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Phillip Island - Penguins Up Late

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • San Remo Pier

    San Remo Pier

  • Phillip Island Information Centre

    Phillip Island Information Centre

  • San Remo Beach

    San Remo Beach

  • Little Penguins

    Little Penguins

  • Phillip Island Information Centre

    Phillip Island Information Centre

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

Tour codes: K11, +P, +VU

Prices From


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


En Route

This afternoon you’ll travel south-east, heading to Westernport Bay. During the journey your Driver Guide will ensure you don’t miss any of the key landmarks along the way.

South-Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

The early part of the trip will take you through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs. Here you’ll see many modern buildings alongside beautiful federation homes, many built in the late 1800s. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches the landscape becomes more rural with smaller townships and farming properties along the way.

San Remo

San Remo is the gateway to Phillip Island and the region’s seafood capital. As you travel through this quaint fishing village you’ll see local fishermen casting a line off the jetty. For those interested in a bigger catch, San Remo offers a number of charters out on the ocean where even sharks are known to take the bait!

Phillip Island

Next you’ll cross the only bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. While Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguin Parade, it also boasts an amazing coastline with ideal surf conditions and a huge range of wildlife. Another key attraction of Phillip Island is Australia’s Motorcycle Grand Prix track.

Information Centre

This huge visitors’ facility has a range of information available on Phillip Island, its history, wildlife, and of course, the Penguin Parade. Here you can learn about the Little Penguin and its lifestyle. You can also browse through their souvenir shop for your own little piece of Penguin memorabilia.

Please note: Dinner can be purchased at café.

Penguin Parade

Now you’ll head down to Summerland Beach to witness a Little Penguin magic. You’ll most certainly fall in love with these little guys. Just as the sun sets over the ocean, the Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is fortunate enough to be home to the largest colony in the world. We cherish our Little Penguin colony and to protect them, all revenue generated from the parade is invested back into research, environment and education projects to ensure their species flourishes.

Evening Tour

Approximately 5.5 hours

  • 1 Apr 2017 - 6 Oct 2018: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 3.00pm 
  • 7 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019: Daily 4.30pm

From Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from selected city hotels


Apr-Sep: 9.30 - 10:30pm 
Oct-Mar: 10.30 - 11.30pm

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

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera (photography 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.
+ Winter +
3.00pm Depart Melbourne
5.00pm Phillip Island Penguin Parade
10pm Melbourne
+ Summer +
4.30pm Depart Melbourne
7.00pm Phillip Island Penguin Parade
11pm Melbourne


Tour (K11)

Base Tour
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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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child ?
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Penguin Parade Underground Viewing Area (+VU)

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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child ?
concession ?

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.

Pick up times vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings.

Winter: 1 Apr 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Summer: 7 Oct 2018 – 6 Mar 2019

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.


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