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Afternoon Phillip Island Penguins Direct Tour

  • When does it run?
    6 Oct - 04 Apr: Daily
  • Start time
    4:30pm 
  • Duration
    7 hours (approx.)
Inclusions
  • Return Transfer Shuttle
  • Entry into the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • All Taxes
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Key Highlights

  • Watch the world famous Penguin Parade, Phillip Island’s star attraction
  • Enjoy the truly fascinating ritual of the Little Penguins returning to their burrows after a day of fishing
  • Phillip Island boasts one of the world’s largest colonies of the world’s smallest penguins
  • Spot migratory birds including shearwaters or muttonbirds at the beach
  • Visit the award-winning Phillip Island Information Centre to learn more about the local wildlife
  • Express coach transfers from Melbourne included in the package
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Watch the world-famous Penguin Parade in Phillip Island and see the world’s smallest penguins returning to their sand burrows at sunset, after a day of fishing in the ocean. Home to one of the world’s largest colonies of Little Penguins, a visit to Phillip Island to watch this fascinating ritual is an absolute must on every traveller’s bucket list!

Don’t miss out on visiting the award-winning Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre to learn about local wildlife. Express coach transfers to and from Melbourne are included in the package.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    6 Oct - 04 Apr: Daily

  • Duration

    7 hours (approx.)

  • Start time

    4:30pm 

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped off to the original point of pickup.

Itinerary

  • Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time to be driven to Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade Afternoon Express Tour. Enjoy a drive through Melbourne and soak in the picturesque countryside on the outskirts of the city. Pass through the fishing village of San Remo and see the Australian motorcycle grand prix track.

    Pay a visit to the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre to see exhibits about the native wildlife, including fur seals, koalas, birds and of course the Little Penguins- the Island’s star attraction. Know more about the conservation efforts and the research and educational projects, which are partly being funded by your ticket purchase.

    For the Penguin Parade, take your place at the beach as the sun sets. Hear the ‘huk-huk’ of penguins as they huddle together and begin moving towards the shore. Watch hundreds of penguins emerge from the water and return to their homes to feed their young with their catch of anchovies and other seafood.

    After the Penguin Parade, you will be driven back to Melbourne. The tour ends at the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Return Transfer Shuttle
  • Entry into the Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • All Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

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 at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

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!)

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

Booking is non-transferable.

There are no luggage storage facilities on day tours, please do not bring your luggage with you. Luggage may be stored with your accommodation provider for the day. Due to limited luggage restrictions, pushers and prams are not permitted on tour.

We do not recommend this tour to people with mobility problems.

Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, snacks and water bottle required.

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

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