Get up close with Australian native animals and the world's smallest and cutest penguins at Phillip Island!
With a coach picking you up from your hotel in the morning, you'll start your day with your first stop at Koala Wildlife Park. You'll meet some of Australia's favourite animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and more, in an up-close wildlife experience.
Then you'll head to Phillip Island Nature Park, known for its natural beauty, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and wildlife. You'll explore Cape Wollomai Surf Beach viewing the stunning coastline and wild waves. If time permits, you'll also wander through the coastal township of Cowes to have a peek into the unique stores or purchase some food at the local restaurants.
From here you will arrive at the Nobbies Rocks where you can take an optional guided walk down the boardwalks to see the rocky coast and spot some penguins nesting in their burrows. You'll then head to the new marine centre to immerse yourself in a world-first interactive Antarctic experience. Your virtual journey will take you to the Southern Ocean and the world's most extreme continent Antarctica.
Before sunset you'll take your spot at Penguin Stadium, for the highlight of the Penguin Parade. Watch carefully while these adorable small creatures come back to the shore, making their way to their nests in the dunes after a day of fishing out at sea. You have the option of Standard Viewing or Plus Viewing, where you can enjoy the nightly parade from the beach or on the viewing boardwalk. Afterwards, you will be returned back to your Melbourne accommodation.
Enjoy an unforgettable wildlife experience with this Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Koala Highlights Day Tour!
This tour includes return transfers from selected Melbourne hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
Please arrive at the designated location to wait for pick-up at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking voucher.
As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up or drop-off route.
Child ticket: Ages 4 - 12 years
Infants aged 0 - 3 years cannot take part in this tour.
Tour duration: Tour departs daily at 9:00 am (April - September) or 11:00 am (October - March), returns seasonally between approximately 11:00 pm - 12:00 am.
This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January.
This activity requires a minimum of 6 people to proceed. If the tour is cancelled due to lack of numbers, you will have the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
The time for the Penguin Parade varies depending on the time of year.
Please kindly note that photography of any kind is not permitted at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Photography is permitted at all other locations.
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.