Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

10 Hours

Embark on a captivating wildlife adventure with our Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour! Witness the magic firsthand as hundreds of Little Penguins, the world’s smallest penguin species, waddle ashore at Phillip Island, Victoria’s stunning south coast.

  • Charter Tour Price:

Adult (16+): $100 Per Person
Child (0-15): $80 Per Person

  • Private Tour Price:

Private Tour (1 – 3) Person = $750
Private Tour (4 – 7) Person = $900

  • Group Tour Price:

Small Group Tour (7-13) Person = $1200
Mid Group (14-24) Person = $2000
Large Group (25-33) Person = $2700
Extra Large Group (34-49) Person = $3500

  • Departure Time: Daily

Between 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tour Duration: 10 Hours

  • Meeting point:

Anywhere in Melbourne CBD
Any Hotel in Melbourne CBD
Melbourne Airport
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


Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour: A Magical Wildlife Adventure

Welcome to Melbourne, where natural wonders await just a short drive away. Join us on an unforgettable journey to Phillip Island, home to one of Australia’s most iconic wildlife spectacles – the Penguin Parade. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting sight of hundreds of little penguins waddling ashore at sunset, a truly magical experience that will leave you in awe.

Tour Itinerary:

Morning Departure: Our tour begins bright and early as we depart from Melbourne in the comfort of our modern and well-equipped vehicles. Choose from our range of options, including minibuses, vans, buses, or coaches, depending on the size of your group. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive as we make our way towards Phillip Island, located just 90 minutes from Melbourne.

En Route to Phillip Island: As we journey towards Phillip Island, our knowledgeable tour guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, geography, and wildlife of the region. Learn about the significance of Phillip Island as a haven for native Australian wildlife and its role in conservation efforts to protect endangered species.

Visit to Churchill Island Heritage Farm: Before reaching Phillip Island, we’ll make a stop at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, a historic site that offers a glimpse into the island’s agricultural past. Explore the picturesque farmstead, stroll through the tranquil gardens, and admire the scenic views of Western Port Bay. Learn about the island’s rich farming heritage and interact with friendly farm animals, including sheep, cows, and chickens.

Lunch Break (Not Provided): After exploring Churchill Island, we’ll take a break for lunch (not provided) at one of the charming cafes or eateries on Phillip Island. Enjoy a delicious meal while soaking up the relaxed coastal atmosphere and savoring panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Phillip Island Nature Parks: In the afternoon, we’ll head to the renowned Phillip Island Nature Parks, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Explore the visitor center and learn about the diverse range of native flora and fauna that call Phillip Island home. Discover fascinating exhibits on marine conservation, seabirds, and coastal ecosystems, gaining a deeper understanding of the island’s unique natural environment.

Penguin Parade Experience: As the sun begins to set, prepare for the highlight of our tour – the world-famous Penguin Parade. Witness the incredible sight of little penguins returning ashore after a day of fishing at sea. Watch in wonder as these adorable creatures emerge from the waves, waddling across the sand and making their way to their burrows in the dunes. Marvel at their comical antics and listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean as darkness falls.

Return to Melbourne: After an unforgettable evening at the Penguin Parade, we’ll board our vehicles for the return journey to Melbourne. Reflect on the day’s adventures, share stories and photos with your fellow travelers, and relive the magic of witnessing the Penguin Parade firsthand.

As we arrive back in Melbourne, bid farewell to your fellow travelers and our knowledgeable tour guide. Take with you cherished memories of an incredible day spent exploring the natural beauty and wildlife wonders of Phillip Island. We hope you enjoyed your Penguin Parade Tour with us and look forward to welcoming you on another adventure soon.

Ready to embark on your Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour? Contact us today to reserve your spot and secure your preferred departure date. Choose from our range of vehicles, including minibuses, vans, buses, or coaches, to accommodate your group size comfortably. Our friendly team is here to assist you with any questions you may have and ensure that your tour experience is seamless and enjoyable from start to finish.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to witness one of Australia’s most iconic wildlife experiences – book your Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour with us today!

Tour Highlights

  • Watch hundreds of Little Penguins, the world's smallest penguins, waddle ashore at sunset.
  • Enjoy a relaxing journey from Melbourne to Phillip Island.
  • Discover Phillip Island's unique beauty, from wildlife sanctuaries to rugged coastlines.
  • Enjoy comfortable transportation from Melbourne to Phillip Island and back.
  • Experience a unique and unforgettable natural wonder suitable for all ages.


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


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry Ticket
  • Personal amenities such as hat, caps, sunscreen, umbrella etc.
What's included in the Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour?

Our comfortable, luxury vehicle will transport you round-trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island. You’ll also have our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guide to accompany you throughout the tour. The tour itself includes entry fees to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade viewing platform.

What's not included in the tour price?

Meals and drinks are not included in the tour price. However, there are cafes and restaurants available at Phillip Island where you can purchase food and beverages.

How long does the tour take?

The total duration of the Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour is approximately 12 hours, depending on traffic conditions and any stops we make along the way.

What time does the tour depart from Melbourne?

Departure times can vary depending on the season, but tours typically depart from Melbourne 10:00 AM to ensure arrival at Phillip Island in time to witness the penguin parade at sunset.

What time do the penguins come ashore?

The exact timing of the penguin parade varies depending on the time of sunset, but it generally occurs between dusk and nightfall (around 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM).

Is seating guaranteed on the tour bus?

Yes, seating is guaranteed on all of our Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tours. We recommend booking your tour in advance, especially during peak season.

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

Our Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour is suitable for most ages and abilities. However, it’s important to consider that there is a moderate amount of walking involved, so please ensure comfortable footwear.

What should I wear on the tour?

Phillip Island can get quite cool in the evenings, particularly during the winter months. We recommend dressing warmly in layers, with comfortable shoes suitable for walking.

Can I take photos of the penguins?

Photography is permitted at the viewing platform, but there are some restrictions in place to protect the penguins. Flashes are not allowed, and visitors must maintain a respectful distance from the penguins.

What happens if the penguin parade is cancelled due to weather conditions?

In the rare case that the penguin parade is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will work with you to reschedule your tour or offer a full refund.

From $100
/ Adult
From $80
/ Child