Conservation activities
Penguin viewing
Phillip Island Nature Reserve

Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Penguin Protection and Coastal Conservation

Tour operated by: Naturewise Conservation Holidays

Address: 162 Adderley St, West Melbourne, Victoria 3003

Phone: 03 5330 2600  |  Freecall: 1800 032 501  |  Fax: 03 5330 2600  


Set amongst the backdrop of the iconic Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island this is your opportunity to contribute to the conservation of these special natural areas through Naturewise Conservation Holidays.

Help plant trees, remove weeds and help care for the iconic Great Ocean Road. Experience life as a ranger at Phillip Island Nature Park and participate in conservation volunteering activities aimed at protecting the local penguin and wildlife population.

Enjoy spectacular views of the Great Southern Ocean and visit the twelve Apostles. View Koala's in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre, discover Churchill Island and watch little penguins come ashore at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

This is a rewarding way to experience two of Victoria's best natural attractions.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Rate is for Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Penguin Protection and Coastal Conservation. Includes, four nights accommodation, return transfers from melbourne, all meals, experienced guide and ranger, penguin parade Penguin Plus experience, admission into Koala Conservation centre and Churchill Island and supervised volunteering activities.


Payment methods accepted

Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

To secure your booking Full program payment is required. If it becomes necessary to cancel your booking, please notify operators immediately. The cancellation is effective from the date of notification. Cancellation fees are as follows: cancellation more than 30 days before start date, 15 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited, cancellation 30 and 14 days before start date, 30 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited, cancellation less than 14 days before start date, 100 per cent of the program cost will be forfeited. There is no refund after starting the program. This program operates with a minimum of four people and maximum of eight people.Operators reserve the right to cancel departure dates should booking numbers fall below required minimum numbers. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancellation due to minimum program numbers not being reached.

Tour starting location

Conservation Volunteers

Tour highlights

Great Ocean Road

Mode of transport

  • Car
  • Walk


  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking


  • Other


  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide


  • English

Conservation Volunteers offers Naturewise Conservation Holidays, they are quality, small group ecotour experiences where you get to make a real difference to the conservation of Australia's unique environment.

Naturewise Conservation Holidays embraces the principles of responsible travel combining conservation with exploration. Their aim is to connect visitors with Australia's beautiful and unique natural areas, while helping to ensure their future preservation. The Naturewise programs are award recognised and Ecotourism certified.

Naturewise Conservation Holidays range from two days to two weeks. Each program offers the opportunity to visit unique destinations, get close to nature and explore the great outdoors, while contributing to conservation.

The time spent undertaking conservation activities typically makes up 30 to 40 per cent of the trip with the other time spent touring such as bush walks, Island tours, wildlife viewing and visiting National Parks.

No experience is required to participate in a Naturewise Conservation Holidays program, though you should be reasonably fit and active and declare any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking.

Program prices include accommodation, meals, program leader, transfers from the designated pick up point, park or reserve entry fees and scheduled activities. All programs are led by an experienced guide, and on some programs you are joined by visiting researchers.


  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Youth Hostels Association
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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