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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

  • Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade reveals penguins in their natural habitat
  • Spot sea birds and fur seals in the Nobbies rock formations
  • Tour Maru Koala and Animal Park for an up-close look at native wildlife
Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
From US$123.53
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Penguin Plus Viewing PlatformMost Popular
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
From US$145.46
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From US$123.53
Ranger Guided Tour
More personal Ranger guided experience with viewing from a small exclusive viewing area overlooking the beach. Includes mat, headset for commentary and tour of the Visitor Center. Max. 15 people.
From US$171.77
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See Phillip Island’s famous penguins as well as koalas, Tasmanian devils, and kangaroos on an afternoon trip from Melbourne that includes Maru Koala and Animal Park. Traveling in a climate-controlled bus, enjoy customizable tour options that let you watch the evening Penguin Parade from different vantage points as the world’s smallest penguins return to their island burrows after a day of fishing.
What to Expect
Board a climate-controlled bus at your Melbourne hotel for the trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park, passing Westernport Bay along the way. At the award-winning animal park, see koalas and kangaroos along with a range of other native animals. See Tasmanian devils, wombats, venomous snakes, and dingoes—some of the country’s most fascinating creatures—up close.
From Maru Koala and Animal Park, continue to Philip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals, and the world’s smallest species of penguin. Explore the Nobbies rock formations to look for seals and birds. Then, as sunset approaches, wait for the native penguins in the viewing station that you’ve selected when booking. Suddenly you’ll start to see the tiny penguins emerge from the water, waddling along the beach as they make their way to snug island burrows.
Following the Penguin Parade, your tour concludes with return transportation to your Melbourne hotel.
Reviews (677)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
A good tour to Philip Island

A very good tour with an excellent tour leader who's perspectives and information provided much added value. Booked and paid for through TripAdvisor using Paypal and an Australian credit card but for some reason or other it attracted an added ' international transaction fee', which...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mijshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago
Penguin parade.

Excellent to see the penguins but too many people taking photos when it stresses the penguins and they are at risk of regurgitating the food they have been foraging for whilst out at sea all day. Should be more strict rules about this. It also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Casspook10
Reviewed 8 March 2019
The March of the penguins

It was a 2 hour bus ride for we did do a couple of stops before hand. Well worth going for you get to see hundreds of penguins make they way back to their burrows where there are hundreds of hills. they call home.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TravellingCanucks542
Reviewed 6 March 2019
Amazing trip!

So worth the drive to Phillip Island. Enjoyed a stop over for dinner in a small village on the water. Got to see lots of wallabys in the fields around the island and the sunset was breathtaking. Our bus driver Dane was terrific!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 13 February 2019
What a lovely night with lovely Penguins

There is absolutely no need to go for a tour. With the low budget options, you will see all Penguins from a very close distance. They come one by one and then followed by the rest. They are just lovely.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jandost K
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