Tour ID: 10062618
This wonderful wildlife-filled tour takes you to Phillip Island to see the fascinating Little Penguins from the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area. You’ll also visit Churchill Island Farm, the Koala Conservation Centre, a wildlife park and many other beautiful locations.
• Learn about the way people used to live with a visit to historical Churchill Island
• See a variety of animals at Phillip Island’s Nature Park and the Koala Conservation Centre
• See some stunning scenery at the Nobbies, the Blowhole and Seal Rocks
• Learn all about Little Penguins (Fairy Penguins) at the Penguin Parade Visitors Centre
• Relax in your exclusive Penguin Plus premium viewing area while watching the hundreds of cute penguins come up from the shore
After meeting at your Melbourne accommodation or at Federation Square East (corner of Flinders and Russell Sts), you’ll meet your fellow penguin lovers and welcoming guide before boarding your comfortable coach and setting off towards Phillip Island. On the way, you’ll experience glorious panoramic views overlooking Western Port, French Island and the famous San Remo fishing village.
Your first stop will be to Churchill Island. At this fascinating historical village, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea (own expense), as well as explore the 1800s era farm and homestead, witness some sheep shearing, pat the farm animals and learn about how people used to live. Next, you’ll get a chance to spot some of the diverse range of bird species at the Island’s wetlands area.
At Phillip Island Nature Park, you’ll interact with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, penguins, seals, shearwaters and more! At the Koala Conservation Centre, you can spot koalas in their natural habitat while you walk along the treetop boardwalk. You’ll stroll along the boardwalk at the Nobbies and see the Blowhole and Seal Rocks, as well as the resident seals, who will charm you with their cheekiness.
Next, it’s on to Summerland Beach to see the gorgeous Little Penguins at the Penguin Parade. Before the main show though, you’ll have the chance to wander around the visitor’s centre, where you can learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Little Penguins, as well as buy a souvenir or two to take home with you. Then, heading over to the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area, you’ll watch in awe as hundreds of absolutely adorable Little Penguins march up from the ocean on their way to their sand dune burrows for the night.
A stop for dinner (at own expense) is included in this tour, and – depending upon the season – will occur before or after the Penguin Parade. At the end of your tour, you’ll head back to Melbourne and be dropped back at your original pickup location at either 9 pm during the winter months, or 11:30 pm during summer.
TTG Code: Top Nine Phillip Island Day Tours
Entrance to Penguin Parade with Penguin Plus premium viewing area, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Farm, complimentary drink, free Wi-Fi on the coach.
8 to 10.5 hours (seasonal)
1:15 PM Daily
9pm in Winter to 11.30pm in Summer
Tour departs from Gray Line Office at Federation Square East (corner of Flinders & Russell Streets) or hotel pickups available on request - please advise hotel name and address at time of booking should you require a hotel pick up and we advise the most convenient location in your confirmation email.
Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
Children 4 – 14 years inclusive (15 and over is an adult, under 4 is free).
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