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1 Day Phillip Island Tour $145

Operates: Daily except Sunday

Departs: 11:00am

Returns: approx 10:00pm – 12:00am

Adults: $145

Children: $125 (0 – 15 years)

If you are travelling with a child under 4 years old, please select an infant fare when you book and provide child ages in the notes to request a protective seat.

  • General admission to the Penguin Parade
  • Entrance to Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Aussie style lunch*
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Melbourne CBD pick up and drop off

*Please include any dietary requirements in the notes when you book. During the pandemic, travellers will be provided with a voucher to spend at the Moonlit Sanctuary café.

Location Address Time Sept – May Time June – Aug
Adina Apartment 189 Queen Street, Melbourne 11:30am 10:35am
Atlantis Hotel 300 Spencer Street, Melbourne 11:10am 10:10am
Citadines Melbourne 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne 11:25am 10:25am
City Edge on Elizabeth 99 A’Beckett St 11:20am 10:20am
Crown Promenade 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank 11:55am 10:55am
Four Points Sheraton 443 Docklands Drive, Docklands 11:00am 10:00am
Grand Hyatt 123 Collins Street, Melbourne 11:25am 10:25am
Holiday Inn on Flinders Lane 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 11:45am 10:45am
Ibis on Therry 15 Therry Street, Carlton 11:40am 10:40am
Immigration Museum 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne 11:50am 10:50am
Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins Street, Melbourne 11:40am 10:40am
Mantra on Russell 22 Russell Street, Melbourne 11:25am 10:25am
Melbourne Hotel CBD 600 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 11:20am 10:20am
Nomads Melbourne Backpackers 196-198 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 11:20am 10:20am
Pan Pacific Melbourne 2 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne 11:50am 10:50am
Pegasus Apartments 206 A’Beckett, Melbourne 11:20am 10:20am
Radisson Hotel 380 William Street, Melbourne 11:20am 10:20am
Rendezvous Hotel 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne 11:50am 10:50am
Rydges Melbourne 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 11:15am 12:15am
Somerset on Elizabeth 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 11:30am 10:30am
Space Hotel 380 Russel Street, Melbourne 11:25am 10:25am
Stamford Plaza >111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne px;”>11:25am 10:25am
The Savoy Hotel 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 11:40am 10:40am
Travelodge Southbank 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank 11:55am 10:55am
Treasury on Collins 394 Collins Street, Melbourne 11:35am 10:35am

Penguins Plus $38 per person

Penguins Plus Underground $48 per person

Guided Ranger Tour at the Penguin Parade $65 per person

Options upgrades are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If you are looking to upgrade during school holidays, we recommend you call to check availability before making a reservation.

1 Day Phillip Island Tour $145

1 Day Phillip Island Tour Itinerary

Observe the adorable little penguins of Phillip Island in their natural habitat on our 1 Day Phillip Island Tour! This day tour from Melbourne offers wildlife encounters aplenty with a stop at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. We’ll enjoy the amazing Phillip Island scenery at the Nobbies before making our way to Summerland Beach for the unforgettable Penguin Parade!

Climb aboard our Phillip Island tour from Melbourne as we head to our first stop, the bathing boxes of Brighton Beach*. Get some colourful photos of these iconic beach huts before we make our way to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Here you will find over 70 species of Australian mammals, reptiles and birds to observe and interact with. Hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies, observe rare marsupials in their enclosures or learn more about koalas with a keeper talk. Your guide will show you around many of the animal exhibits or you can even get your photo taken with a koala (own expense).

Next up, we make our way to Cape Woolamai Beach, a popular spot for surfers and windsurfers. Watch them in action as you take a stroll along the beach. (This stop is time permitting and not guaranteed)

We’ll continue our journey across Phillip Island to the Nobbies. Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalks to appreciate the stunning coastal scenery out to Seal Rocks.

In the evening, we head to Summerland Beach, where we can take a seat and wait for the little penguins to arrive on the beach after a long day fishing. Once the sun sets, these adorable birds emerge from the relative safety of the water to waddle across the sandy beach in small groups. As they head for their burrows, walk alongside them on the boardwalks in the dunes. It’s an incredible opportunity to observe these delightful little penguins in their natural habitat.

We’ll all head back to the bus ready for our trip back to Melbourne, checking to make sure there are no penguins sheltering under the bus before we get on our way.

*Please note the Brighton Beach bathing boxes will be closed on weekdays until mid-June 2022. During this time we will visit Pyramid Rock in place of the bathing boxes.

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 $280. For more information, .

Why not check out our other Phillip Island Tours?

Phillip Island & French Island Adventure

Evening Penguin Parade

1 Day Phillip Island Large Coach Tour

2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour

Phillip Island Boutique 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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