1 Day Phillip Island Tour $115

1 Day Phillip Island Tour $115

Penguin Parade Tour Itinerary

This 1 Day Phillip Island Tour offers the very best of Victorian coastal scenery combined with Australian wildlife for everyone to enjoy.

Departing Melbourne we enjoy a picnic style lunch on route to Phillip Island before meeting some friendly Australian animals at the Maru Wildlife Park. You will have the chance to hand feed eastern grey kangaroos and get your photo taken with a koala, as well as getting up close and personal with emus, wombats and dingoes and perhaps view a traditional sheep shearing display (time permitting and at your own expense). This is a spectacular opportunity to get some great photographic memories of your trip.

Next we cross the bridge in San Remo to Phillip Island. Be blown away by the rugged beaches with huge surf as we drive along the coast of Phillip Island to visit Woolamai Beach. Take a look at where the action happens at the Grand Prix Circuit – home to the Australian Moto GP. Watch the seals play on the rocks from special observation cameras at the Nobbies, before visiting the Nobbies Information Centre. Walk the boardwalk and view the powerful ocean force as it creates a blowhole.

And then for the highlight of this 1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour – the daily Penguin Parade, which draws thousands of visitors from around the world every year. As the sun goes down, hundreds of little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore to find safety in their burrows after a long day at sea. This electrifying procession of penguins is an experience that everyone visiting Victoria should see. Book your 1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour with us today.

Please note: Due to the seasonal nature of the penguin arrivals, on rare occasions time constraints can prevent us from visiting some minor attractions outlined in this itinerary.

Please note this is a small group Phillip Island Tour that is usually operated on a Mitsubishi Rosa Deluxe with a group size of 24 people. The smaller groups are preferred by most travellers, however if you are looking for a little more room and would prefer to travel on a large coach please click here.

Operates: Daily

Departs: 9:15am (April – September) / 11:15am (October – March)

Returns: approx 9:00pm (April – September) / 12:00am (October – March)

Adults: $115

Children: $85 (2 -12 years)

We are not able to accommodate children under 2 years of age on this tour. However we do have alternative Family Tour package available for those travelling with infants. Please book our large coach tour here.

  • Entrance to Penguin Parade
  • Entrance to Maru Wildlife Park
  • Picnic style lunch
  • Melbourne CBD pick-up / drop-off
  • Friendly & informative guide
Location Address Time (Winter) Time (Summer)
Base Backpackers 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda 10:40am 12:40pm
Bayview on Eden 6 Queens Rd, Melbourne 10:30am 12:30pm
Exford Hotel Cnr Russell St & Little Bourke St, Melbourne 10:05am 12:00pm
Habitat HQ 333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 10:45am 12:45pm
Hotel Discovery 167 Franklin St, Melbourne 9:35am 11:35pm
Ibis Hotel Therry St 15 – 21 Therry St, Melbourne 9:30am 11:30pm
Immigration Museum Cnr Flinders St Market St, Melbourne 9:45am 12:10pm
KFC Cranbourne Cnr High St & Brunt, Cranbourne 11:25am 1:30pm
Melbourne City Backpackers (was King Street Backpackers) Cnr King St & Little Bourke St Melbourne 10:10am 12:10pm
Miami Hotel 13 Hawke St, Melbourne 9:05am 11:10am
Nomads Industry 196 A’Beckett St, Melbourne 9:35am 11:35am
Rydges Carlton 701 Swanston St, Carlton 9:15am 11:15am
Space Hotel Cnr Russell St & McKenzie St, Melbourne 9:25am 11:25am
St Paul’s Cathedral Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne 9:55am 11:55am
The Nunnery 116 Nicholson St, Fitzroy 9:20am 11:20am
Travelodge Southbank 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank 10:20am 12:20pm
Urban Central 334 City Rd, Southbank 10:25am 12:20pm
Windsor Hotel 111 Spring St, Melbourne 9:55am 12:00pm
YHA Metro 78 Howard St, North Melbourne 9:10am 11:10am

Penguins Plus

Upgrade to the superior Penguins Plus viewing platform for a more personalised viewing experience. Limited to 300 people, this viewing platform provides a closer look at the Penguins on Parade. Its design was inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape and mirrors the coves of Phillip Island’s spectacular southern coastline. Cost – $35 per person.

Please Note: Penguins Plus upgrades are limited during Australian school holidays and from late December to the end of January and cannot be guaranteed.

Must do Melbourne Tours Package

Planning on exploring the Great Ocean Road as well? Check out the Must do Melbourne Tour Package to join the 1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour, 1 Day Phillip Island Tour and entrance to the Eureka Skydeck for $230. For more information, click here.

Why not check out our other Phillip Island Tours?

Evening Penguin Parade

2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour

Other Great Australian Destinations