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Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Tour  (3 Day)

Multi Day Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1

 

Departs 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!

 

Then relax and sit back, as we travel back to your accommodation in Melbourne.

* Overnight accommodation in Melbourne CBD (own expense). In order to cut down your personal travel time, we recommend booking either The Pan Pacific (5 Star) or Novotel (4 Star) located at South Wharf.

Boardwalk at the Koala Conservation Centre
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Hand Feeding Kangaroos
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Penguin Parade Upgraded Viewing Area
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Day 2

 

Departs 10am 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.

With an extra day to explore The Great Ocean Road, you are treated to a Kangaroo Buggy Tour on private property with a local kangaroo expert. This is a unique environment for the kangaroo's, whom are are 100% wild, but are very used to close human interaction.
 

Split Point Lighthouse follows, with a great vantage point over gorgeous deserted beaches.
You then 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!

 

Finally you will arrive in Apollo Bay, in the late afternoon where you will stay overnight in your chosen accommodation (own expense).

Wild Kangaroo Viewing
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The Great Ocean Road Memorial
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Spot the wild king parrots on our tours
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Day 3

 

Pick up from your chosen Apollo Bay accommodation. Enjoy a breakfast in one of the local cafe's, before a Guided Rainforest Tour. Then some Scenic Touring through the magnificent Great Otway National Park, where we stop at lookouts, waterfalls and wild koala habitats. 

 

Lunch stop in the coastal hamlet of Port Campbell, before you continue our journey, stopping for a guided walk through a magical River Mangrove setting.

 

You will then head straight to Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge, before finally arriving at the Twelve Apostles where you will have the chance to upgrade your tour experience by taking a personal helicopter joy flight over the rock formations below (additional expense).

 

And if, after all that, you still have the energy, then we will whisk you off to 3 more key rock formations - London Bridge, The Arch and The Grotto, before we begin our slow journey back to Melbourne via picturesque farming communities.

 

Departs Melbourne CBD at 10am (day 1)
Returns Melbourne CBD at 4pm (day 3)

*Overnight accommodation will be in your chosen Melbourne CBD, Southbank or Docklands hotel - own cost. Hotel pick up and drop off outside these specific areas are not recommended and may incur additional fee's. We can offer some Melbourne hotel suggestions which will substantially reduce your travel time.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation Option
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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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  • 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)

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

  • 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$1,740 

  • 2 Passengers: A$1,900

  • 3 Passengers: A$2,060

  • 4 Passengers: A$2,220

  • 5 Passengers: A$2,380

 

Prices are quoted in Australia Dollars and include all taxes. Maximum 5 passengers. Must be Aged 8 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.

Past Guest 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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