From Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguin Parade Eco Tour

Activity provider: Bunyip Tours

From Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguin Parade Eco Tour

Activity provider: Bunyip Tours
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From US$ 119.76 per person

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Experience the magic of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on a bus tour from Melbourne. Enjoy views at Cape Woolamai prior to visiting the world famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Pickup included
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  • Experience the magic of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Visit the Cape Woolamai surf beach for spectacular views, if time permits
  • Discover the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Watch the little penguins return home for the night at the Penguin Parade
  • See local wildlife, including wombats, koalas, kangaroos, and dingoes
Full description

Discover some of Australia's most well-loved creatures on a bus tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island to see the beloved Penguin Parade. See the best of Victoria’s nature and wildlife at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, getting up close to its animals and learning about them. During the day, get up-close-and-personal with the friendly residents of the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where you can hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, have your photo taken with a koala, and learn about the conservation of these lovable native animals. While at the sanctuary, see some lesser known, but equally adorable, endangered species, including the Southern Bettong, Eastern Quolls and rare Fluffy Gliders. Visit the stunning Cape Woolamai surf beach (time permitting) and the Nobbies before arriving at Summerland Beach for the nightly Penguin Parade. Home to Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins, Summerland Beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the world famous Penguin Parade. Watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and through the sand dunes to their burrows. Come and enjoy the beauty and native wildlife of Phillip Island and make this a journey to remember.

  • Tour guide
  • Mobile app in 16 languages
  • Air-conditioned 24-seater touring vehicle
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • All park entrance fees
  • Meals (other than stated)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Your pickup time may be different to the official start time. The start time refers to the very first pickup time on the pickup run. Your specific pickup time will be confirmed after your booking is completed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 225 reviews

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The penguin parade was amazing as was the moonlight sanctuary. You could pay extra to pet a koala. The trip itself was really rushed, we didn’t get collected until 11:50am. You also have to make your way into the city, no collection for locations outside. They took us to Brighton beach to see beach huts which I wasn’t really interested in and didn’t see on the intinery. The moonlight sanctuary we only got 40 min there and half of that was taken up queuing for lunch. You get a $10 dollar voucher and this will just about get you a toasted sandwich. If you are coeliac like me I’d recommend taking something. When we finally arrived at Phillip island, no time to go into the nobbies, about 10 min to look round at the displays and then time for the parade. Parade was epic! But no time after to visit the shop or see the whole parade as had to leave at 7pm.

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April 16, 2022

Overall - satisfied, but tour is a bit rushed. Can do without Brighton beach (only spent 15 mins there) and rainforest (only spent 30 mins) Moonlit sanctuary is good as well, with kangaroos and wallabies roaming around, and we are able to feed them freely (with the animal food provided). But the penguins watch is great, followed the guide’s advice to follow them up the bridge, and we manage to see them upclose!

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April 15, 2022

Enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Chris N was brilliant, though short staffed at some locations due to Covid, he gave it his all. Well done. Would have been so much more useful if Iteniary on Website or confirmation emails had given us full details of stops included on tour but was a nice surprise. Would definitely use again.

March 29, 2022

Product ID: 20604