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The Nobbies Centre offers a front row seat to nature’s powerful drama. Marooned out on the western end of Victoria’s Phillip Island, the Nobbies is a spot where the jagged rocks are met by the fury of the sea. The area is best known for the 16,000 fur seals that make their home on the rocks, and the spring season from October-January is when males fight to claim their territory and mothers feed their young. Above the rocks and crashing surf, hundreds of sea birds float and glide on gusty currents in the sky—almost to the point that their avian cloud can partially block out the sun.

A series of boardwalks and lookout points leads from the center to the coast, although the seals are rarely close enough to be seen with the naked eye. Instead, it’s the power of the wind, waves, and sea spray that offers immediate drama. When a storm rolls in off the Southern Ocean and encounters the slippery rocks, the walls of whitewater furiously exploding are reason enough to visit. If the wind is whipping up a chill, escape to the confines of the educational center and warm up with a coffee or tea, and keep your eyes peeled for Little Penguins that burrow under the boardwalk. While the Centre itself is a quick visit, it’s the sweeping views from the coastal boardwalk that make this a visitor favorite.

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Daily 11am-5pm: Closing hours change seasonally
1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, VIC, Australia, 3922
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Phillip Island Penguin Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne

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See the Penguin Parade and other natural treasures of Phillip Island on a full-day tour from Melbourne and St. Kilda. Hand-feed kangaroos under staff supervision and learn about Australian wildlife such as koalas, wombats, and wallabies at the Maru Koala and Animal Park. See Cape Woolamai and the Nobbies, then get ready to watch the penguins parade home around sunset. Upgrade to include admission tickets to the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience in Melbourne.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.28
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala Park

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala Park

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Learn about Australia’s diverse wildlife on this full-day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne, including round-trip transport and lunch. See native Aussie animals at the Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Then, take a tour of Phillip Island, visiting the Nobbies and Cape Woolamai. End the day watching the memorable sunset Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.28
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2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

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Experience the best of coastal Victoria with this packed, 2-day tour that takes you to three favorite destinations around Melbourne. See the spectacular beaches and limestone cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, watch the famous Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, and visit the charming seaside villages and colorful bathing boxes of the Mornington Peninsula. The tour package includes overnight accommodation, two meals, all park fees, and guided transport.
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  • 2 days
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$222.33
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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

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Experience Australian wildlife and rainforest up-close and personal with a full day trip to Moonlit Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train from Melbourne. Explore Moonlit Sanctuary's bushland setting with an experienced guide, and meet animals that range from koalas to kangaroos, dingos to monitor lizards. Learn about local conservation efforts. Soak up the wild atmosphere of a mountain rainforest while riding a century-old steam train along scenic tracks before returning to Melbourne.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.44
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$142.44

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne with Penguin Plus Viewing

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne with Penguin Plus Viewing

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See all of your favorite Aussie creatures on one tour! Spend a full day exploring Phillip Island from Melbourne, starting with a visit to the Maru Animal Park. Get up close to cuddly koalas, hand-feed the kangaroos and wallabies, and see emus, dingoes and snakes. Next, spot Australian Fur Seals in their natural habitat as you visit landmarks like the Nobbies and Woolomai Beach, then head to Summerland beach to watch the evening penguin parade.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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1 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade

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1 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade

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This bestselling private 12 hour tour includes pre-paid entry to some of the islands most popular attractions, including the Penguin Parade, Churchill island, Koala Conservation centre, plus one additional attraction of your choice (from our optional attractions list - e.g wildlife park). We also make a stop for wildlife spotting as we search for wild wallabies in a quiet natural woodland location. ***Please note that our visit includes your entry ticket to the 'standard viewing platform' at the Penguin Parade. if you wish to upgrade your ticket option to 'Penguins Plus' this will be an additional $30 per person (or $60 p/p for a guided ranger tour) and is strictly subject to availability. Please contact us in advance of your tour departure date, or prior to making a booking, if you wish to request this upgrade.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$324.34
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Phillip Island Penguins Private Tour

Phillip Island Penguins Private Tour

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This is a must-do Nature Lovers private tour. Come touring with a Local guide with 10 years of experience to show you, not only the famous little Penguins, but everything else that this beautiful island offers.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$678.29
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Small Group - Phillip Island Hike & Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

Small Group - Phillip Island Hike & Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

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Escape the city streets of Melbourne with this tour of Phillip Island. Travel 2 hours by VW Caravelle to Cape Woolamaj. Hike along striking rock formations to the highest point of the island and check out impressive views of the coast below. Visit the seaside town of Cowes, and see penguins and other local wildlife in The Nobbies and Maru Koala and Animal Park before your tour concludes.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.05
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Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road, Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins

Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road, Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins

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Get acquainted with Melbourne's top attractions with this super saver package. Across two days within a 7-day period, you'll travel the Great Ocean Road to visit the 12 Apostles, explore the Dandenong Ranges, ride the historic Puffing Billy steam train, meet native wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary, and experience the famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Plus, you'll receive complimentary admission to a top attraction such as Eureka Skydeck 88, the Melbourne Aquarium or the Melbourne Star observation wheel.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.65
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Phillip Island and French Island Wildlife Expedition

Phillip Island and French Island Wildlife Expedition

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Spend the day with us Island hopping from French Island to Phillip Island getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest and cuddliest native wildlife. Take in the breathtaking ocean views and join us for a day that will be hard to forget for years to come.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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$183.89
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Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island - 3 Days, 2 Nights

Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island - 3 Days, 2 Nights

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Take a private tour of the beautiful Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island, in your own personal luxury vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide. This trip will cover the entire Great Ocean Road, including all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus wildlife spotting, nature walks, ancient rainforests, towering rock formations. Phillip Island offers visitors the chance to see incredible Australian wildlife amongst spectacular landscapes. The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Nobbies Centre are just a few of the island's unique attractions. Stay overnight in Apollo Bay & and the 2nd night in Melbourne (Own Cost). Tour departs Melbourne 10am. Returns back to Melbourne late evening on the final day of the tour.
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  • 3 days
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$1,425.91
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Full-Day Private Australian Wildlife Tour of Phillip Island

Full-Day Private Australian Wildlife Tour of Phillip Island

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A full day Little Penguins Tour a fantasy escape from big city to create an unforgettable memory like no other thing. Hundreds of little penguins getting out of the water together, waddling toward their burrows while, calling each other and from time to time tumbling over is a real dream. Phillip Island Tour is a 10 hour tour, departing from Immigration Mueseum with variable departure time depends on the season. Other great attractions of the tour are: Mauro Sanctuary, to handfeed Kangaroos and got close to Koalas,Woolamai beach,Nobbies the dramatic coastline of Southern Ocean with Wallabies hopping around next to the ocean views
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.88
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Wilson's Promontory & Phillip Island - 'Prom & Penguins' Tour

Wilson's Promontory & Phillip Island - 'Prom & Penguins' Tour

This tour combines two spectacular nature experiences in one day. You first visit the unmatched beauty of the granite mountains and pristine beaches of Wilson's Promontory then visit the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade in the evening.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$602.92
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$602.92
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Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island - 2 Days, 1 Night

Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island - 2 Days, 1 Night

This two day private tour, will cover all the main sections of The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. Both days will allow for 12 hours of touring time. Day 1 showcase the beauty of the Great Ocean Road including all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus allow opportunities for wildlife spotting with an expert, guided nature walks, time to discover ancient rainforests and viewing towering rock formations. Phillip Island offers visitors the chance to see incredible Australian wildlife amongst spectacular landscapes. The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Nobbies Centre are just a few of the island's unique attractions, which are all included in the price of your tour *Accommodation will be in your own pre-selected Melbourne hotel so you can enjoy a door-step pick up and drop off service on both days. Note : Accommodation must be within the CBD Grid, Southbank or Docklands area. Please contact us if unsure.
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  • 2 days
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$1,365.62
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$1,365.62
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Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Overnight Tour

Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Overnight Tour

Experience two of Victoria's most popular destinations on this overnight tour. The Great Ocean Road will inspire you with its spectacular coastal scenery, cliff-side panoramas and famous landmarks. Be amazed by the iconic limestone formations including the stunning 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest at Maits Rest before taking time to spot wild koalas in the trees. Stay overnight on the Bellarine Peninsula before boarding the ferry across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula. The second day of our journey is a wildlife immersion. Experience a guided tour of the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to learn about a range of Aussie animals, including kangaroos, koalas and more. Finally, experience the spectacle of hundreds of little blue penguins emerging from the waves and journeying across the beach before you up to their homes in the sand dunes.
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  • 2 days
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$256.24
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3 Day Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory Ultimate Tour

3 Day Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory Ultimate Tour

This is the ultimate package! Visit the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory in just three days. Coupled with overnight stays at fantastic locations, this is a must-do tour for any wildlife & nature lover visiting Victoria. You will be able to experience the true diversity of Victoria including an abundance of native wildlife, beautiful coastal views, stunning beaches, temperate rainforest, mountainous ranges & geographical wonders. This tour provides highlights of the very best to see within Victoria's top tourist destinations, the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island. But we have also chosen to journey onward to Wilsons Promontory, the hidden gem of our great state. With low visitation numbers and vast, untouched nature, Wilsons Prom will make you feel as though you are visiting an area which has never been explored!
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  • 3 days
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$361.00
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$361.00

Private Phillip Island Tour

Private Phillip Island Tour

Check out Phillip Island in a 15 seat luxury Mercedes minibus with full AC, WIFI and USB charging points. Design the tour the way you'd like and only pay for the attractions you want to do. The itinerary is fully flexible meaning you can customise it the way you want!
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.66
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$135.66
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Puffing Billy, Wildlife Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour from Melbourne

Puffing Billy, Wildlife Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour from Melbourne

Enjoy a full day of heritage, beautiful scenery and wildlife encounters! The Dandenong Ranges are home to some of the most beautiful temperate rainforests in Victoria. Dotted with small towns, this area is vastly untouched and offers a chance to really get back to nature. Your trip on Puffing Billy will take you through towering gullies, under huge ancient ferns and up winding hills, giving you the best views of the area. Next you will have the chance to see Australia's most iconic wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary. Wander the Wallaby Walk where Kangaroos roam free or spot the sleepy Koalas. Towards the end of your day, our guide will take you to the world-famous Penguin Parade to watch hundreds of Little Penguins arrive at dusk. See them waddle up the beach to their nesting grounds for a rest before returning to sea the following day. Don't forget to take a walk along the many board walks and paths as you might be able to see them up even closer!
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.96
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Private Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Hiking Tour from Melbourne

Private Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Hiking Tour from Melbourne

Our first stop is Cape Woolamai where it’s time to lace up our boots and begin the first hike of the day—an easy to moderate 6.8km track through unique landscapes. We traverse over rugged rock formations, known as the Pinnacles, and wind our way around the Nature Park of Phillip Island. Experience stunning views over the Bass Strait and the pounding surf below. After this hike, we head into Cowes for a bite to eat before making our way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. Stroll through this eucalyptus woodland and get up close to koalas in their natural habitat. Our next stop is The Nobbies, where we enjoy a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk to discover breathtaking coastline views and the impressive thundering blowhole. To top off the day, we take a waddle on the wild side to see hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. This experience is a wildlife lover’s dream! Have your camera ready.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,152.34
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$1,152.34
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Healesville Sanctuary And Phillip Island Wildlife Bus Tour

Healesville Sanctuary And Phillip Island Wildlife Bus Tour

After being picked up from your CBD accommodation in air-conditioned comfort with free wi-fi on this full-day tour, you will get to explore the world-famous Healesville Sanctuary followed by the Phillip Island penguin parade plus more. This is the perfect full day tour for the coastal and native animal lover.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.26
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$134.26

Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island Express + Attraction Pass

Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island Express + Attraction Pass

This Melbourne Combo Package includes two day tours to the most popular destinations in Victoria plus a free entry pass to one of Melbourne's Premier attractions. On day 1 you will enjoy an afternoon pickup & express journey directly to Phillip Island, giving you plenty of time to enjoy Melbourne City in the morning. Our guide will take you The Nobbies & Seal Rocks before heading to the Penguin Parade. Once at the parade you will have plenty of time to explore the visitors centre before the Little Penguins arrive. On day 2 you will find out exactly why the Great Ocean Road is Australia's most famous coastal drive! **This package is a combination of two separate day tours which depart & return to Melbourne each day.**  Finally, choose to visit one of three Melbourne's premier attractions - Melbourne Star Observation Wheel OR Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium OR Eureka Skydeck 88 with your Melbourne Attractions Pass. Please let us know at the time of booking which you would prefer.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.65
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$184.65

Private Day Tour of Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

Private Day Tour of Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

On this full-day tour you will get to experience both bays that Melbourne has to offer and the beautiful city skyline along with the iconic Brighton beach boxes dating back to the 1860s. Explore some of Australia's iconic native animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos, Dingoes, and more. Visit the Nobbies Centre where this spectacular headland offers stunning ocean views and is home to the world's largest Fur Seal Colony and Seal Rock. You will enjoy boardwalks and gain knowledge of all local Animal, Fauna, and Flora. Visit the world-famous penguin parade and follow along in many different languages in our website app so you don’t miss a thing.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$872.23
per group
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$872.23
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Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

You don’t need to rely on Victoria’s patchy public transport to see Phillip Island’s spectacular wildlife. This small-group tour, with a maximum of 11 passengers, collects and drops in a convenient central Melbourne location. See the kangaroos and koalas at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, visit Cowes village for refreshments (own expense), spot seals at The Nobbies Centre, and watch penguins returning to their nests at the Penguin Parade.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.28
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$109.28

Full-Day Bus Tour Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

Full-Day Bus Tour Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

On this full day tour you will get to experience both bays that Melbourne has to offer and the beautiful city skyline along with the iconic Brighton Beach boxes dating back to the 1860's. Explore some of Australia's best known native animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos Dingoes and more. Visit the Nobbies Centre where this spectacular headland offers stunning ocean views and is home to the world's largest Fur Seal Colony and Seal Rock. You will enjoy boardwalks and gain knowledge of all local Animal, Fauna and Flora. Visit the world-famous penguin parade and follow along in many different languages in our website app so you don’t miss a thing.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.11
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What are Nobbies Centre hours of operation?
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Nobbies Centre hours of operation: Daily 11am-5pm: Closing hours change seasonally. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Nobbies Centre tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nobbies Centre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Nobbies Centre 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Nobbies Centre costs USD 106.11. Guided Nobbies Centre tours start around USD 106.11 per person.
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