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Penguin Parade, Koala & Wildlife Experience Day Tour

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Jump on board a tour to Phillip Island and get up close and personal with an array of Aussie wildlife! Check out the awesome coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore. You’ll also get to hand-feed kangaroos, get up close to koalas and spot Fur Seals on the rugged rocky coastline of the Victorian Island

We escape the concrete jungle of Melbourne and begin our day at a wildlife park where you will have the pleasure of meeting some furry Australian favourites. We will also stop here and have lunch.

We move on to tour the length of Phillip Island, known for its sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife experiences. Be awed by the giant surf at Woolamai beach and rugged coastline of Cape Woolamai as we stop to enjoy some afternoon tea. During the summer months, we take this opportunity to cool off with a visit to the beach. Alternatively, in poor weather conditions we include a quick stop to Panny’s Chocolate Factory - Factory tour is optional and at own expense

At the Western tip of the island there is a majestic rocky coast, home to a colony of fur seals. We wander along the boardwalk checking penguin burrows for life and then we're on to the penguin parade. Check out the award winning Visitors Centre and as the sun drops, witness the world`s littlest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. This is a truly magical experience.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Hand feed the kangaroos (food can be purchased at wildlife park
  • Option to get a photo by a Koala (at own expense)
  • Coastal walk along Woolamai Beach
  • Phillip Island Tour
  • Woolamai Beach
  • Boardwalk at the Nobbies
  • Visit two ancient volcanoes
  • Check out penguin burrows for life
  • Sunset at the Penguin Parade

 

Tour Includes:

  • Inner City Melbourne and St Kilda Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Small-group tour in air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Experienced Professional Driver/Guide
  • Knowledgeable and Entertaining Commentary
  • Entry into Penguin Parade
  • Entry into Wildlife Park
  • Morning Tea and Biscuits
  • Light Lunch
  • Audio Translation with 9 languages if required
  • Free Wifi for the journey home and secure electronic feedback forms

Translation: Download our FREE translation App “Tour Translations of Australia” before travel! Available in Google Play & Apply App Store

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes

 

Not Included: Evening dinner not included in the booking

 

Daily Departure: 9:30am Winter | 11.30am Summer

Please note you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time. Pick Up location must be reconfirmed with Autopia at least 24 hours prior to departure. Please notify Autopia of any dietary requirements, medical conditions and travelling contact number prior to departure.

We provide accommodation pick up within Inner city Melbourne and St Kilda, your pick up location can be arranged direct with the operator and must be reconfirmed at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Central departure location: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St 10am (winter) 12pm (summer)

 

Returns: 21:00pm Winter | 23.30pm Summer

 

Price: Adult $140, Child $100 (4-12 years)

Child Policy: Autopia Tours does not accept bookings for children aged 4 years and younger, due to the nature and length of our tours.

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$100.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$126.00
  • Child$100.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$100.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$100.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$126.00
  • Child$100.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

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Akash from United Kingdom wrote on 14 October 2016

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What an Amazing exeprince you will see nothing around the world like this. Tour guide bishoo was great. The only bad thing is some of the experience listed are not true e.g. Cuddle a koala, also see valcoanos instead was taking to a chocolate factory which was you will need to pay more m

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Hi Akash, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback, Bisho is a great guide and we will pass your lovely comments on to him! Just to address some of your points, there is the opportunity to have your photo taken with a Koala on this tour, however we would never advertise 'Cuddle' a Koala, as in Victoria it is illegal to hold Koala's (only allowed to stroke their backs!) - this is to avoid stressing them out. We also do not advertise the opportunity to see volcanoes anywhere on this tour, while that would be amazing there are no (live!) ones in the area, although Phillip Island was originally formed by a volcano about 50 million years ago so perhaps this is where the confusion comes from!? We are very glad you still enjoyed the tour and gave us 5 stars, hope you have a great time on the rest of your trip! Kind Regards, Lizzie Autopia Tours Reservations

Ann Ma from United States wrote on 16 February 2018

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Amazing tour with great guide!

I had an amazing time on this tour. I was a bit nervous spending money due to being a backpacker but I decided to do it anyway. Wow! Duane (our tour guide) was super friendly and personable. He always found some time to talk to each guest and get to know them even if it was just for a minute. Also, I fed and pet a kangaroo! The penguin parade was cute but all the other stops and our guide really made it worth it! The only thing I regret was not having a bit of cash to tip Duane at the end of the night.

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Hi Ann Marie, Thank you so much for your feedback on our Phillip Island and Penguin Parade Day Tour. We're glad to hear you found it great value for money and that you got to experience a true 'Aussie' encounter with a kangaroo. Duane will be more than happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with him on the tour and surely appreciative of your compliments. We hope to see you in future to join us on our other fabulous tours. All the best Kind regards Kathryn Reservations

Sandra Tippmann from New Zealand wrote on 18 September 2017

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Wörth it!

A very nice tour to see all those exotic animals. Unfortunately it's not realy a "wildlife experience" since the animals just live in a small park. Still,very nice to pet and feed kangaroos, also the penguins are free ;) Our bus driver Chris made a realy good job. He entertained the bus while driving, also during sightseeing. Very friendly!

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Hi Sandra, Beautiful photos! We like to think we have 2 types of Australian animals shown on this tour, the first is the animals in the sanctuary which you can interact with, they were once wild but have been homed here for various reasons to be looked after. This is a great way to be able to see our native animals up close. And then when we get on to the Island you will be delighted by the wallabies hopping freely, the odd echidna and of course the amazing little penguins all of which are wild! We will pas your lovely comments on to Chris, thanks so much for the review! Autopia Tours

Katharina from Germany wrote on 17 April 2017

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a nice day but not that what expected

Our tour guide was really nice and funny! unfortunately on the way to Philip island there was a lot of traffic jam and sit more and longer in the bus as expected. The first stop was at a wildlife park, but there where not many animals... The penguin parade was nice, but you have to be very patient, because they come out of the water very slow and not all together. For me it was to overcrowded, there we're to much people watching, it was like a spectacle...

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Hi Katharina, Thanks for letting us know your feedback. Looks like you traveled around Easter time, where it is fair to say it can be quite busy at the Penguin Parade and indeed around Melbourne. We are pleased Phil kept you entertained despite the traffic. Yes the Penguins do come out of the water in small groups, we call these 'rafts'. I find it makes for more fun spotting the different groups! Thank you again for taking the time to leave us a review!

Tom from United Kingdom wrote on 15 February 2017

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Great day trip away from the city

The day starts late at around midday and then you go for a small lunch by the seaside before moving onto the koala park which was amazing :) - There are then a few stops in between before it's time to see the penguins ! Now I'm from the uk but live in NZ and saw penguins in the South Island there but as many as twenty maximum. This place though I've never seen so many in my life and with the warm weather and spectacular sunset overall a wonderful day trip !

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Hi Thomas, Thanks for your great review and that photo looks idyllic! That's great that you saw so many Penguins, they really are special! Safe trip back to NZ and we hope to see you on another tour if you're back in Melbourne! Kind Regards, Lizzie Autopia Tours Resevations

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