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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park

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Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders
575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaThe default meeting point for this tour will be Holiday Inn, 567 Flinders Lane, Melbourne at 10:15am (Winter) & 12:15pm (Summer). If you are traveling prior to this date, or wish to change your pickup location please contact our friendly reservations team on +61393931300.
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  • Pass by Tooradin Jetty
  • 1
    Maru Koala and Animal Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Cape Woolamai Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    The Nobbies Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Penguin Parade entry (general admission)
    • Koala & Wildlife Park entry
    • National Park entry fees
    • Audio translation service available
    • Resident Trailblazer to guide you on your journey
    • Select inner city Melbourne pickup and drop off
    • Air-conditioned medium sized vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park
    • Entry/Admission - The Nobbies Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Exclusions
    • Meals
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Woolamai Beach
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A wasted day. Our day began behind schedule with a full bus. The driver was a very pleasant man and very entertaining so I do not blame any of this on him. We stopped at Maru animal park just a glorified private zoo and very expensive. You have to pay to feed the kangaroo and
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    Response from GLTCustomerService, Wildlife Tours at Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hi there! We are sorry to hear this tour was not for you. While we understand your observations of the tour, we'd like to draw your attention to a few positive facts about the Maru Koala Park and Penguin Parade. Maru is a wildlife shelter and helps injured animals by providing them a thorough veterinary check, and caring for them until they have recovered enough to be able to make it in the wild again. Phillip Island's Nature Park and Penguin Parade are part of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve and encompass wildlife sanctuaries, wetlands, woodlands and coastlines which are protected and managed by world-renowned environmental and research programs. Profits generated by the main attractions, such as the Penguin Parade, are invested into conservation, research, ecotourism, environmental and educational initiatives within the Nature Parks. While this does not change your experience of the day, we hope you can appreciate their efforts for the wildlife conservation. We wish you enjoyable travels in Australia!
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    12pm pick up midnight drop off, all built around accommodating penguin as they return home from the sea. Got to see koalas walkable, kangaroos, dingos etc, took a 12 min ride in a helicopter over part of the island for reasonable price (start nz$ 95). Driver sound, informative,
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    Response from GLTCustomerService, Wildlife Tours at Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hi Jane, and thank you for your review! Great to hear you had an awesome day with us. We hope to see you again on our other tours :)
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    The stop at the Animal Sanctuary was one hour but we got to feed the wallabies and kangeroos and have a short lunch. The bus driver slowed down at spots to see various birds and animals. We then went to the city of Phillips Island for dinner and souvenir shopping. Then at 8 pm
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    Response from GLTCustomerService, Wildlife Tours Customer Service at Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the day and hope to see you again!
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    Great trip to see the penguins, we really enjoyed it. Would have been nice to have a guide with us. Now had a driver who did not know much about the sights -we stopped for example at the GO moto cycle as well as chocolate factory but would have been good to hear some history and
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    Response from GLTCustomerService, Wildlife Tours at Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are sorry to hear you were not completely pleased with the tour. We will take your feedback on board and suggest you to contact us directly if you wish to discuss this matter further.
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    Great day that will live in the memory of my family, visiting Phillip Island, seeing Koalas at Maru, flew in a chopper having spectacular views and having the opportunity to watch the Penguin Parade, one of kind natural beauties. Staff was friendly and supportive (Simon) and
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    Response from GLTCustomerService, Wildlife Tours Customer Service at Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi there, and thank you for your review! Great to hear you enjoyed the experience and our guides took good care of you. We hope to see you again on our other tours!
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    By: Wildlife Tours Australia
    1,061 reviews
    LisaF3093
    Ireland
    142
    Excellent trip
    Nearing the end of our 3 day Great Ocean Road Trip and it has been the best 2 days! The itinerary is well
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    peteo88
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    4129
    Day Trip.
    It was a long day that was a bit whistle stop. Our driver lacked personality and friendly interaction. Despite
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    emj2k15
    Herefordshire, United Kingdom
    10
    Amazing for Everyone!
    I had the best time! 16 of us on the bus, with the lovely Shanara as our tour guide. Who really made the trip
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    flannel1985
    5540
    Craig was a hoot
    Had a good trip . Make no mistake it's a long long day . Lots of driving. The bus was too small I'll be honest
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    197robynd
    20
    Don’t bother
    A wasted day. Our day began behind schedule with a full bus. The driver was a very pleasant man and very
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    TetsuwanAdam
    40
    Great sights, great guide
    This is an excellent tour if you want to see several major stops on the Great Ocean Road and get a taste of the
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    normane963
    11
    A memorable experience in Melbourne
    That was a very memorable experience. The driver and narrator about the place were excellent. I could see he knew
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    jane n
    galway
    100
    Fab day!
    12pm pick up midnight drop off, all built around accommodating penguin as they return home from the sea. Got to
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    anumathurm
    85
    Great tour !!!
    This reverse great ocean tour is very well planned , we booked this tour as we didn't wanted to drive that long
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    Surfside90266
    120
    Animal Sanctuary and Penguins on Parade was memorable
    The stop at the Animal Sanctuary was one hour but we got to feed the wallabies and kangeroos and have a short
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    geebees1
    41
    Fantastic sights to see but,
    The 12 Apostles; Loch Ard Gorge, koala’s and Parrots at Kenneth River and the Kangaroos and Koalas at Cape Otway
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    HLBXX
    Rome, Italy
    357
    Once in a lifetime trip, but missed having a guide
    Great trip to see the penguins, we really enjoyed it. Would have been nice to have a guide with us. Now had a
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    760micheli
    20
    Amazing experience!!!
    Highly recommend. Professionally run. Great for solo travelers. Recommend to bring a backpack full of any items
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    Road738972
    10
    Worthwhile!
    The tour was amazing. Our tour guide Kate was the best! She provided useful anecdotes along the way that made
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    joseramonb292
    Mexico City, Mexico
    4130
    Amazing memories Phillip Island
    Great day that will live in the memory of my family, visiting Phillip Island, seeing Koalas at Maru, flew in a
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