1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Express Tour from  Melbourne

Adults from $143

Witness the arrival of the Penguin Parade.

Join our Penguins Express evening tour and be taken directly to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Watch the penguins’ arrival on Summerland Beach with viewing that guarantees high traffic of penguins waddling right past you. Walk with them from elevated boardwalks and see if their burrow is nearby! At the Visitor’s Information Centre, walk through the “Penguin Experience” exhibit and learn more about the life of these little flightless birds. Dinner is available (own expense) from the Penguin Parade Restaurant.

  • Take in panoramic views of French Island across the bay
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
  • Phillip Island - home for one of the largest colonies of Little Penguins
  • Witness the natural phenomena of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach
  • Wander along the elevated boardwalks and view the penguins heading off to their burrows
  • Explore the Visitors Information Centre to learn more about the life of the Little Penguin as you walk through the “Penguin Experience”
  • A variety of light meals are available at the Penguin Parade restaurant (own expense)

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Ticket Price
Adults $143
Children (4-14 yrs) $71.50


Departures: Daily Departures between October - March only.
  Start Finish Duration
Penguin Express Tour 4:30pm 11:30pm 1 Day


Season Calendar

Peak 7th October 2018 to 6th April 2019


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • Entrance to Penguin Parade
  • WiFi onboard Coach AND at venue



Group Size: 50 ppl max

  • Air-conditioned Coach
  • Free WiFi onboard

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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

San Remo

San Remo is the gateway to Phillip Island.

Phillip Island

Penguin Parade

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

Summerland Beach

Watch the Little Penguins make their way to their dune burrows from Summerland Beach.

Return to Melbourne

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