This tour is the perfect pairing of Mornington Peninsula food and wine region and the Phillip Island Penguins.
The tour comprises a full day touring Mornington Peninsula first taking you to view the famous colourful beach bathing boxes. Then onto a Gondola ride up to Red Hill with exceptional views of the bay and taste local cheeses, then indulge in some cool climate wineries.
Our lunch is at one of the prominent wineries where we enjoy piazza style dining overlooking the vineyard. Afterwards we depart for the Island and visit a wildlife sanctuary for up close encounters with Australian marsupials including Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koala's, Dingoes and more.
We then journey down to Phillip Island, home of the famous Penguin Parade and explore the boardwalks of the Nobbies with dramatic coastline views. You are then given front row spots to view the parade in the Penguin Plus platform
Dinner is either at the parade or back in Melbourne. This is a long tour that saves you a day.
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Bathing Boxes Mornington Peninsula, Esplanade, Mount Martha VIC 3934, Australia
See the famous colourful beach huts that adorn the coast. Learn bout heir conservative history and walk along the beach to get some excellent Instagram photos.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Arthurs Seat Eagle, 795 Arthurs Seat Rd Summit Station, Arthurs Seat, Victoria 3936 Australia
Enjoy a 20 minute spectacular Gondola ride with panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Montalto, 33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill, Victoria 3937 Australia
Wine tasting and lunch. enjoy either an alfresco piazza style casual restaurant, or fine dining Chefs hat rated fine dining restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912 Australia
Feed Kangaroos and Wallabies in a natural, ope setting, see Koala's, Wombats, dongoes and many of Australia's unique wildlife. The sanctuary offers many wildlife encounters including a Koala Encounter where you get to go into the enclosure and pat a Koala and get selfies with it..
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Nobbies Centre, 1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
Explore the boardwalks and vistas of the Southern Ocean. Here you may see your first Penguin in their burrows
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
See famous Penguin Parade, watch as these cute creatures waddle up the beach to their burrows.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Lunch - Enjoy a mains with sides at the Piazza style restaurant with views overlooking the Vineyard.
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Upgraded Penguin Parade Tickets (Penguin Plus!!)
- 20 Minute Gondola to Murrays Lookout
- Wine Tasting at 2-3 Wineries
- Cheese Tasting Plate (local diary farm)
- Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park
- Entry/Admission - Arthurs Seat Eagle
- Entry/Admission - Montalto
- Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
- Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
- Dinner - We recommend a number of restaurants in Phillip Island, or return to Melbourne for a late dinner.
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your accommodation anywhere in Melbourne. Please let us know your location.
- Melbourne Airport, Departure Dr, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045 Australia
Station Pier Melbourne
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