Phillip Island and Penguin Parade Day Tour
See 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, this small group day tour encapsulates the very best of the region’s wildlife.
Begin the day with a visit to the Beach Boxes on St. Kilda Beach for a wonderful photo opportunity and chance to admire these historic landmarks.
Leaving Melbourne we travel 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 & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils. Included in your visit is the amazing "Conservation in Action" wildlife show.
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, where 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 are able to 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 drop off right back to your inner city.
Guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
Meet a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes & many more
Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, emus & more
Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
Stroll the coastal boardwalks to enjoy amazing panoramic views
The amazing Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Standard Penguin viewing at the Penguin Parade
Time to explore the award-winning visitor centre
Complimentary city pickup and drop off from most accommodation providers
FREE Wi-Fi service onboard
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2019 - 2020 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2019 to the 31st March 2020. The 2020 - 2021 season rates commence on the 1st April 2020.