Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour

Join this day tour for a chance to meet Aussie wildlife, explore the coastline of Phillip Island and witness the world's tiniest penguins waddle ashore!
Melbourne, Australia
Approx 8.5 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
No minimum age
What's Included

  • Select inner city pick up and drop off points
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining commentary
  • Entry into Koala Conservation Reserve
  • Coastal beach walk
  • Visit Seal Rocks boardwalk and explore The Nobbies Centre
  • Small-group tour in air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Experienced professional driver/guide
What's excluded

  • Any meals not indicated - breakfast/lunch/dinner at own expense
  • Travel insurance highly recommended
  • Personal expenses
What to Expect

Visit a Koala & Animal Wildlife Park to see a wide array of Australian wildlife up close. Spot baby koalas and hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies.  Enjoy pristine Phillip Island with a coastal walk along Woolamai Beach (weather permitting) and watch surfers tackle powerful waves. Explore the Nobbies boardwalk, spot a colony of seals and penguin burrows. Then head to the penguin parade in time for sunset. It`s a truly unforgettable experience. Please note photos are not permitted during the penguin parade. 



Escape the concrete jungle of Melbourne for a day, and head to Phillip Island Koala Reserve, where you will meet some of Australia's most famous furry friends and take a walk through the woodland with a ranger. 


Tour the full length of Phillip Island, known for its natural beauty, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife experiences. Be amazed by the powerful surf at Woolamai beach and rugged coastline of Cape Woolamai as we enjoy some afternoon tea and biscuits. In the hot summer months, a visit to the beach will help us cool down. 


Explore the far Western tip known as the Nobbies, two ancient volcanoes that shaped the end of the island creating a majestic rocky coast, home to a colony of fur seals. Take time-out to immerse yourself in the interactive WWF Antarctic Journey (optional addon), experience this state -of-the-art fun, educational and virtual world of discovery, located beneath the Nobbies Centre. Stroll along the boardwalk checking penguin burrows for life. Browse the award-winning Visitor Centre and as the sun fades, witness the world`s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. It's a truly unforgettable experience.

    Please note

    • Duration: 8.5 hours
    • Departure point: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Cnr Market St, Melbourne
    • Departs: Melbourne 11.45am Apr-Sept or 1.45pm Oct-Mar
    • Returns: Melbourne 10pm approx. Apr-Sept or midnight approx. Oct-Mar



    Frequently Asked Questions
    • Refillable water bottle
    • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
    • All-weather warm clothing ie.windbreaker, raincoat
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    •  Small day bag 5-7kg
    • Money for snack and meals
    • Camera to capture every moment


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    Customers shall comply with all Government (Federal, State and Territory) COVID entry restrictions and vaccination guidelines or testing requirements for entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services. Our business is a fully vaccinated workplace.

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    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.

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    • In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.
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    Terms & Conditions:

    Although every effort is made, GLTG shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passenger have travel insurance coverage. GLTG retains the right to alter routes, itineraries, bus types and configurations, fares adjustments, days of operation or even cancel tours if unforeseen circumstances occur. Other accredited tour operators may be used on some tours.


    Child Policy: GLTG does not accept bookings for children aged 4 years and younger, due to the nature and length of our tours. Passengers under 18 years old must travel with legal guardian. 

    Cancellation Policy:

    Unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 7 days prior to departure

    Cancellation 8 days or more prior to departure - refund of the tour price

    Cancellation 2-7 prior to departure - the tour operator will hold 100% of the price paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3 years from date of purchase

    Cancellation or failure to board 48 hours prior to departure will result in full fare forfeiture and no refund

    Transfer Policy: $25 per person transfer fee applies to any transfer of services within 48 hours to 7 days before departure. 

    Pickup Locations
    • Adina Apartment Hotel - 189 Queen St Melbourne
    • Holiday Inn - 575 Flinders Lane Melbourne
    • Immigration Museum - 400 Flinders St Cnr Market St Melbourne
    • Newport Bus Interchange - Mason St Newport
    • Pegasus Apart Hotel - 206 ABeckett St Melbourne
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