Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade

4.8 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: Oceania Tours and Safaris

Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade

Activity provider: Oceania Tours and Safaris
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From US$ 81.53 per person

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Take a tour of Phillip Island and enjoy the world-famous Penguin Parade.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait at your selected hotel entrance 5-minutes before pickup time. Pick up time from specific hotels confirmed by message once booking is received. Please note this is departure time from that specific hotel, you need to be ready 5 minutes before. When no hotel specified central meeting point will be tour departure time at Mercure Melbourne Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank. Please note we only stop here if we have confirmed passengers at this pick up point.


  • Visit Phillip Island and see the adorable Penguin Parade
  • See and learn of Australia's wildlife at the Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Enjoy magnificent views from Nobbies and Seal Rock
Full description
Experience a day of Australian animals and nature on this guided day trip from Melbourne. Begin your animal adventure with hotel pickup and a trip to the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Experience up-close encounters with kangaroos, wombats and echidnas in this unique habitat. Next, it's time for Phillip Island. Witness the waves and die-hard surfers of Woolamai Surf Beach, then journey to the dramatic west coast and the dramatic scenery of the Nobbies. Enjoy the commentary and learning about the scenery from your expert, local guide. Finally, settle into your seat on a beachside protective platform for the famous Penguin Parade. Watch hundreds of little penguins waddle out onto the beach in this adorable natural spectacular.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drink (available to purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

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  • Each person over 12 years of age must provide confirmation of Covid-19 vaccination
  • This is a medium-sized tour group of up to 24 people
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 43 reviews

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Our tour guide, Mehmet was fantastic. He shared interesting knowledge of the area and has a great enthusiasm for what he does. The stop at Moonlit Sanctuary was a great way to break up the trip. The penguin parade was wonderful. It's great to see animals in their natural habitat rather than a zoo.

September 16, 2022

Our driver Sebastian was very kind and offered us delicious cookies and water at the beginning of the trip. The trip to Moonlit was made very enjoyable because he told us interesting things about Melbourne and about the native animals. The visit to the Moonlit sanctuary was a wonderful encounter with the Australian animals, we got to see wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, the Tasmanian devil, dingoes... we were so lucky that we even got to feed a Wallabie with her baby in her pocket. After visiting the sanctuary we headed to Nobbies center where we had spectacular views and took a short walk and finally went to see the penguins. We were able to see hundreds of them come out of the water in small groups and run towards the rocks where they meet other penguins. A wonderful day, thanks Sebastian. We highly recommend it!

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August 10, 2022

We had a great time seeing Moonlit Sanctuary and Philip Island by our tour guide Fred! He’s very enthusiastic and friendly, sharing lots of facts along the long drive and keeping us entertained. We didn’t see as many penguins sadly, but we still managed to see a few along the route as we walked back from the viewing deck to the visitor center. Nonetheless I’m appreciative of the experience and would love for Fred to be my guide again if I return to Melbourne some day!

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June 17, 2022

Product ID: 399574