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Phillip Island Express Tour from Melbourne and Penguin Parade Viewing Experience

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Join an evening express tour traveling directly to Phillip Island Nature Park and Summerland Bay to witness the phenomenal Penguin Parade.

Highlights
  • Take the express bus direct to the Penguin Parade, no stops in between
  • Watch from a premium elevated viewing area
  • Choose a VIP Tour upgrade for access to an exclusive ranger's box

Description

An evening tour for those with time constraints. We will take you directly to the Penguin Parade.

Every evening at dusk the little penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Witness this natural phenomenon.

Highlights

  • Western Port - water birds and mangroves

  • Panoramic views of French Island

  • San Remo - maritime fishing village

  • Phillip Island - home for one of the largest colonies of Little Penguins

  • Witness the natural phenomenon of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach

  • Inspect the Visitors Information Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin as you walk through the "Penguin Experience"

  • Download the free multilingual and image-oriented Penguin Parade app on your phone or tablet to get detailed, interactive information and get behind the scenes of the penguin colony

  • A variety of light meals are available at the Penguin Parade restaurant (own expense)

Optional Penguins VIP Tour Upgrade

  • VIP Small Group Tour with a private ranger; exclusively limited to 10 guests

  • Witness the Penguin Parade from the ranger's box before taking a closer look at the penguins from Penguins premium viewing area.

  • Light gourmet refreshments with a drink is served in the ranger's box

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.

  • **Participants must be at least 15 years old to join the Penguins VIP Tour.

  • Supper is available at the Penguin Parade.

  • 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.

  • During winter this tour departs at 15:00.

  • During summer this tour departs at 16:30.

  • 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.

Includes

  • Penguin Parade

  • Penguins Plus premium viewing with complimentary drink

  • Free use of WiFi on coach and at Penguin Parade
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Tour with Penguin Plus Access
Penguins Plus from beach

Duration: 6:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Penguin Parade / Penguins Plus premium viewing with complimentary drink / Free use of WiFi on coach and at Penguin Parade

Schedule

  • 16:15-16:20

    Pick-up from Melbourne Hotels or Meet at Federation Square East

  • Travel to Phillip Island

    See panoramic views of the Western Port and French Island. Then, pass by the maritime fishing village of San Remo. Arrive at Phillip Island, home to one of the largest colonies of Little Penguins.

  • Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach

    Witness the natural phenomenon of the Penguin Parade and stop by the Visitors Information Center to learn about the Little Penguin as you go through the "Penguin Experience." Light meals are available at the Penguin Parade restaurant at your own expense.

  • 22:30

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out at Federation Square East

Adult ( Age & over ) From
VIP Tour and Penguins Plus Access
VIP Tour 2

Experience a VIP Small Group Tour with a private ranger; exclusively limited to 10 guests. Witness the Penguin Parade from the ranger's box before taking a closer look at the penguins from Penguins premium viewing area. Also, light gourmet refreshments with a drink is served in the ranger's box.

Duration: 6:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Penguin Parade / Penguins Plus premium viewing with complimentary drink / Penguins VIP Tour / Free use of WiFi on coach and at Penguin Parade

Schedule

  • 16:15-16:20

    Pick-up from Melbourne Hotels or Meet at Federation Square East

  • Travel to Phillip Island

    See panoramic views of the Western Port and French Island. Then, pass by the maritime fishing village of San Remo. Arrive at Phillip Island, home to one of the largest colonies of Little Penguins.

  • VIP Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach

    Experience a VIP Small Group Tour with a private ranger; exclusively limited to 10 guests. Watch the Penguin Parade from the ranger's box before taking a closer look at the penguins from the Penguins premium viewing area. Also, light gourmet refreshments with a drink is served in the ranger's box.

  • 22:30

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out at Federation Square

Our coach driver, Peter, set the tone right from the start and was very informative as well as being an excellent driver. We enjoyed reading about the penguins and seeing the exhibits. The anticipation of seeing the penguins heightened our experience though nothing could beat the sight of them making their way from shore to their burrows. It was a magical evening. The only note of criticism I would make is that many of the tourists did not heed the warning to refrain from photographing the penguins, even though this was repeated many times.

Moyra

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Notes

Restriction(s)
VIP Tour and Penguins Plus Access
  • Participants must be at least 15 years old to join the Penguins VIP Tour.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • 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.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • The Penguin Parade restaurant offers a variety of light meals (own expense).

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

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Reviews

Our coach driver, Peter, set the tone right from the start and was very informative as well as being an excellent driver. We enjoy...ed reading about the penguins and seeing the exhibits. The anticipation of seeing the penguins heightened our experience though nothing could beat the sight of them making their way from shore to their burrows. It was a magical evening. The only note of criticism I would make is that many of the tourists did not heed the warning to refrain from photographing the penguins, even though this was repeated many times. more

Moyra

It was fantastic!
I dont have photos because it was forbiden

Maria Elena

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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 16:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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