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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

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Take a break from the bustle of Melbourne and spend the day in nature during this full-day tour of Phillip Island. Meet native koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre and visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm. Then watch Phillip Island’s famous Penguin Parade, during which hundreds of little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle to their burrows for the night.
  • Enjoy a day spent amidst the nature and wildlife of Phillip Island
  • Visit Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Watch the famous Penguin Parade as small penguins waddle to their burrows
  • Includes Penguin Parade entry and round-trip transportation from Melbourne
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Federation Square and begin your journey south to Phillip Island. En route, your guide provides information about the area and its native animals. Stop at Churchill Island Heritage Farm and take in the scenic views of the rolling countryside. Enjoy delicious afternoon tea with scones, jams, and cream (own expense) before heading to Phillip Island. Once on island, stop in at the Koala Conservation Centre, walk across the elevated boardwalk, and search for koalas—most of whom will be asleep or chewing eucalyptus leaves—in their natural habitat. Next up is the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you wait for hundreds of little penguins to waddle back to their burrows after a day of swimming. After the parade, stop to enjoy a quick bite to eat (own expense) before your tour ends back in Melbourne.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne Day Tour Centre (Federation Square East)
Departure Time
1:15 PM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free wi-fi on coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Churchill Island Heritage Farm
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was great tour. Dave the guide and driver was excellent I enjoined seeing the kangaroo this was my first time for me to see it and it was great to see the koala in the centre
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Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Khamis7! Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your Penguin Parade tour with Dave your driver and guide. You were lucky enough to see a kangaroo which is always exciting! We are very fortunate to have such unique wildlife here in Australia and this particular tour allows you enjoy watching them in their natural habitat. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Mia
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The penguins were amazing! Seeing thousands of penguins walk nearly 5 feet away from me on their way home from work was magical. We also got to see some of the babies come out of their homes, excited to welcome dad back home. We bought the premium seat package and it was well
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A great experience to see both of these wonderful animals, extremely pleasant female driver (bus 67 nov 14) her knowledge and passion for animals was great to experience.
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Just returned from this trip, it was fantastic from buying the tickets from a lovely member of staff to our wonderful coach driver Dave V. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had the most wonderful time and it was worth every penny. A must trip when in Melbourne.
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Had a great time. Our driver Dane was very amusing and clear when we needed to be back. The farm was good. Koala sanctuary excellent. Cowes is a lovely spot and has a good choice of places to eat. The penguin parade itself is great (would be nice if people could respect the
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