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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

  • Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade reveals penguins in their natural habitat
  • Spot sea birds and fur seals in the Nobbies rock formations
  • Tour Maru Koala and Animal Park for an up-close look at native wildlife
Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
From US$120,96
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Penguin Plus Viewing PlatformMost Popular
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
From US$143,68
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From US$120,96
Ranger Guided Tour
More personal Ranger guided experience with viewing from a small exclusive viewing area overlooking the beach. Includes mat, headset for commentary and tour of the Visitor Center. Max. 15 people.
From US$169,34
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See Phillip Island’s famous penguins as well as koalas, Tasmanian devils, and kangaroos on an afternoon trip from Melbourne that includes Maru Koala and Animal Park. Traveling in a climate-controlled bus, enjoy customizable tour options that let you watch the evening Penguin Parade from different vantage points as the world’s smallest penguins return to their island burrows after a day of fishing.
What to Expect

Board a climate-controlled bus at your Melbourne hotel for the trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park, passing Westernport Bay along the way. At the award-winning animal park, see koalas and kangaroos along with a range of other native animals. See Tasmanian devils, wombats, venomous snakes, and dingoes—some of the country’s most fascinating creatures—up close.

From Maru Koala and Animal Park, continue to Philip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals, and the world’s smallest species of penguin. Explore the Nobbies rock formations to look for seals and birds. Then, as sunset approaches, wait for the native penguins in the viewing station that you’ve selected when booking. Suddenly you’ll start to see the tiny penguins emerge from the water, waddling along the beach as they make their way to snug island burrows.

Following the Penguin Parade, your tour concludes with return transportation to your Melbourne hotel.
Hotel Pickup List:

1:00 p.m. - AAT Kings Office – Corner Flinders and Russell Streets 
12:35 p.m. - Adara East Apartments
12:40 p.m. - Adina Grand Apartments
12:25 p.m. - Atlantis Hotel
12:05 p.m. - Bayside Eden
12:05 p.m. - Bayview on the Park
12:15 p.m. - Crown Metropol
12:15 p.m. - Crown Promenade
12:15 p.m. - Crown Towers
12:20 p.m - Crowne Plaza Hotel (at top of ramp)
12:15 p.m. - Downtowner On Lygon
12:20 p.m. - Hilton Southwharf
12:40 p.m. - Hotel Sophia
12:35 p.m. - Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
12:10 p.m. - Ibis Swanston Street
12:25 p.m. - Intercontinental Hotel (Collins St Entrance)
12:40 p.m. - Kings Street Backpackers
12:15 p.m. - Langham Hotel
12:55 p.m. - Mantra on Russell
12:30 p.m. - Mantra on the Park
12:30 p.m. - Marriott Hotel
12:10 p.m. - Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
12:05 p.m. - Mercure Pullman Albert Park
12:40 p.m. - Mercure Treasury Gardens
12:00 p.m. - Miami Hotel
12:45 p.m. - Novotel Collins
11:55 a.m. - Novotel St Kilda
12:45 p.m. - Oaks on Market
12:35 p.m. - Park Hyatt
12:40 p.m. - Pullman on the Park
12:20 p.m. - Radisson Flagstaff
12:50 p.m. - Rendezvous Hotel
12:45 p.m. - Rydges Melbourne
12:50 p.m. - Sofitel Hotel
12:15 p.m. - Travel Inn Carlton
12:00 p.m. - Travelodge Docklands
12:30 p.m. - Vibe Savoy
12:40 p.m. - Windsor Hotel

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Reviews (669)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nothing like what you see on the picture

It is a tourist trap. Nothing like what you see on the picture. You see penguins from very far, like over at least 50 yards. They are so small (around 12 inches) that when they come out of water you can barely see them, especially...More

Thank OlTaNY
Reviewed 29 October 2018
The Penguin Parade is AWESOME!

This is a great tour! The ride out from Melbourne was comfortable, and we stopped along the way to feed the 'roos and other animals at the wildlife sanctuary. Also...the koalas there were the easiest ones to get close to, and they were even awake!...More

3  Thank LeeSki
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
Phillip Island tour from Melbourne

Had a totally delightful day with Bear as our guide. He did an outstanding job of making us feel part of a community traveling together for the day. Had fun seeing all the sights with extra things I did not even expect. Thank you, Bear

2  Thank mal0724
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Penguin Plus platform was fantastic!

The bus was very comfortable and clean(our bus was only 3 weeks old in October 2018), the driver was very knowledgeable and friendly, the pre-penguin parade tour of Philip island was informative and beautiful, and above all else the penguin parade was a incredible to...More

3  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 25 September 2018
They come two by two.

This was one of the first activities I did while in Melbourne. I went in Australia's spring, and it is quite cool, so be sure to bring a jacket. My excellent tour guide, Edward, was a kind gentleman with a wealth of knowledge about Australia...More

1  Thank Jason W
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