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1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Koalas




  • Witness hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins
  • Sunset at the Penguin Parade with spectacular coastal views from Summerland Beach
  • Visit Phillip Island Koala Conservation Reserve and stroll along the boardwalk trails in search of koalas
  • Explore The Nobbies Center at Seal Rocks, with spectacular clifftop views and penguin burrows
  • Penguin Parade Visitor Center offers a dynamic environment to learn about wildlife conservation and penguins
  • Discover the majestic coastline and natural beauty of Phillip Island
  • A family-friendly Australian wildlife discovery experience

*This tour is affected by daylight savings hours, departure times change throughout the year to maximise the sunset experience.


Day 1 : 1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Koala Highlights from Melbourne
Get up close with a host of Australian wildlife, see the fantastic coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of tiny penguins waddle ashore! You’ll also get the chance to get up close to koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy the spectacular rugged beauty of Phillip Island. We begin our day with a stop at the Phillip Island Koala Conservation Reserve, where you’ll be making some new friends with our local Australian animals as you stroll along the boardwalk trails in natural woodlands in search of koalas. Phillip Island is famous for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and unique wildlife; it's then to the western end of the island to the Nobbies. Experience the majestic rocky coast and views of an Australian fur seal colony and spot wild wallabies and native birds on a back road journey to the main show at the Penguin Parade. There is no better ecotourism attraction in the world than the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, where guests can learn more about penguins and wildlife conservation. Before witnessing the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore at sunset. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable experience! Driving distance: 300km. Walking distance: less 1km.
Meals :None

Pickups / Departures

Operates: Daily

Our main meeting point for this tour will be at Immigration Museum - 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne at 11:45am (winter Apr-Sep) / 13:45pm (summer Oct-Mar)

This tour is affected by daylight savings hours, and the departure time changes to maximise the sunset experience.

• 03 Apr 2022 - 01 Oct 2022 winter @ 11:45am

• 02 Oct 2022 - 01 Apr 2023 summer @ 1:45pm

• 02 Apr 2023 - 30 Sep 2023 winter @ 11:45am

• 01 Oct 2023 - 06 Apr 2024 summer @ 1:45pm

Please note - Guests must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.  We accept no responsibility if you fail to nominate a pickup location- this must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior with our reservations department, failure to nominate and board the bus will result in fare forfeiture


  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary - at the guest’s own expense. We provide plenty of opportunities for guests to support locals and buy lunch/dinner along the way.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal expenses

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1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Koalas