Phillip Island

Remarkable coastal views, white sandy beaches with pristine waters, easy-going locals, native wildlife and of course the adorable little penguins – these are just a few of the reasons Phillip Island regularly scores a place at the top of the must-see list for travellers visiting Victoria.

In easy reach from Melbourne, this popular destination is only 90 minutes from the city, and Last Minute Day Tours will get you there, with tours to suit all budgets. We pride ourselves on providing a memorable and relaxed experience, complete with expert guides and comfortable transport.

Best Phillip Island Tours & Day Trips from Melbourne

If you want to see the best of the island and get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most-loved animals, full day Phillip Island tours will take you to either Maru Wildlife Park – where you can handfeed kangaroos and wallabies – or Koala Reserve, where you walk the boardwalks and spot koalas in the treetops.

Your tour will also get you out to The Nobbies – these picturesque cobblestone rocks are home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony, so bring your binoculars.

As the sun begins to set, it’s time to settle in at the beach and watch the Penguin Parade, before jumping back on the bus and heading back to Melbourne.

You can spend the entire day exploring Phillip Island, but if you’ve only got an afternoon to spare and simply can’t miss the famous Penguin Parade (we don’t blame you), we have something for you, too. The Penguin Parade Direct Tour takes you straight to the action later in the afternoon, and you’ll watch on at sunset as hundreds of penguins waddle up to their burrows to rest after a big day of fishing.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour highlights:

  • Unique wildlife experiences
  • Penguin Parade admission fees and viewing
  • See The Nobbies and Seal Rocks (excl. Penguin Parade Direct Tour)
  • Experienced and friendly guides
  • Direct and comfortable transport from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Visit Wilsons Promontory or the Great Ocean Road with 2-day tours
  • National Park fees included

When you book with Last Minute Day Tours, you choose the trip to suit your preferred style and budget. You can jump on a large coach tour and travel in comfort with reclining seats, or enjoy a more intimate small group tour, where you will likely make a couple of new friends along the way.

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