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Phillip Island – Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • Little Penguins

    Little Penguins

  • The Nobbies Rock Formation

    The Nobbies Rock Formation

  • Nobbies Boardwalk

    Nobbies Boardwalk

  • MARU Koala & Animal Park

    MARU Koala & Animal Park

  • MARU Koala & Animal Park

    MARU Koala & Animal Park

Tour codes: K10, +P, +U, +X

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


En Route

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

Maru Koala & Animal Park

First stop is Maru Koala & Animal Park for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more!

*Note: On Christmas day departure will visit Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island as Maru Animal Park will be closed.

Phillip Island

You’ll cross the only bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. Home to the famous Penguin Parade, Phillip Island also features a stunning coastline with great surf conditions and a range of wildlife including the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. It is also the location of our Motorcycle Grand Prix track, so it’s no wonder this island paradise attracts up to 3 million visitors each year.

Nobbies Rock Formations

Before reaching the Penguin Parade site you’ll see the ‘Nobbies’, so named for its unique rock formations. Located at the western tip of the island, this area has high conservation significance due to its population of penguins and graceful sea birds.

*Note: Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours.

Penguin Parade

So you think the koalas are cute – just wait until you see the Little Penguins. After visiting the information centre, you’ll head down to Summerland Beach to witness penguin magic. As the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is home to the largest colony in the world. It’s easy to understand why this wonderful spectacle is one of Australia’s most popular wildlife attractions. To protect these Little Penguins, all revenue generated from the parade is invested into environment and education projects.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 9 hours


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


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

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Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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  • Entry to Maru Koala & Animal Park and the Penguin Parade
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera (photography is prohibited at Penguin Parade)
  • Jacket in the cooler months
  • 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 requirement

Low level of fitness required.


Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.
1.15pm Depart Melbourne
2.45pm Maru Koala & Animal Park
4.00pm Phillip Island - Penguin Parade
10.30pm Melbourne


Tour (K10)

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Optional Add-Ons

Penguin Parade Viewing Platform Upgrade (+P)

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.

FROM $25
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Penguin Parade Underground Viewing Area (+U)

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.

FROM $40
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Penguin Parade Skybox (+X)

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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.

FROM $55
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Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Free hotel pick-ups

Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge on selected tours 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 2017 – 31st March 2018. If your travel date is outside this period, please enquire at time of booking for hotel pick-up details.

Please Note due to roadworks there will be no pick up from Holiday Inn on Flinders until October 2018. Please see below for alternative.
Please Note: There will be road closures on 29 July due to the Run Melbourne Marathon. Please contact us if travelling on this date for alternative pick up locations.


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