Phillip Island Wildlife Tour And Penguin Parade Afternoon Departure From Melbourne

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Experience a truly unique wildlife experience with a small group as you depart Melbourne towards Phillip Island. See Phillip Island's little penguins and visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a hands-on wildlife experience.


  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Departing Melbourne in the early afternoon, your first visit will be the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here you will see native animals in their natural habitat, have the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, enjoy a close encounter with a koala (own expense) and learn about the conservation work of this important sanctuary. This eco-certified sanctuary showcases the famous and endangered faces of Australian wildlife including southern bettong, eastern quolls and rare fluffy gliders. Get close to these beautiful animals with the opportunity to hand feed them, watch and be captivated like never before!

At the Nobbies take a stroll along the clifftop boardwalk and enjoy breathtaking views of Phillip Island's wild south coast, and there are further lookout points among natural sea birds gardens which have spectacular flowering displays in Spring.

Next stop is Summerland Beach, home to Victorias largest colony of little penguins for the nightly Penguin Parade. Watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and return to their sand dune burrows before returning back to Melbourne.

Inclusions for Phillip Island Wildlife Tour And Penguin Parade Afternoon Departure From Melbourne

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions for Phillip Island Wildlife Tour And Penguin Parade Afternoon Departure From Melbourne

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Children 4 years and under are not allowed on this tour.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately as it can get chilly when waiting for the Penguins

The Parade is an outdoor experience so please dress warmly. You must wear sturdy footwear (slip on shoes or high heels not permitted)

Photography and video are NOT PERMITTED at the Penguin Parade

Select your pick-up location at time of booking. Pick-up times will be listed on your voucher. 

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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10 Traveler Reviews

  • The wildlife tour was great, we got to see a field full of kangaroo's and the penguins were so fun to watch coming out of the sea. They don't come out until dark, and can be hard to see, I recommend taking some good binoculars. Also no camera's are allowed when it gets dark as the flash shares the little ones.

  • Una jornada muy completa, disfrutando primero de la reserva de animales en las que vimos canguros, wallabees, emus, koalas y mucho más. Y después con la puesta de sol culminando con la salida del mar de los pequeños pinguinos de Philiip Island. El guia estuvo muy atento durante todo el viaje, dándonos mucha información de lo que íbamos a ver. Y en ambos sitios se respira un gran respeto por los animales y el interés porque los visitantes puedan disfrutar al máximo de la experiencia del contacto con la naturaleza.

  • it was a nice day, the guide gave a lot of informations. great time!

  • The Tour was amazing. Our bus driver PHIL was lovely and very informative throughout the day. The penguins did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend this trip to others as it was a good way to see a bit of the Victorian countryside as well. Worth the money.

  • Great tour highly recommended.

  • Very nice day with an excellent caring guide.

  • The penguin were great and the driver was knowledgeable, unfortunately the shuttle van was in terrible condition. The door kept jamming and worse the driver had to keep pulling over to burn off the debris in the Fuso buses Eco Filter to avaoid a break down. Not fun having to get out of the bus in 35 degrees in high wind at night.

  • Pick up was not on time and needless to say it ate into our time at the Moonlit Sanctuary which we only had just under an hour to brisk walk through everything and not have enough time to soak it all in.

    Made our way to the Nobbies, which unfortunately did not see any seals at all.

    Arrived at the Penguin Centre which looked like there were way too many tourists than it could fit. Massive lines for food and drinks but we just headed to the Penguin Plus Platform in hopes to get good seats anyway. Reached the platform, already packed but luckily both of us managed to squeeze in into a pretty awesome spot where we could see the penguins come up from the waters, making their way across the beach and then heading up the hills or along the walkway.

    Downside is that, we bought the Penguin Plus which to my knowledge was a limited seating area, but there was obviously not enough room for everyone that day. And you can't go way early to get the best choice seats because that would depend on what time the tour bus takes you there.

    Overall, it would have been a lot better if the tour left on time like they said they would, and if the Penguin Parade would actually do a little more for crowd control. I know it is a tourist spot and brings in good money for the conservation but if it's just going to be overcrowded like that every time, I don't think it's worth paying the Penguin Plus prices. Just take a road trip there yourself.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Very enjoyable tour. Plenty of time at each attraction.
    The penguin parade was probably the highlight for the day.
    Our driver graham could have provided a bit more information about the areas we were travelling through but all in all a very enjoyable but hot day.

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