Tour ID: 10003308
This day tour to Phillip Island has so much to offer. As you head out of Melbourne and make your way down the rugged coastal road you will be surprised at the beauty of the area. Wildlife features a lot during the day. You get to see and learn about the fabulous wildlife of Australia, you will even be able to hand feed some. A visit to Churchill Island will let you see how things were done in the past as well as see sheep being sheared. The highlight for most is to watch the penguin parade, it won't disappoint! You will fall in love with them as they make thier way home for the night.
This exciting Penguin Parade tour sees you travelling along gorgeous coastal routes on your way to see the fascinating Little Penguins at Phillip Island. The tour includes a visit to a wildlife park, historic Churchill Island, Woolamai Beach, the Nobbies and more!
• Encounter some amazing Aussie wildlife at a wildlife conservation park. Cuddle a koala and feed the kangaroos (small fee applies)
• Wonder at the history with a visit to Churchill Island, where you’ll see the restored buildings and some sheep shearing
• Walk along Woolamai surf beach and the boardwalk at the Nobbies
• Take in the stunning views of the Blowhole and Seal Rocks
• Learn about the penguins at the Penguin Education Centre
• See hundreds of Little Penguins toddle up the beach from your exclusive boardwalk position
With a 10 am to 11 am pickup time (depending upon season) from selected Melbourne inner city accommodation, you’ll meet your friendly and experienced tour guide and board a comfortable air conditioned bus, before setting off on your adventure to Phillip Island.
Travelling along gorgeous scenic routes highlighting the areas coastal vistas, you’ll first stop at a wildlife conservation park. Here, you’ll come nose to nose with some of Australia’s most loved native wildlife species – including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, birds and reptiles – as well as some of the country’s rare and endangered species, such as sugar glider species, the Southern Bettong and Eastern Quolls. You can feed the kangaroos and cuddle a koala, taking pictures of both at this amazing park.
Next up, you’ll visit the historical Churchill Island. While here, you’ll witness a sheep shearing demonstration and have a chance to explore the meticulously restored, late 1800s era farm, cottages and homestead. You’ll stop in at the beautiful Cape Woolamai surf beach for a walk and to admire the views, before strolling along the boardwalk at the Nobbies.
Your next destination is the stunning Summerland Beach to experience the Penguin Parade. Upon arrival, you’ll browse around the Penguin Complex and Information Centre, where you can learn about the Little Penguins (Fairy Penguins) and how they live, eat and breed. The souvenir shop is full of cute little products for you to take home for loved ones.
Then, from your exclusive boardwalk location, you’ll witness the event of a lifetime as hundreds of adorable Little Penguins make their way up the beach to their sand dune burrows, where they have their nesting area. You’ll be in awe as you watch the antics of these cute little sea birds while they interact with each other and their surrounding environment.
After your experience, you’ll jump back aboard our bus and head back to Melbourne, being dropped off at around 10 pm in the winter months and midnight in the summer months.
All park entry fees upgrade to Penguins Plus, lunch & guided tour.
10:00 AM Daily
Tour returns between 10pm - 12am (seasonally)
Door to door pick up and drop off service! Please note that pickup times vary from 9.30am - 11.00am during the year based on times that penguins come ashore. Please contact us after booking to confirm your specific pick up time.
Please bring adequate clothing due to cool conditions in winter, in summer please bring your swimming gear...
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 the age of 4
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