Naturaliste Tours – From Phillip Island

Half Day or Less

Naturaliste Tours is a 4WD tour company operating on French Island, an off-grid, eco destination, just a 15-minute ferry ride from Cowes. Experienced, local guides share their knowledge of the history, natural beauty, abundant wildlife and unique flora and fauna found on this undiscovered destination.

First time island visitors will enjoy the Discover French Island tour which includes plenty of photo and wildlife encounter stops, visits to a local farm and lunch or afternoon tea.

For a truly unique Victorian winery experience the Wines, Vines & Vistas tour is for those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the typical wine country tour. Visiting French Island Vineyard the tour includes tastings, lunch and an estate walk complete with koalas.

All tours include fast cat ferry travel with Western Port Ferries and a fully guided tour in our 4WD bus.


From $79 to $99

This tour is a wonderful introduction to French Island, exploring the National Park and wilderness environment with ease and comfort in the 4WD vehicle. Naturaliste Tours guides will share their knowledge of island life, history and the treasure trove of flora and of course the wildlife, including the iconic koala and echidna. This tour will go off the beaten track and provide the opportunity to have an up close and personal encounter with all of French Island’s natural beauty. Take in the silence and pristine beauty of this unique, off the grid, eco destination.

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).

Disabled Access

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