Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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Penguin Parade
Penguin Parade
Koala Conservation Center
Melbourne China Town
Melbourne China Town
Penguin Parade Viewing Platform
Penguin Parade Viewing Platform
Flinders Street Station
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Melbourne Royal Arcade
Degraves Street
Degraves Street
Captain Cook's Cottage
Captain Cook's Cottage
Fruit stalls in Queen Victoria Market
Fruit stalls in Queen Victoria Market
Koala Conservation Center
Koala Conservation Center
Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island Penguin Parade - Picture 12
Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island Penguin Parade - Picture 13

What To Expect

Get to know Melbourne's highlights and witness the Penguin Parade. Best for those with limited time, spend the first half of the day touring the sights of Melbourne, including a walking tour through the laneways and arcades. Then in the afternoon, travel to see the amazing Penguin Parade.


  • FREE Tour for Review* - Receive two adult tickets for the price of one in exchange for your review! Travel period until 31 March 2017.


Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tours
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Federation Square East or hotel pick up
14 hours
daily at 8:10 AM
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Go on the city tour of Melbourne. After that, witness the natural phenomenon of the Penguin Parade, see penguin rookeries, look for koalas in their natural habitat, and meet kangaroos and wallabies.

City Tour

  • Lygon Street - café culture and 'Little Italy'

  • Prestigious Melbourne University

  • Royal Exhibition Buildings and Museum

  • Parliament House and Princess Theatre

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral (photo stop)

  • Visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense) & Fitzroy Gardens

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes

  • Collins Street - Paris End

  • Visit Queen Victoria Market - look for a bargain, wander around the fresh produce and take in the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere.

  • Drive through Chinatown and take in character of this colorful area

  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways (Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street)

Penguin Parade

  • 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)


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

  • Melbourne City tour

  • Entrance to Penguin Parade

  • Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area

  • Unlimited use of WiFi at Penguin Parade

  • Koala Conservation Centre

  • On-coach video and WiFi


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • 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 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.


  • Participants are required to purchase for two (2) full priced adults and will be reimbursed for the amount of one (1) adult once review on the activity has been submitted.

  • Limit of 1 free adult/tour per booking. Refunds will not be given for more than 1 adult in case of bookings that are multiples of 2 passengers (i.e. group of 4 can get refund for only 1 after submission of review).

  • Review must be submitted within fourteen (14) days AFTER tour date

  • Review about the activity must be written AFTER you participate in the activity and must exceed 600 characters in length.

  • Review Rebate bookings are final and nonrefundable. Cancellations or Changes in Schedule will not be accommodated.

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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