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Tickets for Penguin Parade on Phillip Island: Day Tour from Melbourne

Witness hundreds of wild penguins waddling up a moonlit beach

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Starting time: 13:15
Duration: 8-11 hours, depending on the time of the year
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
Overview
Highlights
  • Take a cool air-conditioned coach ride from Melbourne to the beautiful Phillip Island wildlife sanctuary
  • Experience the rare and wonderful spectacle of seeing hundreds of wild penguins emerging from the surf and waddling up the beach
  • Meet kangaroos, wallabies, and some very adorable koalas hanging out in wide open spaces and doing their thing
Description

Looking for the ultimate wildlife experience near Melbourne? Take a waddle on the wild side and witness the fantastic feathery spectacle of penguins shuffling to their burrows up a moonlit beach. It's as adorable and beautiful as it sounds! A day tour to Phillip Island will also give you the chance to meet wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and more Aussie marsupials in a safe, spacious sanctuary where they're free to hop, skip, and lounge to their pouches' content.

After a hard day's work fishing for bite-size snacks off the southeastern coast of Australia, nothing beats a good waddle across a cool sandy beach to a warm underground burrow. At least, that's the philosophy of Phillip Island's wild penguin population.

Take a 90-minute coach ride from Melbourne, and treat yourself to one of nature's most elusive spectacles - wild penguins, doing as they please. Riding the tide back home, these plucky little seabirds arrive in droves every evening, and patter up the beach to call it a day.

While you're in the area, you'll also get a chance for a close encounter with the world's bounciest animals, as Phillip Island is also home to a thriving community of kangaroos and wallabies, who'll jump at the chance to be in your holiday snaps!

It wouldn't be an Aussie wildlife expedition without getting some koalaty time in too. These cute little critters are also represented in the Koala Conservation Centre.

Ticket
What's included
Roundtrip coach transport from Melbourne to Phillip Island
Entrance to Phillip Island Nature Parks
Visit to the Visitors Centre
Meet wallabies and kangaroos
See koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre
Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
Witness the Penguin Parade of little penguins on the floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area
English-speaking guide
Free WiFi on the coach
Food & drinks
Kangaroo feeding (possible at your own expense)
Expenses for the afternoon tea at Warrook Homestead (optional)
Additional info

A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on the season, at your own expense).

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Instructions
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Starting point
Gray Line Melbourne, Federation Square East, corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street, Melbourne, Australia, VIC 3000, Melbourne
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Phillip Island Nature Parks
Summerlands, VIC 3922, Melbourne
  • Show your smartphone ticket as you board the coach
  • The coach leaves from the Gray Line office in Melbourne at 13:15. Make sure to check in at least 15 minutes before!
Venue
How to get there
Phillip Island Nature Parks
Summerlands, VIC 3922, Melbourne
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