Available October 2021

1 Day Phillip Island Tour $135

Operates: Daily

Departs: 11:45am (April – September) / 1:45pm (October – March)

Returns: approx 10:00pm (April – September) / 12:00am (October – March)

Adults: $135

Children: $120 (0 -12 years)

If you are travelling with an infant under the age of 4 years, please select an infant fare and provide the child age in the notes when you book and we will arrange appropriate travel restraints.

  • Entrance to Penguin Parade
  • Entrance to Phillip Island Koala Reserve
  • Guided ranger walk at the Koala Reserve
  • Melbourne CBD pick-up / drop-off
  • Airconditioned transport with wifi
  • Water refill station
  • Friendly & informative guide
Location Address Time (Winter) Time (Summer)
Adina Apartment Hotel 189 Queen Street, Melbourne 11:30am 1:30pm
Base Backpackers 17 Carlisle Street, Melbourne 12:00pm 2:00pm
Crown Promenade Queensbridge Street and Whiteman Street, Melbourne 11:50am 1:50pm
Holiday Inn 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 11:40am 1:40pm
Immigration Museum Cnr Flinders Street and Market Street, Melbourne 11:45am 1:45pm
Pegasus Apartment 206 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 11:25am 1:25pm
Pullman Albert Park 63 – 65 Queens Road, Albert Park 11:55am 1:55pm
Rydges Melbourne 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 11:10am 1:10pm
The Savoy Hotel 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 11:35am 1:35pm
Space Hotel Cnr Russell Street and Mckenzie Street, Melbourne 11:05am 1:05pm
The Village Melbourne 167 Franklin Street, Melbourne 11:20am 1:20pm
YHA Metro 78 Howard Street, North Melbourne 11:00am 1:00pm

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.

Adults: $65

Children: $35 (children under 4 years do not need to pay for the upgrade)

Underground Viewing Platform

The Underground Viewing Platform keeps you out of the weather in the windowed underground bunker with limited capacity, offering you a unique perspective of the penguins as they waddle past at eye level.

Adults: $80

Children: $40

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

1 Day Phillip Island Tour $135

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 head straight towards Phillip Island, crossing the bridge in San Remo and stopping to meet some friendly Australian animals at the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. You will enjoy a guided ranger walk along the boardwalk amongst the eucalyptus trees, to observe koalas and learn more about these adorable mammals. This is a spectacular opportunity to get some great photographic memories of your trip.

Next, we journey across Phillip Island to the Nobbies Centre, taking in the stunning rural scenery along the way. Watch the seals play on the rocks from special observation cameras at The Nobbies, before visiting the Nobbies Information Centre. Walk along the boardwalk and view the powerful ocean force as it creates a blowhole. Keep your eyes peeled for the other adorable Aussie animals that call the area home.

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 or similar. 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.

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 $274. For more information, .

Why not check out our other Phillip Island Tours?

Evening Penguin Parade

1 Day Phillip Island Large Coach Tour

2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Phillip Island

What are the best things to see on Phillip Island?

Can we take photos at the Penguin Parade?

Photography is not permitted at the Penguin Parade in order to protect the penguins. You can read more about why you shouldn’t take photos here.

Can we have our photo taken with a koala?

Yes, Maru Wildlife Park offers photos with koalas for an additional cost on the day.

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