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  •  Phillip Island Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour Depart from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour Depart from Melbourne

  • Phillip Island
  • English, iPod Multi-language
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • 48 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Standard viewing at Penguin Parade
  • 2. National Park entry fee
  • 3. Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
  • 4. Access to free translation app

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Standard viewing at Penguin Parade
  • 2. National Park entry fee
  • 3. Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
  • 4. Access to free translation app

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Phillip Island
Depature point ● Departs:
- Season 1 (May - October): Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
- Season 2* (November - April): Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Immigration Museum (Address: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000)
● Departure Time:
- Season 1 (April - September): 13:45
- Season 2 (October - March):  14:45
● Arrives back^ to Melbourne at approximately
- Season 1 (April - September): 21:00
- Season 2 (October - March):  Midnight
^ Return times vary throughout the year due to different Penguin arrival times. Precise timings will be provided with booking confirmation.
How to get there Complimentary transfer from/to selected pick up locations included. Please advise your choice of pick up location at the point of booking and make your own way to that location for pick up on the travel date.
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months. We recommend warm clothes & rain jacket in the winter months as it can get chilly on the Island when waiting for the penguin arrival
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Minimum numbers
The maximum is 24 person in each group with minimum of 4. Tours may not proceed if minimum number is not met.

● An infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) will be provided free of charge. Only a limited number available each day and they must be pre-booked. Please advise DOB at time of booking so appropriate car seat can be arranged.  
● Luggage restrictions: small hand luggage max 5kgs
● Photography is not permitted at the penguin parade

2 Overview

Enjoy the morning exploring Melbourne and visit Penguin Parade in the afternoon.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour Depart from Melbourne

Planning a late night out or a lazy morning in Melbourne, but still want to fit in a trip to Phillip Island to see the penguins? This is the tour for you. 

No early morning hotel pick-up – check. Get the morning to yourself – check. Loads of Australian wildlife – check. Hundreds of cute little penguins waddling up the beach – check!

Being picked up at a respectable hour and is off to Seal Rocks and the Nobbies Centre to take a walk along the boardwalk and soak in the stunning views back towards the Mornington Peninsula from Phillip Island's most western point. Here you can also get a sneak peek of the main event, the Little Penguins, while they hide under the boardwalks and poke their heads out of the burrows waiting for the sunset when their mates return from the ocean.

Just before sunset the tour will head over to the Penguin Parade to take the spots at Penguin Stadium, ready to see the hundreds of Little Penguins as they make their way across the beach and return to their burrows in the sand dunes. See them reunited with their partners, where they give each other a little kiss, do a dance, then waddle up and into their burrows. An unforgettable afternoon – check.


  • Hand feed wallabies, kangaroos (optional extra at own expense) and watch for joeys.
  • Seal Rocks & the Nobbies boardwalk and the best views of Phillip Island's rugged south coast
  • Watch the world famous Penguin Parade as hundreds of little penguins come out of the sea at dusk & head back to their burrows for the night

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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