From Melbourne: Penguin Parade Entry with Return Transfers


From Melbourne: Penguin Parade Entry with Return Transfers

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours
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From US$ 95.61 per person

Likely to sell out

Head out for a day trip around Phillip Island. Stop at the Beach Boxes, Wildlife Park, Nobbies Boardwalk, and the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to scheduled pickup time.


  • Experience the beauty of Australia's southern coast on a day trip from Melbourne
  • Witness penguins emerge from the water and head to their burrows
  • See native wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, emus, and more
  • Take photos of the iconic Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Walk along the Nobbies Boardwalk and enjoy the coastal views
Full description

Spend the day exploring Phillip Island and Brighton Beach on this day trip from Melbourne. See native wildlife at the Wildlife Park and coastal views at Brighton Beach, Nobbies Boardwalk, and Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Start the day by being picked up by an air-conditioned vehicle and head to Brighton Beach. Explore the area and take photos of the iconic Brighton beach boxes. From here, you can also see views of the Melbourne skyline.

Next is a visit to Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Here you can see over 100 species of Australian animals who live on the 60-acre property. There will be time to purchase lunch here before driving to the next location.

Stop at Nobbies Tourist and Information Center to learn about Nobbies Blowhole and Seal Rock precinct. Then walk along Nobbies Boardwalk and enjoy coastal views.

After a relaxing walk along Nobbies Boardwalk, visit Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Purchase dinner before watching the penguins emerge from the rolling waves and make their way across the sand to their burrows. From here, head back to Melbourne and be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The live guide will be in English, additional languages can follow the tour through the local partner's app.
  • Pick up from your choice of Melbourne CBD location and times will be confirmed once the booking is completed and 24 hours prior to the tour
  • If you are a solo traveler, not staying in the city, or book the day before the tour you will be sent to a central pickup and drop-off point
  • Bring an umbrella if rain has been forecasted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

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My partner and I had an incredible day and our guide, Joe, was 10/10. The activities were perfectly timed and Joe was personable, engaging and informative. It was a lovely opportunity to see some Australian landscape and interact with native animals. Highly recommend this experience; well worth it!

March 22, 2023

We did a lot in the day so after the beach boxes we visited a Koala and animal sanctuary which was excellent. We had a walk around the nobbies. Then we saw the penguin parade. Not many penguins came up the night I visited but it was good. Get your guide told me pick up would be 10:30am but it was actually 12:50. Got back to Melbourne just before midnight

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February 9, 2023

Penguin will back home after sunset , Now is summer time in Australia so they back to nest will after 8:30pm . Is worth it you can hear Penguin yelling there family or partner ,gather back to the nest . Penguin nest under the walkway so you can see Penguins near the walkway ,It’s another good place to see Penguins. Notice: Can’t shooting photo and video .

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February 6, 2023

Product ID: 391251