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[Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour.

[Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour.

By Australian Private Tours
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 19-59
Duration: 10–11 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, French

  • Penguins PLUS seating (closer viewing of the penguin parade). Unless booked out.
  • Wildlife park entry.
  • Bottled water
  • Churchill Island entry.
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill Island
What's not included
  • Flexible to suit you on the day.
  • Depending on the time of year, we may suggest to have lunch before your tour.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please add your pick up location when making a booking. Complimentary pick-up/drop-off is offered to your accommodation (within Central Melbourne locations) and port (Port of Melbourne). Airport pick-up/drop-off is an additional $150 AUD, payable via cash on the day to your tour guide.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Port of Melbourne
      • Phillip Island port
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 216347P3

        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is [Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour.?
        [Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour. price starts from AU$923.89. Discover and book [Private Tour] “Penguin Parade” Phillip Island Tour. on Tripadvisor
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        About the operator
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        • Australian Private Tours
          Joined in November 2019
        • Climber03435338197
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          a big thank you for the tour. We had the most incredible and authentic experience. It was such a chance to have Shirley with us. She is an amazing woman. And finally, a big thank you to Matt for his kindness and for sharing with us his knowledge and experience. It is great to see that tourism can be authentic and respectful of the tradition.
          Written 17 February 2024
        • BruceC196
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour
          Cameron was the best. We had a three day private tour and it was amazing. So energetic and really felt like part of the family. Highlight was him helping my 80 year old mom to the top of the Grampians on a hike that took 4 hours. Look no further and book with confidence. You will not regret it.
          Written 31 January 2024
        • shaeuni7
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          Unforgettable experience!
          Our group was pretty demanding requesting a tour to both Uluru and Kata Tjuta on Christmas Eve. Cameron was arranging the details of the private tour prior to our departure and was very prompt in responding and quick in accommodating our requests. He is a friendly person and a very confident owner of the company. On the day of Christmas Eve, our group received one of the most unforgettable gifts in our lives. The guide/driver Matt was very laid back and had great sense of humor. He was thoroughly knowledgeable responding to all our questions, at the same time was very respectful and sensitive to the aboriginal culture and the stories of Anangu. Our group was a circle of friends from ages 2 to late 50's who are interested in spiritual journey, meditating together quite often. Matt understood us right away and shared all the spiritual aspects of Kata Tjuta and Uluru. We sensed he came from the future - if we believe that time is linear - to guide us in our spiritual experience on that day. His individual connection with each members in our group was very personalized and highly sensitive and this all happened in just 6 hours! We wish we could have stayed longer in Australia because Cameron has professional tour guides all over. Our brief stay in Sydney was just to transfer to the international flight out. That said, we look forward to other tours in the near future when we go back.
          Written 4 January 2024
        • U9505LLjamesh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Glorious Red Earth.
          Uluru is like a magnet throbbing with deep earth vibrations that seem to call you you meet her. Acknowlede it, listen, follow and go there. Take whom you would take, the fellowship is there. I am glad I chose to find a tour guide and a small private company called Australian Private Tours (APT). The whole process was friendly and made easy by a phone call promptly following my enquiry. All we had to do is talk about our general plans, and the rest was all organised by Cameron at APT. After we arrived by Qantas from the nearby airport, we had an afternoon to relax at the hotel and just breathe the sweetness of middle earth's fresh air. Already we knew the pressure was off, people there were friendly and interesting and then we met Leroy. A champion of enthusiasm for the Outback people, the stories, the actual history and way of life on edges of natural constructions that defy imagination. They are to me the most glamourous gardens I've seen anywhere in the world, manicured only by time and hidden by space. I took my mother, who is Australian born and never been there. She said she enjoyed it immensely. If a 79 year old can pick up and go for two nights, you have to do it too. I cannot explain what a close up look to the Ouback and her people is like by words alone, its a feel you have when you are there and I am only interested in more time to find a range of interesting things to see and do that extend beyond the first few waypoints of discovery in only two nights. I need not mention the Outback buffet and field of lights included in the tour. I would say it would not have been the same without our hosts Cameron and Leroy from APT.
          Written 29 October 2023
        • GeorgeTenenbaum
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great private tour of Uluru
          It was an excellent experience!! Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable and friendly and taught us a lot about Uluru and its surrounding communities. Highly recommended!!
          Written 28 October 2023
        • W4782FPchristopherd
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great company to customize your trip with!
          My wife and I wanted to take a tour to see the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. We looked at several tour companies, but all of them featured other stops that we weren’t really interested in. Then we found Australian Private Tours and decided to see what they could customize for us. Company owner Cameron responded quickly and was very easy to work with, helping set up an itinerary that included stopping at places my wife and I wanted to see that weren’t included in the large group tour itineraries. He was able to include stops in Sam Remo to watch the wild pelican feed and at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, both of which we really enjoyed. We ended the day at the Penguin Parade. Our guide Simon picked us up in Melbourne. In San Remo, he helped us find where to quickly grab lunch so we could watch the pelican feed and head off again to have plenty of time to see the activities we wanted to watch at Churchill Island Heritage Farm. After we left the farm, he was able to show us some extra sites and provide us with a lot of interesting facts and insights about what it is like to live in the area. He has spent a lot of time on Phillip Island because his parents own a home there. We really appreciated Simon’s knowledge and the fact that Cameron found us a guide with a local connection. Simon took us to see the Nobbies before we headed to the Penguin Parade, and we are so glad that this was included, because it may be one of the most beautiful areas we have ever seen. We hadn’t actually requested to go there, only because we didn’t really think we would have time to see it due to the specific timing of the other things we had planned for the day. That is why it was so great having Simon and Cameron’s expertise! Simon also knew just when to arrive at the Nobbies and then leave there and head to the Penguin Parade to beat the big crush of people on large group tours at both places. He was also attentive to small details that made a big difference for us timewise since the Penguin Parade visitor’s centre doesn’t even open until 4:00 PM, and we had to order food there and eat it as well as check out the gift shop in a pretty short timeframe before needing to assemble for the Ultimate Adventure Tour that Cameron was able to book for us. Simon offering to run our gift shop purchase out to his van and even just grabbing sauce for our chips saved us precious time and made our experience there more relaxing rather than rushed. If you want to go to Phillip Island or pretty much anywhere else in Australia, we highly recommend Australian Private Tours. It was so nice to be able to go where we wanted to go instead of where the large group tour companies go and to have an expert to guide us and help us while we were there.
          Written 19 September 2023
        • fib669
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          just brilliant
          Cameron was brilliant - he organised our holiday to Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa. You will find no better tour organiser! We were a group of 7 including grandparents and teenagers - coming together from Zurich, Chicago and Brisbane. Cameron booked local guides who were very knowledgeable about the sensitivities of and challenges for the traditional owners. Our guides often attracted people from other tour groups as our guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. Cameron took into consideration the ages and interests of individual group members, and suggested food stops on the road and other tourist activities. He supports local Aussie talent which is a must out in central Australia. I can’t wait to Organise our next Aussie holiday with Cameron.
          Written 9 July 2023
        • Y8495ZVdavidt
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          Fabulous Service--Attended to all Details
          Cameron attended to all the details in advising and executing private tours for a group of four friends in both Sydney and Cairns. Both the tours and guides exceeded our expectations. I recommend without hesitation.
          Written 7 November 2022
        • lans101
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing personalised tour of Uluru/Olgas
          I cannot recommend Cameron enough. We had an Uluru/Olgas tour cancelled last minute and Aust Pvte Tours jumped in to the rescue. In all honesty, it was a blessing in disguise because I think we got a 10x better experience than we would on a normal bus tour. Leroy, our driver/guide for the day was AMAZING! His knowledge, his skill, his explanations, and his wit were above and beyond……and he is truly phenomenal with kids! Thank you so much to Cameron and Leroy for creating one of our best NT experiences. :)
          Written 13 July 2022
        • Carla F
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The most memorable tour and such personalised service
          We did a tour of Ayers Rock both sunset and sunrise. Cameron was so responsive and with all private tours booked out including Cameron’s tours he went out of his way to find someone to conduct the tour for us and put together a personalised experience for us and give us memories that will never be forgotten.
          Written 20 April 2022
        • kleop2022
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip with Private Mclaren Vale Wine Tour.
          Cameron from Private Mclaren Vale Wine Tour was recommended to us. Very good service. Thank you. We will recommend you to all of our friends.
          Written 13 February 2022
        • ellangov0602
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best personalised wine tour!!
          - Cameron the guide was so knowledgeable and engaging and made the whole day so much fun. - Amazing wineries sampling the delicious wines - some offered cheese and food pairings which we loved! - We had lunch at the verandah at the darenberg cube was which was delicious - The gin distillery was also a great stop to end the day - Highly recommend this company, very professional and they organised the perfect day for us.
          Written 8 February 2022
        • aksumelike
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          We arranged 4 private customized tours to the Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula. All our guides - Jessica, Julie and Francois, were wonderful. They were so friendly, great with the kids, knew all the best spots and good food, and totally flexible accommodating our preferences and leisurely pace. We tasted wine and fed wallabies, saw little fairy penguins, visited a chocolaterie, went strawberry picking, lunched at a vineyard /olive grove, and tree surfed at the Enchanted Adventure Garden. Highly recommended for anyone that wants an alternative to the run-of-the-mill package tours.
          Written 24 May 2020
        • Pathfinder657682
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing service and experience!
          We booked 2 tours with Australian Private Tours, Dandenong mountains and the great ocean road. Cameron was quite attentive and called me to explain in detail our travel itinerary even when he is overseas. He was very efficient and would reply to my email very promptly. Our tour guide, Francois was fantastic! He is really amazing and also easy going. His positivity is contagious, which made us all happy during the tour. He is considerate and attentive to each of our needs. It was very relaxing on tour with him as he didn’t rush us during the day. Australian Private Tours is truly worth it. With such fantastic service and the price is really affordable too. It is one of our best trips and I will definitely choose this company again in the future.
          Written 18 May 2020
        • geriyoyo
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out with a fabulous guide!
          We went with this tour company while holidaying in Melbourne. The first day was a wine tour, which was well organized and the second day was the great ocean road. Our guide Francois was knowledgeable and fun. He gave us flexibility and was always accommodating. We enjoyed our time on the tours because of his good humor and the way he made everyone feel so comfortable.
          Written 22 April 2020
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
        Very good

        Dave H
        San Francisco, CA15 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        June 2019
        I found Cam via the Google several years ago when I needed to arrange for a tour for relatives. As it was their first time in Melbourne, of course we did the penguins! It was great - Cam listened, suggested multiple options and executed a fun, easy trip.

        I've subsequently took several trips with Cam and several of his guides (Francois, Julie, etc) and each time, the trips have been drama free, stressless, and simple. Having been with multiple groups, they handle a van full of rambunctious kids as well as they do 4 adults doing a tasteful wine afternoon in the Yarra.
        Written 3 May 2020
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        Overall, an awesome experience. Highly recommend!!!! They were able the help me with a last minute booking. Great for a whole family. My 21, 17, and 15 year old sons had a blast. Guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.
        Written 9 April 2023
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