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...
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, Maru Koala & Animal Park. With entry included in your package, go ahead and meet, pat and feed koalas & kangaroos and see Tasmanian devils, wombats, dingoes, snakes and more!
Get back on the coach for a 15-minute ride across the bridge to reach Phillip Island. Reach the famous isle destination known for its perfect surf conditions and native wildlife. Did you know that Phillip Island is home to the largest colony of fur seals in Australia? With its Motorcycle Grand Prix track and Penguin Parade, it’s no wonder that it is a hotspot tourist destination that attracts over 3 million visitors each year.
Next, enjoy breathtaking coastline views on the way to Nobbies Rock formations. The Nobbies are unique dome-shaped rock formations at the western tip of the island. The area surrounding the rocks is of high significance in terms of conservation, owing to its large population of penguins and seabirds.
Last, but not the least, on your list is the Penguin Parade. See the adorable Little Penguins and visit Information Centre. 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. Once done, get back to Melbourne amid roving views of rural & urban landscapes.
Why wait, when Phillip Islands and Little Penguins await you?
Penguin Parade Viewing Platform
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.
Penguin Parade Underground Viewing Area
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.
Penguin Parade Skybox
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.
Operates: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets
Boards: 13:00 | Departs: 13:15 | Returns: 22:30
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