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Experience - Australia

Melbourne City Tour & Philipp Island

Highlights

  • Marvel at koalas, penguins, and wallabies up close

  • Experience the Penguin parade live

  • Explore the highlights of the trendy city

Description

What better way to start a day than with a morning sightseeing tour of Melbourne? Visit the highlights of the trendy city in a relaxed atmosphere and set off for Phillip Island in the early afternoon.

Phillip Island is an essential experience for your holiday on the southern coast of Australia. Experience several nature reserves and see koalas, wallabies, and the adorable pygmy penguins in their natural habitat.

Destination

Oceania & South Pacific

  1. Australia
  2. South Coast Australia

Today, a day full of wonderful experiences awaits you. Around 8:30 AM, you will be picked up by an employee at your hotel and start with a morning sightseeing tour of Melbourne.

In a relaxed and casual atmosphere, you will learn the key facts about the most important historical buildings and visit St. Paul's Cathedral. Stroll through the nearby park and soak up the surroundings while enjoying a coffee to go. Another highlight of your tour is a visit to Eureka Tower 88, the highest building in Melbourne.

After lunch (optional), you will drive with your guide to Phillip Island (22 km long and almost 10 km wide). Surrounded by unique flora and fauna, you will make your first stop on Churchill Island and visit a historic farm.

See cuddly animals, wallabies, and the Australian echidna up close at the Koala Conservation Center or Moonlit Sanctuary. Get breathtaking ocean views from the Nobbies Center.

After catching a glimpse of penguins, you'll head to Cowes, Phillip Island's largest city. Stroll along the pier here and let the fantastic views sink in. Your next stop is the penguin sanctuary. Experience the unique penguin parade and enjoy the little pygmy penguins when they return to the mainland at dusk after a long day at sea.

Including

  • Transfer from / to hotel (at Central Business District, Southbank, and Docklands)
  • Entrance fees: Eureka Tower, Koala Conservation Center (until 03.31.2018) / Moonlit Sanctuary (from 04.01.2018), Churchill Island Heritage Farm (until 03.31.2018), Phillip Island Nature Park, and Penguin Parade

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as tips
  • Other activities
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Language: English
  • Departure: Tuesdays, Thursdays at 08:30 AM or earlier except 12.25, 12.31, and 01.01.
  • Return: between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM (depending on the season)
  • Participants: min. 2 / max. 11
  • Upon request (and for a fee), dinner can be booked as well (October-March)
  • What to bring: warm and weatherproof clothing
  • Please note that photographing and filming of the pygmy penguins is not permitted