Phillip Island Express Tour

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A captivating paradise boasting stunning coastal beauty, abundant wildlife and the world-famous Penguin Parade.

Experience an unforgettable sightseeing journey from Melbourne to Phillip Island, where nature's wonders await. Witness the renowned Penguin Parade and marvel at the breathtaking Nobbies and Seal Rocks during this seamless and scenic tour.

Our guide to Phillip Island Express Tour

Departing from Melbourne, you'll be treated to a relaxing and visually stunning journey, with picturesque landscapes unfolding before your eyes. As you get closer to Phillip Island, anticipation builds for the renowned abundant wildlife and pristine natural attractions awaiting you on this incredible adventure.

Arriving at Point Grant, you'll be greeted by the mesmerizing sight of the Nobbies, stunning rock formations rising from turquoise waters. Stroll along the boardwalk, savoring the fresh ocean breeze and panoramic views. Keep an eye out for resident fur seals basking on nearby Seal Rocks, adding a delightful wildlife encounter to your journey.

Next, continue your adventure to witness nature's enchanting spectacle—the Penguin Parade. As the sun sets, head to the designated viewing area to witness the procession of little penguins returning to their nests after a day of fishing. Be captivated by the adorable waddle of these charming creatures as they make their way across the sandy beach.

During the tour, your knowledgeable guide will offer insightful commentary, sharing fascinating facts about the local flora, fauna, and conservation efforts to preserve this unique ecosystem. With convenient transportation and ample time to explore each location, this sightseeing journey from Melbourne to Phillip Island guarantees an unforgettable experience immersed in natural beauty and wildlife wonder.

Why not upgrade your tour to include Penguin Plus? Visit the exclusive up-close viewing area with a maximum capacity of 208 guests.


Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays year-round from outside the Melbourne Immigration Museum at the corner of Flinders Street & Market Street, Melbourne. This tour does not operate on 25th December.

Start times:

Departure time is 1.45pm from April to September and 2.45pm from October to March.


Between 7-10 hours depending on the month of travel.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Phillip Island Express Tour

  • This tour uses smaller air-conditioned buses, allowing access to many areas not available to the larger coaches as well as providing a personal touch with the benefits of a small group environment.
  • There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 24 persons on each departure.
  • Please note that itineraries are subject to change without notice.
  • No prams, strollers, luggage or large bags are permitted onboard the touring vehicles due to a lack of appropriate storage space.
  • Infant seats (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) are provided free of charge. Please note that a limited number of child seats are available each day and must be pre-booked.
  • Hotel pick-ups are not included. This tour picks up from a single departure location (from outside the Melbourne Immigration Museum at the corner of Flinders Street & Market Street, Melbourne).
  • Please bring appropriate footwear & clothing for walking, snacks and a water bottle. Warm clothes and layers as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold in the winter. 
  • Go West Tours reserves the right to alter fares, inclusions, and vehicles, use other accredited tour operators during peak season, and may cancel tours in unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tour operation or alterations to itineraries may occur due to road or weather conditions, natural disasters, strikes, public holidays, accommodation availability, and/or other factors. The company gives no guarantee as to the exact arrival or departure times of tours as circumstances beyond our control may influence this.
  • Go West Tours must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before the tour. Failing to advise us, may result in us refusing to accept the booking. We may also refuse to travel if we feel that the tour chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator before 24 hours of your chosen activity date. Guest cancellations within 24 hours of tour departure or failure to take up a tour for any reason will result in 100% forfeiture of the tour fare.

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