Wilsons Promontory & Penguin Parade – Private Tour

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This tour combines two spectacular nature experiences in one day. First, taken in the unmatched beauty of the granite mountains and pristine beaches of Wilsons Promontory then visit the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade in the evening.

Group Size
Small Group   :   up to 10
  • Group Size Small Group
    up to 10
All about the Wilsons Promontory & Penguin Parade – Private Tour.

In the morning, we head out through the rolling hills of the South-East Gippsland dairy country. We’ll stop at a local culinary town for morning tea and to gather some picnic supplies. Next we head towards Wilsons Promontory National Park. Once inside the park, there are a number of short and medium length day walks to choose between as well as many suburb beaches to explore.

Your day at Wilsons Promontory will cater to your interests and how much walking you want to do. You can do a combination of walks in the areas, including Mt Oberon (2hrs), Mt. Bishop (1.5hrs) or the rainforest beauty of Lilly Pilly Gully (1.5hrs). There’s also a simply amazing beach walk between Squeaky Beach and Tidal river (1.5hrs) that offers spectacular coastal views with huge granite boulders.

Our recommendation for good walkers is to take on the Mt. Bishop walk, followed by the Squeaky Beach to Tidal River walk before relaxing on the beach and later viewing kangaroos and emus. This provides up to 3hrs of walking plus some time on the beaches and with animals. However, we can easily accommodate your preference for more or less walking and more or less relaxing time.

Departing ‘the Prom’, we always stop to view the wild Kangaroos and Emus at one of the best wildlife viewing spots in Victoria.

We head to Phillip Island to see the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, home to thousands of Australian fur seals. Of course, the island is most famous for the Penguin Parade that occurs each evening. This is a must-see for any wildlife enthusiast! It is a truly unique experience watching the multitude of little penguins return from the ocean to their burrows each night. We upgrade you to Penguin Plus tickets for a premium viewing experience.

Dinner is at the seaside town of Cowes on Phillip island. Your guide will recommend local restaurants and book for you. Tour price does not include dinner.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Tour Highlights 
  • Melbourne City Highlights Tour
  • Penguin Parade
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Cape Woolamai
  • Seal Rocks Boardwalk
  • Optional Animal sanctuary
  • Hotel Pick-up and Return
  • Luxury Vehicle
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Wilson’s Promontory day tour
  • Evening Penguin Parade
  • South Gippsland Dairy Country
  • Mt Bishop or Mt Oberon Walks
  • Great Wildlife Viewing
  • Spectacular Beaches
  • Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • Squeaky Beach
  • Tidal River
  • Granite Mountain Peaks
  • Rainforest Walks
  • Victoria’s Most Spectacular Park
  • Tailored Itinerary for Your Needs
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Upgrade to Penguin Plus
  1. 7:30 AM Pick up from your Accommodation

    Be collected from your accommodation by one of our great guides and drive south east from Melbourne towards Gippsland region.

  2. 9.00 AM Local town for coffee

    After driving through lush rolling hills of diary country we stop for refreshments as we collect our picnic basket for today. Gippsland is one of the top diary producing areas in the world. In the top 3 in fact.

  3. 11:00 AM Arrive at Wilsons Promontory

    The Prom is one of our favourite parks and as we enter we drive along the narrow isthmus to where the granite mountains and oceans are

  4. 12:00 AM Get to Know Country

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  5. 2:00 PM Ride the Elephant

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  7. 5:00 PM Wild Adventure Begins

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  8. 7:00 PM Leave with Memory

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Expert guide, entrance fee’s, gourmet picnic lunch, entry to Penguin Parade, upgraded tickets to Penguin Plus.

A gourmet food hamper is prepared for your picnic lunch. Usually a selection of local cured meats, dips and spreads, along with fresh salad and some artisan bread, as well as some tasty sweets. Weather permitting we set up a picnic rug either on the beach, by the river or in the forest. You decide!

Wilsons Promontory is 2hr drive from Melbourne to the entrance and a further 40 minutes to Tidal River. Returning to Melbourne via Phillip Island is broken up into two  1.5hr journeys. You will get back late after the Penguin Parade.

Tour departs 8.00am Melbourne and returns after Penguin parade around 8-8.30 in winter and 10.30-11.00 in summer.

Its up to you. Either a series of short walks 1-2 hrs or just some beach strolling and short 30 minute walks. Please let your guide know how much walking you want to do. The usual tour is a combination of a few short walks and strolls on the beach. If you are more adventurous we can arrange something for you.

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