Tour ID: 10023245
This tour has all the great sights and experiences you would expect with a day tour to Phillip Island to see the famous penguin parade. You will love the great coastal scenery, the interaction with Australia's wildlife and the highlight of the day, the penguin parade. This day along with the many contrasts will remain with you forever!
This full-day tour to the famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade will also take you to a wildlife park, the historically important Churchill Island and a number of other scenic attractions around the island.
• Meet and interact with some of Australia’s iconic and rare wildlife at a wildlife conservation park, where you’ll also have lunch
• Cuddle up to a koala and hand-feed a kangaroo (small fee applies)
• Visit historically significant Churchill island to watch sheep shearing and explore the historic buildings
• See the scenery from Cape Woolamai surf beach, the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
• Learn about everything to do with the Little Penguins at the Penguin parade Information Complex.
• Watch in amazement as the penguins come up from the sea and make their way to their nests at the Penguin Parade
With Melbourne inner city accommodation pickups at around 10 am to 11am (seasonal), you’ll meet your cheerful and experienced guide and hop aboard your comfortable tour coach before hitting the road for a day of fun!
Driving along gorgeous coastal vistas, your first stop will be to a local wildlife conservation park, where you’ll get to meet some of the most loved native wildlife species in Australia. Meet some iconic species, such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, birds and reptiles, as well as some rare and endangered animals, such as the Southern Bettong and Eastern Quolls, among others. While at this excellent park, you’ll be able to snuggle up to a koala for a photo and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.
The historically significant Churchill Island will delight you, with a sheep shearing demonstration and late 1800s farm, cottages and homestead for you to explore. You will enjoy the stunning views while you stroll along Cape Woolamai surf beach, the boardwalk at the Nobbies, as well as at the Blowhole and Seal Rocks.
Your next stop will be the world-renowned Penguin Parade, where you’ll first visit the Penguin Complex and Education Centre. Here, you can educate yourself about the Little Penguin (Fairy Penguin) colony and learn about their daily lives. There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy a penguin-themed gift to take home with you.
Finally, you’ll see the highlight of the tour – the Little Penguins at the Penguin
Parade! Watch in amazement as these gorgeous little penguins waddle up from the surf and interact with each other and their environment, before settling down in their comfortable sand dune burrows for the night. This is a truly memorable experience that will delight people of all ages.
At the end of your tour, you’ll jump back on the coach and head back to Melbourne, being dropped off at around 10 pm (winter months) or midnight (summer months).
This tour also includes tickets to the very popular Eureka Skydeck (which will be handed to you at tour check-in and is valid for six months). This stunning attraction will give you sweeping views over beautiful Melbourne City, from the top of the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform.
All Park Entrance fees, lunch, guided tour & entry into Eureka Skydeck 88
10:00 AM Daily
Tour returns between 10pm - 12am (seasonally)
We offer our customers a courtesy transfer from selected inner city accommodations to the departure point (570 Flinders Street) on request. Please confirm allocated hotel/hostelpick up time when making your booking.
Clothing for appropriate weather conditions, water bottle
Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years pay the child price. Due to the length of our tours we do not believe they are suitable for children under 4 years of age.
Please note the Eureka Skydeck Tickets will be issued at check in of the Penguin Island Tour and are valid for 6 months. Please note it does not include 'The Edge'
Melbourne and Phillip Island
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