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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

By: Gray Line
  • Enjoy a day spent amidst the nature and wildlife of Phillip Island
  • Visit Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Watch the famous Penguin Parade as small penguins waddle to their burrows
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre
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Witness the phenomenon of the Penguin Parade from the general viewing area, includes Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Farm visit
Take a break from the bustle of Melbourne and spend the day in nature during this full-day tour of Phillip Island. Meet native koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre and visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm. Then watch Phillip Island’s famous Penguin Parade, during which hundreds of little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle to their burrows for the night.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Federation Square and begin your journey south to Phillip Island. En route, your guide provides information about the area and its native animals. Stop at Churchill Island Heritage Farm and take in the scenic views of the rolling countryside. Enjoy delicious afternoon tea with scones, jams, and cream (own expense) before heading to Phillip Island.

Once on island, stop in at the Koala Conservation Centre, walk across the elevated boardwalk, and search for koalas—most of whom will be asleep or chewing eucalyptus leaves—in their natural habitat.

Next up is the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you wait for hundreds of little penguins to waddle back to their burrows after a day of swimming.

After the parade, stop to enjoy a quick bite to eat (own expense) before your tour ends back in Melbourne.
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
The best day of my life!

I can tell: that day was one of the best day of my life. I was travelling alone, and at the begining of the tour James said "Don't worry, I am pretty sure you are going to make friends." And I did. I met an...More

Thank Eszter M
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile
Great day spent with Judith!

What wonderful memories to take back to Ireland. From start to finish Judith made this day special. We still have smiles on our faces when we reminisce. I thoroughly recommend this tour to young and old alike!

Thank Shiona B
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review Shiona B! Judith will be so pleased to hear that she made your day so memorable. We appreciate the 5 out of 5 stars. Kind regards, Mia

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Half day trip visiting the Koala conservation centre and Penguin Parade

Our hotel booked this trip for us short notice. Gray line were certainly accommidating and even picked us up from our hotel. We were delivered down to Federation Square where the rest of our group was to meet. Our bus promptly arrived and we were...More

Thank matu64
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review of your Penguin Parade tour. John your coach captain will be delighted to hear he was able to make your tour so enjoyable. It is lovely to hear you have only positive things to say about your...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Mr and mrs jones

James was our safe driver and he was amusing, friendly and very informative, about Melbourne and Australia, in general. He gave us great tips about where to sit, at the premium plus sitting area, to watch the little penguins come back in. We would highly...More

2  Thank Wendy Ann J
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Wendy Ann! What a wonderful review. It sounds like you enjoyed your tour of the Penguin Parade with James as your driver and guide. He will be very pleased to hear that he made your day so enjoyable. The premium penguin plus viewing platform...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Memorable Tour - Made My Day

I went with Gray Line based on the recommendation of my concierge at the Westin in Melbourne. So glad I did. First, buses are clean, modern and comfortable with an upper and lower deck. You even get to see videos about penguins etc. to kill...More

2  Thank Blueberry_1313
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

What a lovely review! We appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback of your tours with Gray Line. It’s great to hear you were recommended by a concierge at the Westin hotel. We are pleased to read you thought highly of James...More

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Response from Wendy Ann J | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours at the Moonlit Sanctuary and an hour and a half at a working farm, both on Churchill Island. We were on a bus tour.