Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

12 Hours

Discover the wonder of Phillip Island on a captivating evening tour. Explore the natural beauty of the island while traveling from Melbourne. Enjoy reserved viewing of the world-famous Penguin Parade, where adorable Little Penguins waddle ashore after a day at sea. Visit Summerland Beach and witness this nightly ritual firsthand. Take in the scenic coastline and learn about Phillip Island’s unique wildlife from your expert guide. Experience a complete travel adventure, all capped off by the unforgettable Penguin Parade!

Charter Tour Price:

Adult (16+): $125 Per Person
Child (0-15): $105 Per Person

Private Tour Price:

Private Tour (1 – 3) Person = $850
Private Tour (4 – 7) Person = $1000

Group Tour Price:

Small Group Tour (7-13) Person = $1300
Mid Group (14-24) Person = $2250
Large Group (25-33) Person = $2950
Extra Large Group (34-49) Person = $4000

Departure Time: Daily

Between 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Tour Duration: 12 Hours

Meeting point:

Anywhere in Melbourne CBD
Any Hotel in Melbourne CBD
Keilor Downs VIC 3038, Australia

Our Touring Vehicles:

4 Seat European Car
7 Seat Mercedes Van
11 Seat Luxury Van
14 Seat Standard Minibus
14 Seat Premium Minibus
24 Seat Standard Bus
24 Seat Premium Bus
33 Seat Standard Coach
33 Seat Premium Coach
49 Seat Standard Coach
49 Seat Premium Coach


Discover the enchanting world of nature’s wonders on our unforgettable Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour, departing from Melbourne. Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery as we whisk you away on a magical adventure to witness one of Australia’s most iconic wildlife spectacles.

Explore the stunning coastal landscapes of Phillip Island as we travel in comfort and style aboard our spacious and well-equipped minibus, van, bus, or coach. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive along the picturesque coastline, soaking in breathtaking views of pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, and rolling hills along the way.

Experience the thrill of anticipation as we arrive at Phillip Island Nature Park, home to the world-famous Penguin Parade. This unique natural phenomenon sees hundreds of adorable Little Penguins waddling ashore at sunset, returning from their day’s fishing expedition to reunite with their families in the safety of their burrows.

A complete sensory experience awaits as you take your seat in the purpose-built viewing stands, strategically positioned to offer the best vantage points for observing the penguins’ mesmerizing march across the sandy shores. Witness the incredible sight of these captivating creatures as they emerge from the surf, waddle across the beach, and make their way back to their burrows, guided by the fading light of the setting sun.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you lose yourself in the magic of the Penguin Parade. Feel a sense of wonder and awe as you witness the sheer resilience and determination of these fascinating birds, who brave the elements and overcome countless obstacles to return to their colonies each night.

Discover the importance of conservation efforts aimed at protecting the fragile ecosystem of Phillip Island and its precious inhabitants. Learn about the ongoing research and conservation initiatives undertaken by Phillip Island Nature Parks to ensure the survival of the Little Penguins and other native wildlife species for generations to come.

Visit the interactive Antarctic Journey exhibit at the Nobbies Centre, where you can delve deeper into the fascinating world of marine life in the Southern Ocean. Explore immersive displays, interactive exhibits, and state-of-the-art multimedia experiences that offer insights into the diverse ecosystems of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Take the opportunity to stroll along the rugged coastal boardwalks of the Nobbies, where you can marvel at breathtaking panoramic views of Seal Rocks and the rugged coastline below. Keep your eyes peeled for playful Australian fur seals basking on the rocks, as well as a variety of seabirds soaring overhead.

Enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the local cafes or restaurants on Phillip Island, where you can savor delicious cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in a delectable meal while reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of the day and sharing stories with fellow travelers.

At the conclusion of our tour, sit back and relax as we travel back to Melbourne, leaving you with cherished memories of an unforgettable evening spent in the company of nature’s most endearing creatures. Our knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will ensure that your journey is informative, entertaining, and hassle-free from start to finish, providing commentary and insights along the way.

Join us on our Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour and experience the magic of nature in all its glory. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a unique and unforgettable adventure, this tour promises to leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Book your tour today and prepare to embark on the ultimate wildlife encounter on Phillip Island!


Tour Includes

  • Pickup from your choice of Melbourne CBD location
  • Transportation by Minibus, Premium Bus and Standard Coaches
  • Roundtrip airconditioned transportation
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water

Tour Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry Ticket
  • Personal amenities such as hat, caps, sunscreen, umbrella etc

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in your Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour?

Our Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour provides comfortable transportation to and from Melbourne aboard a minibus, van, bus, or coach (depending on group size). Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will be with you throughout the journey, sharing interesting stories and facts about Melbourne, Phillip Island, and the adorable little penguins. Please note that this tour does not include lunch, snacks, refreshments, the Penguin Parade viewing platform ticket, or any other entry fees on the island.

Do you offer different viewing platform options for the Penguin Parade?

Unfortunately, our tour does not include the Penguin Parade viewing platform ticket. However, we can provide you with information and recommendations on purchasing tickets in advance for either the standard viewing platforms or the upgraded Penguin Plus Viewing Platform. The Penguin Plus platform offers a closer vantage point with limited crowds and includes narration by a wildlife ranger.

What time does the tour depart from Melbourne and return?

Departure times can vary slightly depending on the season, but our evening tours typically depart Melbourne in the early to mid-afternoon, allowing you ample time to reach Phillip Island before sunset. The penguin parade itself usually begins around dusk, and after witnessing this incredible spectacle, we will return you to Melbourne in the later evening.

How long is the drive to Phillip Island?

The drive from Melbourne to Phillip Island is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours each way. Our comfortable transportation and informative guide will help make the journey enjoyable.

What can we expect to see on the tour besides the penguins?

While the penguin parade is undoubtedly the highlight, Phillip Island offers a variety of other scenic and wildlife experiences. Depending on the itinerary of your specific tour, you might get the chance to see Woolamai Surf Beach, known for its impressive waves and surfers. The Nobbies Centre provides stunning coastal views and is a great place to spot seals and various birdlife.

What should we wear on the Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour?

As Phillip Island is known for its cooler coastal climate, particularly in the evenings, dressing warmly is recommended. Layers are ideal, as you may be on the bus for a portion of the tour but will also be spending time outdoors at the penguin parade viewing area. Comfortable walking shoes are essential, and a hat and jacket are recommended year-round.

Are there any restrictions on who can participate in the tour?

Our Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. However, it is important to consider that there can be some walking involved, especially at the viewing platforms. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

Can we bring food and drinks on the tour?

While we don’t provide meals on the tour, feel free to bring snacks and drinks for the journey. There may also be opportunities to purchase refreshments at stops along the way or on Phillip Island itself. However, please keep in mind that food and drinks are not permitted near the penguin viewing areas to protect the wildlife habitat.

What happens if the Penguin Parade is cancelled due to weather conditions?

Unfortunately, weather can sometimes impact the Penguin Parade. In the unlikely event that the penguin parade is cancelled on the night of your tour, we will do our best to reschedule your tour or provide a full refund.

How can I book a Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour with your company?

You can book your Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour conveniently online through our website or by contacting us directly. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your spot on this popular tour.

From $125
/ Adult
From $105
/ Child