for and on behalf of the Passenger to do so;
      2. it has the authority of the Owner and all persons having an interest in the Goods to agree to these terms.
      3. it will comply with all applicable laws, regulations, orders and notifications in force relating to Sea cargo and all conditions and instructions issued by the Carrier;
      4. the Carrier does not make any warranty or representation as to the physical or structural state and condition of the Goods or their fitness for the purpose for which they will be used.
    • It is responsible for managing its own luggage throughout the Carrier’s provision of the services.
    • It will stow all luggage in accordance with the directions of the Vessel’s crew and should not restrict access to safety equipment or block aisles or emergency exits.
    • With respect to any vehicle:
      1. the vehicle type, model and make specified by the Passenger are correct.
      2. no containers of flammable or dangerous substances accompany any Vehicle;
      3. after parking on any vehicle deck but before vacating the vehicle, the fuel supply is shut off by stopping the engine or otherwise by whatever means necessary.
      4. Any such vehicle is in a fit condition for transport by ship, and all loose parts, baggage, and personal belongings within the vehicle are adequately secured.
  6. Goods
    • The passenger must:
      1. fully and accurately describe the Goods;
      2. give prior written notice to the Carrier if any of the Goods are Dangerous Goods, high-value Goods or require special handling;
      3. comply with all applicable standards and Laws in relation to the Goods;
      4. ensure that the Goods are properly and safely packed; and
      5. ensure that the goods are able to be stowed in a timely manner so that the carrier is not delayed in performing the services.
    • If, in the sole opinion of the Carrier, Goods subsequently become Dangerous Goods, then the Carrier may, at the cost of the Passenger, destroy, dispose of or render harmless the Goods without prejudice to any of the Carrier’s rights under these Terms;
    • The Carrier may at any time require the Passenger to remove the Goods at its own expense (whether in the case of non-shipment or otherwise) and if the Passenger fails to do so within 7 days of such notice, without limiting any other right of the Carrier, the Passenger shall be liable to pay the Carrier a fee for storage from the date of such notice until the date of removal.
    • At all times, the Goods are at the risk of the Passenger and not the carrier.
    • The passenger must not make a claim and must ensure that the owner does not make a claim against any person (other than the carrier) by whom (whether as a subcontractor, employee, agent, or otherwise) the services or any part of the services are provided, which imposes or seeks to impose upon such person any liability in connection with the goods.
  7. Vehicles

    The passenger agrees that:

    • the carrier charges a tariff for Vehicles on the basis of details supplied by the passenger.
    • any additional tariff that becomes payable by the Passenger with respect to a Vehicle must be paid before that Vehicle is loaded on to the vessel.
    • the vehicle’s length and weight for calculating the tariff are based on manufacturer’s specifications, except in the case of modifications or attachments.
    • the Passenger will advise the Carrier of any modifications or attachments to any vehicle.
    • the overall height of any Vehicle, including any roof rack or other attachment, must not exceed 4.4 meters.
    • All vehicles will be subject to an inspection at the terminal.
  8. Prohibited Items
    • The passenger must not carry, whether on their person or contained in any goods or vehicle, or otherwise try to bring on board the vessel, the following prohibited items:
      1. items which are prohibited by any applicable Australian law, regulation or order, whether from being carried on a sea vessel or otherwise;
      2. firearms and weapons of any type, including but not limited to knives, blades, or sharp items of any kind;
      3. items which are likely to endanger the Vessel, or persons or property aboard the Vessel, or items that may become or are Dangerous Goods; and
      4. items the Master reasonably determines are unsuitable for carriage because they are dangerous, unsafe, or because of their weight, size, shape, or character, or because they are fragile or perishable.
    • If the Carrier discovers that the Passenger is carrying a prohibited item, the Carrier may do whatever it considers appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances, including disposing of the prohibited item without notifying you.
    • The carrier will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused to any prohibited item if it is brought aboard the vessel despite being a prohibited item.
  9. Schedules

    The passenger agrees that:

    • Sea Carriage may not be provided by the scheduled vessel;
    • The vessel may not depart or arrive at the scheduled times.
    • Services may be suspended or discontinued at the discretion of the carrier, and
    • The carrier is not liable for damage suffered as a result of the cancellation, suspension, diversion, or delay in the departure or arrival of the vessel.
  10. Liberty

    The carrier reserves the right to deviate from any advertised route and proceed, return to, or stay at any port for any purpose at its absolute discretion.
  11. Reservations and Cancellation Charges

    The passenger agrees that:

    • A Ticket entitles the Passenger to the Services only at the time and date specified on the Ticket or, alternatively, at the time for which the Passenger has made a reservation with the carrier.
    • The Carrier reserves the right to refuse to provide the Services to the Passenger at a time and date that are not the subject of the Passenger’s reservation.
    • Reservations will be made upon request by the Passenger and are subject to availability.
    • A failure by the passenger to check in by the carrier’s stated check-in time for a service may result in the carrier issuing a cancellation charge to the passenger.
    • Cancellations made by the Passenger are inline with our Cancellation policy; any cancellation made within 48 hours of the scheduled departure will not be refunded
  12. Tickets and Refunds

    The passenger agrees that:

    • Any Ticket issued to the Passenger is the property of the Passenger and is not transferable under any circumstances.
    • The carrier is not obliged to:
      1. Carry any person without a valid Ticket; or
      2. Replace or refund the ticket that is lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed.
  13. A ticket is valid for the period stated on the ticket.
  14. Unaccompanied Children

    Children under the age of 12 will not be carried unless accompanied by an adult.
  15. Hand Baggage

    All hand baggage in excess of those personal items necessary for the duration of the voyage must remain in the passenger’s vehicle at all times throughout the voyage.
  16. Lost Property

    The passenger agrees that:

    1. The Carrier is not in any way liable for any loss or damage occasioned by the Passenger leaving any property on the Vessel after disembarkation.
    2. The Carrier reserves the right to seek reimbursement from the Passenger or Owner of any cost incurred for the return of Lost Property to its owner.
    3. Any Lost Property that is not claimed within 30 days of the date on which the property was left on the Vessel will be considered by the Carrier to be abandoned and may be disposed of by the Carrier at its discretion.

Should the Carrier elect to dispose of Lost Property by way of sale, the Carrier is entitled to retain any proceeds of such sale; and

  1. The carrier may, at its discretion, dispose of lost property prior to its expiration or within 3 months if such property:
    • is of a perishable nature;
    • may cause injury to the Carrier; or
    • may inconvenience the carrier.
  1. General Average
    • The general average shall be adjusted according to the York-Antwerp Rules 1994, as amended, at any port or place at the Carrier’s option;
    • The Passenger shall deliver such cash deposit and/or other security as the Carrier may deem sufficient to cover the estimated general average contribution of the Goods before delivery; and
    • This clause applies to all goods and live animals.
  2. Live Animals
    • The Carrier agrees to undertake, at its published tariff, the sea carriage of live animals that are accompanied by a passenger, but only if the live animal is carried in a container which is acceptable to the Master (whose opinion shall be final) or a container issued by the Carrier;
    • The Carrier will under no circumstances be responsible by any means for death, injury, loss or damage of or to any live animal, including consequential loss to such animal or for any claims for death, injury, loss or damage to person or property, including consequential loss arising either directly or indirectly through negligence of the Carrier or otherwise howsoever, and the accompanying Passenger undertakes to indemnify the Carrier accordingly.
    • The Carrier is not obliged to provide food, water or attendants for any animal or bird carried; and
    • If, in the sole opinion of the master, a live animal carried in the vessel endangers the safety of the vessel, its cargo, or any person, the animal may be destroyed.
  3. Security/Search

    The passenger agrees that:

    • The Passenger, their Goods, luggage, effects and Vehicle are subject to search for and seizure of prohibited materials or substances; and
    • The passenger will not be permitted to travel if they refuse to be searched and/or refuse to allow their goods to be searched.
  4. Limitation of Liability

    In so far as the goods or services supplied by the carrier are not used for personal, domestic, or household purposes, the liability of the carrier for failure to comply with a consumer guarantee shall be limited by the Act to:

    • with respect to goods,
      • the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
      • the repair of the goods;
      • the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
      • the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and
    • with respect to services,
      • supplying of the services again; or
      • the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
  5. Liability of the Carrier

    Subject to the Act and Clause 20 of these Terms, the carrier is not liable for any injury, fatal or otherwise, loss, damage, delay, or detention of or to the passenger, their goods, or any animal accompanied by the passenger, from any cause, including:

    • Negligence of the Carrier, its servants, employees or agents; and
    • Unseaworthiness of the vessel, any time prior to or after boarding and disembarkation.
  6. Insurance and Indemnity
    • insurance will not be arranged by the Carrier on behalf of the passenger, and
    • The passenger indemnifies the carrier, its employees, agents, and subcontractors against all losses, damages, expenses, and costs (on a full indemnity basis and whether incurred by or awarded against any of them) that any of them may sustain or incur as a result, whether directly or indirectly, of any claim arising out of or in relation to the goods, services, or these terms, even in circumstances where the carrier has been negligent or breached these terms.
  7. Extension of Limitations

    Subject to the Act, every exemption, exclusion, or limitation in these Terms applicable to the carrier or to which the carrier is entitled also extends to protect:

    • All employees or agents of the Carrier or of a Subcontractor;
    • All Subcontractors engaged by the Carrier to perform the Services;
    • Every other person or entity by whom the Services are performed or undertaken; and
    • All persons who are or might be vicariously liable for the acts or omissions of any person falling within clauses 23(a), (b), or (c) of these Terms, and the carrier is or shall be deemed to be acting as an agent on behalf of and for the benefit of all and each such person, shall, to this extent, be deemed to be parties to these Terms.
  8. Waiver

    These terms may only be altered, modified, or waived with the express written consent of a director of the carrier.
  9. Force Majeure

    Failure or delay in performance of any obligation under these Terms by the carrier shall be deemed not to be a breach of these Terms if that failure or delay is the result of any cause beyond its reasonable control and without fault or negligence of the carrier, and the obligations of the carrier shall be suspended for the duration of the delay.
  10. Severability
    • Each clause of these Terms and each part of each clause must be read as a separate and severable provision.
    • If any provision is found to be void or unenforceable, that provision may be severed, and the remainder of the agreement must be interpreted as if the severed provision never existed.
  11. Law This agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction there.