Penguin Parade and Phillip Island Afternoon Tour from Melbourne

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Koala Conservation Center
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Penguins Plus
Penguins Plus
Koala Conservation Center
Koala Conservation Center
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Churchill Island Heritage Farm

What To Expect

Witness Victoria's most popular phenomenon - the Penguin Parade - from a premium viewing area. See the koalas of Phillip Island and other wildlife unique to the continent for a complete Australian experience.


  • Watch the parade of little penguins from a premium viewing area

  • Visit Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Koala Conservation Centre

  • See other unique Australian wildlife like wallabies and kangaroos

  • View the Western Port, French Island and the Seal Rocks

  • Enjoy nature based activities and experience Phillip Island at its best


Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tours
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Federation Square East or hotel pick up
9 hours
daily at 1:15 PM
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Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Embark on an adventure that is so completely Australian and unique in the world. Witness the nightly ritual that attracts millions of visitors to Phillip Island during sunset at Summerland Beach. Enjoy the best vantage point to watch little penguins as they come home from the sea at Phillip Island. See them up close as they waddle from the waves, across the beach, to the sand dunes and to their burrows.

Get the opportunity to spot native wildlife like wallabies and kangaroos, look for Koalas up in their gum tree homes and see the seals basking in the late sunlight around the island to discover what makes Phillip Island a very special place.


  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island

  • Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)

  • 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 OR opt to take a thrilling eco-boat adventure cruise to Seal Rocks (cruise own expense & limited numbers)

  • The Nobbies - a 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

  • Explore the Visitor's Information Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguins as you walk through the "Penguin Experience"

  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on the season)

Viewing Area Options

  • Penguins Plus - this platform offers visitors unprecedented, up-close viewing of the little penguins with slightly higher viewing seats as they make their way along the most popular penguin pathway at the Penguin Parade.

  • Underground Penguins Plus - protected from the elements, this is the perfect spot to watch the penguins close-up at eye-level. As a bonus, Underground Penguins Plus also has access to Penguins Plus (the platform directly above Underground).


  • Hotel pick-up (View Hotel Pick-up list)**

  • Entrance to Penguin Parade

  • Penguins Plus OR Underground Penguins Plus (depending on option selected)

  • Unlimited use of WiFi at Penguin Parade

  • Koala Conservation Centre

  • On-coach video and WiFi


  • Meals

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • **The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

  • Children below 4 years are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

  • During Daylight Savings, the penguins return to the sea at a later time. Return time to Federation Square will be at approximately 23:30.

  • The Penguin Parade application can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play, and is available in English, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, German and Spanish.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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