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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

By: AAT Kings
  • See the unforgettable sight of little penguins in their natural environment
  • Guided visit with viewing options ensures the best viewing spots
  • Upgrade for even better views from the Penguins Plus viewing platform
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour
From US$105,02
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Before the parade, enjoy a 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 stand
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. Dinner is not included
Watching the Penguin Parade is a highlight for visitors to Phillip Island, where every night hundreds of tiny penguins return to their nests on Summerland Beach. This evening tour is ideal for those short on time, with round-trip transportation from Melbourne, a visit to the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, and a choice to watch the parade from the beach or enjoy a closer view from the Penguins Plus viewing platform.
What to Expect
After being picked up from your central Melbourne hotel in the mid-afternoon, set out on the around 1.5-hour journey to Phillip Island. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned coach, head south towards the coast and admire the scenery along the Yarra River. Arrive at the fishing village of San Remo, where you will cross the bridge to Phillip Island.

The first stop of the evening is at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, where you can learn more about the island’s native wildlife, hear about ongoing conservation efforts, and discover fascinating facts about the little penguins—Phillip Island is home to the largest colony in Australia.

Arrive at Summerland Beach, on the southwestern coast of Phillip Island, in time to watch the nightly parade. Depending on the tour option chosen, either find a place on the beach or watch from the comfort of the Penguin Plus Viewing Platform, and enjoy seeing the hundreds of little penguins waddling back up the beach to their burrows.

At the end of the evening, return to Melbourne and enjoy views of the illuminated city on the drive back to your hotel.
Reviews (350)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Penguin Parade

Our driver Jeff was excellent and very informative. The tour was good value for money and we saw Churchill Island, the Nobbies, the Koala Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade

Thank Snowyowl29
Reviewed 1 week ago
Brilliant experience - a must do

I have always wanted to see the Penguin Parade, and finally did it, with friends visiting from Canada, I have to say it was one of the most beautiful things to see - the penguins didn't disappoint at all, and it was so good to...More

Thank AussieA12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fabulous evening

The hotel pick up and drop off meant getting to and from the tour was easy. The driver was very friendly, confident and knowledgeable. We saw some of the surrounding area, then were taken to the centre with shops, cafes and viewing platform. Sure enough,...More

Thank justine o
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Nature Tour - no human staging!

Probably the main reason to visit Phillip Island is to witness the nightly migration of thousands of tiny penguins from the ocean to inshore houses. A totally natural phenomenon timed by the evening darkness, it may occur anytime in the 30-40 minutes after sunset. NO...More

1  Thank drwhocooke
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Do the Underground Experience

The Underground experience is worth the extra cost, especially when it is cold and windy. The penguins walk right past the viewing windows, and there is a monitor inside so you can see when the groups emerge from the ocean and be prepared for their...More

Thank Howard A
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9 September 2018|
Response from Marika L | Reviewed this property |
Better to check their homepage to make sure.
28 June 2018|
Response from bookworm451 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see the underground area. The concrete steps we sat on were cold and uncomfortable but we could see everything. We were very jammed in tho, people behaved badly, and the wardens were ineffective. Very... More
16 April 2018|
Response from Marika L | Reviewed this property |
When is weather ideal, I don't know? If there is peguins, weather won't be a problem. Just take warm clothes in any case, and a raincoat if it's raining. You can also buy those from the gift shop if you like. I think... More