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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

By: AAT Kings
Highlights
  • 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
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour
From US$109.55
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  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
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Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. Dinner is not included
US$109.55
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Before the parade, enjoy a more personalised wildlife viewing in an area limited to 300 people with ranger interpretation giving you a closer viewing of the Penguin arrival than the main viewing stand
US$132.97
Overview
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.
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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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Nature Tour - no human staging!

Probably the main reason to visit Phillip Island is to witness the nightly migration of thousands of tiny penguins from the ocean to inshore houses. A totally natural phenomenon timed by the evening darkness, it may occur anytime in the 30-40 minutes after sunset. NO...More

Thank drwhocooke
Reviewed 17 May 2018
Do the Underground Experience

The Underground experience is worth the extra cost, especially when it is cold and windy. The penguins walk right past the viewing windows, and there is a monitor inside so you can see when the groups emerge from the ocean and be prepared for their...More

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 17 March 2018
Fun Getaway and Experience

We took the express bus from Melbourne leaving at 1630 and arrived at 1900 due to traffic. We had plenty of time to walk down to the viewing area. I would highly recommend purchasing the VIP Seating upgrade as you will be very close to...More

2  Thank PaulsTripReviews
Reviewed 14 March 2018
Lovely little creatures

Trip was great, without it I would have missed something amazing (and funny). One advice tho, take a lot of warm clothes with you, since to get a best place to see penguins enquires long wait on windy beach. This should be part of the...More

Thank Marika L
Reviewed 26 January 2018
Enjoy penguins after the parade

Really enjoyed this. Seeing the penguins parade up on shore, while dodging predatory birds was interesting. The real highlight was afterwards seeing the chick and the parents feeding them.

Thank delidog
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Cyndi0119
29 June 2018|
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Response from bookworm451 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see the underground area. The concrete steps we sat on were cold and uncomfortable but we could see everything. We were very jammed in tho, people behaved badly, and the wardens were ineffective. Very... More
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P M
17 April 2018|
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Response from Marika L | Reviewed this property |
When is weather ideal, I don't know? If there is peguins, weather won't be a problem. Just take warm clothes in any case, and a raincoat if it's raining. You can also buy those from the gift shop if you like. I think... More
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