PHILLIP ISLAND & 


Phillip Island is reached after an easy 2-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, by travelling 
along the Monash Freeway till we reach the turnoff of the South Gippsland and Bass highways. 

The island with its sheltered northern and surf beaches, affords you the ultimate experience. 
It abounds in natural beauty from its wildlife reserves, wetlands and breathtaking coastlines that have 
been left alone by locals and tourists. It also affords you the chance to get close to native animals – e.g. penguins, kangaroos, wombats, emus and the Dingo (the Australian dog).

Visit the NOBBIES at dusk and witness the fairy penguins return from the sea to nest in their burrows.
Listen to the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as the first penguins are seen waddling purposefully through the twilight and heading straight for you. Be enthralled by this because you may never see its like again anywhere in the world!


Other attractions include ---
  • The surf beaches – known throughout Victoria.
  • Churchill Island’s historic homestead and fragrant gardens
  • Inquisitive koalas stand cheek by jowl beside you
  • View the seals on a seal rocks cruise
  • At the San Remo foreshore notice how the pelicans gather for their

daily feed and marvel as they clap their big baggy beaks, amusing old

and young alike. Priceless!

  • Walk among the treetops at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • The Nobbies and the Penguin Parade at dusk. ‘Unforgettable!

(You will need warn clothing at night in either winter or summer)

  • Enjoy the palate-pampering restaurants that cater for your every wish

At many of the venues rangers will be happy to explain all about the habits of

  the local fauna and to get a thorough insight into their behavioural patterns.

Towns and places adjacent to Phillip Island ---
  • SAN REMOthe gateway at the south-eastern entrance of Western Port Bay.

Dating back to 1840 it became the deep-water port that exported local products

to Melbourne. In the late 1800s it developed as a tourist resort and was renamed

after the town on the Italian Riviera.

  • NEWHAVEN – Charter boats depart daily from the jetty – throw in a line!
  • CAPE WOOMALAI  - the highest point in the island
  • CHURCHILL ISLAND  - enjoy wandering through the restored historic buildings.

Explore the walking tracks through the ancient Moonah forest and the spectacular

Views across the bay to Western Port.

  • RHYLL – a picturesque fishing village
  • COWES – the principal township of Phillip Island, was renamed in 1865 by

Commander Henry Cox because it reminded him of Cowes in the Isle of Wight.

  • THE NOBBIES  & THE PENGUIN PARADE – arrive at dusk well rugged up for the

adventure of a lifetime !!


10.00 a.m.
  • Pick up from your hotel or home. Complimentary bottle of champagne.

Leave Melbourne on the Monash Freeway, bi-pass Dandenong then turn

off at the South Gippsland Highway.

11.00 a.m.
  • Morning tea at WARROOK CATTLE FARM.

Be part of this unique working sheep and cattle farm where activities include

- farm and native animal viewing: bush tucker and hayrides.

- caters for conference facilities: catering at the café with pies and delicious

country cooking the speciality.

12 noons.
  • A brief stop at GRANTVILLE, a small town on the shores of Westernport which

was discovered in 1801 by Lt. James Grant, who made the first-known east-bound

passage through Bass Strait.

MARU CRAFTS & FAUNA PARK offers the visitor the opportunity to hand-feed

kangaroos or to take a photo with a wombat.

1.00 p.m.
  • Leave for SAN REMO.
  • Lunch and sight seeing at COWES.

2.30 p.m.

Take a helicopter and tour the island by air.

4.00 p.m.
  • A leisurely trip through the countryside taking in Red Rocks Point, McHaffies Point,

Cat Bay and the Blow Hole.

5.30 p.m.
  • Relax at THE NOBBIES.

Just prior to dusk move to an advantageous position at the PENGUIN PARADE.


  • Winter/ early Spring/ late autumn  - 8 pm – 9 pm
  • Summer -  9 pm. – 10 pm. (allow for daylight saving)
  • Arrival back in Melbourne –  11.00-11.30 pm.

  • Tour fees are payable, in full, at time of departure.
  • Fees are not refundable after tour has commenced.
  • Cancellation fees apply for any tour cancelled within 24 hours of travel.
  • We reserve the right to alter/amend itineraries at short notice.