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 1pm from Southern Cross Station, Spencer St, from Coach Bay 53, 54, 55 or 56
Prices From Code: K10
Venture 90 minutes out of Melbourne to the Pristine white beaches that are Philip Island. On your journey you will encounter iconic wildlife and stunning scenic views. Start the day off with a visit to the Koala Conservation Reserve, learning the importance of the conservation work done by Phillip Island Nature Parks in protecting this island haven and the biodiversity of Victoria. Explore the tree top boardwalks to see the koalas up close in their natural habitat. Explore the iconic Nobbies, the home of one of the largest fur seal colonies in Australia.
Then there is the main attraction – The little penguins waddling up the sand to their dune burrow homes returning from their daily fishing excursion. Arrive at Phillip Island Parade Visitors Centre and learn about the life cycle of the little penguins and learn of the environmental and conservation initiatives in place to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. As the sun goes down, head to the beach and watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their families. Depending on the season there will be time for dinner (own expense) before or after the Penguin Parade at the Phillip Island Nature Park Visitor Centre before returning 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.
Make the most of your Day Tour with an Optional Add-On.
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.
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.
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.
- • 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.
- • Low level of fitness required