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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour

Join Go West on their Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour ex Melbourne and be sure to get you acquainted with the cutest little penguins in Australia...

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park and experience the spectacular 'Conservation in Action' Wildlife show
  • See and feed a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, wallabies, kangaroos and emus
  • Visit the historical Brighton Beach bathing boxes
  • Take a stroll along the coastal boardwalks and visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Check out the amazing Phillip Island Penguin Parade and explore the award-winning visitor centre

This isn't just about the Penguin though - this is also a full wildlife experience. After being picked up from your accommodation in inner Melbourne we'll head to the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes where you will have the opportunity to visit the beach and admire it's historic landmarks.

Next we head to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a guided wildlife walk and the opportunity to hand-feed many species of native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils!

You will also experience the spectacular 'Conservation in Action' wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species.

At Point Grant and The Nobbies you'll enjoy lovely views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

The highlight of the day is just after dark when the world’s smallest penguins parade ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show make their way up the beach to the dunes right before your eyes. Your tour guide will ensure you are able to get the very best viewing point to enjoy the Penguin Parade.

We have complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

The number of birds does vary on the beach throughout the year due to seasonal factors. The penguin’s year is divided into four different seasons:

  • Moulting - February / March / April
  • Nest Building - May / June /July
  • Egg Laying - August / September / October
  • Chick Feeding - November / December / January

Pickups are between: Pickups are between: 11am-12 noon

Return to Melbourne approx: 9pm-Midnight (Seasonal)

Adult $140.00
Child $120.00

What's included

  • A guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
  • Complimentary city pickup and drop off from most accommodation providers

Notes

  • The operator can pick you up from many locations in Melbourne, if in the case that you do not find your desired location, please contact the operator after purchasing your ticket and they may be able to add it to their list.
  • Please note that photography of any kind is not permitted at the the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Photography is permitted at all other locations.

Available Bookings from October 23 to October 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Fri 23 Oct
Sat 24 Oct
Sun 25 Oct
Mon 26 Oct
Tue 27 Oct
Wed 28 Oct
Thu 29 Oct

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$120.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$122.30
  • Child$120.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$122.30
  • Child$120.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$122.30
  • Child$120.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$120.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

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

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

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Hui from New Zealand wrote on 16 February 2020

A Must-do in Melbourne

There are two highlights for me, Moonlit Sanctuary and Penguin Parade. I fed kangaroos at the sanctuary, and they were so gentle and let me touch. I strongly recommend adding a guided ranger tour at penguin parade because the view is the best. I saw a penguin coming very close to the viewing platform. Although the weather was not as perfect as expected, I still enjoyed the tour thanks to professional tour guide, Chris.

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Tay from Singapore wrote on 19 September 2018

Ricky is our tour guide!

Ricky is such an entertainer. Just throughout a day with him over at Phillip Island, my parents and I has learned so much in different places he has brought us to. And free tour talk within Melbourne city :). Oh this i mentioned, they have FREE Wifi in the vehicle.. whats more can I expect?!! A big thank you Ricky. My parents has enjoyed themselves so much :)

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Hay Guek Khoo from Singapore wrote on 15 June 2018

Good n nice day trip

Worthwhile trip to hop onto so many places at brighton boxes, santuary and nobbies before the penguin parade. It was great to have cheery Rachel as the tour guide. It would be fantastic if we could depart slightly earlier so as to have more time at the santuary though.

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Lucas from Australia wrote on 26 December 2018

Disappointed

I don’t recommend it to anyone, too crowded, more people than the staff could control, taking pictures of the penguins even with all the warnings, people pushing all the time, really annoying and stressful. It seems to me that they just try to sell as many tickets as they can without caring about either the penguins or an over crowded public.

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kellyd4 from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2019

Not for us

Unfortunately my partner and I ended up in single seats at opposite ends of the bus and as we wanted to spend the day enjoying the experience together, we decided not to continue on with the tour. The driver was great and very enthusiastic though

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