Day Tours

Phillip Island - Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife

1 day | Melbourne Return

Travel Period

Visit Phillip Island’s pristine beaches and see native Australian animals in their natural habitats. Search for koalas perched in native trees and explore the Island’s abundant wildlife. Head down to the beach at sunset and witness the excitement of the little penguins waddling up the shore and into the dunes after they return from the sea after a day of fishing. Choose to upgrade to different vantage points to gain a different perspective of this natural experience.

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Daily 1.15pm
from Federation Square, Melbourne, cnr of Flinders & Russell Streets (earlier from your hotel)


10.30pm (Apr-Sep) and
11.30pm (Oct-Mar)
(times approximate)

Prices From Code: K10


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


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


Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.
Prices above are in USD, for departures between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022
guests considering this tour

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.


Koala Conservation Reserve - Explore the tree-top boardwalks and see koalas up close in their natural habitat.

Guided walk - Join a park ranger and learn the importance of conservation, look out for wallabies, echidnas and native birds.

The Nobbies - See the spectacular coastal scenery with its rocky shores and powerful southern coastline.

Wildlife - Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that lives on Phillip Island.

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre - Explore the education centre and learn about the life-span of the Little Penguins.

Summerland Beach - Head down to the beach to experience penguin magic.

The Penguin Parade - As the sun sets, watch as they emerge from the sea and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows.

Optional Viewing Platforms - Upgrade to a premium viewing platform or personal ranger experience.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Optional Add-ons

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

Penguins Plus DT addon

Limited to 300 people. From your 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.

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Join a group of only 10 in the comfort of an exclusive, elevated viewing tower. Gain an excellent overview of Summerland Beach, interacting with the ranger.

Underground penguins DT addon

Limited to 70 people. 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.

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In a group of up to 10, this ranger guided eco tour goes to an exclusive area on the beach to view Little Penguins. Participants will hear live commentary via personal headphones.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Experienced Driver Guide
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

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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