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Small Group: Phillip Island Tour With Penguin Parade & Moonlit Sanctuary

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approx. 11 hours (seasonal)

  • Start time

    May - July: 10am - 11am
    August - April: 11am - 12pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up available from selected inner city hotels. Share the details of your booking with us and we will advise your nearest pick up option.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Meet a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes & many more
  • Enjoy and admire the historic landmark -Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes
  • FREE audio translation available in 16 languages on a downloadable mobile application
  • A small group tour promises a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy the services of the best and most experienced guides in the industry
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Melbourne with Free WIFI onboard the 24-seater touring vehicle with upgraded seating


Vibrant nature and exciting native wildlife make this Phillip Island tour is a must-do! Visit the Brighton Beach Bathing boxes and take time to admire the beauty of the beach.

After this pay a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula and see koalas, kangaroos and wallabies in the sanctuary. The sanctuary also showcases the lesser-known but equally adorable endangered creatures including the southern bettong, eastern quolls and rare squirrel gliders.

The day ends with an amazing wildlife experience; the famous Penguin Parade. Watch the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes.

That's not all! Enjoy FREE WiFi onboard the air-conditioned coach and and a mobile application based audio translation service in 16 languages.
For more information on the mobile application , Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.

You will be picked up from one of our selected inner city Melbourne hotels in an airconditioned minibus for your Phillip Island tour. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

Departing Melbourne at around midday, we proceed to the city’s most colourful attraction the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire this historic landmark. The first destination of your Phillip Island Tour will be the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, just 50 minutes from Melbourne.

This award-winning park is home to more than 200 animals and makes up some 30 species. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils. Enjoy the spectacular “Conservation in Action wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive and engaging ranger presentations.

A visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

And then it’s onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade where you would be experiencing a bird's eye view of the little penguins.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off from selected Melbourne hotels
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Visit to Moonlit Sanctuary 'Conservation In Action' wildlife show at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Free WiFi onboard Recorded tour information provided in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, Malaysian and Portuguese accessible on a free downloadable mobile application
  • Entry to the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island


  • Meals

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Our supplier needs at least 2 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.

Penguins Seasons:

  • Moulting - February, March and April

  • Nest Building - May, June and July

  • Egg laying - August, September and October

  • Chick Feeding - November, December and January 

During peak season, particularly on the below dates, the availability runs out often due to the popularity of the tour; we strongly recommend calling our activity partner post booking (number provided in voucher) to reconfirm your booking and avoid any last minute disappointments.

Christmas/New Year December 18th – January 10th
Chinese New Year January 18th – February 2nd

Photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade

Prams/strollers or luggage are not permitted on the tour

Return time for this tour varies seasonally from 9pm (winter) – 12midnight (summer).

Customer Reviews

  • Ashley Munetsi

    Great tour guide and interesting itinerary

    Switzerland 01/15/2019
  • YU HUA

    Good tour arrangement. Time allocates for each attraction is sufficient.

    Malaysia 10/24/2018
  • Alison clubley


    Australia 02/23/2018

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