Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Wildlife Tours Australia

Phillip Island: Penguins and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Wildlife Tours Australia

From US$ 100.14 per person

Explore Australia's wildlife with a tour by bus and entrance to Koala Park and experience the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Visit Woolamai Beach and dip your feet in the water.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Explore a Koala Wildlife Nature Park
  • See the Phillip Island grand prix circuit
  • Visit Seal rocks a site for Australia's largest colony of Fur Seals
  • Discover Summerland Peninsula at the western end of Phillip Island
  • Admire the Penguin Parade and visitor centre
Full description

Admire the rich diversity of Australia's wildlife on a guided bus tour to Phillip Island Nature Parks from Melbourne. Continue to Philip Island to watch the Penguin Parade and relax on the shores of Woolamai Beach.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in central Melbourne and hop aboard an airconditioned bus. Relax on your journey out through the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne to the small country town of Tooradin.

Continue above the top of Westernport Bay and stop at Phillip Island Koala Conservation Reserve. Get up close to local koalas in their natural bushland habitat.

Take a short drive to Phillip Island to enjoy sweeping views of Cape Woolamai and Woolamai surf beach. Walk along the beach, dip your feet in the cool water, or unwind on the beach. Make your way to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Take in views on the far western end of the island of Australia's stunning and dynamic coastline. See the remains of an ancient volcano called The Nobbies. Go along the coastline looking for wallabies in the wild on the way to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Settle yourself into the little penguin’s environment as you watch them come ashore for the night, waddling next to and underneath the boardwalks. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

  • Koala Conservation Wildlife Park entrance ticket
  • Penguin Parade entrance ticket
  • Live guide commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from selected hotels)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, on the corner of Market St, at 11:45 AM (winter) and 1:45 PM (summer).

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

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Organization was really fine, everything worked out and Tara was a very nice and funny guide. To watch the penguin parade was a great experience, too. So funny and cute to watch the little guys walking along the seaside to their homes. Maybe good to know: Photography is not allowed with the penguins, but at all other events it's no problem. Take warm clothes (windbreaker, scarf and cap) for the penguins, because in late evening/night it gets really cold with the wind at the beach. Not as good as expected the go-together with the Koalas. It's quite expensive to get in touch with them (~30 AUD) for a quick photo - and that's all. No option for stay longer close to them, maybe little feeding or just watch them close. And my photo wasn't that nice, too (couldn't see it before printed :\). So think about the Koala photo (you have to wait in queue -> time loss), but at all I would recommend the tour and do again :)

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March 5, 2020

This trip is really all about the penguins which was just magical. The animal farm is really for children and the visit to to chocolate factory and beach, whilst pleasant, did feel like the operator was trying to fill the day. Good (and necessary) for a solo traveller but if you’re in a group I’d recommend hiring a car and doing it yourself.

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February 25, 2020

Very well organized outing, we were not bored for a moment. We got to see koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and Tasmanian devils up close. The visit to the chocolate factory (chosen rather than the helicopter, we also had the right to the superb beach) is really fun. The Penguin parade site is superb. As for the Pinguoins parade, we waited for them in the cold and the wind (early January, however) on the platform set up on the beach, while staying on the fitted bridge, we observed them very closely. Given their pace and the direction taken, they certainly did not want to swim that night !!!

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January 14, 2020

Product ID: 66635