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Tour ID: 10052633

This tour takes you to Phillip Island to see the adorable Little Penguins. Travel through the affluent suburbs of southeast Melbourne, quaint country towns and fishing villages along the way.

• Entry to the Penguin Parade
• Experienced driver/guide with comprehensive commentary travelling in a modern air-conditioned coach
• Visit Phillip Islands Information Centre
• Travel through some of south-east Melbourne’s affluent suburbs

This enthralling 5-hour Little Penguin tour departs at 3 pm daily from April to September, or 4.30 pm from October to March, from Federation Square (on the corner of Flinders and Russell Streets), or from your Melbourne accommodation, with limited pick-ups available on request.

During the earlier part of this trip, you will travel through the affluent and beautiful suburbs of southeast Melbourne, as you head towards Westernport Bay. Along the way, your friendly guide offers an expert commentary on the key landmarks and 1800s Federation style homes that blend perfectly with their contemporary counterparts.

Passing through quaint rural townships and the lush green undulating hills of the local farming communities, to the South Gippsland Highway, you arrive at San Remo – the gateway to Phillip Island, and this area’s sumptuous seafood capital. Cruising through this charming fishing village, watch anglers cast their lines into the fish rich waters off the jetty.

Over the bridge to the raw, rugged beauty of Phillip Island, you are off to find out more about this unique area in the Information Centre. This versatile visitors’ facility offers a wide range of interesting facts about the history, flora and wildlife, including the Little Penguin’s habits and the clown like antics of the sunbaking seals, who live in this magical region. Why not purchase a delicious meal and a fresh aromatic coffee in their friendly café, or browse through the souvenir shop for a little piece of Penguin paraphernalia?

You’ll then head down to Summerland Beach to witness one of Mother Nature’s most adorable miracles – the Little Penguin. Fall in love with these entertaining little guys as they battle the waves after a hard days feeding and playing in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean. As the spectacular sun sets over this awe-inspiring landscape, watch these amazing little Penguins hop, skip, jump and waddle their way up the beach to sand dune burrows and awaiting hungry family. Little Penguins – also known as Fairy Penguins – are the smallest penguin species in the world and Phillip Island has the grandiose honour of housing and conserving the World’s largest colony of these adorable little seabirds. Here, you get ringside seats to an experience you will never forget!

This wonderful tour then returns to Melbourne, dropping you back at your original pickup location at 10.30 pm to 11.30 pm in October to March, or 9:30 pm April to September.

Times are approximate and schedules may be rearranged on the day – just contact our helpful staff if you require any further information.

TTG Code: Top Nine Phillip Island Day Tours

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Entry to Phillip Island Penguin Parade

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    You can choose to add-on the Penguins Plus viewing platform as an optional extra in the booking form.

  • Duration:

    approx 7.5 hrs

  • Departure:

    3:00 PM Daily

  • Return:

    This tour will return at 11:30 pm (Oct - Mar) or 10:30 pm (Apr - Sept)

  • Departure points:

    Melbourne

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departs from & returns to Melbourne. All tours depart from Federation Square, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne. Limited Hotel Pick ups are available on request.
    Departs: This tour departs from Melbourne CBD at 4.30 pm daily from October to March, and at 3:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only from April to September.
    Please note hotel pickups may be earlier from your hotel - advise your hotel details at the time of booking.

    Please visit this link for tentative pick up information.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/24wr6f5v2zpezs3/AAT%20K11.pdf?dl=0
    Please note that reconfirmation is still required prior to departure as per your travel documentation. The coach will not attend a location unless a pick-up is prearranged. Please note the times listed are approximate and ALL bookings MUST be reconfirmed with operator the day before departure.


  • What to bring:

    - Warm Clothing
    - Water
    - Camera

  • Fitness level required:

    Medium

  • Child policies:

    Children under 24 months (2yrs) of age are classified as infants and travel free of charge.
    Children under the age of 7 years are to be restrained in a baby pod or child seat (this is mandatory by law from 01 February 2013).
    Child prices apply to children between the ages of 2 and 15 years inclusive.

  • Additional Information:

    Pensioner Fares apply to Australian and New Zealand Pension Card holders, Australian Senior Card holders and full time Australian Students.

  • Destinations:

    Phillip Island

Optional Extras

  • Phillip Island Penguins Up Late with Viewing Platform (K11P)

    Enjoy more personalised wildlife viewing in an area limited to 130 people with ranger interpretation giving you a closer viewing of the Penguin arrival than the main viewing stands

    Adults: $30.00 | Children: $15.00 | Pensioners: $30.00

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