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- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- All entrance fees included
- Ideal choice for families
- Fully narrated tour
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Drive through the fishing village of San Remo as you cross the only bridge onto Phillip Island, stopping at the excellent Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre. Browse exhibits about Phillip Island's abundant wildlife, which includes koalas, fur seals, mutton birds and other migratory birds in addition to tonight’s star attraction, the little penguins.
Little penguins are the smallest penguin species, and the fact that the world’s largest colony of them can be easily visited at Phillip Island makes this a don’t-miss opportunity! Penguin experts estimate that as many as 32,000 little penguins live on Phillip Island. During your visit, learn about conservation issues involved in protecting Phillip Island's wildlife. Revenue from ticket sales gets invested back into research, environmental protections, and education projects to ensure that the penguins and other wildlife flourish.
As the sun sets, head to the beach where you have a choice of the basic seating option on stands with tiered seating or choose the upgrade (details below) for prime penguin viewing. Watch hundreds of little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle along the sand to their burrows, where they feed their young with their day's catch of anchovies and pilchards.
Be sure to bring warm clothes as the ocean air can get cold at night. At the end of the penguin viewing, your coach returns you to Melbourne (about a 90-minute drive) to end your tour, with drop off at select Melbourne hotels.
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Upgrade your tour to include all of the above while viewing the penguins from even closer quarters for optimal viewing, accompanied by informative commentary from an expert wildlife ranger. Wooden seating and boardwalks provide excellent sight lines, with a maximum of 150 people permitted in the area.
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4:30pm - October to March
3pm - April to September
Hotel pickups are completed prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. Dinner is not included
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
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. Dinner is not included
Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
- Admission to the Penguin Parade
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
- Departure times subject to change due to daylight savings
- Be sure to bring warm layers of clothing, as the ocean air can get cold at night
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Ivy F, September 2016
We didn't see a lot of them returning from the dark sea that night. I got worried, wondering if them were caught by their predators. It turned out that a lot of them never went fishing, it was mating season! You can see and hear them everywhere along the board walk.
Reviewed by: Natalie W, September 2016
Wonderful experience and the guide was good. Just frustrated at other guests that don't listen to the absolutely no photo rule. This is to protect the eyesight of the penguins. Tip, pay the extra for the best views and stand along the walkways, you will see the little penguins walk right by you.