French Island and Phillip Island Sightseeing and Wildlife Tour including Lunch

Melbourne, Victoria

Wildlife encounters and natural wonders await on this day tour to French Island and Penguin Island from Melbourne.

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Panoramic ocean views, wildlife encounters, ocean cruises, nature walks and journeys to regional Victorian towns are just a few of the highlights from this jam-packed day tour to French Island and Penguin Island. Travelling from Melbourne, the first leg of the adventure will take you across Western Port Bay to French Island for a 4WD tour, visit a local farm gate and see how the locals live and the chance to observe koalas in their natural habitat

Phillip Island is the second destination – home to the world famous Penguin Parade and stunning coastlines as far as the eye can see. You’ll take an afternoon stroll along Nobbies Boardwalk to soak in the breathtaking ocean views and explore the town of Cowes before settling in for an unforgettable evening with the Penguins. Expert commentary really brings this wildlife encounter to life with fascinating tales about these gorgeous animals and why they call Phillip Island home. Melbourne’s island hopping adventure is available on weekdays and is an adventure you’ll always remember with once in a lifetime wildlife encounters and beautiful sights all day long.


  • National Park fees
  • Ferry crossings
  • 2.5 hour guided 4WD adventure on French Island
  • Visit a local farm gate
  • General entry into Penguin Parade
  • Friendly & knowledgeable guide


  • Island hop from French Island to Phillip Island
  • Experience a 4WD adventure with a friendly guide
  • Travel across the Western Port Bay
  • Take the ferry across to the famous Phillip Island
  • Get up close & personal with the penguins
  • Enjoy a meal at a local farmgate (Afternoon tea Oct – Apr Or lunch Apr – Oct)


  • Tour departs Monday to Friday at the following approximate times:
  • Oct – April (During daylight savings) 12.30 pm (or earlier from your hotel) and April – Oct (Non-daylight savings) 10 am (or earlier from your hotel)
  • Tour returns between 9.30 pm – Midnight (Depending on the season as Penguins waddle in at Sunset)


  • Approximately 11-15 hours


April – October (Non daylight savings)

  • 9.20am Travelodge Hotel Southbank – 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
  • 9.35am Regent Theatre – 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • 9.45am Her Majesty’s Theatre – 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
  • 10am Mail Exchange Hotel Southern Cross – 688 Bourke Street. (Please wait at the bus stop)

October – April (Daylight savings)

  • 11.45am Travelodge Hotel Southbank – 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
  • 12.05pm Regent Theatre – 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • 12.15pm Her Majesty’s Theatre – 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
  • 12.30pm Mail Exchange Hotel Southern Cross – 688 Bourke Street. (Please wait at the bus stop)

Please ensure you are waiting at pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Warm Clothes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! – Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability is accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements


Melbourne, Victoria

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