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 (Phillip Island Boutique Tours)

Surf Beach to Cape Woolamai
Surf Beach to Cape Woolamai

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Nobbies at sunset
Nobbies at sunset

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San Remo & Cape Woolamai from the air
San Remo & Cape Woolamai from the air

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Surf Beach to Cape Woolamai
Surf Beach to Cape Woolamai

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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 on Phillip Island. For a surcharge we will collect from Melbourne and return to Melbourne for groups of four or more. This tour can accommodate seven guests.

Our Tour:

  • 1-day tour (5 hrs) 

  • Small group tour

  • Phillip Island hotel pick up/drop off

  • Local guide & driver

  • Maximum 7 people

  • Lunch at a local cafe

  • Scenic drive - of Summerland's and a guided stop at the spectacular Nobbies, sightseeing surf beaches, rugged coastline, Bass coast and countryside and more.

  • Departs at 11.00am and returns approximately 4.00pm

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


$155 per person ex. Phillip Island. 


  • 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 lunch at a local cafe


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!). 

 Lunch is at a local cafe.

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? 
    We can collect you from and return you to Melbourne if you book as a group of four or more people. Alternatively 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.