Phillip Island and Penguin Parade Day Tour

Phillip Island and Penguin Parade Day Tour - TouringSee all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Enjoy one of Melbourne's most colorful attractions, the Brighton Beach Boxes, before making your way to Phillip Island. View Australian wildlife in its natural habitat before reaching the highlight of the tour – the penguin parade. Your tour on the penguin island is an experience you’ll never forget.

Departing Melbourne at around midday, we journey to the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks.

We continue our journey through Melbourne’s bayside suburbs on the way to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, we enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies, as well as some of our lesser-known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils.

Included in our visit here is the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show, which showcases several lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive and engaging ranger presentations.

Continuing to Phillip Island, a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives us an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

And then it’s onwards to the main event, the Phillip Island penguin tour. Just after dark every night, the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade.

For an exclusive viewing experience, upgrade to the more personalised “Penguins Plus” viewing platform. With numbers limited to 300, you’ll enjoy special ranger interpretation in a more natural setting.

After the parade, we allow plenty of time to explore the visitor centre before beginning our own journey back to Melbourne. With dropoff right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

Tour Highlights

• A visit to the famous Brighton Beach boxes
• A guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
• Meet and feed a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, and many more
• Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rock
• Stroll the coastal boardwalks to enjoy amazing panoramic views
• See the penguins waddle up the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at sunset

Tour Includes

• All transfers in air-conditioned comfort
• Experienced and informative guide
• General entry to both Moonlit Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade
• Access to our free translation app
• Free onboard Wi-Fi

Not Included

• Meals other than as stated
• Upgraded viewing options unless as purchased


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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2022 - 2023 season. The 2022 - 2023 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023. The 2023 - 2024 season rates commence on the 1st April 2023.


Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of Covid-19 restrictions and the unpredictable impact it is having on bookings we have temporarily ceased taking new reservations for this package. If you have a gift voucher that you would like to redeem please contact us and we will be happy to check availability.

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