See all there is to see of this iconic location on a comfortable A/C coach tour, complete with expert commentary and included entry. Meet and interact with native wildlife and reconnect with nature.
You witness something special, as the little fairy penguins make their way from the ocean, waddling across the sands to their burrows. Fairy penguins are one of the cutest animals in the world, end of story!
Amazing views of the coast greet you as reach this unique dome-shaped rock formation, inhabited by a rich population of penguins and seabirds and located towards the western tip of the island.
Get in touch with wildlife, walk with them, hand feed them, even wrap a friendly python snake around yourself, it’s all possible at Maru! Don’t forget to meet the koala family & also Honey the golden possum.
If you’re visiting Melbourne, save a day for this must-do Phillip Island Penguin one day tour and reconnect with nature! Meet native Aussie wildlife right from penguins and Tasmanian devils to kangaroos and koalas.
Start off in the afternoon on a comfortable A/C coach ride to head towards Westernport Bay. As your vehicle courses through urban suburbs, enjoy views of tree-lined lanes and houses, many of which are from a bygone era. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches, you’ll notice how the urban scenery blends into rural landscapes dotted with cottages and farms.
Then comes your first stop at Maru Koala & Animal Park. With entry included in your package, go ahead and meet some friendly Aussie wildlife.
Get back on the coach for a 15-minute ride across the bridge to reach Phillip Island. Enjoy breath-taking coastline views on the way to Nobbies Rock formations. The Nobbies are unique dome-shaped rock formations at the western tip of the island and is of high significance in terms of conservation, owing to its large population of penguins and seabirds.
Last, but not the least, is the Penguin Parade. Head down to Summerland Beach where penguins come and waddle in their burrows post sunset. Phillip Island has the largest colony of the aptly-named Little Penguins, the smallest of their kind. Enjoy the whole experience, knowing that the entire revenue of the parade goes to environment and education projects.
Why wait, when Phillip Islands and Little Penguins await you?
Choose this upgrade and join a restricted group of 10 to view the parade from an exclusive and elevated viewing tower. See picturesque views of Summerland Beach and interact with a park ranger. Please note that children are not permitted on the tour with this upgrade.
Opt to enjoy Penguin Parade on an upgraded viewing platform, right in the heart of ‘Penguin Central’, for a nominal charge. Also get to know informative facts about penguins and their lifestyle from a local ranger.
Opt for this upgrade to get a bird’s-eye view of the Penguin Parade at eye level. Enjoy the closest possible viewing of the penguins, while under-cover.
Operates: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets
Boards: 13:00 | Departs: 13:15 | Returns: 23:30
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