Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade

4.8 / 5

27 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$ 88.82 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
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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
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4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

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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

We had an amazing day. The penguin parade was the highlight of the day. Our Tour guide Fred brought the tour to the next level. Dinner was not included, which we think is a mistanke, but once again Fred stepped up and found a solution, drove us to a nice italian restaurant. Do not concider the visitor center for dinner.

May 26, 2022

Nuestro conductor Sebastian fue muy amable y nos ofreció deliciosas galletas y agua al principio del viaje. El viaje a Moonlit se hizo muy ameno porque nos contó cosas interesantes sobre Melbourne y sobre los animales autóctonos. La visita al santuario Moonlit fue un encuentro maravilloso con los animales australianos, pudimos ver woombats, canguros, wallabies, el diablo de Tasmania, dingos... fuimos tan afortunados que incluso pudimos alimentar a un Wallabie con su bebé en el bolsillo. Tras la visita al santuario nos dirigimos a Nobbies centre donde pudimos tener unas vistas espectaculares y dimos un pequeño paseo y finalmente fuimos a ver los pingüinos. Pudimos ver cientos de ellos salir del agua en pequeños grupos y correr hacia las rocas donde se encuentran con otros pingüinos. Un día maravilloso, gracias Sebastian. ¡Lo recomendamos encarecidamente!

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August 10, 2022


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