This Autopia Boutique Philip Island Day Tour is a full-day, small-group comfort tour, of the Peninsula and the adorable tiny penguins of Phillip Island with a professional guide, whilst travelling in luxury Mercedes.

Your luxury day tour includes a knowledgeable guide who will showcase the incredible iconic coastlines, scenic peninsula views, famous beach bathing boxes and close Australian wildlife encounters.

  • Small group comfort luxury touring (11 pax)
  • Quality Lunch (winter) or Dinner (summer)
  • See the colourful and iconic Peninsula Beach Bathing Boxes
  • Visit Phillip Island Wildlife Park with more than 60 different species of Australia’s native animals
  • Explore Phillip Island Nature Parks, attracting up to 32,000 little penguins at sunset
  • Venture to the western point of the island known as the Nobbies, with stunning views of Seal Rocks
  • Position at Summerlands beach to see the world famous Penguin Parade
  • Inner city Melbourne hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver/guide with live commentary
  • Luxury Mercedes air-conditioned custom built minivans
  • Small-group intimate touring experience (maximum 11 pax)
  • All National Park fees
  • Australia Wildlife Park entry
  • Penguin Parade entry (General Viewing)
  • Quality meal included in Cowes – Lunch (Oct-Mar) or Dinner (Apr-Sep)

The Boutique Phillip Island Tour departure times vary due to daylight savings, 10am during winter months and 1:45pm in summer months. Phillip Island is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Melbourne but first we visit the colourful wooden bathing boxes along Brighton Beach, one of the Melbourne’s most famous coastal views. We then travel to Phillip Island and visit a local Wildlife Park where you’ll enjoy close encounters with Australia’s most iconic native animals with the option to hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies!

Your tour then journeys to Cowes, a pretty seaside town on the Island where we’ll enjoy dinner by the foreshore and a short stroll along the esplanade. (During Winter month lunch will be included instead of dinner). After dinner we head to the western point of the island known as the Nobbies, a showcase of stunning coastlines and wildlife. Search for little penguins who stayed home in their burrows – this is your only penguin photo opportunity as photography is not allowed at the penguin parade! As you journey along the south coast of Phillip Island you’ll be blown away by the pristine environment which has been regenerated by the Phillip Island Nature Parks attracting up to 32,000 little penguins.

Your Phillip Island tour then arrives at the Phillip Island Penguin Centre. We will escort you to your viewing area showing you to the best available viewing position to see the world famous Penguin Parade as the little penguins march across the beach after sunset. Explore the visitors centre with its many displays and gift shops before we make our way back home to Melbourne- approximately a 2 hour return journey.

Meal(s) included : Lunch or Dinner (Seasonal)

Departs: Picks ups are available from select Melbourne Hotels. Please note the seasonal departures, due to daylight savings hours.

Approx. 1:45pm – December to January
Approx. 1:30pm – February to March
Approx. 11:00am – April to May
Approx. 10:00am – June to July
Approx. 11:00am – August to September
Approx. 1:30pm – October to November

Ends: Please allow 10 hours from your pick up time

Departure Dates: Daily except for December 25th

  • Not all meals are included
  • Optional Upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Platform: Exclusive raised viewing platform away from the grandstands and crowds, overlooking the most popular Penguin pathway.
  • Optional Upgrade to Penguins Underground Viewing Area: Exclusive small group experience (max 70 people) world-first facility to watch the Penguins waddling along the most popular pathway at eye-level and in the comfort and convenience of underground indoor room out of the elements.


  • Water Bottle
  • Sun protection – hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Money for dinner or lunch and souvenirs
  • Weather proof jacket for cooler months
  • Small day pack to ensure all our guests relax in comfort
  • Camera

Our tours are running with reduced capacity to ensure that social distancing can be followed on tour. Hand sanitiser and masks will be provided and all staff have undergone extensive hygiene training.

1 Trees Planted

We will plant 1 tree to offset your Carbon footprint!

Accounting for 1 day of food and waste, plus 300km travelled by minibus, your Carbon Emissions reach approximately 0.13 tons.

This is a free service and doesn’t cost you a penny! This donation is made on your behalf, and for FREE, by The Mindful Travel Co.

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Important Information

Age Recommendation: 6 – 80 years

Age Restriction: Not suitable for infants or children under 5 years

Group Size: 4 – 11

Fitness Requirements: Basic level of fitness required

Dietary/Medical Requirements: Please advise us of any special dietary requirements, food allergies or medical conditions at time of booking

Luggage Restrictions: Small Day Pack as space is limited and we wish to ensure all our guests comfort

Additional Info: None

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