1 Days

Travel in style to see Victoria's cutest attraction. The team at Phillip Island Nature Parks have done a great job securing the habitat for these little penguins. Explore this great example of eco-tourism with an expert guide.


This private tour leaves the city via St Kilda Road, Melbourne’s most famous boulevard. We travel through some of the cities most established suburbs and popular shopping districts before heading south towards Phillip Island. Our day ahead is full of native animals of all shapes and sizes.

We have a brief stop in the fishing village of San Remo for afternoon tea before crossing the bridge to Phillip Island. Our first stop is Phillip Island Wildlife Park. This park does not allow large coaches and while many other tours choose just to see koalas we think you should see as many unique Australian animals as possible. This park offers the chance to see koalas as well as Tasmanian devils, eagles, flying foxes, echidnas, goanas, casawaries and other species you may not get to see

elsewhere. You even have the opportunity to feed kangaroos, wallabies and wombats while being shown around the park by your guide.

A delicious dinner awaits you at a local restaurant on the waterfront in Cowes. A short walk on the boardwalks at the ‘Nobbies’ can sometimes result in seeing penguins during the day waiting for their returning mate. It also gives you the chance to observe the home of Australia’s largest fur seal colony. As sunset approaches, we move on to see the famous Little Penguins at the Phillip Island Nature Park. We explore the award winning Visitor Center where informative displays

set the scene for the amazing penguin parade. Your experience here is not the standard viewing. We prefer the more personal ‘Penguins Plus’ experience where, in a small group a ranger will talk you through the parade in a restricted area.

After the experience and a warm drink we make an express journey back to Melbourne and your hotel.

Our Evening with Penguins tour is a private tour only which departs at 1400 (1300 outside Daylight Saving Time) from Melbourne. Pickups are available from all city hotels within Melbourne. Passengers will be returned to their points of departure at the completion of the tour. 

Tours include :
• 1 x 2 course dinner

• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• Upgrade to Penguin +
• Private group travel

Our guide Glenn's first comment was "there are no silly questions". Although I think we challenged that comment, you will not find anyone with more information about the Great Ocean Road. The spectacular scenery was only enhanced by Glenn's narratives and his willingness to accommodate our changes to his schedule. A well paced tour that is well worth the fee.
by Wass1958 on Trip Advisor
I took a solo trip to Australia on Feb/ March 2015 and this tour with Pierre of Natural Treasures was one of the highlights of my holiday. I would happily recommend it to anyone who wishes to be shown and informed about the many treasures along this beautiful stretch of coastline.
by Linda P on Trip Advisor
We were more than happy with our three day tour of The Great Ocean Road and the Grampians with Jeremy of Natural Treasures Touring. The small group tour was just what we liked: leisurely, knowledgeable, good food, great accommodation. We had time to really have a good look at the things that make the area so beautiful.
by Traveltwotoo on Trip Advisor
Excellent trip, well organised and well led. Good hotels in beautiful locations. Cannot recommend this strongly enough.
by Charles A on Trip Advisor