“The tour driver was full of information. The places we visited were very entertaining. Our most memorable experience was the penguin parade ending the tour. We truly enjoyed the day and would recommend to anyone to go on this tour. ...Claudia H., Australia – See more reviews
What To Expect
Enjoy a grand tour of Phillip Island and its surroundings.
Witness the world phenomenon of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach - a nightly ritual of little penguins heading home from the sea. Watch from an elevated boardwalk for premium viewing.
Visit the Chocolate Factory and discover Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate. Try the signature 'secret recipe' white truffles or play around with interactive machines that let you make your own chocolate!
Get more animal interaction at the Phillip Island Nature Park - home of numerous koalas, shearwaters, seals and penguins. Complete the Australian wildlife experience with a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on the Mornington Peninsula where you can see wombats, dingoes, emus, Tassie Devils and birds. Take the 'Wallaby Walk' and optional handfeeding for close encounters with kangaroos and wallabies.
A guided tour of the Churchill Heritage Farm allows you to try your hand at some farm activities like cow milking, sheep shearing, whip cracking and boomerang throwing. Explore the original cottage and gardens and take in the stunning views over Western Port.
Add a lunch and/or VIP Tour upgrade and enjoy country style lunch at the heritage farm plus an exclusive tour from the ranger box for the penguin parade. During your evening return to Melbourne a contemporary movie feature will be screened.
Visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on the Mornington Peninsula
Take the Wallaby Walk and get up close to numerous friendly kangaroos and wallabies (opportunity to hand-feed at own expense)
San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
Churchill Island - explore the magic of this working heritage farm with magnificent views over Western Port
Enjoy a country style Gippsland lunch (own expense if Tour Only option is selected)
Try your hand at milking a cow!
Learn the art of sheep shearing, whip cracking and boomerang throwing
The Nobbies - a rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes
Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies - take a guided tour and marvel at Antarctic wildlife through educational multimedia displays and interactive experiences
Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, shearwaters, seals and Little Penguins
Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area for the best views of the penguins
Hotel pick-up (View Hotel Pick-up list)*
Entrance to Moonlit Sanctuary
Entrance to Churchill Island Heritage Farm with guided tour
Entrance to Penguin Parade
Penguins Plus OR Underground Penguins Plus Premium Viewing (depending on option selected)
On-coach video and WiFi
Country style Gippsland lunch (depending on option selected)
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.
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 old 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.
You may choose to do a Seal Rocks Cruise instead of visiting Churchill Island and the Chocolate Factory.
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