1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from  Melbourne

Adults from $184

Watch from an prime seating as Penguins waddle from the beach to their burrows after a long day!

Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! Visit Churchill Island where you can explore this working farm or simply enjoy ocean views from the cafe. At Koala Conservation Centre, look for koalas in their natural habitat and before sunset, we head to the Penguin Parade where you can wander through the “Penguin Experience” exhibit to learn more about them. Walk out to Summerland Beach and take your seat for the Penguin Parade with premium viewing area for best views of the penguins’ arrival.

  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village
  • Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
  • Opportunity to meet wallabies/kangaroos
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins’ homes (shoulder/summer months)
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area for the best views of the Penguins
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Inspect the Visitors Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)

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Ticket Details Price
Adults 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 $184
Children (4-14 yrs) 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 $92
Infants (0-3) Free


Departures: Tour departs daily.
  Start Finish Duration
Penguins Plus Tour 1:15pm 11:30pm 1 Day


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • Entry to Koala Conservation Centre, Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus premium viewing area



Group Size: 50 ppl max

  • Air-conditioned Coach

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 1 customer reviews)

54321 I did the Penguin Parade tour today with Big Ben to tick it off my bucket list, my day from start to finish was amazing ????. Great tour, great afternoon, lots of fun, amazing adventures and Ben was helpful, friendly and professional. Highly recommended
Kellie Leary — 21 May, 2018


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

Day 1

Pick Up fro Melbourne Accommodation

San Remo

San Remo is the gateway to Phillip Island.

Churchill Island

Enjoy the farm activities, explore the historical grounds, and soak up the gorgeous landscape.

Phillip Island Nature Park

Phillip Island Nature Park is an organisation dedicated to the conservation of the island's wildlife

Koala Conservation Centre

Look for Koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks

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.

Summerland Beach

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

Return to Melbourne Accommodation

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