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Tour ID: 10059158

This is a great tour for those who don't have a full day spare but want to see the famous sight of the Penguins coming up the beach from the sea. It is a sight that will remain with you forever. You also see the beautiful coastal scenery as well.

  • Half Day Tour to see the Penguin Parade
  • Entertaining comentary with the tour
  • Educate yourself at the Penguin Complex & Education Centre
  • Watch the delightful penguins come from the sea and head for home for the night

If you’d like to see the Little Penguins at Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade but don’t have a lot of spare time, this tour is perfect for you. Enjoy a half-day tour to see the penguins, learning about these amazing birds at the education centre along the way.

• Your friendly tour guide will entertain you with commentary during your scenic journey along beautiful coastal roads
• Visit the island’s Penguin Complex and Education Centre to learn about the fascinating Little Penguin
• Watch in awe as the cute Little Penguins make their way up the beach and head for their burrows

Driving along a scenic coastal route and views of Western Port Bay, French Island and the infamous Moto GP race track, you’ll arrive at Phillip Island just in time to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the island’s popular eateries (at own expense). After dinner, you’ll head over to the Penguin Parade, where you’ll be able to visit the Penguin Complex and Education Centre, where you will learn about the amazing Little Penguin, their eating, breeding and living habits, via a number of interactive displays. You can browse the penguin souvenirs and pick out something to take home with you (own expense).

Then, it’s time to find a comfortable seat and settle in for the main event – the amazing Penguin Parade! Watch as hundreds of fascinating Little Penguins (Fairy Penguins) waddle up from out of the ocean and head towards their night time sand dune burrows. You’ll witness the cute personality traits of these enthralling little sea birds and see them interacting with each other and their surroundings.

At the end of your amazing day, you’ll be returned to Melbourne and your accommodation at around 9 pm in winter, or midnight in summer.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All Park entry fees, Penguin Parade viewing, friendly informative tour guide and courtesy inner city pick up and drop off service.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    3:45 PM Daily

  • Return:

    Midnight (summer) or 9pm (winter)

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    ** Due seasonal daylight hour changes, departure times vary throughout the year. [Winter (Apr-Oct) // Summer (Nov-Mar)]

    Default departure point is the coach terminal at Federation Square East (Cnr Russell Court and Flinders Street) at 2.45pm in Winter and 4.15pm in Summer.

    A list of our only other available pick up locations and tentative times for this tour can be found here. Please notify us of your preferred pickup location and we will confirm your pickup time.

  • What to bring:

    Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, a rain jacket and a sense of adventure!

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Child rates apply to Children between the ages of 0 – 12 years of age, infants do not travel for free and must pay the child rates.

    Child seats are available upon request, we ask that strictly no pushers/stollers are to be taken on tour.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Phillip Island

Optional Extras

  • Add On: Penguins Plus Viewing Platform

    Enjoy a smaller group experience for you penguin viewing.

    Adults: $35.00 | Children: $25.00 | Pensioners: $35.00

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