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Phillip Island & the Surrounding Regional Tour

Phillip Island is 90 minutes south-east of Melbourne and boasts breathtaking beauty, with rugged coastlines, idyllic beaches including nationally recognised surfing reserves and native wildlife encounters. There is certainly a lot to experinece.

You can wlecome home hundreds of Little Penguins as they emerge from the sea at dusk, spend the afternoon meeting sleepy koalas, wallabies and playful seals in their natural habitats or saviuor delicious treats at the chocolate factory and enjoy local wines at boutique cellar doors.

Phillip Island offers enough fun, interactive and stimulating adventures to create a lifetime of family holiday memories. 

There is something for all ages and interests.

Come and see for your self and take a tour with  Dianne's Venture Tours.

Experience the spectacular coastline and coutryside from Phillip Island to Inverloch.

Phillip Island and the Bass Coast  is approximatley 90 to 120 minutes south-east from Melbourne.


Phillip Island boasts breathtaking beauty with rugged coastlines, idyllic beaches, including nationally recognised surfing reserves and native wildlife encounters. With a number of scenic villages to discover, family activities across San Remo and the entire Island and plenty of places to relax, there is certainly a lot to experience.

From the Gurdies through to Inverloch including San Remo and Phillip Island, Bass Coast offers a feast of natural experiences and sandy beaches providing great swimming and surfing throughout the coast, along with a wealth of other activities. 

Make your way through the rolling green pastures of the hinterland, taking the time to stop and enjoy the many delightful townships and villages. As you reach the coast, the landscape transforms into ruggedly beautiful seaside vistas. There are few coastlines in Australia that can claim the heritage, natural interest and scenic beauty along the Bass Coast, so whatever the season, it is worth exploring with Dianne's Venture Tours.

Tour begins from Phillip Island. 

Our Tour:

  • Small private all inclusive tour

  • Phillip Island hotel pick up/drop off

  • Local guide & driver

  • Picnic Lunch with a glass of wine or soft drink

  • Scenic drive - of Phillip Island including the Nobbies, Summerland's, sightseeing surf beaches, rugged coastline, Bass Coast, Bunurong Coastal Drive, Inverloch and the countryside and more.

  • Departs at 11.00am and returns approximately 4.00pm

  • Tour is available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday


  • $175 per person (for 2 to 4 people)

  • Can take up to 23 people. Please contact Dianne for a quote


  • Stunning scenic drives incorporating surf beaches, rolling hills and amaxing coastal scenery. 

  • Learn about early farm life in this area

  • Stroll boardwalks at the Nobbies and peer into penguin burrows

  • Enjoy coming across native wildlife such as Cape Barren geese, 

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a beautiful sightseeing location


The tour starts from Phillip Island 11.00am and concludes around 4.30pm to 5.00pm.

Conditions: For your safety and comfort flat, covered-in shoes are recommended on this tour. Bring layers of clothing for heat and cold as the weather can be changeable on the Island and the Bass Coast.(surrounded by a lot of ocean!). 

General Questions

  1. Is there are minimum age requirement? 
    There is no minimum age but we do not offer child fares so every passenger is considered an adult. For family charters that include child rates please email or call us. We are happy to work with you and your friends and family to structure the perfect tour


  2. What sort of clothing should I wear? 
    Phillip Island and the area, has been said to have “four seasons in four hours” but sometimes you may experience all of these seasons in an hour so come prepared for a cooler climate. It is easier to take off layers than be cold. Wear loose clothing to be comfortable and wear flat covered in shoes so you will enjoy walking in nature.


  3. What happens if the weather is bad? 
    If the weather is bad you will experience it – hot and cold, wet and dry. This tour is all about looking at the beautiful Phillip Island  and the Bass Coast area and you will be mainly in the vehicle driving around.


  4. How do I get to Phillip Island? 
    I do not pick up and return to Melbourne. You need to either use a car, the Vline bus or the passenger ferry to get to Phillip Island. Call or email to enquire. Alternatively you can view for more information. Please be aware that public transport options require you to stay overnight on Phillip Island. Public transport does not coincide with the closure of the Penguin Parade. If you wish to stay overnight on Phillip Island we can make recommendations so call or email us – or do your own web searching. There is a multitude of options from five-star to back-packer styles.

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