1 Day Around & About Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from  Melbourne

Adults from $145

A chance to see a wonder of nature, as a parade of penguins march in from the beach!

Penguin Parade remains a Phillip Island favourite for families and travellers of all ages!

Pick-up 11.30am – Return Summer at 11.30pm approx and Winter at 8.30 approx.

  • We head south of Melbourne directly to Phillip Island.
  • After our 2 hour journey, the first stop is the wildlife park (included) where you will have the opportunity to feed the kangaroos and view many of the other Australian animals including koalas.
  • We then visit Cowes the local village on the island. Here you will be able to explore some of the local shops, purchase some refreshments (own cost) and enjoy a stroll on the local beach.
  • We then travel to the Nobbies, a rugged rocky outcrop and seal rock. Here you will get the chance to walk along the board walk and visit the seal centre.
  • Finally we head to the penguin parade to watch the penguins returning to their nests from a day at sea.
  • After the penguins we head directly back to Melbourne.
  • Also available in addition to the Phillip Island tour upon advanced request :- is a visit to the Grand Prix track, entry to History of Motorsports, Gardens and Circuit Viewing area, HSV Hot Laps (3 fast laps as a passenger in a V8 Special Vehicle) Prices on request. Subject to availability

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Ticket Details Price
Adult/Child Pricing for travel on or before 31 March 2019 $130
NEW Pricing for travel from 1 April 2019 $145


Guided ranger tour (limited to 10 people, Minimum age 12 years.) Interested in something a little bit special for your Penguin Parade visit? $60.00 per person (subject to availability)
Penguin research tour (limited to 10 people, Minimum age 12 years.) $80.00 per person (subject to availability)
Penguins Plus (limited to 300 people) Superb up-close viewing from the tiered seating in Penguins Plus $30.00 per person (subject to availability)
Ultimate Adventure tour (limited to 10 people, Minimum age 16 years.) $70.00 per person (subject to availability)
Underground viewing (limited to 70 people) Penguins at eye level from Underground Viewing, located beneath Penguins Plus. $45.00 per person (subject to availability)
VIP tour (limited to 10 people, Minimum age 12 years.) VIP Tour Viewing from the Skybox $60.00 per person (subject to availability)


Departures: Enquire for availability
  Start Finish Duration
Penguin Parade Tour 11:30am 11:30pm 1 Day


  • Experienced Tour Guide



Group Size: 11 ppl max

  • Air-conditioned

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The below itinerary can change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Day 1

Pick Up from Melbourne Accommodation

Phillip Island

Phillip Island Wildlife Park

Phillip Island Wildlife Park is home to over 100 different species of Australian animal.


Cowes is the main township on Phillip Island.

Nobbies Rocks

Explore the Nobbies, taking in the scenery.

Penguin Parade

Explore the visitor centre before the penguins arrive to better understand their unique behaviours.

Return to Melbourne Accommodation

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