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! Feed kangaroos and get up close to Koalas, Emus, Wombats, Dingoes and Tasmanian Devils at the park and enjoy an interactive experience with Aussie wildlife.
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.
12 hoursStart time
Hotel pick-ups between 9am and 10am.
Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in Melbourne, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you havn't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.
You will be dropped off at your Melbourne City Hotel.
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 9pm (Winter) and 12am (Summer), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Please call the activity operator by 4pm on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
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.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early.
This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 4 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.
No form of photography is permitted at the Penguin Parade.
Please bring water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing and a rain jacket with you.
Great day with some fun stops along the way. The penguins were lovely....Alison Scott, Australia, 22/May/2018
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
It was a beautiful experience with friendly people and interesting places to know....Alessandra Altamura, Italy, 31/Jul/2015