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Phillip Island is brimming with memorable wildlife experiences, but its headline act is the nightly Penguin Parade. Each night at dusk, thousands of little penguins—the largest colony in Australia of the world’s smallest penguin breed—can be seen along the shores of Summerland Beach, waddling back to their beachside burrows after a day at sea.

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1019 Ventnor Road, Summerland, VIC, Australia, 3922
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Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne
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Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne

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See the Penguin Parade and other natural treasures of Phillip Island on a full-day tour from Melbourne and St. Kilda. Hand-feed kangaroos under staff supervision and learn about Australian wildlife such as koalas, wombats, and wallabies at the Maru Koala and Animal Park. See Cape Woolamai and the Nobbies, then get ready to watch the penguins parade home around sunset. Upgrade to include admission tickets to the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience in Melbourne.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

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Discover the natural delights of Phillip Island with an eco-tour from Melbourne. See the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park for an up-close encounter with koalas and other Australian wildlife. Finish the day at a local beach where you can watch hundreds of some of the world's tiniest penguins waddle out of the ocean and across the sand to their burrows.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.47
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

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Travel on a small-group tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island to see the penguin parade and other wildlife highlights of Victoria. Your full-day tour stops at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to meet Australian natives such as koalas and wallabies. Explore the dramatic Cape Woolamai surf beach and the Nobbies boardwalk where you can enjoy the views of the rugged South Coast.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.06
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala Conservation Reserve Visit
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala Conservation Reserve Visit

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Learn about Australia’s diverse wildlife on this full-day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne, including round-trip transport and lunch. See native Aussie animals at the Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Then, take a tour of Phillip Island, visiting the Nobbies and Cape Woolamai. End the day watching the memorable sunset Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.06
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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne
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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

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Get up close to Australia’s native wildlife on this memorable full-day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne, including hotel pick-up. See adorable koalas and wallabies at the island’s Koala Conservation Centre, spot Australia’s largest colony of fur seals at Seal Rocks and watch the sunset penguin parade along the coast. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.81
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express Tour from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express Tour from Melbourne

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See native Australian wildlife, including the nightly ‘penguin parade,’ on this small-group tour to Phillip Island from Melbourne. Take in the breathtaking views of Phillip Island's rugged coastline along the Nobbies Boardwalk, then head to Summerland Beach to observe a procession of little penguins from Victoria's largest penguin colony.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.11
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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne with Penguin Plus Viewing
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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne with Penguin Plus Viewing

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See all of your favorite Aussie creatures on one tour! Spend a full day exploring Phillip Island from Melbourne, starting with a visit to the Maru Animal Park. Get up close to cuddly koalas, hand-feed the kangaroos and wallabies, and see emus, dingoes and snakes. Next, spot Australian Fur Seals in their natural habitat as you visit landmarks like the Nobbies and Woolomai Beach, then head to Summerland beach to watch the evening penguin parade.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour
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Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

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You don’t need to rely on Victoria’s patchy public transport to see Phillip Island’s spectacular wildlife. This small-group tour, with a maximum of 11 passengers, collects and drops in a convenient central Melbourne location. See the kangaroos and koalas at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, visit Cowes village for refreshments (own expense), spot seals at The Nobbies Centre, and watch penguins returning to their nests at the Penguin Parade.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.58
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Full-Day Bus Tour Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach
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Full-Day Bus Tour Phillip Island Wildlife and Brighton Beach

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On this full day tour you will get to experience both bays that Melbourne has to offer and the beautiful city skyline along with the iconic Brighton Beach boxes dating back to the 1860's. Explore some of Australia's best known native animals such as Koalas, Kangaroos Dingoes and more. Visit the Nobbies Centre where this spectacular headland offers stunning ocean views and is home to the world's largest Fur Seal Colony and Seal Rock. You will enjoy boardwalks and gain knowledge of all local Animal, Fauna and Flora. Visit the world-famous penguin parade and follow along in many different languages in our website app so you don’t miss a thing. Bring an umbrella if rain is forecast.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.04
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Phillip Island Helicopter Tour

Phillip Island Helicopter Tour

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Soar over the golden sands and rugged sea cliffs of Phillip Island on exhilarating various helicopter flights. Choose between seven sensational itineraries and see the surf hotspot of Cape Woolamai, the famous Grand Prix Circuit or Port Phillip Bay on the Mornington Peninsula. Soak up magnificent aerial views of landmarks like the Red Rocks Point, the Nobbies and San Remo Bridge, or spot wildlife wonders like the penguins at Summerland Beach or the Australian Fur Seals lounging on Seal Rocks.
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  • 12 to 25 minutes
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Phillip Island Medium Size Group Tour
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Phillip Island Medium Size Group Tour

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Every night, thousands of little blue penguins come ashore on Phillip Island to rest up and spend time with their mate. The nightly penguin parade is a uniquely Australian spectacle, and a perfect opportunity to see some of the south coast's sea life. This tour makes getting to the penguin parade easy; instead of hiring a car and organizing accommodation on the island, same-day chauffeured transfers make it possible to see the best of Phillip Island in a single day.
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  • 9 hours
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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour
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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

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Experience Australian wildlife and rainforest up-close and personal with a full day trip to Moonlit Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train from Melbourne. Explore Moonlit Sanctuary's bushland setting with an experienced guide, and meet animals that range from koalas to kangaroos, dingos to monitor lizards. Learn about local conservation efforts. Soak up the wild atmosphere of a mountain rainforest while riding a century-old steam train along scenic tracks before returning to Melbourne.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.63
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Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne

Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne

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Journey to Phillip Island for a day filled with spectacular vistas and amazing wildlife encounters. On this private tour from Melbourne, visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park to observe sleepy koalas in their natural habitat and meet several Australian native animals such as wallabies, kangaroos and colorful birds and reptiles. As dusk falls, witness one of nature’s most adorable spectacles at the Penguin Parade, when hundreds of tiny fairy penguins waddle out of the ocean and make their way across a local beach to their burrows. Enjoy the personalized attention of your guide and request customized stops to suit your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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The Ultimate Melbourne Attractions Pass

The Ultimate Melbourne Attractions Pass

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Enjoy the Melbourne attractions and activities that interest you most with this flexible attractions pass. There are multiple options to choose from to suit your schedule—select a pass that offers unlimited attractions for a set number of days, or select a flexi pass that offers a set number of attractions within a longer time period. Then explore Melbourne however you wish, choosing from more than 25 experiences such as the zoo, Eureka Skydeck, a city sightseeing tour, a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train or entry to Healesville Sanctuary.
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  • 90 days
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Phillip Island and French Island Wildlife Expedition

Phillip Island and French Island Wildlife Expedition

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Australia is home to a number of unique wildlife species and this tour to Phillip and French islands, just outside of Melbourne, lets you get up close and personal. Join a small group and board the ferry to French Island where you take a guided tour and see koalas in their natural habitat. Then head to Phillip Island to observe a seal colony and the famous penguin parade at sunset.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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1 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade

1 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne and spend a day discovering Australian wildlife on this full-day excursion to Phillip Island. Alongside a private guide, enjoy stops at nature parks, museums, natural monuments, and wineries to get a full overview of the area. Then, in the evening, head to the Phillip Island Nature Park to watch hundreds of penguins parade back down to their beach burrows.
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  • 12 hours
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Pure Nature - Phillip Island, Penguins & Exclusive Wildlife Sanctuary Encounter
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Pure Nature - Phillip Island, Penguins & Exclusive Wildlife Sanctuary Encounter

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If you’re looking for a day tour from Melbourne that offers something different, this exclusive and unique tour is ideal. With a focus on wildlife, comfort and following the path less followed, this tour offers something for everyone. Discover seaside towns, spectacular ocean views, and dramatic cliffs. Enjoy a cliff-edge boardwalk, visit the Brighton Boxes and look out for pelicans, stingrays, and penguins. This tour offers an exclusive visit to a family-owned free-range nature park: home to over 60 native species including kangaroos, emus, wallabies, and wombats.
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  • 11 hours
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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day
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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

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Maximize your time in Melbourne with a great-value full-day tour, combining the best bits of the city and Phillip Island. Spend the morning touring Melbourne landmarks like Federation Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Kilda Beach, then visit the Eureka Skydeck 88 for a spectacular aerial view. After lunch (own expense), tour the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, get up close to Aussie wildlife at the Koala Conservation Centre, then watch the sunset Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 13 hours
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$182.99
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2-Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade

2-Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade

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Explore Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road on this 2-day tour from Melbourne. See the famous 12 Apostles and view the penguin parade on Phillip Island. Overnight accommodation, meals per itinerary, and round-trip transportation from Melbourne included.
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  • 2 days
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Small Group - Phillip Island Hike & Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne
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Small Group - Phillip Island Hike & Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

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Escape the city streets of Melbourne with this tour of Phillip Island. Travel 2 hours by VW Caravelle to Cape Woolamaj. Hike along striking rock formations to the highest point of the island and check out impressive views of the coast below. Visit the seaside town of Cowes, and see penguins and other local wildlife in The Nobbies and Maru Koala and Animal Park before your tour concludes.
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  • 12 hours
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Private tours from Melbourne

Private tours from Melbourne

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If you’re looking for a personalized way to experience Melbourne, then a private tour is the way to go. Choose from a list of places in and around the city to explore such as the Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and much more. Your guide suggests landmarks and points of interest to visit, but you are also able to suggest a few locations.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$129.17
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[Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour.

[Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour.

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Spend a day learning about Victoria’s wildlife as you embark on a tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island. Alongside a private guide, visit several locations where you can encounter Australian wildlife such as wallabies, echidnas, reptiles, and penguins. Visit a historic farm to learn about sheepherding and end your day watching the famous Penguin Parade, where hundreds of Little penguins make their way back to their burrows at sunset.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$491.57
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary and Phillip Island 2 Day Wildlife Encounter

Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary and Phillip Island 2 Day Wildlife Encounter

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'Oceans to Islands' Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island 2 Day wildlife encounter is the perfect tour if you are looking to see the very best of regional Victoria. Begin your journey travelling to the awe inspiring 12 Apostles coastline seeing these incredible wonders in the morning light. Explore Loch Ard Gorge. Continue your journey along the Great Ocean Road  and explore an ancient rainforest, visit quaint seaside villages, encounter wild Koalas and stop at incredible lookouts. Take the morning ferry across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula famous for stunning beaches, colourful bathing boxes and mountain top views. Journey to Phillip Island and explore the Phillip Island Nature Park exploring Cape Woolamai, Nobbies Board Walk and Seal Rocks. Tonight after dark you will experience a close encounter with 100's & 100's of wild Little Penguins as the return to their coastal habitat before returning to Melbourne.
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  • 2 days
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Private Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Hiking Tour from Melbourne
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Private Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Hiking Tour from Melbourne

Our first stop is Cape Woolamai for the first hike of the day—an easy to moderate 6.8km track through unique landscapes. We traverse over rugged rock formations, known as the Pinnacles, and wind our way around the Nature Park of Phillip Island. Experience stunning views over the Bass Strait and the surf below. After this hike, we head into Cowes for a bite to eat before making our way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. Stroll through this eucalyptus woodland and get up close to koalas in their natural habitat. Our next stop is The Nobbies, where we enjoy a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk to discover breathtaking coastline views and the impressive thundering blowhole. To top off the day, we take a waddle on the wild side to see hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. This experience is a wildlife lover’s dream! All of our private tours offer you the freedom to adjust and create your own unique itinerary.
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  • 12 hours
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