Travel with us on a magical day trip from Melbourne to see the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Be amazed by Phillip Island white beaches, unique wildlife and the famous ritual of the Penguin Parade.
- Maru Koala & Animal Park
- Phillip Island
- Nobbies Rock Formations
- Penguin Parade
This afternoon you can fly south-east to Westernport Bay. The road takes you through many of Melbourne‘s affluent suburbs, where you can see tree-lined streets and lovely houses, many constructed at the end of the 1800s. As the South Gippsland Highway comes near the countryside, smaller townships and agricultural properties become more rural.
The first stop is Maru Koala and Animal Park for personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and much more! Maru Koala and Animal Park
Phillip Island The only bridge linking Phillip Island to the mainland will be demolished. In addition, Philip Island houses the popular Penguin Parade, a beautiful coastline with great surfing conditions and a variety of wildlife, including the largest fur seal colony in Australia. This is also the venue for our Grand Prix Motorcycle course, so it is no wonder that this island paradise draws up to 31⁄2 million tourists per year.
Nobbies Rock Formations You can see “Nobbies” so named for the unusual rock formations before you hit the location of the Penguin Parade. Located at the western tip of the island, this area is very protected because of its population of penguins and graceful sea birds.
So you think the koalas are cute – just wait until you see the little penguins. After you visit the information center and souvenir store, you can experience some Penguin magic in Summerland Beach.
Just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle through the sand to their midfield after a long day of fishing.
Such Little Penguins are the smallest species of Penguin and Phillip Island is home to the world’s largest colony. It’s easy to understand why this wonderful show is one of the most famous wildlife attractions in Australia. All the income raised by the parade is invested in environmental and educational programs in order to preserve these Little Penguins.
Top attractions in Melbourne
Here are some top attractions in Melbourne you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Melbourne worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
Puffing Billy Railway, cherished by millions for more than 100 years, is one of the world's finest surviving steam railways. Children and adults alike would love the wind in their...
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Located in the heart of the city, Queen Victoria Market offers an authentic shopping experience. The market is listed as a National Heritage site, home to hundreds of small businesses...
Melbourne and Australia travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Melbourne and Australia so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
Melbourne is Australia's second largest city and cultural capital, with buildings from the Victorian era and offering extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theaters, and large parks and gardens. Many of its almost 5 million residents are from diverse ethnic background as...
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Top hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Adelphi Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Melbourne CBD area. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. All...
Set in a prime location of Melbourne, Hotel Grand Hyatt Melbourne puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a high standard of service...
Pan Pacific Melbourne provides comfortable and trendy accommodation with Melbourne city, Port Phillip or Yarra River panoramic views. Guests can enjoy the finest amenities, including a fitness centre, and the...
Offering a restaurant, day spa, fitness center and indoor heated pool, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street.
Park Hyatt Melbourne, a 5-star hotel, offers an award-winning restaurant, premium accommodation and spa facilities just 1.5 km from the city center of Melbourne. The popular shopping area of Collins...
Set above the vibrant Southbank district of Melbourne, Crown Towers provides spacious, comfortable rooms with city and Port Phillip Bay views. Each space has original artworks and bathrooms in marble.
Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Melbourne
The peak season for flights to Melbourne is May, June and November. The low season for purchasing tickets is July, August and September.
Melbourne is served by these airports: Essendon Airport, Tullamarine Airport and Avalon Airport. Direct flights to Melbourne are offered by 24 airlines.
Melbourne and Australia attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Melbourne and Australia.
Last Updated on December 29, 2021 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com