Penguin Parade and Koala Highlights

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Highlights & inclusions

Sunset at the Penguin Parade
View Koalas up close
Hand-feeding Kangaroos & Wallabies
Visit Seal Rocks Boardwalk
Visit the Nobbies Centre
Penguin Parade’s Award-winning Visitor Centre

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Mon, Apr 15, 2024

What you can expect

Explore Victoria’s best wildlife attractions on this Phillip Island Day Tour from Melbourne to visit a Koala Reserve and witness the magic of the evening Penguin Parade. The day begins with a scenic drive to a wildlife park for an exclusive guided ranger experience in the Koala Reserve. You’ll also have plenty of time to hand feed the kangaroos and snap the perfect selfie before heading to Phillip Island Nature Parks for the main event. Visit the Seal Rocks boardwalk and explore the Nobbies Centre before settling in at Summerland Beach to watch the Little Penguin colonies waddle up the beach at sunset. This family-friendly Australian wildlife discovery experience is one not to be missed and includes return transfers from Melbourne CBD.

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Penguin Parade general viewing entry
  • Admission into Koala Reserve
  • National Park entry fees
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Select inner city pick up and drop off points
  • Audio translation available in 10 languages
Exclusions
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses
Highlights
  • Witness hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins
  • Explore Phillip Island’s natural beauty and majestic coastline
  • Sunset at the Penguin Parade with spectacular coastal views
  • Visit Seal Rocks boardwalk and explore The Nobbies Centre
  • A family-friendly Australian wildlife discovery experience
Time
  • This tour departs from Melbourne at 1:45pm and returns at approximately midnight (Summer)
  • This tour departs from Melbourne at 11:40am and returns at approximately 10pm (Winter)
Duration
  • Approximately 8.5 hours
Location
  • This tour takes place in the Phillip Island region. Driving Distance: 300km
What To Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled Water
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Day bag 5-7kgs
Additional Information
  • Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking
  • In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat
  • No photography or filming is permitted at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at the time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please present voucher (digital or printed) on the day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

51 review
5

The trip is efficient and driver/coach Craig & Berry is very nice. I got to see koala, wallaby and penguin and some nice sea view in one trip!

We like the tour as we get to see koala up close. We also got to see some wallabies during the drive. The penguins are bit hard to see and they came back late, so the return time of 9 pm is a bit of a rush. It would be better if we got a bit more time to observe a bit longer and do some shopping after the trip (long queue in the shop).

Yimian Wu 6 months ago

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