Naturaliste Tours

Naturaliste Tours is the only tour operator on French Island. Discover the amazing wildlife, history and natural beauty of French Island. Tour this unspoilt island located only 1 hour from Melbourne and 15 minutes by ferry from Phillip Island or the Mornington Peninsula. Perfect for nature lovers and those looking for a unique destination. Small, guided 4WD tours visit the National Park, sandy coastlines and historic sites. Passing by a vast array of plants providing habitat for over 230 bird species and mammals, such as the iconic koala and echidna.

Discover French Island Wildlife&History Tour
Adults: $88.00 / Children: $55.00

Sail to French Island on a 15 minute ferry ride aboard Western Port Ferries. The Naturaliste Tour Guide will meet the ferry for a 3 hour island adventure. Travel the island in a fun, 4WD safari vehicle that can access hidden spots and the vast National Park (French Island is 2/3rds National park, is a pristine, little known destination just 80 km from Melbourne). Guides will share their knowledge of the natural environment, wildlife and history of French Island including the lifestyle of the small number of residents who all live off the grid. Spot koalas, visit historic sites, spectacular lookouts, volcanic beaches, woodlands and salt marshes. There is plenty of time for stopping to see the wildlife along the way including the koala walk, echidnas & birds of prey. Final stop is the general store for a quick shop before returning to the ferry for the boat ride back.

Departure Days:
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday except for 25DEC-26DEC, 19APR, 22APR.

Departure Point:
Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island

Departure Time:
Monday- Friday: 8.35am
Saturday: 10.50am.

4 hours

- 3 hour tour of French Island.
- Experieced tour guide.
- Transfer by fast catamaran aboard Western Port Ferries from Cowes
- Wildlife Spotting

What to Bring:

Adults $88.00
Children $55.00

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