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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour - with unbiased reviews

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

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Watching the Penguin Parade is a highlight for visitors to Phillip Island, where every night hundreds of tiny penguins return to their nests on Summerland Beach. This evening tour is ideal for those short on time, with round-trip transportation from Melbourne, a visit to the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, and a choice to watch the parade from the beach or enjoy a closer view from the Penguins Plus viewing platform.
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AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours
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    Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Depart Melbourne and travel directly to the Penguin Parade Explore Phillip Island's Penguin Parade Centre to discover an extensive range of information available about Phillip Island, its history and wildlife Here you can learn about the Little Penguin and its lifestyle Browse through the souvenir shop for your own little piece of Penguin memorabilia See the wonderful nightly phenomenon of the Little Penguins battling the strong surf as they return to the beach after a day of hunting fish at sea Watch the Little Penguins as they make their way up the beach to their waiting families
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AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours
Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaThe starting point of your tour is AAT Kings Day Tour office at Federation Square, corner Flinders and Russell Streets, Melbourne.
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  • See the unforgettable sight of little penguins in their natural environment
  • Guided visit with viewing options ensures the best viewing spots
  • Upgrade for even better views from the Penguins Plus viewing platform
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transportation from Melbourne
What to Expect
After being picked up from your central Melbourne hotel in the mid-afternoon, set out on the around 1.5-hour journey to Phillip Island. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned coach, head south towards the coast and admire the scenery along the Yarra River. Arrive at the fishing village of San Remo, where you will cross the bridge to Phillip Island. The first stop of the evening is at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, where you can learn more about the island’s native wildlife, hear about ongoing conservation efforts, and discover fascinating facts about the little penguins—Phillip Island is home to the largest colony in Australia. Arrive at Summerland Beach, on the southwestern coast of Phillip Island, in time to watch the nightly parade. Depending on the tour option chosen, either find a place on the beach or watch from the comfort of the Penguin Plus Viewing Platform, and enjoy seeing the hundreds of little penguins waddling back up the beach to their burrows. At the end of the evening, return to Melbourne and enjoy views of the illuminated city on the drive back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Ticket for general viewing platform (Penguin Parade) unless upgrade selected
  • Learn all about the spectacular Phillip Island with your expert local guide
  • Pickup and dropoff at selected Melbourne hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Departure times subject to change due to daylight savings
  • Be sure to bring warm layers of clothing, as the ocean air can get cold at night
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note photography or filming is prohibited at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated. no access to upgrades to Guided Ranger or Skybox at Phillip Island Nature Parks, Penguins Underground is the recommended upgrade.
  • Children under 16 are not permitted on skybox tour
  • Children under 12 are not permitted on the Ranger Guided Tour
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: AAT Kings
Liverpool, United Kingdom
We booked onto the Philip Island and wildlife tour as it contained everything we wanted to see. Met our driver;
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Bakersfield, California
Highlight of our trip to Melbourne
On February 2, 2020, we had the pleasure of taking this tour with our guide, Stephen. Not only is this an amazing
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It was an early start of 8am trip so the Devonshire morning tea was a good stop in a lovely countryside not very
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Great trip!
This trip was absolutely wonderful, one of the must see scenic places in a lifetime.  The driver/guide Paul's talk
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lovely wildlife!
I took this tour in January, set off Melbourne in late afternoon, before the Penguin parade started 9pm, there was
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Savannah T
Paphos, Cyprus
The highlight of our holiday
Liam our tour guide for the day was more than amazing. He gave us a memorable day. He was full of recommendations
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Dublin, Ireland
Wonderful Day
This was one of the most amazing trips. It was a long day but we'll worth it. There were plenty of stops and there
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Lourdes C
Sydney, Australia
Once in a lifetime experience!
If visiting Melbourne, make time to see the evening Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. The AAT Kings tour stops at
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Anders J
Akersberga, Sweden
AAT Kings ride 2 february Melbourne Great Ocean Road
Thanks Richard for a great day along The Great Ocean Road! Fantastic views and very comfortable and modern coach.
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Alan K
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I have just returned from this tour. What can I say?! I am truly speechless at what a fantastic day this was such
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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