1 Key Facts
- 1. Visit to Koala Reserve
- 2. Underground Viewing at Penguin Parade
- 1. Transport from/to hotels
- 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
- 3. Souvenirs
- 4. Travel Insurance
|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.
|Check-in requirements||Penguin Parade Underground Viewing 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.
● 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.
● Penguin Arrival Time (Guideline Only)
April: 19:00 (Daylight Saving Time) / 18:00 (Non-Day Light Saving Time)
October: 18:45 (Non-Day Light Saving Time) / 19:45 (Daylight Saving Time)
● 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
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 Parade Underground Viewing + Koala Reserve
Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the RACV Underground viewing experience. Limited to a maximum of just 70 people, Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade's most popular pathway through an underground viewing window
*Please book ahead during the holiday season as many penguin viewing options book out well in advance.
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.
Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island features spectacular coastal scenery and plenty of Australian wildlife.
Phillip Island is a not-for-profit organisation. Revenue raised contributes to research, environment and education projects.
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.
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.