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Tour ID: 10052633

This tour takes you direct to Phillip Island arriving in time to see the famous “Fairy Penguins” emerge from the sea. As you head out of Melbourne you pass through beautiful suburbs with excellent examples of Federation homes dating back as far as the 1800’s. On leaving the city behind, the beautiful countryside unfolds.

The Penguin Parade will be one of the most amazing animal experiences you will ever have. The images of the penguins coming out of the sea will never fade.

  • Express tour to Phillip Island
  • Travel Melbourne & the beautiful countryside enroute to Phillip Island
  • Enjoy interactive displays at the Information Centre
  • View the Penguin Parade from your choice of viewing platform (prepaid)

After spending time learning about the Fairy Penguins and perhaps having dinner (own expense), the monitor is on countdown to sunset!

As the sun is starting to set it is time to head to your viewing platform. The general viewing platform is included in your price however if you upgrade to the Penguin+ platform the viewing is closer to the sea and you get a better look at the penguins. This is an optional extra which you can choose on the booking form.

No matter where you choose to view them from, you will not be able to take your eyes off them. They struggle out of the sea after spending days and even weeks at sea, they waddle up the beach and head for their burrows in the surrounding dunes. They have such great little personalities.

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.

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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:

    Approximately 7.5 hrs

  • Departure:

    4:00 PM Daily

  • Return:

    This tour will return at 10:30 pm.

  • Departure points:


  • 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 4.00 pm daily from early October to early April only.
    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.

    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

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children between the ages of 2-15 years will be applicable for child rates. Children under 2 years are considered infants and travel free of charge when seated on a parent or guardians lap.
    Child seats are unable to be used.

  • Additional Information:

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

  • Destinations:

    Melbourne and Phillip Island

Optional Extras

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

    Enjoy more personalised wildlife viewing in an area limited to 300 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

  • Phillip Island Penguins Up Late with Underground Viewing Platform (K11U)

    Enjoy more personalised wildlife viewing area and a view at penguin level with this upgrade to the Underground Platform Viewing area.

    Adults: $50.00 | Children: $25.00 | Pensioners: $50.00

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