Phillip Island Adventure Overnight
Day 1 - Melbourne to Phillip Island
See the famous Penguin Parade of Phillip Island. Travelling from Melbourne, we start our day with lunch (Oct-Mar) in Tooradin. We then head over to Maru Animal Park, where we get to meet some furry Australian favourites. Get up close with koalas and handfeed kangaroos, wallabies and emus.
Travel over the bridge and onto Phillip Island, which is known for its rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, natural beauty and unique wildlife experiences. Watch and be amazed by the giant surf at Woolamai Beach and spend time enjoying a serene coastal walk. Take a stroll along the coastal boardwalk at the Nobbies rocks and view the stunning rocky coastline, home to a colony of Australian fur seals.
Enjoy a pizza dinner (Apr- Sep) overlooking the beach at Cowes before heading off to view the Penguin Parade. Check out the award winning Visitors Centre and as the sun begins to set, watch the cute little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach and return home to their sand dune burrows. After the parade has ended, your driver guide will drop you off for your overnight accommodation.
Hotel: Phillip Island YHA (Budget), shared facilities
Included Meals: Dinner (Apr-Sep) or Lunch (Oct-Mar)
2 Day Aussie Adventure
Daily 11:30am (Apr- Sep) or 10:30 (Oct-Mar)
11:30pm (Apr – Sep) or 9:30pm (Oct-Mar) approximately
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Maru Animal Park
- Dinner (Apr-Sep) or Lunch (Oct-Mar) - (1)
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Tour + 1 night overnight stay (O101)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Pickup times listed below are valid for departures between 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017. If your travel date is outside this period, please enquire at time of booking for hotel pick-up details.
Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.
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Little Penguins are the smallest penguin in the world at only 33 centimetres tall and weigh 1 kilogram.
Little penguins are excellent swimmers and are able to spend long periods at sea but they generally spend the day at sea and return to their colonies after dark.
Phillip Island currently attracts around 3.5 million visitors each year which makes it the most popular single tourist destination in Australia.
Phillip Island covers 10,000 hectares. It is 26 km long and 9 km wide and consists largely of open and flat countryside.
Little penguins can swim 8 kilometres per hour and dive as deep as 60 metres to catch pilchards, whitebait and other small fish.