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Tour ID: 10059174

This tour is ideal for those who don't have a lot of time but still want to see the spectacle of the gorgeous little penguins coming out of the ocean and heading for home! We take you there and back allowing enough time to learn all about them at the education centre before setting in to watch the parade. If your budget allows I suggest you upgrade to a better viewing position.

  • Learn about the Little Penguins at the award winning education centre
  • Watch the hundreds of adorable little penguins waddle up the beach
  • Traveling along beautiful coastal roads
  • Enjoy Melbourne’s best short-duration penguin tour


This delightful half-day tour takes you along gorgeous coastal roads on your way to see the Little Penguins at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

• Enjoy Melbourne’s best short-duration penguin tour, leaving you plenty of time to see other attractions if you’re only in Melbourne for a short stay
• Traveling along beautiful coastal roads
• Learn about the Little Penguins at the award winning education centre
• Delight in watching hundreds of adorable Little Penguins waddle up the beach

Meeting at the nominated pickup location you’ll be greeted by your friendly and experienced tour guide as you hop aboard your comfortable tour coach. Travelling alongside beautiful coastal vistas, you’ll head towards Phillip Island.

While visiting the Penguin Complex and Education Centre, you’ll learn about the lives of the amazing Little Penguin (Fairy Penguin) through interactive displays. Buy a souvenir before heading to the Penguin Parade viewing area, where the main event begins. Here, you’ll be in awe as you witness hundreds of Little Penguins coming up from the ocean and settling down for the night in their sand dune beach burrows. Watch as these adorable little sea birds waddle up the beach, preening themselves, calling out to their fellow penguins and interacting with each other. It’s truly a magical experience and a must-do when visiting the area.

At the end of the night, you’ll be returned to your original pickup location in Melbourne, arriving at about 10 pm during winter months, or midnight during summer months.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Return transfer tour with commentary and Penguin Parade 'General Viewing' entry tickets.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Meals and drinks are available for purchase at the Penguin Parade at your own expense.

    a) Penguins Plus Viewing platform available for extra $30
    b) Eureka Skydeck & Edge Experience upgrade available at time of booking for and extra $27

    *Penguins Plus must be requested at time of booking and is subject to availability

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    1:30 PM Daily

  • Return:

    subject to seasonal changes

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    ** Due seasonal daylight hour changes, departure times vary throughout the year.

    (Apr-Oct) // (Nov-Mar)

    13:50 // 15:10 - Novotel st Kilda (16 the Esplanade st, st Kilda)
    13:55 // 15:15 - Bayview Eden (6 Queens road, Albert park)
    14:00 // 15:20 - Crown promenade hotel (8 Whiteman street, Southbank)
    14:05 // 15:25 - Crown plaza (1-5 Spencer st, top of the ramp, Docklands)
    14:10 // 15:30 - Vibe Savoy hotel (630 little Collins st, Melbourne)
    14:10 // 15:30 - Ibis Styles Kingsgate (131 King street, Melbourne)
    14:20 // 15:30 - Ibis on Therry (15 Therry street, Melbourne)
    14:20 // 15:45 - Radisson hotel (380 William street, Melbourne)
    14:30 // 16:05 - Marriott hotel (cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale street, Melbourne)
    14:20 // 16:05 - Windsor hotel (111 Spring street, Melbourne)
    14:30 // 16:10 - Rydges Melbourne (186 Exhibition street, Melbourne)
    14:45 // 16:15 - Federation Square East (cnr Russell crt & Flinders st, Melbourne)

  • What to bring:

    Warm and cool clothing, Water, Hat, Sunscreen, Comfortable walking shoes, Rain jacket and a sense of adventure!

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    All children up to the age of 12 years pay the child price, including young infants. Please ensure that you add them to the booking form as children.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Phillip Island

Optional Extras

  • Add On: Penguins Plus Viewing Area Upgrade

    Phillip Island Penguin Parade with Plus Upgrade For a More Personalised Viewing Experience

    Adults: $30.00 | Children: $25.00

  • Add On: Eureka Skydeck Tower & Edge Experience Ticket

    Entry into the Eureka Skydeck 88 Tower plus Edge Experience Ticket

    Adults: $27.00 | Children: $21.00

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