Penguin Parade and Koala and Wildlife Park Tour - Full Day

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  • Get up close to Aussie favourites at the Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Explore Phillip Island's boardwalks along coastal cliff
  • Spend sunset watching the little penguins on their daily parade

Be captivated by stunning coastal scenery and an array of furry animals during this full day tour from Melbourne. Get up close to Aussie animals, follow the unrivalled coastline of Phillip Island and spend sunset watching the adorable little penguins waddle ashore on their daily parade.

What's Included?

  • Inner city hotel pickup/drop off
  • All entry fees
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • On-board free WiFi access
  • Highly experienced guide
  • Informative tour commentary

See first-hand why Phillip Island is so highly famed during this full day tour. Departing Melbourne, you will begin the day with a visit to the Koala and Wildlife Park. Make some new furry friends as you get up close and personal to a bunch of Australian animals, with the chance to hand-feed kangaroos or get a photo with a koala, all at your own expense. Then, head over to Phillip Island, which is home to magnificent sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife. Wander along Cape Woolamai and witness wild waves crashing down, explore the quaint town of Cowes and enjoy lunch, and visit Nobbies Rocks to see the Australian fur seal colony.

Next, travel the backroads of Phillip Island before arriving at the main spectacle, the Penguin Parade. As the sun sets, marvel at the adorable little penguins emerging from the sea and waddling ashore. These furry creatures affectionately named fairy penguins, are the smallest of their kind, measuring at 30 centimetres tall. The phenomena is truly magical and unforgettable. After the parade, make the journey home to Melbourne.

Session Length

  • Please allow approximately twelve 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


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.


  • Minimum age is four years old, not suitable for infants or children three and under
  • 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
  • Meals not provided on tour, participants can purchase food throughout the day
  • Only 5-7kg hand luggage is permitted


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

  • If passengers wish to change travel dates between two to seven days prior to travel, a $25 transfer fee will apply direct to the provider
  • Cancellations made three to five days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the experience date and time, no-shows and late arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to rebook

Numbers on the Day

This experience runs with a minimum of six and a maximum of 24 participants.


Operates in all weather conditions.

Dress Code

Please bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothes for the evening, windbreaker, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.

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