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【Melbourne Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass】Penguin Plus Close Up Viewing + Churchill Island + Koala Reserve

  • Phillip Island
  • English
  • Flexible.
  • Free Cancellation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Close up viewing at Penguin Parade (Penguins Plus)
  • 2. Entry to Koala Reserve
  • 3. Entry to Churchill Island
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1 Key Facts


  • 1. Close up viewing at Penguin Parade (Penguins Plus)
  • 2. Entry to Koala Reserve
  • 3. Entry to Churchill Island

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Phillip Island
Address Penguin Parade/Nobbies Centre/Antarctic Journey: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands VIC 3922 Koala Conservation Centre: 1810 Phillip Island Rd, Phillip Island VIC 3923 Churchill Island Heritage Farm: 246 Samuel Amess Dr, Churchill Island VIC 3925
How to get there ● By Car
Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 20 minutes from the bridge to get to the Penguin Parade. Free car parking on site.

● By Bus
Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city. Please note that the V-line bus does not go to the Penguin Parade and there are no return buses to Melbourne at the conclusion of the Penguin Parade.
Operating hours
Penguin Parade Vary by seasons. Please refer to "Other Information" Section
Penguin Parade Visitor Centre 10:00 - Late
Churchill Island Heritage Farm 10:00 - 17:00 Last Entry 16:45
Koala Reserve 10:00 - 17:00 Last access to Koala viewing boardwalks is 15 minutes before closing time
*Christmas Day (25 December) All attractions open from 14:00
Check-in requirements Penguins Plus ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time
What to bring/wear The Penguin Parade is at sunset and outside. We suggest you bring warm clothes and a rain coat if it looks like rain. A rug to sit on the seats is also handy. Please note – unfortunately cameras or camcorders cannot be used at the Penguin Parade.
Other info ● Video and photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade or any of the penguin viewing options.

● The date of your visit to the Penguin Parade must be booked and will be printed on your ticket. You may visit the other attractions on your tickets, eg the Koala Reserve of the printed date, either before or after your Penguin Parade visit.

● If you are planning to visit more than one attraction on the same day, please allow 10-20 minutes travel time between attractions.

● The Penguin Parade occurs every evening at sunset for duration of 1 hour. Visitors must arrive at the visitor centre before the Penguins cross the beach, however to experience all the activities and attractions on offer it is recommended that you arrive 1-2 hours before sunset.

● The penguins are wild birds. Numbers and arrival times will vary with the life-cycle  activity and weather.

● Penguin Arrival Time (Guideline Only)
January: 20:45
February: 20:30
March: 20:00
April: 19:00 (Daylight Saving Time) / 18:00 (Non-Day Light Saving Time)
May: 17:30
June: 17:15
July: 17:45
August: 18:00
September: 18:15
October: 18:45 (Non-Day Light Saving Time) / 19:45 (Daylight Saving Time)
November: 20:15
December: 20:30

● All attractions open times vary seasonally. Please check with the attractions for up to date opening hours when closer to travel date to plan your visit

2 Overview

The Summerland Peninsula in the south-west of Phillip Island is home to an estimated 32,000 little penguins – one of the largest colonies in Australia. The Penguin Parade represents approximately 10 per cent of the colony. Each night at sunset, little penguins (numbering in the hundreds or thousands depending on the season) make the march across the beach and return to their burrow homes in the sand dunes.

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Victoria's wildlife island features spectacular coastal scenery and plenty of Australian wildlife. Visit the Penguin Parade, take a virtual tour at the new Antarctic Journey, experience our spectacular  EcoBoat Adventures, see the koalas at the Koala Reserve, or let time unwind at Churchill Island.

Penguin Plus Close Up Viewing + Churchill Island + Koala Reserve


Penguins Plus Close Up Viewing

The Penguins Plus viewing platform is a joint venture between Phillip Island Nature Parks and RACV and offers visitors unprecedented, up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

*Please book ahead during the holiday season as many penguin viewing options book out well in advance.


Koala Reserve

Explore the tree-top boardwalks at the Koala Reserve and see koalas up close in their natural habitat. Wander the extensive trails through the natural Australian bushland and enjoy the abundant bird life. The woodland is home to many animals including wallabies, echidnas and bats.


Churchill Island Heritage Farm

Churchill Island is an important place to local Aboriginal people and was the site of Victoria's first crops and European building in 1801. Enter the farm and meet Max the Clydesdale horse or Gregory the peacock. Wander the old homestead and experience the daily heritage farming activities including cow milking, sheep shearing, working dogs and whip cracking. Churchill Island also boasts many beautiful walking trails amongst wetlands and beneath ancient Moonah trees.

Daily farming activities:

  • 14:10 cow milking
  • 14:30 sheep shearing
  • 14:45 whip cracking
  • 15:05 working dogs
  • 15:20 sheep shearing
  • * 13:00 - 13:45 Wagon rides.  (Weekends, school and public holidays only - weather permitting)


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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