Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour

From: $175.00

  • Return transfer from Melbourne CBD
  • Tour length: seasonal 9–12 hours
  • Visit the world-famous penguin parade
  • Visit Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • All National Park fees included


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After leaving Melbourne at about noon, Go West travels to the city’s most vibrant landmark, the famous Brighton Beach bathing boxes, where we visit the beach and take some time to appreciate these iconic structures


  • Departs Melbourne Sep-Apr: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • May-Aug:10am-11am
  • Return times
  • Nov-Feb Midnight
  • March: 11:00 PM
  • April: 10:00 PM
  • May –August: 9:00 PM
  • September: 9:30 PM
  • October: 10:30 PM

Go west and continue onto Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park by travelling via Melbourne’s bayside districts. Here, we take part in a guided wildlife walk where we get to interact with and hand-feed a variety of native Australian animals. Discover some of our less well-known favourites, such as quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils, in addition to famous species like kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies.

The breathtaking “Conservation in Action” wildlife display is a part of our visit to this location and features a number of lesser-known Australian animals in a series of interactive and interesting ranger presentations.
As we travel on to Phillip Island, we stop at Point Grant and The Nobbies, where we can take in the views of Bass Strait and Westernport Bay, including Seal Rocks, which is home to the greatest population of fur seals in Australia.


  • A visit to the famous Brighton Beach boxes
  • A guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Meet and feed a wide range of Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies & emus
  • View & learn about koalas, wombats, dingoes, and many more
  • Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • Stroll the coastal boardwalks to enjoy amazing panoramic views
  • See the penguins waddle up the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at sunset

The Penguins

The Phillip Island penguin tour, the primary event, will follow. Every night, shortly after sunset, the tiniest penguins in the world come ashore after a day of fishing at sea. You’ll be spellbound when the show’s stars emerge from the sea and pass in front of your eyes as they make their way back to the meadows. Your tour guide will make sure you have the finest possible view of the Penguin Parade.
Upgrade to the more specialised “Penguins Plus” viewing platform for an exclusive viewing experience. You will take advantage of unique ranger interpretation in a more natural setting, with a cap on numbers at 300.

We give ourselves plenty of time after the march to tour the visitor centre before starting our own return trip to Melbourne. You’ll consider this day to be the pinnacle of your Australian vacation. You’ll be dropped off right back at your downtown accommodations.


  • All transfers are in air-conditioned comfort
  • An experienced and informative guide
  • Go West include General entry to both Moonlit Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade
  • Access to our free translation app
  • Free onboard Wi-Fi

Not included

  • Meals

Important info before travel

    • Bathing suit and towel if you fancy a dip

    • Dress appropriately for all weather conditions

    • Snacks and a refillable water bottle

    • Warm weather: sunscreen, a hat, and warm clothes for when the sun goes down

    • Winter: warm clothes and layers, as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold

We understand that sometimes – even with the best of intentions – the best-laid plans go awry.

So we’re happy to provide you a hassle-free, 100% refund if you give us 24 hours notice.

Inside of 24 hours, we’ve already started planning for your visit, and can’t easily fill your slot, so sadly we can’t provide you a refund in that case.

Very occasionally, we’re the ones that have to cancel. We’ll do everything in our power not to, but if we do we’ll offer you the opportunity to reschedule, or a full refund if you prefer.

Please note also that a “cancellation” includes a change to the date of a tour booking that requires the original booking to be cancelled.

For this reason we strongly recommend you consider travel insurance as a part of your trip planning.