Moonlit Sanctuary - the 'Wallaby Walk' and get up close to numerous friendly kangaroos and wallabies

Grand Penguins

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Penguin Parade, Penguins Plus Premium Viewing, Kangaroos, Koalas, Island Farm, Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies; Upgrade Options

Highlights

The world phenomenon of the Penguin Parade, interaction with native animals, and some other great attractions will give you a day of nature-based experiences combined with the delights of Phillip Island. This is Phillip Island at its best - an all-inclusive grand tour that is designed to give you the ultimate experience of Phillip Island and the Penguins.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Entrance to Churchill Island heritage farm with farm activities
  • Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies
  • Penguin Parade, Penguins Plus premium viewing area
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Free WiFi at the Penguin Parade
  • Free Penguin Parade App to download
  • Option to include lunch with drink and Underground Penguins Plus
  • Option to include Seal Rocks Cruise and Penguins Plus

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • 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
  • Underground Penguins Plus is limited to 70 guests

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Dec 23 2017
The tour would be much better if we spent more time at the Moonlit Sanctuary and less in the farm in Churchill Island. People want to spend time with koalas, kangaroos, and other Australian animals, not really watching cows and sheep.Suggestion: Start the tour at 9:30 (rather than 10:00), stay 2.5 hours at the Moonlit Sanctuary, including lunch, stay 1 hour less in the farm in Churchill Island (no lunch).
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Hello,

Thank you for your honest feedback for our Grand Penguins Tour! Here at Gray Line we are always the gstriving to give customers an unforgettable experience and we understand that there is always room for improvement. We truly value your opinion and will be taking a closer look at this tour and ways of improving it. 

-The Gray Line Team
Feb 22 2017
It's great !! Certainly will join next time
Jun 01 2016
Moonlit Sanctuary was great! The farmhouse & property was beautiful, but the activities were crowded.
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ITINERARY

  • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on the Mornington Peninsula
  • Meet wombats, dingoes, emus, Tasmanian Devils, and colourful birds
  • Take the 'Wallaby Walk' and get up close to numerous friendly kangaroos and wallabies (opportunity to hand-feed at own expense)
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
  • Churchill Island - explore the magic of this working heritage farm with magnificent views over Western Port
  • Country Style Gippsland lunch with a drink option available
  • Lunches and snacks are available to purchase here at own expense
  • Try your hand at milking a cow!
  • Learn the art of sheep shearing and whip cracking
  • Visit the original cottage, homestead, and heritage gardens
  • The Nobbies - a rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes
  • Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies - take a guided tour and marvel at Antarctic wildlife through educational multimedia displays and interactive experiences
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, shearwaters, seals and Little Penguins
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the Penguins Plus premium viewing position for the best views of the Penguins
  • Explore the Visitor's Information Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season)


Upgrade your experience to include:

a country-style Gippsland lunch with a drink at Churchill Island and Underground Penguins Plus at the Penguin Parade
  • View the penguins in the world's first Underground covered viewing facility (limited to 70 guests)
  • Protected from the elements, it is the perfect spot to watch the penguins close-up at eye-level
  • Dedicated ranger on-hand to provide information and answer any questions
  • A television screen will let you know once penguins have started to arrive on the beach
  • As a bonus, Underground Penguins Plus also has access to Penguins Plus (the platform directly above Underground)


Or Seal Rocks Cruise
  • In-lieu of Churchill Island and Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies, you can take an adventure cruise to Seal Rocks
  • Board the Wildlife Coast Adventure Cruises seal-watching cruise in Cowes for one of Australia's most unique natural experiences
  • Be enthralled at the sight and sound of over 5000 fur seals close-up while drifting in the shelter of Seals Rocks in Bass Strait. These naturally playful and inquisitive animals regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you!

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Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.