“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. ...Moyra W., United Kingdom – See more reviews
What To Expect
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.
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
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.
Hotel pick-up (View Hotel Pick-up list)*
Entrance to Penguin Parade
Penguins Plus (until March 2017) premium viewing with complimentary drink
General Viewing Area (starting October 2017)
Optional Penguins VIP Tour**
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
*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.
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