Travel south-east to Phillip Island to see the iconic Penguin Parade!
Your tour starts with a complimentary pick-up from select Melbourne city hotels, or meet at the central meeting point at Federation Square. You'll then visit Maru Koala and Animal Park, for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and many other Australian wildlife. Then jump on your coach which will take you to Phillip Island, approximately a 45 minute drive from Maru Koala and Animal Park. As you sit back relax and enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery, you'll also stop off to marvel at the Nobbies - two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life!
You'll have a chance to explore Phillip Island's Penguin Parade Centre to learn all about Phillip Island, its history and wildlife. Afterwards, you will head down to Summerland Beach to witness Penguin Parade. Every night these adorable little penguins scamper out of the sea as they return ashore after a hard day of fishing. From the elevated platforms, you can watch them waddle their way up the beach to their nests to greet their young families before retreating to their nests tucked away in the sand dunes. After they are all back home, you'll return to Melbourne in air-conditioned comfort on your coach.
Come see the adorable penguins march up onto the shore and book your tour online with us today!
Free transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking form.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
No meals are included in this activity.
We recommend bringing some snacks or you can also purchase food from the Phillip Island Tourist Centre.
Child ticket: Ages 2 - 15 years
Infants aged 0 - 1 year can take part in this tour for free.
Strictly no cameras or videos are allowed during the Penguin Parade.
Tour time: 1:15 pm - 10:30 pm (April - September); 1:15 pm - 11:30 pm (October - March)
What to bring:
Warm, waterproof clothing recommended (as the sea air can be cold)
Enclosed walking shoes
Water and some snacks
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.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.