Private Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Wine Tasting Day Trip
Experience the wilderness and white sand beaches of Phillip Island on a private day trip, complete with wine tasting. Visit Bass Valley Estate Wines for a sampling of their wine varieties, then sit down to a delicious 2-course meal and watch the island’s penguins make their nighty journey ashore. Your tour also includes a stop at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where you can get cozy with koalas or hold a python snake.
Your private day trip to Phillip Island, off the coast of Victoria, begins between 12pm and 2pm, depending on the time of year.
Start your excursion with a trip to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Melbourne's award winning wildlife park featuring 10 hectares of natural bushland. Feed kangaroos, enjoy a “Koala Cuddling Encounter” complete with ranger presentation and see native Aussie wildlife such as dingoes, wombats, wallabies, emus and reptiles up close.
Next continue on to Bass Valley Estate for amazing vineyard views and an exclusive winemaker-led tasting, complete with a sampling of local cheeses.
Sit down to a delicious two-course dinner with optional wine pairing before or after the penguin parade (again, depending on the time of year) at the stunning Watermark Restaurant, part of Silverwater Resort.
Then it’s time to view the penguins on their nightly march ashore. Enjoy premium Penguins Plus viewing with a ranger, who will help you get the best views of these flightless birds as they come home from a long day of fishing.
Your trip concludes with a private transfer back to your Melbourne or Phillip Island lodging.