From $170

Tour ID: 10041255

This is a perfect tour, stunning scenery & great Australian wildlife. It will be a highlight of your visit. This area is south of Melbourne and has such great diversity. You get to see and learn about the animals and even feed a few of them. On this tour once you arrive for the Penguin Parade, you get to sit in the Penguin Plus viewing area, where there are less people  and more penguins! 

  • Watch the world’s smallest penguins wade ashore at the Penguin Parade, a magical twilight experience
  • View the parade from the Penguin Plus viewing area
  • Travel from Melbourne to Phillip Island around Western Port Bay
  • Meet and hand-feed native Australian animals
  • Visit the colourful Brighton Beach Boxes
  • See Australia’s largest colony of fur seals at Point Grant and The Nobbies


Victoria’s unique wildlife and scenery await you on this exclusive small group tour of Phillip Island. Visit the famous Brighton Beach Boxes, award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and delight at the Penguin Parade as the world’s smallest penguins wade ashore in front of an exclusive viewing platform.

• View the colourful Brighton Beach Boxes.
• Meet and hand-feed native Australian animals.
• See Australia’s largest colony of fur seals at Point Grant and The Nobbies
• Watch the world’s smallest penguins wade ashore at the Penguin Parade from the Penguin Plus viewing platform

Victoria’s Phillip Island is a very special place. Located just a 2-hour direct drive south of the city of Melbourne, Phillip Island is a protected reserve where Australia’s unique species of wildlife can be seen up close and personal, creating magical moments that will linger long in your memory.

The Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour is the perfect way to experience the very best of the island and enjoy some of Australia's most amazing wildlife!

Catering to small groups, this exclusive tour departs Melbourne around midday and takes you to Phillip Island through the stunning scenery surrounding Western Port Bay.

The first destination on our Phillip Island tour is the famous and colourful Brighton Beach Boxes, one of Melbourne's most popular locations. Then it's on to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a unique Australian wildlife experience. Here, we’ll enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils.

Head onwards around Western Port Bay towards the town of San Remo and cross the bridge to Phillip Island. The next stop will be a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies where you’ll find sweeping views of Western Port Bay, Bass Strait and Seal Rocks, where Australia’s largest population of fur seals can be seen.

Then it’s time for the tour’s main attraction – the Penguin Parade. Phillip Island is home to the world’s smallest species of penguin. At twilight these delightful creates come ashore after spending the day hunting for food. You’ll watch the show as part of the exclusive Penguins Plus viewing experience, where numbers are limited to just 150 people, sitting in a more natural setting with a local ranger giving expert commentary.

Following this magical experience, you’ll take a look at the Visitor Centre and board the bus back to Melbourne, where you’ll have free Wi-Fi to upload all of your photos to share with loved ones. Stunning nature combined with delicious food and wine – what could be better?

With drop off right back to your inner city area accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

TTG Code: Top Nine Phillip Island Day Tours

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All transfers and commentary, free Wi Fi, Moonlit Santuary's "Conservation in Action" wildlife show, all entrance fees & Penguins Plus viewing area.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    11 hours

  • Departure:

    10:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Our return times is dependent on the season as the Little Penguins come in right on dusk. During summer we return to the city around 11:30pm and in winter we arrive back around 9:00pm.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Please contact us using the details provided on your booking confirmation to specify a pick-up point that suits you. If not staying in a CBD hotel, we recommend that Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders Street as a convenient pick-up location.

    Pick ups for this tour are between 11am - 12pm (Sept - May) and 10am - 11am (Jun - Aug)
    The tour departs immediately after the last pick up.

  • What to bring:

    A sense of fun and adventure, camera and film, warm clothing as it can get cold waiting for the penguins to arrive.

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Children fare applies to all children and infants from 0 to 15 years inclusive. All travellers must have a seat allocated regardless of age. Child safety and booster seats can be supplied upon request at no additional charge.

  • Additional Information:

    Please note that photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade.

    Maximum 24 passengers per vehicle.

    Personal audio translation service is available on request for selected languages (excluding Penguin Plus commentary). See your travel documents for details.

  • Destinations:

    Phillip Island

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