Tour Phillip Island and See the Penguin Parade - From Melbourne

Tour Phillip Island and See the Penguin Parade - From Melbourne

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You would like

Get up close to wild penguins
The view from Westernport Bay, home to hundreds of seals
Visit the Koala Conservation Center
The Brighton Beach bathing boxes

Essential information *

11 hours



Starting time
10:00 AM , 11:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Attend an extraordinary parade during which humans get to observe and admire the animal kingdom in all its splendour!

You will be collected by bus from your hotel and taken to Phillip Island. On your way, you will stop at the Brighton Beach to admire the colorful beach bathing boxes and the historic landmarks. Your will then continue in the direction of the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, a place where you can get a closer look at Australia's wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus and Tasmanian devils. A specialist will be on hand to tell you all about the animals and you'll also get the chance to feed them.

You will al so attend a ranger-led Koala Presentation while at Moonlit Sanctuary.

You will then head to "Point Grant" and "The Nobbies" to enjoy a superb view of Westernport, and also observe the largest population of Australian seals!

Then comes the magical part of the day... Sitting by the beach or on a convenient platform, you will watch the parade of the wild penguins returning from a day of feeding at sea. See them pass by in front of you for an unforgettable moment of nature in all its glory! In addition, take advantage of the 'Penguin Plus' comfort option to observe the penguins in a more intimate setting.

Once the parade has finished, you will be driven back to your hotel in Melbourne.


The penguin parade is an event observed by hundreds of people. During your reservation, we therefore ask you to choose from one of the following options:

Standard Observation Position
During the parade you will be allocated to the stands near to the beach with the general public.

Comfort Observation Point
During the parade you will be allocated to the offshore platform perfectly positioned close to the penguins (limited to only 208 people). 

Good to know

  • Availability: every day except Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • To participate in this activity just present your voucher to the service provider on the day
  • Pick-up time: approx 11am
  • In order not to frighten or bother the penguins, photography is not authorized during the “Penguin Parade”. However, you will have the possibility to take photographs of the rest of the island
  • Free WiFi connection is available on the coach
  • A guide will accompany you and commentate the tour in English Audio-guides are also available in several languages
  • Lunch is not included in this tour
  • If you do not wish to use the transfer service from your hotel, you can also be picked up from the main meeting point located in central Melbourne (option to be selected during your reservation)

Price includes

  • Discovery of the most beautiful sites in Phillip Island
  • The chance to witness the “Penguin Parade”
  • Admission to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • WiFi access on the bus
  • The services of a professional guide (commentary in English)
  • The use of an audio-guide during the guided tour (available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean and Thai)
  • Return transport from Melbourne (from the main meeting point or your hotel)

Price doesn’t include

  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras



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