Melbourne City Sights & Phillip Island Penguins
Price from £80 per person
An AAT coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the departure point of your tour. At 8.10am join your coach to commence a full day tour of Melbourne and Phillip Island. View examples of Melbourne architectural splendour including St. Pauls Cathedral and the Princess and Regent Theatres. See the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square, stroll around Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. View the Fitzroy Gardens and see Captain Cook’s Cottage (entry at own expense). See the bustling Queen Victoria Market and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix, visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct. Cross the Bolte Bridge for great city views. Time is allowed for lunch (own expense) before re-joining your coach at Federation Square for your afternoon Phillip Island Tour. Journey to the Gippsland region and visit Warrook, a working cattle farm, for the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals. Encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre and stroll along elevated boardwalks to spot koalas in the trees. Time is allowed to purchase dinner (own expense). View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. From the walkways you may be able to catch a glimpse of Australia’s largest population of fur seals living along the coastline. Browse through the Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre and learn about the little penguins and life on this island. Watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows, learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families, before returning to Melbourne.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Entry to Warrook Cattle Station
Entry to Koala Conservation Centre
Entry to Penguin Parade
Operates: Daily (except Christmas Day)