1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Koalas - with General Viewing

Travel to Phillip Island Nature Parks, known for its natural beauty, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife experiences. The island is home to a colony of around 32,000 little penguins and witness one of the most spectacular wildlife experiences as tiny penguins waddle ashore at sunset!


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  • Witness hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins
  • Sunset at the Penguin Parade with spectacular coastal views from Summerland Beach
  • Visit Phillip Island Koala Conservation Reserve and stroll along the boardwalk trails in search of koalas
  • Explore The Nobbies Center at Seal Rocks, with spectacular clifftop views and penguin burrows
  • Penguin Parade Visitor Center offers a dynamic environment to learn about wildlife conservation and penguins
  • Discover the majestic coastline and natural beauty of Phillip Island
  • A family-friendly Australian wildlife discovery experience


  • Penguin Parade general viewing entry
  • Admission into Koala Conservation Reserve
  • World-class wildlife encounter up close
  • Hosted by an experienced driver guide
  • Modern air-conditioned coach travel
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Selected Melbourne inner-city pick-up/drop-off points
Day 1: Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Koala Highlights from Melbourne
Get up close with a host of Australian wildlife, see the fantastic coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of tiny penguins waddle ashore! You’ll also get the chance to get up close to koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy the spectacular rugged beauty of Phillip Island. We begin our day with a stop at the Phillip Island Koala Conservation Reserve, where you’ll be making some new friends with our local Australian animals as you stroll along the boardwalk trails in natural woodlands in search of koalas. Phillip Island is famous for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and unique wildlife; it's then to the western end of the island to the Nobbies. Experience the majestic rocky coast and views of an Australian fur seal colony and spot wild wallabies and native birds on a back road journey to the main show at the Penguin Parade. There is no better ecotourism attraction in the world than the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, where guests can learn more about penguins and wildlife conservation. Before witnessing the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore at sunset. It’s truly a magical and unforgettable experience!
Meals: None


Departs: Departs Daily. The main meeting point for this tour will be at Immigration Museum - 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne

  •  13:45 pm (Oct to Mar)
  • 11:45 am (Apr to Sep)

Returns: 11:45 pm (Oct to Mar) / 9:45 pm (Apr to Sep)

Pickups: Need to be pre-booked


  • 11:05 | 13:05 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St Melbourne
  • 11:10 | 13:10 – Melbourne Marriott Hotel – Cnr Exhibition St Lonsdale St Melbourne
  • 11:15 13:15 – Space Hotel – 380 Russell St Melbourne
  • 11:20 | 13:20 – Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Russell St entrance Melbourne
  • 11:30 | 13:30 – Adina Apartment Hotel – 189 Queen St Melbourne
  • 11:35 | 13:35 – The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St Melbourne
  • 11:40 | 13:40 – Holiday Inn – 575 Flinders Ln Melbourne
  • 11:45 | 13:45 – Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St corner of Market St Melbourne
  • 11:50 | 13:50 – Crown Towers – 8 Whiteman St Queens Bridge St Southbank

This tour is affected by daylight savings hours, and departure time changes to maximize the sunset experience.

  • 02 Oct 2022 – 01 Apr 2023 summer @ 13:45 pm
  • 02 Apr 2023 – 30 Sep 2023 winter @ 11:45 am
  • 01 Oct 2023 – 06 Apr 2024 summer @ 13:45 pm
  • 07 Apr 2024 – 05 Oct 2024 winter @ 11:45 am
  • 06 Oct 2024 – 05 Apr 2025 summer @ 13:45 pm
  • 06 Apr 2025 – 04 Oct 2025 winter @ 11:45 am
  • 05 Oct 2025 – 04 Apr 2026 summer @ 13:45 pm

Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.



  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary - at the guest’s own expense. We provide plenty of opportunities for guests to support locals and buy lunch/dinner along the way.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal expenses

What to bring

  • 1L refillable water bottle
  • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • All-weather clothing ie. windbreaker, raincoat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Small day pack 5-7kg
  • Money for snacks and meals
  • Camera to capture every moment


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