Melbourne: French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition

4.6 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Explore Australia

Melbourne: French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition

Activity provider: Explore Australia

From US$ 147.46 per person

Spend the day island hopping from French Island to Phillip Island. Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest and cuddliest native wildlife. Take in breathtaking ocean views on an unforgettable wildlife exhibition.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be waiting 15 minutes prior to your pickup time outside of the pickup location
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Visit French Island National Park, a true paradise
  • Set off on a 2.5-hour 4WD adventure around French Island
  • Stop for lunch or afternoon tea at a local farm gate (seasonal)
  • Spot wildlife in their natural habitat
  • See wild penguins at the world-famous Penguin Parade
Full description

Start off your journey with a short ferry crossing across Western Port Bay to French Island. Cruise over the crystal-blue sea, taking in views of the picturesque scenery along the way. Arrive on French Island, a hidden treasure of wilderness and where your guided 4WD tour will take place. Buzz around the island as your guide shares knowledge of the surrounding environment. Admire the koalas and the vast array of wildlife that inhabits the island. Stop for a lunch or afternoon tea at a local farm gate (seasonal), experiencing how locals live. Travel then by ferry across Western Port Bay to one of Australia's most amazing locations, Phillip Island, which is world-renowned and locally loved. Explore this magical place, home to some of the greatest surf conditions, amazing beaches, native Australian wildlife, and the world-famous motorbike circuit. Set off then on a short adventure to Point Grant, known by the locals as Nobbies. Marvel at the remarkable natural sights and discover the home to a seal colony, dramatic sea bluffs, and panoramic ocean views. To finish off the journey, get up close and personal with some cute little penguins and listen to expert ranger commentary on the lives of these delightful creatures at the Penguin Parade.

  • National park fees
  • Ferry crossings
  • 2.5-hour guided 4WD adventure on French Island
  • Lunch or afternoon tea at a local farm gate (seasonal)
  • General entry into Penguin Parade
  • Round-trip transport to and from selected pickup location
  • Informative and friendly tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and other drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Child fares apply to all travellers 4-15 years; all children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child booster seats can be provided when requested at least 72 hours prior to tour departure or you may bring your own
  • At least two people are required for this activity to take place
  • Tour stops may vary from time to time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Our trip was great! Learnt so much, laughed so much and tasty food during the afternoon tea was a plus. Hunter and Craig are great at what they do! Would definitely do another tour with them.

January 20, 2023

Had great time on French Island, lovely afternoon tea. The penguin parade was great, well worth the wait. A big thankyou to our guides, Brooke and Hunter also Scott who was our guide on French Island.

January 12, 2023

the penguins were amazing and we saw koalas in the wild!

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 273252