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French Island History & Wildlife Tour

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Naturaliste Tours

This tour is for nature and wildlife lovers, looking to escape the noise and bustle of everyday life. Travel by four-wheel-drive to hidden spots, National Park, historic sites and learn about the island and its history.

Tour this undiscovered destination with experienced, local guides in small groups. There is plenty of time for photo stops, wildlife encounters and scenic outlooks. Tour length is three hours (four hours with fast cat transfers from Phillip Island or the Mornington Peninsula).

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  • Tours depart most days. Check website for departure dates and times. Days and times and departure points for ferry transfers do vary.

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Naturaliste Tours is a nature based, small guided tour company operating on French Island. Experienced, local guides share their knowledge of the history, natural beauty, abundant wildlife and unique flora and fauna found on this undiscovered destination.

French Island is unique. The island runs completely off the grid with no mains water or electricity, there is virtually no traffic, and famously, Kylie Minogue once owned a holiday home here. The 170-square kilometre island is two-thirds national park and travellers looking for a nature-based experience can travel around this rugged, unspoilt island with Naturaliste Tours - all just a stone's throw from Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula.

Passengers travel in an air conditioned, purpose built off road tour vehicle, perfect for accessing hidden spots. There is much to see - over 230 bird species and mammals, such as the iconic koala and echidna, birds of prey, vast array of plants including unique orchids(in season) and historic buildings. There is plenty of time for photo stops, wildlife encounters and scenic outlooks.

French Island is only one hour from Melbourne, and a 15 minute fast cat ride from Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula