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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne

  • Phillip Island
  • English
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
  • 3. View the spectacular “Conservation In Action” wildlife show at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • 4. Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, emus & more
  • 5. Standard Penguin viewing at the Penguin Parade.
  • 6. FREE onboard Wi-Fi service.
  • 7. Multi-language audio APP including Mandarin
From AUD
$140.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
  • 3. View the spectacular “Conservation In Action” wildlife show at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • 4. Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, emus & more
  • 5. Standard Penguin viewing at the Penguin Parade.
  • 6. FREE onboard Wi-Fi service.
  • 7. Multi-language audio APP including Mandarin

Not included

  • 1. Lunch, Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Phillip Island
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Rendezvous Hotel (Address: 328 Flinders St, Melbourne)
● Departure Time^: 11:50
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked
● Return Time: vary seasonally from 20:45 to 23:45
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
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 arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Video and photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade or any of the penguin viewing options.

2 Overview

Phillip Island day tours from Melbourne are a great way to explore one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Meet & view Australian wildlife at a multi-award-winning conservation park before reaching the highlight of the tour – the nightly Penguin Parade. Your tour on the penguin island is an experience you’ll never forget.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne

 

Highlights
  • Visit the famous Brighton Beach boxes
  • Guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
  • Meet a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes & many more
  • View the spectacular "Conservation In Action" wildlife show at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, emus & more
  • Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rocks.
  • Stroll the coastal boardwalks to enjoy amazing panoramic views
  • The amazing Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
  • Standard Penguin viewing at the Penguin Parade.
  • Time to explore the award-winning visitor centre.
  • FREE onboard Wi-Fi service.
  • Complimentary city pickup and drop off from most accommodation providers.

 

Your Day

If you're a lover of amazing views and fabulous fauna, then this is definitely the tour for you!

Departing Melbourne at around midday, journey to the city's most colourful attraction - the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes - for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks.

Continue the Phillip Island tour journey through Melbourne's bayside suburbs on the way to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a unique Australian wildlife experience. Here, enjoy a guided wildlife walk where you have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of the lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils.

Included in the visit here is the spectacular "Conservation in Action" wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species in a series of interactive and engaging ranger presentations.

Continuing on to Phillip Island itself, a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives you an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest population of fur seals.

And then reach what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Phillip Island tour - the main event - where just after dark the world's smallest penguins parade ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You'll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your tour guide will assist in ensuring you are able to get the best possible vantage point to enjoy the famous Penguin Parade.

Just on sunset, as some visitors begin to doubt that the birds will arrive, dark patches appear in shallow waters. The penguins' familiar "huk huk" call is heard and they magically appear on the water's edge. The penguins stand in the shallows, sometimes retreat in to the sea if they sense danger, regain confidence and again come to the beach. They usually regroup, sometimes numbering over 100 birds, and make their way up the beach to the dunes.

The Phillip Island Penguin Parade takes place every night of the year as the little fairy penguins surf in on a wave, waddle up the beach and make their way to their burrows in the dunes as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

The number of birds arriving on the beach varies significantly throughout the year due to seasonal factors. The penguin's year is divided into four different "seasons"

  • Moulting (February / March / April)
  • Nest Building (May / June /July)
  • Egg laying (August / September / October)
  • Chick Feeding (November / December / January)

 

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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