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Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Tour - From Melbourne

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Hotel pickup starts from 9:50am during winter and from 11:50am during summer.
  • Duration
    12 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected city hotels)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned small bus
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • National Park fees
  • Penguin Parade
  • Morning tea 
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an interactive experience with Aussie wildlife and watch the Penguin Parade on this Philip Island tour
  • Feed kangaroos and get up close to Koalas, Emus, Wombats, Dingoes and Tasmanian Devils
  • Take a stroll on the Cape Woolamai beach and visit the award winning Nobbies Information Centre
  • Pass by the official Formula One Grand Prix Track where the biggest racing action happens
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Melbourne inner city in an air-conditioned small bus
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Discover the natural delights of Phillip Island on an action-packed away day from Melbourne. Get up close to seldom seen animals at the Australian Wildlife Park – a photographer's dream! Feed kangaroos and get up close to Koalas, Emus, Wombats, Dingoes and Tasmanian Devils at the park and enjoy an interactive experience with Aussie wildlife.

Be blown away by the Island’s rugged beaches and towering cliffs. Admire the awesome scenery at The Nobbies. Watch the antics of fur seals on the rocks.

The climax of the day comes at sunset when you meet the mega-stars of Phillip Island – the little penguins. See these delightful birds emerge from the surf in their hundreds and waddle up the beach to their homes in the dunes. This nightly Penguin Parade is one of Australia’s top attractions and an experience you’ll never forget.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • Start time

    Hotel pickup starts from 9:50am during winter and from 11:50am during summer.

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Itinerary

  • The Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Tour is an action-packed adventure that kicks off when you are picked up from the city.  

    Traveling in a comfortable coach you will head out to Phillip Island, which lies 140km (86 miles) southeast of Melbourne. On the way you’ll see beautiful coastal views, and stop to enjoy complimentary morning tea.

    Get up close and personal with Australian animals at a wildlife park; view the wildlife that Australia is renowned for and can spot some animals that are seldom seen. Next you’ll visit the award winning Nobbies Information Centre, which gives an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

    You will then head towards what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Phillip Island tour, where just after dark the world’s smallest penguins parade ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the little penguins surf in on a wave, waddle up the beach and make their way to their burrows in the dunes as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

    The tour concludes approximately around 10pm (Winter) and 12am (Summer), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected city hotels)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned small bus
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • National Park fees
  • Penguin Parade
  • Morning tea 
  • Lunch

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 by 4pm on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

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!)

Please advise if hotel pick-up and drop-off required at time of booking.

The itineraries in special circumstances may be altered. A suitable alternative will be provided. Customers will not be refunded in this case.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early.

This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 4 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

No form of photography is permitted at the Penguin Parade.

Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing and a rain jacket with you.

You can enjoy a more personalised experience as we accommodate an average of 24 people in this tour.

Customer Reviews

  • Alison Scott, Australia 05/22/2018
  • Worthwhile to spend your day with this tour!
    Nili Shayrina Saat, Malaysia 01/08/2016
  • A nice day
    Alessandra Altamura, Italy 07/31/2015

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