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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Express Tour

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (2-15)
  • Children from age 0 to 1 are not allowed.
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Key Highlights

  • Experience the sheer magic of watching penguins returning to their burrows at sunset at Phillip Island
  • Take an evening tour to Phillip Island, to watch the Little Penguins waddle to their burrows
  • Admire the picturesque countryside of Melbourne en route to Phillip Island
  • Watch fishermen getting ready for their catch at the fishing village of San Remo
  • The Penguin Parade is one of the most popular attractions of Australia
  • Have limited time? This express tour is designed for you
  • Your driver guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing on the way
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Melbourne included in the package
  • Show your vouchers in print or on your smartphone!
  • Overview

    Watch hundreds of tiny happy feet waddling to their burrows after sunset at Phillip Island with the Penguin Parade Evening Express Tour. If you have less time in hand and still want to catch up with the famous Penguin Parade, then this tour is designed for you.

    Depart from Melbourne to set off on a picturesque journey to this largest colony of Little Penguins in the world. Little Penguins are the smallest species of penguins and are only found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand. After sunset, see them emerge from the sea and wobble up to the beach.

    To protect the Little Penguins, all revenue generated from the parade is invested back into research, environment and education projects to ensure their species flourishes.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    7 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily


    6.5 hours

    Start time

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

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off to your hotel after the tour.


    You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the corner of Flinders and Russell Street Federation Square and then you will be taken to Westernport Bay to start off your Little Penguin Parade Evening Express Tour. Your driver guide will point out important landmarks on the way, so that you don’t miss a thing.

    Pass through some of the affluent suburbs of Melbourne where you will see many modern buildings and beautiful federation homes built in the late 1800s. Notice the change in landscape as you travel further and take delight in the scenic rural countryside. You will travel through San Remo, a quaint fishing village and the region’s seafood capital. See the fishermen setting off for their daily catch.

    Cross the bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. Phillip Island features an abundance of Australian wildlife and a charming heritage. Some of the famous sites of the Island are Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Nobbies Centre and the famous Penguin Parade. The main highlight of the tour happens at Summerland Beach. Watch the Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows just as the sun sets. Phillip Island is the largest colony of Little Penguins in the world.

    As the sun fades in the sky, watch the smallest penguins in the world march back to their homes after a day of fishing. One of Australia’s most popular attractions, the Penguin Parade makes for a memorable watch- an experience of a lifetime.

    After the tour, you will be dropped off to your hotel in Melbourne.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Experienced driver guide
    • Comprehensive commentary
    • Air conditioned coach
    • Entrance to Phillip Island Penguin Parade
    • Hotel transfers


    • Meals
    • Gratuities
  • 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.

    We recommend that you bring warm clothing to be prepared for all weather conditions.