What you'll do
See some of the best-secluded beaches and panoramas on Gippsland's coast as you journey to see Philip Island's famous penguins. Following a relaxed 90 minute drive from Melbourne we will traverse the clifftop path high above the Bass Strait surf on a 4km hike along the George Bass Coastal Walk (we think the photo opportunities will be a highlight of your trip!) After this we will journey across the Phillip Island bridge to the township of Cowes for short stop (time permitting) before heading to the Nobbies where you will have the chance to see Australia's largest colony of seals, wallabies, Cape Barren Geese and Echidnas as you stroll the boardwalks. We then drive a short distance around the Summerland Peninsula for dining and souvenir opportunities at the new architecturally designed penguin visitor centre before sunset and the amazing fairy penguin parade (entrance included)!
My name is Tim. I am a passionate traveller, outdoorsman, ocean lover and foodie. This experience is a way of sharing my passion and knowledge of Phillip Island and the Bass Coast . I have been visiting the area for over 25 years - hiking, surfing and generally enjoying the wonderful coast and fauna the area has to offer - I look forward to showing to you!
Fruit & healthy snacks
Brewed coffee from specialty Melbourne coffee roasters.
Entrance to Phillip Island Penguin Parade General Viewing
We will drop you home at any city centre, Southbank or St Kilda location.
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Where you'll be
The Bass Coast is a 1 hour 40 minute drive from Melbourne. Arriving at San Remo we will hike a section of the spectacular George Bass Coastal Walk. Following this we will travel across the bridge to Phillip Island and onto the Nobbies to view Australia's largest seal colony. On dusk we will visit Summerland Bay to see the famous Fairy Penguins.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The Coastal Walk has some undulation. The track is not sealed so it can be dusty or slippery in sections depending on the weather. As per what to bring notes it is important you have suitable footwear…
Phillip Island Penguins Bass Coast Walk