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Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See the world-famous Penguin Parade of Phillip Island
  • Up-close and personal encounters with amazing Australian wildlife
  • Meet cuddly koalas, feed roos, see seals at play
  • A photographer′s dream tour
  • Perfect family day out- something for everyone
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner and morning tea
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    12 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr - 03 Oct: 10:05am
    04 Oct - 31 Mar: 12:05pm
    Please check in 20 minutes prior to the departure time

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your Melbourne City hotel.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at your Melbourne City Hotel.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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!

    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 wad-dle 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.


    The Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Wildlife Tour is an action-packed adventure that kicks off when you are picked up from your hotel or from St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.

    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.

    Continue to the majestic Phillip Island, stopping along the way to visit the spectacular Brighton Beach huts which have made it one of the most photographed locations on this picturesque stretch of coastline.

    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 between 9:00pm (Winter) and 12:00am (Summer), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • National Park fees
    • Penguin Parade
    • Morning tea
    • Lunch or Dinner
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator by 4:00pm on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

    Please carry a copy of your voucher with you.

    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.

    Check in 20 minutes prior to the departure time.

    This tour is not recommended for children under 4 years of age.

    No form of photography is permitted at the Penguin Parade

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • reviews
    • A nice day

      It was a beautiful experience with friendly people and interesting places to know....

      Alessandra Altamura, Italy, 31/Jul/2015
    • Awesome trip

      The tour was awesome and it had been a great experience together with our fun, knowledgeable, spirited tour guide, Vicky....

      Carissa Soon, Malaysia, 30/Jul/2015
    • Worthwhile to spend your day with this tour!

      It was very enjoyable and we had fun. The scenery was beautiful and Neal, our guide and driver was top notch. The Nobbies and the Penguin Parade were the highlights....

      Nili Shayrina Saat, Malaysia, 08/Jan/2016
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