Day Tours

Phillip Island – Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife

1 day | Melbourne Return

See all the highlights, including the famous Penguin Parade and stunning coastal scenery, on this one-day Phillip Island tour from AAT Kings. We’ve packed all the best things to do on Phillip Island in one neat itinerary - don’t miss out!


Oct & Nov 2022: Saturday

Dec 2022 onwards: Tuesday & Saturday

Departs 7.30am from Melbourne CBD


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

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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
guests considering this tour


Join AAT Kings on this experience-packed Phillip Island day tour, where you’ll visit pristine beaches, see native wildlife in their natural habitat, and enjoy inspiring coastal views from the island’s best vantage points.

You’ll get to visit the Koala Conservation Reserve, where you can see koalas, wallabies, echidnas, and native birds on a guided walk with an experienced ranger. Head to The Nobbies with its picturesque rocky shores before going to the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the little penguins Phillip Island is famous for.

As the sun sets, find a viewing spot on Summerland Beach and witness the exciting Penguin Parade as hundreds of penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their dune burrows. You have the option to upgrade to a premium viewing platform or personal ranger experience.

After an unforgettable day, return to Melbourne.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

  • Coach sizes may vary.
  • Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
  • Due to restrictions imposed from the Penguin Parade, guests are unable to take photos of the penguins, however you can purchase a souvenir photo or postcard from the gift shop.

Optional Add-ons

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

Penguins Plus DT addon

Enjoy more personalised wildlife viewing in an area limited to 300 people with ranger interpretation giving you a closer viewing of the Penguin arrival than the main viewing stands.

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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 a ranger.
(Adults only)

Underground penguins DT addon

Get an eye level view of the Little Penguins in the brand-new underground viewing experience. Enjoy the closest possible viewing of the Little Penguins in their natural habitat with the comfort and convenience of being undercover and out of the elements.

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With a group of up to 10, this ranger guided eco tour goes to an exclusive area on the beach to view Little Penguins. You will hear live commentary via personal headphones whilst sitting on mats.
(Adults only)

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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