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Penguin Parade and Koala Highlights Tour - For 2

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  • Witness hundreds of the world's smallest penguins waddle ashore at sunset
  • Explore Phillip Island's natural beauty, boardwalks and majestic coastline
  • Get up close to Australia's favourite animal at the Phillip Island Koala Reserve

Stunning coastal scenery and the cutest animals await during this full day tour from Melbourne. Get up close to Aussie animals and tour the coastline of Phillip Island, one of Victoria's premier holiday spots. Witness the adorable smallest species of penguin found only in Australia and New Zealand.

What's Included?

  • Penguin Parade general viewing entry
  • Admission into Koala Reserve
  • National Park entry fees
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • On board Wifi & water refill station
  • Expert driver guide with commentary
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel

Get up close with a host of Aussie wildlife, see the fantastic coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of little penguins waddle ashore! You’ll also get the chance to get up close to koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy the spectacular rugged beauty of Phillip Island.

We start our day with a stop at the Phillip Island Koala Reserve, where you’ll be making some new friends with our local Australian animals as you're taken on a guided ranger walk through the woodland. Famous for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and unique wildlife it's then to the western end of the island to the Nobbies. A chance to stretch your legs along the boardwalk, relax at the cafe or pick up a few souvenirs. Experience the majestic rocky coast and views of an Australian fur seal colony. Spot wild wallabies and native birds on a back road journey to the main show at the Penguin Parade. Here you will have some free time to explore the award-winning Visitor Centre before witnessing the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable experience!

Session Length

  • Please allow approximately 8.5 hours for the duration of this experience.
  • This tour operates daily seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Departure times are seasonal and change for daylight savings
  • Driving distance: 300km.


No photography allowed at the penguin parade, as penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.


  • No photography or filming is permitted at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.
  • Meals not provided on tour, participants can purchase food throughout the day.
  • Limited storage so guests are asked to bring small 5-7kg hand luggage only.
  • Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • No Change Fees - Passengers may reschedule their booking for an alternative departure date at no cost, if you make your request at least 7-days (Day Trips) prior to your scheduled departure date.
  • Failure to board on tour or cancellations within 48 hours will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price.

Numbers on the Day

This experience runs with a minimum of six and a maximum of 30 participants.


In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.

Dress Code

What to bring: Water bottle, Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Warm clothes for the evening, Windbreaker, Comfortable walking shoes, Camera

This experience takes place on Phillip Island Nature Park, departing from Melbourne, VIC.

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