Phillip Island – Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas

Full Day Tour | Melbourne Return

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Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.

Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Duration Full Day Tour

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Phillip Island – Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas

Full Day Tour | Melbourne Return

Visit the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos and other animals. View Seal Rocks and the Nobbies, overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. At the Penguin Parade witness the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day’s fishing and waddle across the sand to their nests. 

Departs

Daily 1.15pm
from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from selected city hotels

Returns

9.30-10.30pm (Apr-Sep)
and 10.30-11.30pm (Oct-Mar)

  • Entry to Maru Koala & Animal Park
  • Entry to the Penguin Parade
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

This afternoon you’ll travel south-east, through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs where you’ll see tree lined streets and beautiful homes, many built in the late 1800s, to Westernport Bay. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches, the landscape becomes more rural dotted with smaller townships and farming properties.

  • Visit Maru Koala & Animal Park, for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more
  • Enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of Australian wildlife
  • View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies - two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life
  • Take your time exploring the educational Phillip Island's Penguin Parade Centre, learning about the Little Penguins
  • Afterwards, head down to Summerland Beach to witness penguin magic
  • As the sun sets, watch the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows
  • See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families
  • View the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores
  • Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before returning to Melbourne (summer season only)
  • Take advantage of one of our upgrade options

 

Please note: photography is prohibited at the Penguin Parade

Make the most of your Day Tour with an Optional Add-On.

$25

pp

Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

$15

pp

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

$25

pp

Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.

Penguins Plus DT addon

From your upgraded viewing platform you are placed in the heart of ‘penguin central’ where a friendly local ranger is on hand to tell you all about these gorgeous little creatures and their amazing lifestyle.

$55

pp

Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

$55

pp

Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.

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Join an intimate group of only 10 in the comfort of an exclusive, elevated viewing tower.  Gain an excellent overview of Summerland Beach and the opportunity to interact with a park ranger.

Please note that with this option children are not permitted on the tour.

$40

pp

Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

$20

pp

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

$40

pp

Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.

Underground penguins DT addon

Get a bird’s-eye view as you watch the Penguin Parade at eye level. Enjoy the closest possible viewing of them in their natural habitat, while being under cover and out of the elements.

*For bookings or further enquires,  please contact our friendly reservations team.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm waterproof clothing is recommended for the Penguin Parade. We suggest wearing long pants and a warm jacket while viewing the Penguins, as the sea air can be cold

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

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