Get up close with Australian native animals and the world's smallest and cutest penguins on the Phillip Island!
Departing daily from Melbourne, your tour heads out at midday to the famous Brighton Beach where a row of colourful bathing boxes lines the coast. You get an opportunity to visit the beach and take pictures of the picturesque and historic landmarks. Your journey continues on to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where you can meet or hand-feed many species of native Australian animals, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, pademelons, emus and many more. You also get the chance to see lesser-known Australian species in the "Conservation in Action" wildlife show.
Arriving at Phillip Island, you can stroll the coastal boardwalks of Point Grant and the Nobbies to enjoy the stunning views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest population of fur seals. Then it comes to the highlight of the tour - the famous Penguin Parade! Watch carefully while these adorable small creatures come back to the shore right before your eyes, making their way to the dunes after a day of fishing. After the parade, you'll still have plenty of time to explore the award-winning Visitor Centre before your return journey to Melbourne.
Upgrade to the Plus Viewing in which the visitor numbers are limited to 300 and with access to up close seating and boardwalk access to enjoy the unrivalled views of the nightly parade. You also have the option of coming down to the underground visiting room where 70 visitors can have a unique opportunity to watch the penguins at ground-level. Alternatively, you can join a fully guided group tour with an expert wildlife ranger, in a group of no more than ten visitors, with exclusive priority seating to watch the penguin parade.
Give yourself an experience of a lifetime and book the Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour online with us today!
This tour includes return transfers from selected Melbourne hotels, please fill out your hotel name when booking.
Child ticket: Ages 0 - 15 years
Children under 16 years of age cannot take part in the Guided Ranger Tour.
Tour duration: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm to midnight (seasonal)
A minimum of 2 people is required to book this tour for it to proceed. Single customers are welcome to book, however they will not be confirmed until a second customer books the same date.
The time for the Penguin Parade varies depending on the time of year.
Please note that photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Photography is permitted at all other locations.
Please contact us in advance for booster seats if necessary.
What to bring:
Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
Snacks and some food
Warm layers in cooler months
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.