From $120

Tour ID: 10013691

This is a great tour for the whole family. You get to see the famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade in the afternoon/evening tour, leaving your morning free for other things.

  • Tour begins in the afternoon.
  • Visit Point Grant and stroll along the Nobbies boardwalk and see stunning coastal views and Seal Rocks
  • Experience the wonders of the famous Penguin Parade and be mesmerised by the antics of the adorable Little Penguins.

This excellent afternoon tour takes you to directly down to Phillip Island, visiting the scenic Nobbies boardwalk and finally, to the amazing Penguin Parade to view the Little Penguins in their natural environment. A fun-filled day that’s perfect for the whole family!

Come aboard your comfortable small group tour bus for this truly amazing wildlife experience. Travelling along a scenic coastal route, you’ll enjoy entertaining commentary from your friendly and professional tour guide.

Your first stop of the day will be Point Grant, the home of The Nobbies, where you will be in awe of the stunning ocean and rugged coastal views as you stroll along the boardwalk. From here, you might see seals basking on the rocks and laugh as they entertain you with their antics.

Next up, you’ll head towards the Penguin Parade section of the island, first stopping in at the Penguin Education Centre to learn about the island’s Little Penguin (Fairy Penguin) colony. At the gift shop, you can pick up a memorable penguin themed souvenir to take home, before heading over to the Penguin Parade viewing area and settling in for the show of the day, as hundreds of gorgeous Little Penguins ascend from the ocean’s shore. You’ll witness their fascinating behavior as they interact with their surroundings and each other. Coming ashore to roost for the night in their nests formed out of the sand dunes, these cute little water birds will completely amaze you and captivate you with their adorableness.

After the show, you’ll hop back on the tour bus and set off on your journey back to Melbourne, being returned to your accommodation at either 9 pm (winter months) or midnight (summer months).

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Penguin Parade entrance fees,
    Free Wifi on all tour vehicles,
    Friendly and informative tour guide.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    You can choose to purchase souvenirs, meals, refreshments and snacks at your own expense.

  • Duration:

    approx 9 Hours (varies seasonally)

  • Departure:

    No Specific Times Daily

  • Return:

    Approx 9pm Winter
    Between 10pm - midnight Summer / daylight Savings
    Also dependent on when the penguins come ashore

  • Departure points:

    Melbourne

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Tour Departs;
    2:30pm - 12:45pm (April-Sept)
    1.30m - 1.45pm (Oct-March)
    Returns between 9pm - midnight seasonally.
    We provide pickup from the Melbourne Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Nomads Melbourne (198 A'Beckett St). Please advise your preference when booking.

  • What to bring:

    Appropriate clothing including warm/rain jacket and camera - it can get cold on the island.
    Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags permitted (max 5kg).

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Child rates apply for ages 0 to 15 years of age inclusive. No refunds will be issued on day of travel for failure to declare infants.
    Due to limited storage space and occupational health and safety requirements, we are unable to take prams and/or pushers on our vehicles.
    We are able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge. Please note we have only a limited number available each day and they must be pre-booked. Kindly include a request in the comments field of your booking requesting this if needed.

  • Additional Information:

    Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags on one day tours.

    Please note that our guests who do not have English as a first language are requested to download the free Bunyip tours App prior to departure. You can find this App on the Apple Store or on Google Play by searching “Bunyip Tours”

    Languages offered include: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin

  • Destinations:

    Phillip Island

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