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Wilderness & Wildlife Tour

Phillip Island – Wilsons Prom – Duration: 2 days.

Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area awaits – East Gippsland like you’ve never experienced it before.

This two day tour features some of Australia’s most famous residents (the legendary little penguins of course!), spectacular Phillip Island and “The Prom” – one of the state’s best loved parks from a very different angle.

5% DISCOUNT – USE CODE: EARLYBIRD
Book before 30 June

Book two short break tours and receive complementary airport arrival transfer

Group booking discount available for 6+ passengers on same tour

 

Language:
English
Duration:
2 days
Start:
0900 day 1 Tuesday
End:
17:30 day 2 Wednesday
Min: 4 adult
Max: 11 people
Departures:
From July 2020 (does not run on 25DEC, 01JAN)

Itinerary

Day 1   Phillip Island

Today we discover the magic of Phillip Island. We drive south-east from Melbourne to reach Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you will meet endangered species, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas plus an array of colourful birds and reptiles.   Upon arrival on the island, we visit the western corner of the island to enjoy magnificent views of Bass Strait and the Nobbies from a breathtaking boardwalk. If we are lucky we may even see our very first penguins in their burrows.

Optional activity: Why not take to the sky and see Phillip Island from a different perspective?? You will check out Cape Woolamai, Seal Rocks the Australian Grand Prix Circuit and Summerland Beach from above. A helicopter ride with Phillip Island helicopters is an unforgettable experience!

We travel to Cowes, to check into our accommodation and get ourselves ready for the bucket list spectacle – the world famous penguin parade at Summerland Beach.  See the brand new Visitor Centre, an experience in its own right, featuring interpretive habitat space, providing us with a “penguin eye” view of the world as well as a dedicated education wing and plenty of options to indulge in some retail therapy for that crucial souvenir. We watch the penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. You will be treated to viewing the penguins at a very special viewing platform close to their favourite spot to exit the water. Return to Cowes to our accommodation for the evening

Overnight: North Pier Hotel, Cowes

Day 2   Wilson’s Promontory

The southernmost point of the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory is arguably the most loved National Park in Victoria. Its 130 km coastline is framed by granite headlands, mountains, forests and lush, green fern gullies and is considered the largest coastal wilderness area in Victoria.

We depart Phillip Island, early morning and pick up our lunch along the way. On arrival at “the Prom” we check in to our wilderness adventure cruise. We travel in a world first custom built amphibious boat and witness iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and the breathtaking coastline of this pristine wilderness area. This is a truly once in a lifetime experience.

Afterwards, we enjoy a delicious picnic in breathtaking surrounds, before heading off on foot for a walk through the Lilly Pilly rainforest, a gentle loop track along a serene boardwalk, meandering through lush, temperate rainforest, harking back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, reminders of Gondwanaland are everywhere..

We get sand between our toes on Squeaky Beach, one of the most pristine beaches in Australia before returning to Melbourne late after an adventure filled two days.

Highlights / Inclusions

  • Small group touring with like-minded people
  • Expert local guide for personalised experience
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry into Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Penguin Plus upgraded entry into penguin parade
  • Accommodation at North Pier Hotel
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Wilderness Adventure Cruise, Wilson’s Promontory NP
  • Rainforest walk
  • Optional helicopter scenic flight over Phillip Island
  • Immersive, interactive experiences