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Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Tour (Two Day) 

Multi Day Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Departs 7am from your Melbourne Hotel/Accommodation where we will whisk you off towards the start of the Great Ocean Road to get ahead of the tourist traffic. We stop at all the main highlights of this coastal section.
 

Bells Beach, one of the world's most famous surfing beaches and home of the Rip Curl Pro is our first stop. Split Point Lighthouse follows, with a great vantage point over gorgeous deserted beaches.

 

We than pass by the Memorial Arch where your guide will delve into the history behind the road, followed by a search of the kennet river area for wild parrots and koala's!

 

A lunch-stop will be made in the pretty coastal township of Apollo Bay, where you can sample some of the local delicacies, such as the Scallop pie made in an award winning local bakery.

 

After lunch, you will then be driven deeper into the Great Otway National Park for some scenic touring, where you will get the chance to take a Guided Rainforest walk. You will then head straight to Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge, before finally arriving at the famous Twelve Apostles where you will have the chance to upgrade your tour experience (time permitting) by taking a personal helicopter joy flight over the rock formations below, after which, we begin our journey back to Melbourne. 

 

Return to Melbourne City Centre at 7pm - Overnight accommodation in Melbourne is at own expense. In order to cut down your own personal travel time, we recommend booking either The Pan Pacific (5 Star) or Novotel (4 Star) located at South Wharf.

The Great Ocean Road Memorial
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Discover ancient Rainforests on the Great Ocean Road
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Viewing the 12 Aspotles at sunset
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Day 2

 

Departs 11am from your Melbourne Hotel/Accommodation in a comfy air conditioned vehicle. Your personal driver and experienced local guide for the day will greet you personally and whisk you off towards Phillip Island. 

 

En-route you will stop off at a popular Local Wildlife Park, to discover some native wildlife, and then the chance to get up close and personal to kangaroos and wallabies, whilst hand feeding them in their natural environment. 

 

Then, onto Phillip island where you head over Churchill island - a famous old heritage working farm. Here you can take a stroll around their historical grounds or watch one of their many farm activities (such as sheep shearing, working dogs demonstration or whip cracking). 

 

The Koala Conservation Centre is next, where you can explore the tree-top boardwalks and see koalas up close in their natural habitat. Wander the island's extensive trails with your guide, through the natural Australian bushland and enjoy the abundant bird life, whilst trying to spot wild Wallabies. A visit to the nearby Swan Lake Animal Sanctuary is also likely to thrill.

 

Dinner (own cost) stop at the Nobbies Centre, home to Australia's largest Seal population and Scenic Coastal Boardwalk, before making our way to island's main attraction - The Penguin Parade!

 

 ! ! ! There is a lot of mileage to cover between Melbourne & The Twelve Apostles on the 1st day of touring - approximately 9 of the 12 hours of touring will be in the car itself. If you suffer from travel sickness, or prefer to have less time in the car and more time out in the local National Park, we strongly recommend our 3 Day Option, where the driving is reduced down to a maximum of 5 hours per day.

Boardwalk at the Koala Conservation Centre
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Discovering Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
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Penguins Plus and bunker upgraded Viewing at the Penguin Parade
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  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Minimum age is 8 years

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

  • Comfy trainers/sneakers are advisable

  • Hotel pick up: from selected CBD, Southbank and Docklands hotels only and must be communicated in advance.

  • This is a private tour. Only your selected group will participate.

Whats included?

  • Paid entry into Phillip Island main attractions

  • The Penguin Parade

  • The Koala Conservation Centre

  • Churchill Island Heritage Farm

  • Wildlife park (with kangaroo feeding)

  • Paid entry into main Great Ocean Road attractions

  • Comfy private tour vehicle

  • Experienced personal driver and guide

  • All National Park fees

  • All entrance and attraction fees

  • All local taxes and charges

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Complimentary on-board WIFI

  • Complimentary bottled water

  • Souvenir guide to Phillip Island

Whats not included?

  • Meals (including any drinks & snacks)

  • Overnight Accommodation (we can provide recommendations)

  • Upgraded ticket option at Phillip Island 

  • We only provide a pre-paid 'General Viewing' entry ticket 

  • You may choose your Penguin Parade Upgrade here 

  • Upgraded tickets are strictly subject to availability

  • Upgraded tickets must be booked in advance 

  • Prices range from an additional $30-$90 per person

  • Please contact us prior to booking if you wish to request an upgrade

  • Additional Tour Options that you may add (ie helicopter flight)

Price

  • 1 Passenger: A$1,200 

  • 2 Passengers: A$1,400

  • 3 Passengers: A$1,600

  • 4 Passengers: A$1,800

  • 5 Passengers: A$2,000

 

Prices are quoted in Australia Dollars and include all taxes. Maximum 5 passengers. Must be Aged 12 years old or over. 

25% Deposit Required to secure booking date 

75% Final Payment will be charged on day of the tour 

 

You have an option available to make a full advance payment (100%) if preferred. Please select this option on the booking page.

 

If you would prefer to pay with a different method

(PayPal or Cash) please contact us prior to booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free Cancellation and full refund if cancelled at least 14 days before the tour date.

  • Cancellation's within 14 days of the departure date will result in the forfeit/loss of deposit amount

  • Cancellation within 48 Hours of the departure date or a No-Show will result in the full booking amount charged.

  • Customers will receive a full refund (or credit note if preferred) in case of operator cancellation due to extreme weather events or any other unforeseen circumstances. 

COVID19 Policy

  • COVID19 Cancellation: In the case of a Government declared lockdown and/or last minute flight cancellations due to imposed local or international COVID-19 restrictions, a FULL REFUND will be provided.

Guest Tour Reviews

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" You will enjoy a trip to see the Penguin Parade more if you make the trip in style. Posh Penguins will make sure you get the best view of these adorablde penguins. Many eople come from around the world to see Penguin Parade. Who wants to sit for hours on a bus when you can do the trip in comfort? "

~ Jeffry B  June 2021 

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