Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour From Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

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Join this once in a lifetime experience and see the phenomenal Penguin Parade at Phillip Island during dusk at the Penguins Plus Viewing Area. This sightseeing coach tour also visits the Koala Conservation Centre and the heritage Churchill Island Farm along the way. With free wi-fi on board the coach you can download the interactive Penguin Parade app and explore the Penguin experience at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre where you can learn all about the Little Penguin.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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After meeting your guide, travel towards the historical Churchill Island Farm. Here, take in the picturesque views and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea (own expense) which consists of Devonshire Tea with scones, jam and cream (approximately 1-hour stop).

Arrive at the Koala Conservation Centre and walk along an elevated boardwalk where Koala's are looked after in natural habitats. Watch them as they sleep up in the Eucalyptus trees or peer down at you with a content smile (approximately 20-minute stop).

Next up is in the famous penguin parade. Every evening at sunset, the Little Penguins make their way home from the sea to their burrows on Summerland Beach. Watch as they waddle across the beach right in front of you, an amazing experience best seen from the General Viewing Area. Also enjoy a complimentary drink when you get to the Penguin Parade (time spent at the Penguin Parade does vary depending on when the penguins come out and seasonality).

A dinner stop will be made at The Nobbies in summer or there will be time to get dinner at the Penguin Parade Cafe during winter.

For an interactive experience, download the free Penguin Parade app on your phone using the free wi-fi on board your coach.

Inclusions for Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour From Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Admission ticket to Penguin Parade (General Viewing Area), Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Farm
  • Free wi-fi on coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

Exclusions for Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour From Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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3 Traveler Reviews

  • This was a real highlight of my trip. I had been looking forward to this and it did not disappoint at all. This tour was operated by Gray Line tours. The trip started with the pick up at the hotel, I thought the pick up timing was a little too early, but appreciate that if there were a lot of pick ups, they would need that kind of time. The hotel pick up was very on time and was great. Along the way we made 2 stops. We stopped at the Koala conservation centre, which I thought was not super exciting. We only spotted a few Koalas. We also stopped at a farm. That was fun and I wished we had a little bit more time, but I understand that because of the colder season, the sun sets earlier and the little penguins came back earlier so we were in a rush. Our bus driver and guide was Rob and he was very good, telling us the history, jokes and just what to expect and tips on where to be. He was very mindful of the time and got us there in good time. Since it was for me a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I decided to splurge to get the VIP tickets. There were just the two of us and we had our own ranger, Claire, who was very enthusiastic and could explain to us the penguins and the entire area. We also got to be in the rangers skybox and helped the ranger do the daily count we only helped a little, most of the time we were just ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the penguins!. I really enjoyed it. The VIP ticket was a little excessive, I think I would still be very happy if I got the penguin plus tickets, but if you really like to ask questions, and know facts, it is really cool talking to the ranger. She was able to point to us the exact spots the penguins liked to gather and explain the work that they did. Besides, the ticket costs goes to the conservation of the place. I do not regret going on this expensive tour at all!

  • Amazing tour! Good value for money too. We actually visited 4 places: first the Churchill Island Heritage farm, then the koala conservation centre, then The Nobbies, then the Penguin Parade. We had a double decker coach, very comfy and plenty of room for everyone. Plus a very knowledgeable guide! If you can help it, try not to go on a cloudy/foggy night. The more fog hanging around the shore, the less penguins you'll see. Thankfully our night was perfect, and we saw THOUSANDS yep, literally of them! Each place was just superb and worth the trip in itself!

  • This tour was excellent. Our driver was very informative and we saw a lot of wallaby before we arrived at the Penquin Grandstands. The little penquins were very interesting.

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