Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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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.

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Duration: 12:4 - 16:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hotel pick-ups / Melbourne City Tour / Penguin Parade Entry Fee / Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area / Unlimited use of WiFi at Penguin Parade / Koala Conservation Centre Entry Fee / On-coach video and WiFi
Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Duration: 12:4 - 16:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hotel pick-ups / Melbourne City Tour / Penguin Parade Entry Fee / Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area / Unlimited use of WiFi at Penguin Parade / Koala Conservation Centre Entry Fee / On-coach video and WiFi

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Schedule

  • 08:55-07:00

    Pick-up at Melbourne Hotels or Check-in at Federation Square East

  • Melbourne City Highlights

    Explore some of Melbourne City landmarks like Lygon Street or "Little Italy" for some coffee culture, the prestigious Melbourne University, World Heritage Site the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Museum, Parliament House and Princess Theatre, and Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

  • Explore Melbourne City

    Take pictures at St. Patrick's Cathedral (photo stop). Wander around Fitzroy Gardens and visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense). Revel in ornate Victorian terraced homes in East Melbourne. Shop at Collins Street or Paris End, known for its high-end boutiques and retailers.

  • Discover More of Melbourne City

    Visit one of Melbourne's major landmarks, the Queen Victoria Market. Look around the colorful and vibrant Chinatown. And finally, take a guided walk through some of the best arcades and laneways in Melbourne - Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street.

  • Hop on Board to Phillip Island

    Appreciate the panoramic views of Western Port and French Island. Visit Churchill Island, which is connected to Phillip Island by bridge for an afternoon tea (own expense).

  • Encounter Phillip Island's Animals

    Meet some wallabies/kangaroos. Take a look around Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, and little penguins. Spot koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre, or even take an eco-boat cruise to Seal Rocks (the cruise is at your own expense & has limited spaces).

  • Penguin Parade

    Before the main event, spot some little penguins at The Nobbles, which offers spectacular views of the south coast. Watch the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from an elevated boardwalk. A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade depending on the season.

  • 21:00-23:30

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out

Description

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

  • Hotel Windsor - high Victorian architecture

  • Parliament House

  • Princess Theatre

  • Royal Exhibition Building

  • Melbourne Museum

  • Prestigious Melbourne University

  • Lygon Street - cafe central and 'Little Italy'

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

  • Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture

  • Collins Street - Paris end

  • Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices

  • St Patrick's Cathedral

  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes

  • Colourful Chinatown

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

  • Flagstaff Gardens

  • Law Courts

  • Federation Square

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 General Viewing area

  • 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)

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.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-ups

  • Melbourne City Tour

  • Penguin Parade Entry Fee

  • Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area

  • Unlimited use of WiFi at Penguin Parade

  • Koala Conservation Centre Entry Fee

  • On-coach video and WiFi

Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • 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)
  • The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance.

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

  • When the market is closed, the tour will go to the Shrine, the top section of the Royal Botanic Gardens and cafe on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • Children four (4) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 100.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (08:55:00 local time) to 1 business days (08:55:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:55:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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