Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express Tour from Melbourne

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From $84.29

73 reviews   (4.58)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 24 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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In just one extraordinary day, experience two of Victoria’s top wildlife attractions: the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, with Australia's largest colony of fur seals; and the nightly Penguin Parade, where little penguins pop out of the water and waddle across the beach to their burrows.

At the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, the clifftop boardwalk opens up breathtaking views of Phillip Island’s wild south coast, and there are further lookout points among natural sea bird gardens which have spectacular flowering displays in spring.

Then witness Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins in the nightly Penguin Parade. As dusk falls, hundreds of little penguins splash out of the water on to the beach, making their way to their burrows. They feed at sea, and return to their burrows to mate, care for their young and to moult.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Friendly & informative tour guide

Park Entry Fees

Pickup from selected hotels

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
  • Photography and video are NOT PERMITTED at the Penguin Parade
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We have been closely monitoring recommendations from the Australian Government & World Health Organisation (WHO) & have enhanced our cleaning procedures and implemented precautionary measures to ensure the highest levels of safety.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Penguins Plus & Underground Viewing are on request. Once you have placed a booking, the Tour Operator will contact you in the event your chosen upgrade is not available
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

The Nobbies
Views of Phillip Island's rugged south coast and home to Australia's largest fur seal colony.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
World famous Penguin Parade. Enjoy the brand new visitors centre and learn about the daily lives of the Little Penguins. Take a stroll along the paths and boardwalks trying to spot a Penguin who may have stayed behind from the days fishing and is snuggled up in their burrow. As dusk falls, watch as bands of Penguins come ashore and waddle up Summerland Beach.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Very good
Trip61033957069, 26-12-2022
Very good tour, My family had a really fun day today. my tour guide was chris n, he is very communicative and friendly to all of us
Awesome Penguin Experience
lizs293, 07-06-2022
The trip to Phillip Island to see the Penguin Parade was one of the highlights of our trip to Melbourne. We stopped at the Moonlit Sanctuary to see kangaroos, wallabies, wombats etc on the way to Phillip Island and our guide Sherif was wonderful - very knowledgeable about all the animals and great company. The penguins were amazing - so cool to see (and hear!) hundreds of them on their way home after their time at sea!
Great experience
Melbournetrip33333, 19-04-2022
This trip is good,Bill is our friendly tour guide,he is very very good and funny person!And we saw a lot of cute penguins,and they are so tiny!I had a very good experience!Although it was a raining day,we got sun in our mind.
Must do when on Phillip Island.
silviacK3877UC, 16-01-2022
Have watched the parade 4 times over many years.
Never gets old. It is so wonderful to see the little once running to their homes.
Took my grandkids for the first time. Boy did they have fun.
Penguin Plus
travelthai2016, 07-03-2020
We had an excellent day with Daniel T as our tour guide. We visited Moonlit Sanctuary feeding the kangaroos which was great we then went to the beach and looked for penguins before going to penguin parade. Daniel T was knowledgable, fun and the whole day was very well organised.

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