Tour ID: 10013691
This is a great tour for the whole family. You get to see the cute Australian wildlife, magnificent coastal views and the finale being the Penguin Parade.
This excellent nine-hour afternoon tour takes you to a wildlife park, The Nobbies boardwalk and finally, to the amazing Penguin Parade to view the Little Penguins in their natural environment. A fun-filled day that’s perfect for the whole family!
With a departure time of 1:00 pm during Winter and 2:00pm in Summer, board your comfortable small group tour bus for this truly amazing wildlife experience. Travelling along a scenic coastal route, you’ll enjoy entertaining commentary from your friendly and professional tour guide.
Your first stop of the day will be to a wildlife conservation park and sanctuary. Here, you’ll encounter a huge range of Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, quolls, bettong, gliders, birds and reptiles, among other unique species. Feed a kangaroo or wallaby and have your picture taken while you hug a koala (additional costs may apply) at this excellent wildlife park, The Moonlit Sanctuary.
Afterwards, you’ll arrive at Phillip Island at The Nobbies, you will be in awe of the stunning ocean and rugged coastal views as you stroll along the boardwalk. From here, you might see seals basking on the rocks and laugh as they entertain you with their antics.
Next up, you’ll head towards the Penguin Parade section of the island, first stopping in at the Penguin Education Centre to learn about the island’s Little Penguin (Fairy Penguin) colony. At the gift shop, you can pick up a memorable penguin themed souvenir to take home, before heading over to the Penguin Parade viewing area and settling in for the show of the day, as hundreds of gorgeous Little Penguins ascend from the ocean’s shore. You’ll witness their fascinating behavior as they interact with their surroundings and each other. Coming ashore to roost for the night in their nests formed out of the sand dunes, these cute little water birds will completely amaze you and captivate you with their adorableness.
After the show, you’ll hop back on the tour bus and set off on your journey back to Melbourne, being returned to your accommodation at either 9 pm (winter months) or midnight (summer months).
Penguin Parade entrance fees
Moonlit Sanctuary entrance fees
Free Wifi on selected tour vehicles.
You can choose to purchase souvenirs, meals, refreshments and snacks at your own expense.
No Specific Times Daily
Approx 9pm Winter
Between 10pm - midnight Summer / daylight Savings
Also dependent on when the penguins come ashore
Tour operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from March to November, and daily from December to February.
This tour departure time varies as the Sunset time varies throughout the year. As a guide, departures from April to September leave at 1pm, and departures from October to March leave at 2pm.
These times are a guide only and it is important to reconfirm your departure time with the tour operator 24-48hrs prior to departure.
The tour departs from 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
We pick up from selected hotels and hostels in inner city Melbourne and St Kilda. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to departure using the details provided on your booking confirmation to confirm pick up location.
Appropriate clothing including warm/rain jacket and camera - it can get cold on the island.
Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags permitted (max 5kg).
Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years pay the child price.
Due to the length of our tours we do not allow infants/children under the age of 4.
Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags on one day tours.
Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula
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