Great Ocean Road & Grampians (3-Day Tour)

A three-day road trip combining the Great Ocean Road with the rugged beauty of the Grampians National Park

The rugged coastline of Great Ocean Road and great sandstone mountains of the Grampians National Park are two of the Australia’s most spectacular regions. The diverse scenery, native wildlife, and incredible food and wine experiences from the coast to the mountains provide the ultimate three-day Australian road trip.

Your journey begins tracing the full length of one of the world’s most spectacular coastal touring routes, the Great Ocean Road. Visit azure surf beaches, quaint seaside hamlets and spot lazy kangaroos and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat along the way. Enjoy a verdant rainforest interlude in the Great Otway National Park before arriving at the scenic highlight of the Great Ocean Road – the iconic Twelve Apostles. Stroll cliff-edge boardwalks for the perfect vantage point to see these magnificent limestone stacks rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. There is also the option to view from above with a short helicopter flight.

Spend the night in the charming maritime village of Port Campbell with a relaxed dinner at a classic Australian pub where you may meet some of the locals and sample the regions produce. The next morning consider rising early for an unforgettable sunrise viewing at the Twelve Apostles and explore less visited natural wonders of the Port Campbell National Park – all before the tourists arrive!

Continue inland to the Southern Grampians National Park for lunch in the quaint rural town of Dunkeld. The mountainous beauty of the region is showcased to its fullest extent with an optional hike to the summit of The Piccaninny. This easy, gradual climb through open forest (with stunning wildflower displays during spring) culminates with jaw-dropping views of Mount Abrupt. Tonight, you will fall asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the Australian bush.

A leisurely breakfast will be followed by a visit to the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you’ll learn the indigenous history of this beautiful region. Your guide will take you on another breathtaking hike before you enjoy a well-earned lunch in Halls Gap. En route back to Melbourne visit an esteemed boutique winery for a structured tasting of cool-climate wines.


ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Morning highlights:

  • Watch surfers at Bells Beach
  • Morning Tea at Split Point Lighthouse
  • Photograph stop at Memorial Arch
  • Coastal panorama at Teddy’s Lookout
  • Observe koalas at Kennett River

Afternoon highlights:

  • Lunch overlooking the ocean in the township of Apollo Bay
  • Great Otway National Park rainforest walk
  • Explore the Port Campbell National Park including the iconic Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge

Evening highlights:

  • Dinner at a local restaurant (own expense)
  • Overnight in your Port Campbell accommodation

Sunrise (Optional):

  • Admire the sun rising over the Twelve Apostles crowd free

Morning highlights:

  • Breakfast at leisure
  • Explore lessor visited attractions of the Port Campbell National Park such as London Bridge, The Grotto, The Arch and more

Afternoon highlights:

  • Lunch in the rural Southern Grampians town of Dunkeld
  • Explore the rugged beauty of the Grampians National Park with the option to hike the Piccaninny trail

Evening hightlights:

  • Dinner at a local restaurant (own expense)
  • Overnight in your Dunkeld accommodation

Morning highlights:

  • Breakfast at leisure
  • Learn the Aboriginal history of the Grampians National Park at the Brambuk Cultural Centre
  • Option to hike to The Pinnacle Lookout and admire the vast views of the Grampians. Keep an eye out for native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and even echidnas.

Afternoon highlights:

  • Structured wine tasting and café-style lunch at Great Western Estate
  • Wine tasting at the scenic Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard
  • The historic gold-rush city of Ballarat

Night One: Southern Ocean Villas, Port Campbell

Southern Ocean Villas are positioned in a tranquil, landscaped environment.
Comfortable villas offer an open-planned kitchen and lounge/dining area plus an outdoor deck.
Villas are 5-minutes easy walking distance of Port Campbell’s town centre and main beach.

Alternative Port Campbell Accommodation

Alkina Lodge, AnchorsThe Port O Call Motel 

Night Two: Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

With sweeping views of Victoria’s Grampians, Deluxe Mountain View rooms idyllically showcase the peaceful surrounds of Dunkeld. Complete with private balconies and rainfall showers, it is conveniently located moments away from award-winning food and wine experiences on-site at the Royal Mail Hotel.


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Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Daily morning teas
  • Daily lunches with beverages
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Exclusion

  • Dinners (Your local guide can assist with arrangements and transfers)


Duration

This is a 3 day / 2 night tour

Commence: Day 1 at 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne hotel / address

Conclude: Day 3 at approx. 05:00pm at your nominated Melbourne hotel / address



Mornington Peninsula Spa Indulgence

Mornington Peninsula Spa Indulgence

It’s hard work taking in the magic of the Mornington Peninsula’s world-class food and wine scene, so Acacia has made it easy for you. What better way to relax after experiencing the epicurean highlights of this strikingly scenic region than by indulging in two hours of pampering at the internationally renowned Peninsula Hot Springs?

Take full advantage of the award-wining retreat’s restorative minerals, with facilities including a Turkish steam bath, heart-starting cold plunge pools and an incredible hilltop pool with jaw-dropping views. Situated in natural bushland, this haven shows off the true beauty of Australia. While there, why not pamper yourself even further by electing to surrender to a luxurious 60-minute treatment, from a de-stressing massage to a rejuvenating facial.

Combined with fascinating wine-tasting experiences and an unforgettable two-course fine dining lunch, Acacia recommends this tour for anyone keen to explore the natural beauty of the peninsula and then unwind in the most magnificent way.

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Highlights

  • Relax in natural thermal mineral waters at the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Meet the winemaker and experience a working vineyard at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most experimental boutique wineries
  • Exceptional two-course fine dining lunch with beverages
  • Tailored wine tasting and farm gate experiences


Inclusions

  • Entry to Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Exclusive winemaker-led tasting experience
  • Optional visit to Arthurs Seat Eagle chairlift, Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, or other attractions
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 9 to 10-hour tour departs from 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula & Helicopter Journey

Mornington Peninsula & Helicopter Journey

Acacia’s Mornington Peninsula & Helicopter Journey is a specially crafted tour for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

The tour kicks off with a visit to one of the region’s most experimental estates, Quealy Winemakers. Led by the passionate winemaker Kathleen Quealy, you’ll be privy to the estate’s unique approach to winemaking and learn why she has been dubbed Australia’s “Queen of Pinot Grigio” by the renowned wine critic, James Halliday.

Lunch at one of the area’s lauded winery restaurants is a given. Port Phillip Estate is more than a restaurant serving outstanding local produce, in addition it offers a visual and architectural feast for diners to consume. Enjoy a two-course lunch served with estate wines.

Following lunch, you might like to sample the regions finest Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, explore Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, learn how to make goats cheese at Main Ridge Dairy, or indulge at Mornington Peninsula Chocolates?

Enjoy the very best the peninsula has to offer before flying back to Melbourne in style via a 30-minute scenic helicopter ride, landing on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of the city.

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Highlights

  • Private and scenic 30-minute flight from the Mornington Peninsula to central Melbourne
  • Meet the winemaker and experience a working vineyard at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most experimental boutique wineries
  • Tailored wine tasting and farm gate experiences
  • Exceptional two-course fine dining lunch with beverages


Inclusions

  • Exclusive winemaker-led tour and tasting experience
  • Private helicopter flight (One-way 30-minutes)
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury touring and transfer vehicles (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 6 to 7-hour tour departs from 10:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters

Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters

Acacia’s Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Encounters tour allows you to learn more about Australia’s unique wildlife in a natural bushland setting. A great option for all the family, start your journey with a private, zookeeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, the peninsula’s award-winning wildlife park. This is a wonderful opportunity to get face-to-furry-face with our much-loved fauna, including iconic koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos, barn owls, pythons, tawny frogmouth, gliders, and rainbow lorikeets. Imagine being the envy of all your friends back home as you post perfect wildlife selfies.

Once you get over that excitement, allow Acacia to guide you through the peninsula’s finest producers, starting with an elegant lunch at one of the region’s celebrated wineries.

After that, it’s all up to you. We’ll help you choose the perfect afternoon, whether that involves handcrafted chocolate or goats milk cheese, or perhaps a magical wander through the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.

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Highlights

  • Exclusive two-hour keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, including animal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos, and other native fauna. Exceptional two-course fine dining lunch with beverages
  • Tailored wine tasting and farm gate experiences


Inclusions

  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 8-hour tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula Epicurean

Mornington Peninsula Epicurean

The Mornington Peninsula’s fertile soil and the creative flair of its local artisans have rightfully earned the region its reputation as one of Australia’s finest producers of cool climate wines. It also has a sterling record for fabulous food.

The diverse dining scene is characterised by a certain casual elegance that has become synonymous with “peninsula style”. The combination of the stunning setting and expert technique makes a good argument for declaring the Mornington Peninsula the country’s finest regional dining spot.

The highlight of Acacia’s Mornington Peninsula Epicurean experience is a guided exploration of the renowned epicurean hotspot Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.  Explore their kitchen garden, vineyards, and orchards and let the chefs enlighten you on how to make the most of their seasonal produce.

Marvel at Montalto’s impressive sculpture gardens surrounded by natural wetlands.  Enjoy a private wine tasting experience that reflects the vineyard’s unique terroir and experience their estate-to-plate philosophy with a stunning three-course, wine-matched lunch at their award-winning restaurant.

The afternoon will see you meet local growers, farmers, and artisan producers, sampling their gourmet delights along the way.

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Highlights

  • A private guided exploration of Montalto Estate Winery & Olive Grove, the ultimate foodie destination comprising of a working vineyard and olive grove, kitchen gardens, fruit orchard and berry plantation. Included is a private wine tasting and a stunning three-course lunch with matching wine, showcasing Montalto’s estate-to-plate philosophy
  • Meet the winemaker and experience a working vineyard at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most experimental boutique wineries
  • Farm gate experiences sampling gourmet cheeses, olive oil, salumi, cider, and more


Inclusions

  • Exclusive Montalto Winery & Olive Grove food experience
  • Three-course lunch with matching wines
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 8-hour tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Mornington Peninsula Private Tour

Wineries, gourmet produce, busy bayside villages and stunning coastal walks

Regarded as Melbourne’s summer playground, there’s something magically transporting about the Mornington Peninsula. Only an hour’s drive from the city, it’s a place where vineyards meet the seaside – an idyllic haven that feels a world away.

Your Mornington Peninsula experience begins with a visit to the spectacular coastal boardwalks at Cape Schanck. Offering awe-inspiring vistas of the rugged coast, watch as waves pound the dramatically shaped Pulpit Rock. Breathe deep Cape Schanck’s pristine air which also acts as the world reference standard for “zero pollution”.

The region is home to more than fifty boutique wineries producing quality pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz. Visit one of the most awarded wineries for a structured tasting before settling in for a gourmet lunch at esteemed Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates.

As for the afternoon, your guide’s intimate knowledge of the region puts you in the perfect position to explore breezy seaside villages, discover gourmet delights in the Red Hill hinterland, continue to sample boutique wines or perhaps see Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary – the choice is yours.

On return to Melbourne, admire expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline as you descend Arthurs Seat, the highest point of this beautiful region.

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Highlights

  • Spectacular coastal and lighthouse walk at Cape Schanck
  • Wine tasting at a selection of boutique Mornington Peninsula wineries tailored to suit your personal taste
  • Explore breezy seaside villages with eclectic artists’ studios and boutique stores
  • Lunch with beverages at one of the region’s finest vineyard restaurants (Pt. Leo or Port Phillip Estates)
  • Sample sublime produce during farm gate visits at an orchard, dairy, strawberry farm and more


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Vineyard lunch with beverages
  • Moonlit Sanctuary or Arthurs Seat Eagle (Optional)
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

09:00am from your Melbourne hotel / address (Start time is flexible)


Duration

Approx. 8-hours



Phillip Island & Helicopter Journey

Private helicopter to Phillip Island for Koalas, Wallabies, Birdlife and nature’s phenomenal Penguin Parade

Take a private helicopter to the tiny island of pristine white beaches and incredible wildlife. A day of luxury and excitement meeting native wildlife, exploring rugged clifftops and seeing the world-famous penguin parade.

Beginning in the heart of Melbourne board your private helicopter. Following a spectacular ascent through a canyon of skyscrapers, fly high over metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula before touching down on the island.

Visit the Koala Conservation Centre to wander treetop walkways offering superb eye-level viewing of Australia’s most-loved and cuddly marsupial. Keep an eye out for resident wallabies and echidna’s that can often be spotted in the surrounding bushland.

Stroll the boardwalks around The Nobbies absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for a daylight sighting of the Little Penguins. As the sun begins to set, the journey continues along the Summerland Peninsula toward the Penguin Parade visitor centre. Travel off-road along the rugged island coastline and spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an intimate and informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong Penguin colony waddle their way to their nests.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


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Highlights

  • Scenic 35-minute helicopter flight from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Wander tree top boardwalks for up-close viewing at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 35-minute helicopter flight (Melbourne – Phillip Island) including vehicle transfer to helipad
  • Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

02:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address

(Flexible start time)


Duration

Approx. 7 – 8 hours



Phillip Island Wildlife Encounters

The ultimate tour for visitors seeking interactive encounters with Australian wildlife

Animal lovers rejoice and prepare for a day filled with encounters with Australia’s unique fauna. Handfeed native wildlife, see nesting coastal birds, and spend an evening with premier beachside viewing of the world famous, nightly Penguin Parade.

Your day begins with a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you will meet the who’s who of Australian animals during an exclusive keeper-led experience. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet a koala, walk with dingos, feed furry little sugar gliders, and meet many more Australian animals.

Stroll the boardwalks around The Nobbies absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for a daylight sighting of the Little Penguins. As the sun begins to set, the journey continues along the Summerland Peninsula toward the Penguin Parade visitor centre. Travel off-road along the rugged island coastline and spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the Little Penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Your ranger will be on hand to teach you everything you need to know about these marvellous creatures as they make their back to their burrows for the night.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, including encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos and more
  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

11:00am (Winter) 12:00pm (Summer) from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 11 – 12 hours



Phillip Island Private Tour

Explore the wildlife haven of Phillip Island and witness the world-famous Penguin Parade

A tiny island of pristine white sand surf beaches and a haven for wildlife, Phillip Island is known worldwide for one of the most unique nature experiences, the nightly Penguin Parade.

On arrival at Phillip Island visit the rugged surf beach of Cape Woolamai and breathe deeply what is considered the cleanest air in the world. Wander the treetop walks at the Koala Conservation Centre enjoying superb eye-level viewing of Australia’s most-loved and cuddly marsupial – and keep an eye out for resident wallabies and echidnas often be spotted in the surrounding bushland

Stroll clifftop boardwalks at The Nobbies and absorb coastal views and hear the thundering blowhole from lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. As the sun begins to set, travel off-road along the rugged island coastline to spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese, as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the Little Penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Your ranger will be on hand to teach you everything you need to know about these marvellous creatures as they make their back to their burrows for the night.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

Your Phillip Island tour will conclude with a comfortable return to journey to Melbourne.

Penguin viewing options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Wander tree top boardwalks for up-close viewing at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

01:00pm (Winter) 02:00pm (Summer) from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 9 – 10 hour



Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express

Take the fast track to the Penguin Parade in total comfort

The sight of hundreds of Little Penguins waddling to their beachside nests at Phillip Island is one of the world’s most unique nature experiences. The islands proximity to Melbourne and compact size allows you to make the most of this evening visit to this haven for diverse wildlife.

Departing Melbourne late afternoon, you will soon find yourself strolling along the boardwalks around The Nobbies, absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for your first sighting of the Little Penguin.  As the sun begins to set, travel off-road along the rugged island coastline to spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese, as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the penguins, join a local ranger who will provide intimate and informative commentary on the penguin colony as you take your seat away from the crowds to witness the penguins emerge from the water and cross the beach. Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong Penguin colony waddle their way to their nests.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger penguin viewing included as standard)
  • Light meal with a beverage
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

02:00pm – 04:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 6 – 7 hours