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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

By: AAT Kings
  • Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade reveals penguins in their natural habitat
  • Spot sea birds and fur seals in the Nobbies rock formations
  • Tour Maru Koala and Animal Park for an up-close look at native wildlife
Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
From USD 121.97
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Penguin Plus Viewing PlatformMost Popular
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
USD 144.88
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
USD 121.97
Ranger Guided Tour
More personal Ranger guided experience with viewing from a small exclusive viewing area overlooking the beach. Includes mat, headset for commentary and tour of the Visitor Center. Max. 15 people.
USD 170.76
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See Phillip Island’s famous penguins as well as koalas, Tasmanian devils, and kangaroos on an afternoon trip from Melbourne that includes Maru Koala and Animal Park. Traveling in a climate-controlled bus, enjoy customizable tour options that let you watch the evening Penguin Parade from different vantage points as the world’s smallest penguins return to their island burrows after a day of fishing.
What to Expect

Board a climate-controlled bus at your Melbourne hotel for the trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park, passing Westernport Bay along the way. At the award-winning animal park, see koalas and kangaroos along with a range of other native animals. See Tasmanian devils, wombats, venomous snakes, and dingoes—some of the country’s most fascinating creatures—up close.

From Maru Koala and Animal Park, continue to Philip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals, and the world’s smallest species of penguin. Explore the Nobbies rock formations to look for seals and birds. Then, as sunset approaches, wait for the native penguins in the viewing station that you’ve selected when booking. Suddenly you’ll start to see the tiny penguins emerge from the water, waddling along the beach as they make their way to snug island burrows.

Following the Penguin Parade, your tour concludes with return transportation to your Melbourne hotel.
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1 - 5 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pay for the ranger guide

Perhaps my favorite thing in Melbourne area. The penguins are amazing. Remember - no photos while they’re coming ashore - so you just get to quietly watch them. In July, it’s chilly, plan ahead!

Thank AllyG520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Penguins, Koalas and Wallabies!

In spite of the cold and rain during our visit to Phillip Island we enjoyed watching the Wallabies and Koalas with a lot of birds of Australia at a nursery on our way! The skies opened up later at the time of arrival of the...More

2  Thank rightcut
Reviewed 10 July 2018
highlight of the evening was watching the penguins coming out of the water to go back to their homes so cute

same as above the penguins were very mysterious little animals and really cute as a button they a close family xx

Thank leewhite42
Reviewed 3 July 2018
So Cute!

Gorgeous penguins. Could not have picked a better night, was a chill in the air for sure, but was completely clear night sky. The staff were super helpful with trying to sort out easy access for my handicapped mum, and were an excellent source of...More

Thank Karl A
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Such a postive experience

I loved it. Worth every penny spent to get on this tour. We paid extra to upgrade to the viewing platform and it was so worth it. The high-light was of course the blue penguins. We saw so many coming out of the water and...More

Thank June Y
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Smudger160 | Reviewed this property |
It could get a bit tight We got back around 11:30ish
16 July 2018|
Response from Smudger160 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of encounters included we didn’t need to book any
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