1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Phillip Island

Phillip Island: Penguins, Kangaroos, and Koalas

Product ID: 37187
See the dusk parade of Little Penguins on a wildlife tour from Melbourne. Go to the Maru Animal Park to get up-close-and-personal with koalas, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, and farm animals. See Australia’s largest fur seal colony, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 1:15 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience Phillip Island’s famous Penguin Parade
  • Hand feed Kangaroos and other wildlife at an Animal Park
  • Explore Phillip Island’s spectacular coastline
  • Get up close and personal to the famous Little Penguins
5 hours
  • Melbourne City Centre

  • 2 hours
  • Maru Koala and Animal Park (visit)

  • The Nobbies Tourist Centre (view)

  • Penguin Parade (view)

  • 2 hours
  • Melbourne City Centre

Pickup included
Main stop
Full description
Take a full-day tour to Phillip Island from Melbourne and spend an afternoon and evening surrounded by an array of wildlife, including Australia's largest fur seal colony, cuddly koalas, and more. You will go to the Maru Animal Park to pet and feed kangaroos and wallabies, as well as meet and interact with a host of farm animals. Get your photo taken holding a koala, and go inside enclosures where the animal keepers will make introductions. 

View the spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, 2 rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. From the walkways, you can sometimes catch a glimpse of Australia's largest population of fur seals along the rugged coastline. Browse the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre to learn about the little penguins of the stunning island. 

Then, watch the lovable birds as they battle the surf and waddle their way to their dune burrows. Hear about the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. Stay to see the penguins as they return to their nests from their daily fishing expeditions and greet their young families back onshore. Marvel at the powerful coastline of the Southern Ocean, with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores. During the summer season, there will be time for dinner at the seaside town of Cowes or the Penguin Parade Café before returning to Melbourne. 
  • Entry to Maru Koala and Animal Park (until March 31, 2020)
  • Entry to Koala Conservation Center (From April 1, 2020 onwards)
  • Penguin Parade
  • Experienced drive guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in air-conditioned coach
  • Viewing Platform Upgrade (if selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner

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Important information
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• Please note that the Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependant on daylight hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Liam is very nice & informative Can’t see much the penguin, just our luck Could have let us know / allow as well upgrade (chargeable) on the undergrouNd platform and inform us on the possibly strong / chill wind (so we can dress appropriately, ended up buying blankets) Thank you! Will highly recommend the tour

February 14, 2020

He took me to see the animals first, took a picture with the koala and was able to feed the kangaroo. All the koalas were sleeping, but it was very cute. In other tours, animal interaction was about 30 minutes to an hour, but on this tour I was able to stay for about an hour and a half, so I enjoyed it. Then stop by the beach and have dinner at 5am. It was too early and I was not hungry, but I can't help it. The penguin parade was seen in the underground seats. In fact, the tour reservation was made the day before, and the seat upgrade was requested one hour before departure, but I was lucky. I participated in late November and warmed up on a warm day. It looks pretty cold outside. However, during the tour, the staff told me that I could see it at the Penguin Plus seat. On the other hand, the basement seat is a look up? To see. The world's smallest little penguin walking was really cute! I would like to participate again on the next tour with great satisfaction!

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November 29, 2019

It was great! I enjoyed the whole day, the stops at the beaches was a nice surprise. The bus driver was a really friendly chap. But in a perfect world the penguin place would’ve let in less people, I’d gladly paid more if it meant it would be less crowded.

November 22, 2019

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Product ID: 37187