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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

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
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Penguin Plus Viewing PlatformMost Popular
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
From US$128.27
Standard Penguin Parade
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. Dinner is not included
From US$106.28
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.
Reviews (352)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing experience!

We saw the penguin parade on a very busy Saturday night in December. We booked a guided ranger tour, which was well worth the extra cost. We were given headsets to hear the ranger and binoculars to better see the penguins. The guided tours are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank virginiasal
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing View of Wildlife

We got to the bleachers a full hour before the penguins were expected to arrive. I felt that the best seats were already taken but I did have a good view as the penguins came in around 9:00 P.M. The rangers told everyone to remain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Macy B
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Penguin Parade

Our driver Jeff was excellent and very informative. The tour was good value for money and we saw Churchill Island, the Nobbies, the Koala Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Snowyowl29
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Brilliant experience - a must do

I have always wanted to see the Penguin Parade, and finally did it, with friends visiting from Canada, I have to say it was one of the most beautiful things to see - the penguins didn't disappoint at all, and it was so good to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AussieA12
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fabulous evening

The hotel pick up and drop off meant getting to and from the tour was easy. The driver was very friendly, confident and knowledgeable. We saw some of the surrounding area, then were taken to the centre with shops, cafes and viewing platform. Sure enough,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank justineo_11
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