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Phillip Island Tour from MelbourneActivity ID16032300
5.0/526 Reviews
Available from 05-29
Conditional Cancellation
Hotel Transfer
Activity Highlights

Day trip (destination A to B)

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Get up-close to native wildlife

Led by a local guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Options and Pricing

Activity Details
Be picked up from your Melbourne hotel, then enjoy a scenic trip through the tree-lined streets of Melbourne's southeastern suburbs and around the harbor of Westernport Bay.
Your first stop is a wildlife encounter at Maru Koala and Animal Park, to interact with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and other native Australian animals.
Continue to the beach resort of San Remo and cross the bridge to Phillip Island. Travel around the island's surf coast to admire the rock formations of the Nobbies, home to penguins, fur seals and sea birds.
Your next stop is the Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach, where you can visit the information center to learn more about the cute little penguins. Then take your seat to watch the nightly Penguin Parade as the little penguins come home to their burrows after a day spent fishing at sea. Watch as part of the world's largest colony of smallest penguin species leave the water and waddle up the beach to their homes.
Optional Penguin Parade upgrades:
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Watch the parade from an exclusive viewing platform next to the main route from the sea followed by the penguins. Limited to 300 people.
The Penguin Skybox
View the Penguin Parade from the exclusive vantage point of an elevated viewing tower located at the main viewing stands. Limited to just ten people, the Skybox is warm and dry, and gives you the best view of the penguins' burrows on Summerland Beach. Interact with the ranger and join in the nightly penguin count, assisting in the ongoing research to help protect Phillip Island's little penguins. The Skybox experience includes canapes and non-alcoholic drinks.
Ranger Guided Tour
The ultimate penguin experience is limited to a maximum of 10 people. Visit a secluded beach location for a special guided tour that allows you to get even closer to the little penguins.
Underground Viewing Experience
Get an eye level view of the little penguins in this brand new underground viewing area. Enjoy the closest possible view of the penguins in their natural habitat with the comfort and convenience of being undercover and out of the elements. Limited to 70 people.
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Departure Time Comments:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Melbourne hotels
Federation Square, Melbourne City
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately:
10:30pm April - September
11:30pm October - MarchUnderground Viewing Experience:
Tour option details are as follows:
Option Descriptions: Experience the penguin parade at eye-level from a unique underground viewing area. Maximum 70 peopleStandard Penguin Parade:
Option Descriptions: See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of peopleRanger Guided Tour:
Option Descriptions: More personal Ranger guided experience with viewing from a small exclusive viewing area overlooking the beach. Includes mat, headset for commentary and tour of the Visitor Center. Max. 15 people.Penguin Skybox:
Option Descriptions: See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from an exclusive elevated viewing tower, accompanied by a personal ranger. Max. 5 peoplePenguin Plus Viewing Platform:
Option Descriptions: Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people

Selected hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle


Live commentary on board

Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park


Food and drinks

Selected hotel drop off


Change & Refund Policies

Free cancellation at or before 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use

Cancellations made after 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use will incur a cancellation fee of 100%

Partial cancellation of this booking is not permitted

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Important Information

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 16 are not permitted on skybox tour
Children under 12 are not permitted on the Ranger Guided Tour


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