Day tours Departing from Melbourne

The following companies run day trips and longer tours which stop at Moonlit Sanctuary on the way to Phillip Island. These tours all depart from Melbourne.  






Bunyip tours have been offering fun, adventurous tours for over 10 years and provide a variety of trips to suit people's needs in an environmentally responsible way.

Their team of energetic and experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable journey to Victoria's premier destinations.

Tour Options - Ex- Melbourne City Tours Including Moonlit Sanctuary

1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour  - Lunch Included

2 Day Phillip Island Wildlife and Beach tour

2 Day Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory Wildlife Extravaganza

3 Day Phillip Island Volunteering tour

Half day tour - Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour 


Bunyip Tours
570 Flinders St, Melbourne
Victoria 3000 Australia

Australia Local: (03) 9650 9680
International:     +61 3 9650 9680

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Go West Tours Melbourne, have been a premier small group day tour operator since September 2000, operating small group day tours to Melbourne's iconic day tour destinations. Go West shows their customers some great sights and more importantly some great times.Philip Island - Penguin Parade Day Tour Our Melbourne-based day tours operate daily with pickups from all major accommodation in Melbourne's inner city area. Attracting customers from every demographic segment, we take pride in our ability to offer excellent value to travelers of all backgrounds.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour, Melbourne.

If you're a lover of amazing views and fabulous fauna, then this is definitely the tour for you! Departing Melbourne at around midday, we journey to the cities most colourful attraction the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks.

We continue our Phillip Island tour journey through Melbourne bayside suburbs on the way to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a unique Australian wildlife experience. Here, we enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils.

Included in our visit here is the spectacular Conservation in Action wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive and engaging ranger presentations.

Continuing on to Phillip Island itself, a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australias largest population of fur seals.And then we reach what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Phillip Island tour the main event where just after dark the worlds smallest penguins parade ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea.

You be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your tour guide will assist in ensuring you are able to get the best possible vantage point to enjoy the famous Penguin Parade.Just on sunset, as some visitors begin to doubt that the birds will arrive, dark patches appear in shallow waters.

The penguins familiar call is heard and they magically appear on the waters edge. The penguins stand in the shallows, sometimes retreat in to the sea if they sense danger, regain confidence and again come to the beach. They usually regroup, sometimes numbering over 100 birds, and make their way up the beach to the dunes.

Go West Tours

10/167 Beavers Road, Northcote VIC 3070 Australia 


Phone +61 3 9485 5290 7am to 6pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 12 noon on weekends & public holidays



Oceania Tours and Safaris

Phillip Island Day Tour

Your unforgettable day will commence with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park which is located only one hour from Melbourne.

During your visit, you will be guaranteed plenty of close encounters with an array of Australian native animals like kangaroos, koalas and wombats. Be sure to pack your camera as this setting provides the perfect opportunity to capture incredible pictures of these beautiful Australian native animals. 

The team at Oceania continue to support the work of Moonlit conservation breeding programs and conservation education.

Oceania Tours and Safaris

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone:  1300 760 180

International callers: 

 + 61 3 9458 4837



Epicurean Tours

Mornington Family Fun Tour

After pickup from Melbourne, tour commences at Moonlit Sanctuary. Only an hour from Melbourne, the Moonlit Sanctuary is the best way to meet Australian animals. You can wander through 10 hectares of bushland, meeting endangered species, feeding kangaroos and wallabies. This visit, if chosen includes a close encounter experience with a Koala.

Other stops include Bass Wines, Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to get ready for the extraordinary arrival of the little penguins from the beach. Relax as you dine in one of the best restaurants on the Bass Coast with dinner at Watermark Restaurant, Silverwater Resort. This is a 2 course menu to show the beautiful seasonal produce of the area with wine from the region.

Epicurean Tours

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


03 9598 0943 (24hr)