Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

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people Adult From: $ 181.17 USD
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

Excursion Overview

See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close with koalas and kangaroos, then watch sea birds and fur seals in the rocky formation known as the Nobbies. At sunset, take your place at Summerland Beach to enjoy the nightly Penguin Parade, as cute little penguins waddle up the beach to their burrows after a day spent fishing at sea. To enhance your Penguin Parade experience, choose from a range of upgrade options: view the penguins from an exclusive viewing platform with Penguin Plus, interact with rangers and watch the parade from the exclusive Skybox, or choose the Ultimate Penguin Parade and enjoy a specially guided small-group tour at a secluded beach location.
Note: Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours

Tour Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fees

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

What You Can Expect

Be picked up from your Melbourne hotel, then enjoy a scenic trip through the tree-lined streets of Melbourne's southeastern suburbs and around the harbor of Westernport Bay.

Your first stop is a wildlife encounter at Maru Koala and Animal Park, to interact with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and other native Australian animals.

Continue to the beach resort of San Remo and cross the bridge to Phillip Island. Travel around the island's surf coast to admire the rock formations of the Nobbies, home to penguins, fur seals and sea birds.

Your next stop is the Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach, where you can visit the information center to learn more about the cute little penguins. Then take your seat to watch the nightly Penguin Parade as the little penguins come home to their burrows after a day spent fishing at sea. Watch as part of the world's largest colony of smallest penguin species leave the water and waddle up the beach to their homes.

Optional Penguin Parade upgrades:

Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Watch the parade from an exclusive viewing platform next to the main route from the sea followed by the penguins. Limited to 150 people, the experience includes a free drink and small gift.

The Penguin Skybox
View the Penguin Parade from the exclusive vantage point of an elevated viewing tower located at the main viewing stands. Limited to just five people, the Skybox is warm and dry, and gives you the best view of the penguins' burrows on Summerland Beach. Interact with the ranger and join in the nightly penguin count, assisting in the ongoing research to help protect Phillip Island's little penguins. The Skybox experience includes canapes and non-alcoholic drinks.

Ranger Guided Tour
The ultimate penguin experience is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Visit a secluded beach location for a special guided tour that allows you to get even closer to the little penguins.

Underground Viewing Experience
Get an eye level view of the little penguins in this brand new underground viewing area. Enjoy the closest possible view of the penguins in their natural habitat with the comfort and convenience of being undercover and out of the elements. Limited to 70 people.


Hotel Pickup List:

1:00 p.m. - AAT Kings Office – Corner Flinders and Russell Streets 
12:35 p.m. - Adara East Apartments
12:40 p.m. - Adina Grand Apartments
12:25 p.m. - Atlantis Hotel
12:05 p.m. - Bayside Eden
12:05 p.m. - Bayview on the Park
12:15 p.m. - Crown Metropol
12:15 p.m. - Crown Promenade
12:15 p.m. - Crown Towers
12:20 p.m - Crowne Plaza Hotel (at top of ramp)
12:15 p.m. - Downtowner On Lygon
12:20 p.m. - Hilton Southwharf
12:30 p.m. - Holiday Inn Flinders
12:40 p.m. - Hotel Sophia
12:15 p.m. - Ibis Hotel Therry Street
12:35 p.m. - Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
12:10 p.m. - Ibis Swanston Street
12:25 p.m. - Intercontinental Hotel (Collins St Entrance)
12:40 p.m. - Kings Street Backpackers
12:15 p.m. - Langham Hotel
12:55 p.m. - Mantra on Russell
12:30 p.m. - Mantra on the Park
12:30 p.m. - Marriott Hotel
12:10 p.m. - Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
12:05 p.m. - Mercure Pullman Albert Park
12:40 p.m. - Mercure Treasury Gardens
12:00 p.m. - Miami Hotel
12:45 p.m. - Novotel Collins
11:55 a.m. - Novotel St Kilda
12:45 p.m. - Oaks on Market
12:35 p.m. - Park Hyatt
12:40 p.m. - Pullman on the Park
12:20 p.m. - Radisson Flagstaff
12:50 p.m. - Rendezvous Hotel
12:45 p.m. - Rydges Melbourne
12:50 p.m. - Sofitel Hotel
12:15 p.m. - Travel Inn Carlton
12:00 p.m. - Travelodge Docklands
12:30 p.m. - Vibe Savoy
12:40 p.m. - Windsor Hotel

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 16 are not permitted on skybox tour
  • Children under 12 are not permitted on the Ranger Guided Tour

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Tour departs from selected Melbourne hotels
Federation Square, Melbourne City

Departure time


Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately:
10:30pm April - September
11:30pm October - March

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