Join us on a day trip from Melbourne to the home of the Little Penguins, Phillip Island, and see the Penguin Parade. Wildlife eating from your hands and penguins marching along the beach in groups of up to a thousand people! If you’re looking for an exciting day out with a knowledgeable guide, this is it.
There is a good chance that you will see Wallabies, Penguins, Echinas, Reptiles, and a wide variety of birds, though this depends on the day. We’ve upgraded you to the Penguin Plus seating area if it’s available (the closest viewing to the penguins).
A sheepdog show and a sheep shearing demonstration are just two of the options available to you at the historic farm on the island, but you may prefer to wander around the flower gardens, historic homes or say hello to the farm animals. Our tour is adaptable, and your guide is happy to take into account your personal preferences.
- Premium Coach Tour
- Visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea (own expense)
- Get up close to kangaroos with the opportunity to feed (own expense)
- Admire the resident koalas
- Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
- San Remo – maritime fishing village
- Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
- Phillip Island Nature Park – a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters, and Little Penguins
- Koala Conservation Centre – look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks
- The Nobbies – a rugged rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins’ homes (shoulder/summer months)
- Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area
- See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
- Inspect the Visitors Centre – an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
- A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on the season and at own expense)
Melbourne – Phillip Island – Melbourne
Enjoy a fantastic day trip to Phillip Island from Melbourne today, home to the popular Little Penguins and Penguin Parade. With prime beachfront viewing from a separate platform, a guide can take you through the penguin colony.
We will be leaving your hotel and going past the Western Port and the French Island and through the fishing village of San Remo. We’re going to visit Warrook Farm for afternoon tea at our own expense. For over 100 years, this rare historical farm has been in service! Guests will get close to kangaroos and see koalas and feed the animals at their own cost.
We will then arrive at the Phillip Island Nature Park and visit the Koala Conservation Centre, where you will be able to spot koalas from tree-top boardwalks in their natural habitat. For dinner, you can come (own expense) there. We’re going to walk along The Nobbies boardwalk next, where we can spot the homes of Little Penguins as they nest (seasonal).
The Penguin Parade, where hundreds of penguins walk out onto the floodlit Summerland Beach, will be the main event of the day. With this trip, we’ll have access to the premium viewing area of Penguin Plus for the best view of these magnificent creatures. We will have free time to explore the Visitors Centre and learn about these amazing creatures a little more.
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