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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

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Melbourne, Australia
icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get up close to the adorable penguins and cuddly koalas of Phillip Island on this full-day back-to-nature tour, including hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Spot koalas in their natural habitats at the Koala Conservation Centre and get up close to local wildlife and tuck into a delicious afternoon tea (own expense) at Warrook Farm. At dusk, head to the viewing area at Summerland Beach to watch the evening Penguin Parade, as the island’s population of Little Penguins waddle ashore to sleep in their burrows.
  • See Australia's unique wildlife on a trip to Phillip Island
  • Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, and penguins
  • Watch the famous Penguin Parade at dusk
  • Round-trip transportation from Melbourne included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Free wi-fi on coach
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

161 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Departure Time

1:15 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Australia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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  • "Going with a big group on a big bus is not great, a small group package is much nicer." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Once in a lifetime experience
JoAnn_C
, Mar 2020
This was an amazing experience. Samantha our ranger was wonderful. We were able to hear everything she said and we were given binoculars to see penguins as they were coming out of ocean.
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Unique experience.
Susan_S
, Feb 2020
A really fascinating event, watching the little penguins come out of the sea and walk to their burrows and nesting boxes, a long walk for some. We also saw swamp wallabies and several species of birds. Liked that we visited Warrock, a small private animal farm/refuge where I saw Llamas, camels, Kangaroos, Emus, Rabbits and Guineas. Had a great meat pie for lunch. I saw 6 of the Koalas, although they were sleeping high up in the trees, were visible and not hard to find. The driver/guide, Suzi, was very friendly, helpful and informative. Would rate her the best driver ever for getting the bus around in the traffic in Melbourne and for dropping people off at or very near their accommodation, or giving information on where to get other transport for people out of town.
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star-3
Bad weather can spoil this trip
Dennis_C
, Feb 2020
Weather was bad so that somewhat taints my review. The first stop was an outdoor park with some caged animals. The rain was so bad we didn't leave the snack shop. Although Dane did an excellent job In commentary while driving, once he realized there was nothing to do there because of the rain, cutting the time might have been a better option. The ext stop at the wild sanctuary was great. Weather had improved and there were lots of animals in the wild...some within a few feet for viewing. The next stop was for lunch. The town we stopped at was great, try the Itailian restaurant that sits nearest to the water for good food at a reasonable price (Dane's recommendation) The last stop was for the pengiun viewing and it was a complete bust. We went to the visitor center about a half an hour before the penguins were to start their march. Unfortunately, lightning in the area caused the park staff to recall all the tourists back to the visitor center while the storm passed. They allowed tourists to return at 915 but the bus was to leave at 930 so seeing the march was not possible given the time constraint. No refund for the admission to the park was offered so we spent about 7 hours getting there but no penguins. Again, weather played a huge part in our experience but Dane did his best to keep us amused on trip. My advice is cancel or.poatpone this trip if the weather is bad...too long a drive if you dont see the penguins
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Penguin parade
Andrew
, Feb 2020
My trip to the penquin parade and koala center was fabulous I saw lots of koalas and the penquins were plentiful thx to Deb my guide she did a super job and Australia is safe and beautiful at this time thank you andy denver co k orado
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star-4
It was nice but very cold so a little
juisharma
, Feb 2020
Driver Jeff was very nice and funny. It was super cold so the tour guys could have suggested carrying blankets along. Tour was well planned
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Good destinations and driver, big crowd on full-sized bus
Kenneth S
, Oct 2019
The penguins are a must-see, and the VIP seating highly recommended. Going with a big group on a big bus is not great, a small group package is much nicer. Not even water was provided.
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star-4
Love Penguin Parade, it's ok for other animal stops
Linaww01
, Aug 2019
I love Penguin Parade when the Penguin walked as long as broadwalk, we chose Penguin Plus it's worth just we came late so not get very good spot, but after some people were done we had chance to get good spot and to see Penguins out of their habitat in the ocean...hundreds...Amazing! Well the other stop before reach Penguin Parade was Ok, small place but my kids could feed kangaroos. The Koala conservation were not many Koala seen at the time, but was just fine.
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star-5
Best night ever
sherrycC579OB
, Nov 2018
The evening was awesome! The rangers were very informative and helpful and the penguins were the cutest, funniest little creatures I had ever seen. The gift shop was full of great souvenirs and it was difficult to choose what to buy. The bathrooms were clean and the paths/center well signed and easy to follow. Overall a great experience! Would recommend and would come again.
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star-5
Amazing tour! Good value for money...
Kristie S
, Nov 2015
Amazing tour! Good value for money too. We actually visited 4 places: first the Churchill Island Heritage farm, then the koala conservation centre, then The Nobbies, then the Penguin Parade. We had a double decker coach, very comfy and plenty of room for everyone. Plus a very knowledgeable guide! If you can help it, try not to go on a cloudy/foggy night. The more fog hanging around the shore, the less penguins you'll see. Thankfully our night was perfect, and we saw THOUSANDS yep, literally of them! Each place was just superb and worth the trip in itself!
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This tour was excellent. Our driver was...
Anne B
, Oct 2015
This tour was excellent. Our driver was very informative and we saw a lot of wallaby before we arrived at the Penquin Grandstands. The little penquins were very interesting.
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