Phillip Island Penguin, Koala and Kangaroo Tour from Melbourne

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Immerse yourself in the wildlife of Australia, time this day at Phillip Island. On this tour from Melbourne, you'll see little penguins, koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and seals. Your Phillip Island excursion includes a visit to Warrook Farm and a koala reserve, and the famous Penguin Parade. To enjoy the penguin parade even more, you have the choice between three privileged points of view.


Highlights

  • Done in English
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Treat yourself to a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get up close to native wildlife
  • Visit with local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Little penguins put on a wonderful show as they surf and waddle across the sand to their home at dusk on Phillip Island. Phillip Island is home to an amazing array of wildlife, including koalas, Australia's largest colony of fur seals and, of course, razorbills.


Travel to the Melbourne suburbs of St Kilda and Brighton Bay, visit Warrook, a cattle farm in the prosperous region of Gippsland. Take the opportunity to pet and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of farm animals.

You will encounter koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Center. See the dramatic coastline scenery at Nobbies, two rocky outcrops where marine life is abundant. From the gangway, learn about Australia's largest population of fur seals living along the rugged southern coast. Sneak through the Phillip Island Visitors Information Center and visit the seaside town of Cowes – Phillip Island's main town and a retreat and vacation town for anglers and beach lovers.


Choose one of three rides to highlight your Penguin Parade experience:


  • Choose the Penguin Plus View Platform climb, for a unique up-close view of penguins and interactive views with commentary provided by a trained eco-ranger. There is an excellent view of penguins from the wooden seats.
  • The Private Penguin Parade option is limited to a maximum of 10 people per group, making your viewing of the penguins interactive and the commentary from the personal ranger more intimate and personal. You'll be provided with a warm, waterproof jacket, a mat so you can sit comfortably on an exclusive beach viewing area, and headphones for listening to live commentary and a tour guided tour of the Penguin Parade Visitor Center.
  • The Skybox Penguin gives you the opportunity to view the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from an exclusive elevated viewing tour, accompanied by a personal ranger.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :


Tour departs from selected Melbourne hotels

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Federation Square, City of Melbourne

Departure time :

  • 13.15 p.m

Hotel pickups begin before this time. Contact the local organizer to verify exact hotel pickup time.


Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return details:
Return to the starting point around 21:30 p.m. and 22:30 p.m.

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