Phillip Island - Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas - Leisure Holidays

Phillip Island - Penguins, Kangaroos & KoalasAustralia

From RM438 / per person for 10 hours
You’ll travel south-east, through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs where you’ll see tree lined streets and beautiful homes, many built in the late 1800s, to Westernport Bay.

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Summary

Visit the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos and other animals. View Seal Rocks and the Nobbies, overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. At the Penguin Parade witness the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day’s fishing and waddle across the sand to their nests. 


What to Bring:

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm waterproof clothing is recommended for the Penguin Parade. We suggest wearing long pants and a warm jacket while viewing the Penguins, as the sea air can be cold.

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required

Map
Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up

Tour departs at 1:15pm from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets (or earlier from selected city hotels)

Tour returns to Melbourne around 9:30-10:30pm from April to September ; 10:30-11:30pm from October to March.


Hotels Pick-up:

• Federation Square Office

• Adina Grand Apartments

• Atlantis Hotel

• Crown Metropol Melbourne

• Crown Promenade

• Crown Towers

• Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

• Pullman Melbourne On The Park

• Pan Pacific Melbourne

• Holiday Inn Flinders

• Intercontinental Melbourne

• The Langham Melbourne

• Mantra On Russell 

• Melbourne Marriott Hotel

• Mercure Pullman Albert Park

• Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

• Novotel Melbourne on Collins

• Park Hyatt Melbourne

• Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

• Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

• Travelodge Docklands

• Vibe Savoy

• The Hotel Windsor

• Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe

Sightseeing

This afternoon you’ll travel south-east, through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs where you’ll see tree lined streets and beautiful homes, many built in the late 1800s, to Westernport Bay. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches, the landscape becomes more rural dotted with smaller townships and farming properties.


• Visit Maru Koala & Animal Park, for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more

• Enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of Australian wildlife

• View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies - two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life

• Take your time exploring the educational Phillip Island's Penguin Parade Centre, learning about the Little Penguins

• Afterwards, head down to Summerland Beach to witness penguin magic

• As the sun sets, watch the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows

• See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families

• View the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores

• Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before returning to Melbourne (summer season only)

• Take advantage of one of our upgrade options


*Photography is prohibited at the Penguin Parade

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Entry to Maru Koala & Animal Park

Entry to the Penguin Parade

Experienced Driver Guide

Commentary

Comprehensive commentary

Transportation

Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Penguin Parade Viewing Platform Upgrade

From your upgraded viewing platform you are placed in the heart of ‘penguin central’ where a friendly local ranger is on hand to tell you all about these gorgeous little creatures and their amazing lifestyle.

Penguin Parade Skybox

Join an intimate group of only 10 in the comfort of an exclusive, elevated viewing tower. Gain an excellent overview of Summerland Beach and the opportunity to interact with a park ranger.

*Please note that with this option children are not permitted on the tour.

Private Penguin Experience

Penguin Parade Underground Viewing Area

Get a bird’s-eye view as you watch the Penguin Parade at eye level. Enjoy the closest possible viewing of them in their natural habitat, while being under cover and out of the elements.

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