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Melbourne: French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition

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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.


  • 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


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

Important Information

  • 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

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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