From Melbourne: Penguin Parade and Brighton Beach Boxes Tour

From Melbourne: Penguin Parade and Brighton Beach Boxes Tour

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours
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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 71 reviews

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Unfortunately, the driver today only communicated what was absolutely necessary. Long travel times are normal, the time for the wildlife park and lunch and dinner is too long, the time at the nobbies is too short and the time at the penguins is too short. Return only at 11.30 p.m. and photos of the penguins on the beach are forbidden (information about this would have been good).

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November 23, 2022

A great place to relax and go for holidays!! Lots of different animals viewable from the road some including the geese tend to get on the road. Also a good place to nature lovers and enjoy serene walk towards the beach to see Penguins returning from sea , watch the mothers feeding their babies.!! It was an exciting experienence.....on the way to coast you can find kangaroos , wallabies , bunnies , and several spexis of birds . Moreover it’s a good tour pack which we can explore maximum tourist spots in the time frame. It’s worthy for the spent.

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November 18, 2022

It was a great day everything was planned perfectly we enjoyed every stop! The reason I only gave 4 stars is because we didn't have enough time at the penguin parade. We were at the beach at 6pm and waited for the penguins about 40 minutes. The penguins jumped out of the water at 6.40pm and at 7pm we had to be back at the bus. That was just not enough time especially because everyone ran up to the walking bridges to see them more closely and you had to wait until you could see them. Also it would have been helpful if the tour said in advance that it isn't allowed to take pictures of the penguins because we realized it there and were quite sad about it. Nevertheless, we were able to see penguins and had great fun thank you!

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October 2, 2022

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