Tours & Transport

Key Features: Wildlife /Nature, Special Interest Tour, Adventure

10 Tankerton Road, French Island VIC 3921

+61 3 5257 4570

Opening Hours

Tours days and times vary from each departure point – Cowes and Stony Point. Tours do not operate Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Naturaliste Tours

Mornington Penisula

Discover the amazing wildlife, history and natural beauty of French Island. A hidden, undiscovered wilderness 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.

Naturaliste Tours offer 4WD guided tours of this large, off-grid eco island.  The Tours offer a glimpse of this large, diverse island of some 17,000 hectares, two thirds of which is National Park. . Pass by a vast array of plants providing habitat for over 230 bird species and mammals, such as the iconic koala and echidna. Plenty of time for photo stops, wildlife encounters and scenic outlooks.

Naturaliste’s experienced and qualified tour guides share their knowledge of French Island’s natural environment, wildlife and history on small, intimate tours. Friendly and easy going, they impart a sense of fun and adventure!

Tours include:

  • Fast catamaran ferry ride to French Island
  • Exclusive access to the National Park
  • Wildlife & Look out photo stops
  • Lunch or Afternoon Tea

Tour the island in an 11-seater, air-conditioned, purpose-built, off-road tour vehicle (the guides call him Bruce!) Perfect for accessing hidden spots.

Discover French Island tour is an excellent introduction to French Island or the Wines, Vines & Vistas tour is perfect for food & wine lovers. Private tours for special interest groups can be tailor made.

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Special Features

  • Off grid, eco destination
  • Unspoilt wilderness
  • Amazing wildlife
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Small private touring


11 passengers per tour

Group Facilities

Availability for small groups up to 11 at a time. Private tours for special interest groups can be tailor made. Advance bookings required.