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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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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.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Wonderful day facilitated by the fantastically zany driver James

We booked via Halftix and we had a wonderful time, the driver James was entertaining and informative, providing tips for getting the most out of this trip. The visits are quite quick to the Koalas and Churchills homestead but with his help and the coordination...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 7 September 2018
"A very Beautiful day of my life"

it was so amazing 1 day trip. our tour guide was Den ( i am not sure about name), but i am writing this review just for you , you made our day. your sharing was so useful for us. it was so beautiful. I...More

Thank riddhi p
MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of your Gray Line tour. Your driver and guide may have been Ben? We hope to see you on another one of our Gray Line tours in the future. Kind regards, Mia

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile
A beautiful day

It was an eventful 9 hours despite commute and our guide Ben made the long commute fairly funny! The trip started with a stopover on Churchill Island where the scenery was simply picturesque, followed by the Koala Conservation Centre where we could see cutie Koalas...More

Thank constanceyuen
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi constanceyuen! Thank you for your wonderful detailed review of your Penguin Parade tour. It sounds like Ben made your day very enjoyable and he will be very pleased to hear this. Phillip Island is a beautiful destination and with so much to see and...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful review Eszter M! It sounds like you had a lovely day with your new friend. James will be very pleased to hear he made your day so enjoyable. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we hope...More

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

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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.