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Penguin Parade

Penguin Parade

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Phillip Island is brimming with memorable wildlife experiences, but its headline act is the nightly Penguin Parade. Each night at dusk, thousands of little penguins—the largest colony in Australia of the world’s smallest penguin breed—can be seen along the shores of Summerland Beach, waddling back to their beachside burrows after a day at sea.

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1019 Ventnor Road, Summerland, VIC, Australia, 3922
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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

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Discover the natural delights of Phillip Island with an eco-tour from Melbourne. See the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park for an up-close encounter with koalas and other Australian wildlife. Finish the day at a local beach where you can watch hundreds of some of the world's tiniest penguins waddle out of the ocean and across the sand to their burrows.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.87
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$109.87
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express Tour from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express Tour from Melbourne

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See native Australian wildlife, including the nightly ‘penguin parade,’ on this small-group tour to Phillip Island from Melbourne. Take in the breathtaking views of Phillip Island's rugged coastline along the Nobbies Boardwalk, then head to Summerland Beach to observe a procession of little penguins from Victoria's largest penguin colony.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.18
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$94.18
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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

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Experience Australian wildlife and rainforest up-close and personal with a full day trip to Moonlit Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train from Melbourne. Explore Moonlit Sanctuary's bushland setting with an experienced guide, and meet animals that range from koalas to kangaroos, dingos to monitor lizards. Learn about local conservation efforts. Soak up the wild atmosphere of a mountain rainforest while riding a century-old steam train along scenic tracks before returning to Melbourne.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.33
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$148.33
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Brighton Bathing Boxes and Wildlife Park Tour

Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Brighton Bathing Boxes and Wildlife Park Tour

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Take a break from Melbourne’s humming city-life during your next visit with a tour of the Maru Koala and Animal Park and Phillip Island. This tour is perfect for animal lovers wishing to spend a day immersing themselves in remote nature and wildlife and then return to central Melbourne before bedtime.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.04
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$82.04
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 Pure Nature - Phillip Island, Penguins & Exclusive Wildlife Sanctuary Encounter

Pure Nature - Phillip Island, Penguins & Exclusive Wildlife Sanctuary Encounter

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If you’re looking for a day tour from Melbourne that offers something different, this exclusive and unique tour is ideal. With a focus on wildlife, comfort and following the path less followed, this tour offers something for everyone. Discover seaside towns, spectacular ocean views, and dramatic cliffs. Enjoy a cliff-edge boardwalk, visit the Brighton Boxes and look out for pelicans, stingrays, and penguins. This tour offers an exclusive visit to a family-owned free-range nature park: home to over 60 native species including kangaroos, emus, wallabies, and wombats.
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.94
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Day Tour of Phillip Island Nature Parks & Penguins

Day Tour of Phillip Island Nature Parks & Penguins

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Experience Phillip Island’s best scenery and most adorable critters on this day trip that makes it easy to get around without renting a car. There’s fun for all ages at the Antarctic Journey exhibits and Churchill Island heritage farm, plus some of the best views in Victoria from the Bass Coast and Summerland Beach. See wildlife in action at the Koala Conservation Center and with premium seating at the famous Penguin Parade, a nightly phenomenon where penguins waddle across the beach to their burrows.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.54
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$134.54
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Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island + Attraction Pass

Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island + Attraction Pass

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Experience majestic coastal scenery, native wildlife encounters, amazing marine creatures and panoramic urban views with this Super Saver combo pass. Take two full-day tours along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road and to Phillip Island. Make the most of your time in the city with complimentary admission to one of three attractions, including the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88, or the Melbourne Star observation wheel, and save more than 25 percent compared to booking all the tours individually.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$211.90
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$211.90
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Phillip Island Tour Including Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Phillip Island Tour Including Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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Farming, surfing, and penguin parades make Phillip Island one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. With this tour, see a lot of what the island has to offer while letting someone else take care of planning and driving. Start with coastal sightseeing—heading off the island as far as the Kilcunda Coastal Reserve—and continue to seal colony lookouts, a cheese factory, a sheep farm, and more. Finish by watching penguins waddle home after sunset.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$153.25
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$153.25

2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

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Experience the best of coastal Victoria with this packed, 2-day tour that takes you to three favorite destinations around Melbourne. See the spectacular beaches and limestone cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, watch the famous Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, and visit the charming seaside villages and colorful bathing boxes of the Mornington Peninsula. The tour package includes overnight accommodation, two meals, all park fees, and guided transport.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$231.52
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Phillip Island, George Bass Coastal Walk and Penguins Tour

Phillip Island, George Bass Coastal Walk and Penguins Tour

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Sample the best of Phillip Island’s nature and cuisine with a full-day tour of this favorite getaway destination just a short drive from Melbourne. Learn about Victoria’s pioneers at a heritage farm on Churchill Island, soak up coastal scenery on the George Bass trail and Nobbies lookout point, and finish the day with premium seats for the famous nightly Penguin Parade. Plus, enjoy the island’s bounty with included lunch and wine tasting.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$168.73
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Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road, Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins

Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road, Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins

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Get acquainted with Melbourne's top attractions with this super saver package. Across two days within a 7-day period, you'll travel the Great Ocean Road to visit the 12 Apostles, explore the Dandenong Ranges, ride the historic Puffing Billy steam train, meet native wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary, and experience the famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Plus, you'll receive complimentary admission to a top attraction such as Eureka Skydeck 88, the Melbourne Aquarium or the Melbourne Star observation wheel.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$246.43
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$246.43
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne

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Travel on a small-group tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island to see the penguin parade and other wildlife highlights of Victoria. Your full-day tour stops at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to meet Australian natives such as koalas and wallabies. Head to Churchill Island to visit a historic farm and then go to see the dramatic Cape Woolamai surf beach and the Nobbies boardwalk where you can enjoy the views of the rugged South Coast.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.80
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$113.80
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala Park

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala Park

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Learn about Australia’s diverse wildlife on this full-day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne, including round-trip transport and lunch. See native Aussie animals at the Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Then, take a tour of Phillip Island, visiting the Nobbies and Cape Woolamai. End the day watching the memorable sunset Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.80
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Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

Phillip Island Penguin and wildlife Tour

We offer small tour, maximum of 11 passengers. We visit the Wild life park on the Island. This is the best place to see kangaroo ,wallabies and a large variety of other animals We try and stay away from the crowds during the day,
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.80
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E-Bike hire Super Cruzer in Phillip Island

E-Bike hire Super Cruzer in Phillip Island

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Our E Bikes allow you to explore destinations that a standard bike can't access. (i.e. Beach, non paved roads) These remote loactions open up possibilities to view local wildlife, fauna and flora and beautiful views at your own leisure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.94
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$54.94
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade and George Bass Coastal Walk

Phillip Island Penguin Parade and George Bass Coastal Walk

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See the best of Phillip Island’s scenery and wildlife without renting a car or worrying about logistics. Watch the waves crash below on a guided bushwalk along the George Bass Coastal Walk, and observe Australia's largest fur seal colony at the Nobbies. End the day at the adorable and famous Penguin Parade, when thousands of tiny fairy penguins waddle across the beach to their burrows.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.76
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$146.76

2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne

2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne

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Discover the amazing Australian wildlife and natural beauty of two favorite Victoria destinations on this two-day tour from Melbourne. On Phillip Island, get an up-close encounter with kangaroos, koalas and other native species, tour a working heritage farm, and watch the famous Penguin Parade. The next day, travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park for spectacular hikes and bush walks, including a stroll along the aptly named Squeaky Beach. Overnight accommodation, two meals, all park fees and guided transport are included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$258.20
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Wilson's Promontory & Phillip Island - 'Prom & Penguins' Tour

Wilson's Promontory & Phillip Island - 'Prom & Penguins' Tour

This tour combines two spectacular nature experiences in one day. You first visit the unmatched beauty of the granite mountains and pristine beaches of Wilson's Promontory then visit the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade in the evening.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$627.85
Price varies by group size
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$627.85
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Melbourne Attractions Pass Including Melbourne Zoo, Hop-on Hop-off Bus and SEA LIFE Aquarium

Melbourne Attractions Pass Including Melbourne Zoo, Hop-on Hop-off Bus and SEA LIFE Aquarium

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Enjoy the Melbourne attractions and activities that interest you most with this flexible attractions pass. There are multiple options to choose from to suit your schedule—select a pass that offers unlimited attractions for a set number of days, or select a flexi pass that offers a set number of attractions within a longer time period. Then explore Melbourne however you wish, choosing from more than 25 experiences such as the zoo, Eureka Skydeck, a city sightseeing tour, a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train or entry to Healesville Sanctuary.
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  • 90 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.74
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$87.74
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Puffing Billy, Wildlife Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour from Melbourne

Puffing Billy, Wildlife Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour from Melbourne

Enjoy a full day of heritage, beautiful scenery and wildlife encounters! The Dandenong Ranges are home to some of the most beautiful temperate rainforests in Victoria. Dotted with small towns, this area is vastly untouched and offers a chance to really get back to nature. Your trip on Puffing Billy will take you through towering gullies, under huge ancient ferns and up winding hills, giving you the best views of the area. Next you will have the chance to see Australia's most iconic wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary. Wander the Wallaby Walk where Kangaroos roam free or spot the sleepy Koalas. Towards the end of your day, our guide will take you to the world-famous Penguin Parade to watch hundreds of Little Penguins arrive at dusk. See them waddle up the beach to their nesting grounds for a rest before returning to sea the following day. Don't forget to take a walk along the many board walks and paths as you might be able to see them up even closer!
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.04
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Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

Melbourne City Tour and Phillip Island in One Day

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Maximize your time in Melbourne with a great-value full-day tour, combining the best bits of the city and Phillip Island. Spend the morning touring Melbourne landmarks like Federation Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Kilda Beach, then visit the Eureka Skydeck 88 for a spectacular aerial view. After lunch (own expense), tour the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, get up close to Aussie wildlife at the Koala Conservation Centre, then watch the sunset Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 13 hours
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$218.18
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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne with Penguin Plus Viewing

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne with Penguin Plus Viewing

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See all of your favorite Aussie creatures on one tour! Spend a full day exploring Phillip Island from Melbourne, starting with a visit to the Maru Animal Park. Get up close to cuddly koalas, hand-feed the kangaroos and wallabies, and see emus, dingoes and snakes. Next, spot Australian Fur Seals in their natural habitat as you visit landmarks like the Nobbies and Woolomai Beach, then head to Summerland beach to watch the evening penguin parade.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.58
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Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne

Private Tour: Phillip Island, Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park from Melbourne

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Journey to Phillip Island for a day filled with spectacular vistas and amazing wildlife encounters. On this private tour from Melbourne, visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park to observe sleepy koalas in their natural habitat and meet several Australian native animals such as wallabies, kangaroos and colorful birds and reptiles. As dusk falls, witness one of nature’s most adorable spectacles at the Penguin Parade, when hundreds of tiny fairy penguins waddle out of the ocean and make their way across a local beach to their burrows. Enjoy the personalized attention of your guide and request customized stops to suit your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$479.52
Price varies by group size
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$479.52
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Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

Small-Group Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

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Get up close to Australia’s native wildlife on this memorable full-day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne, including hotel pick-up. See adorable koalas and wallabies at the island’s Koala Conservation Centre, spot Australia’s largest colony of fur seals at Seal Rocks and watch the sunset penguin parade along the coast. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.18
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Penguin Parade can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 51 Penguin Parade tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Penguin Parade costs USD 54.94. Guided Penguin Parade tours start around USD 54.94 per person. See all 51 Penguin Parade tickets and tours on Viator.