Phillip Island - Penguins Up Late - Leisure Holidays

Phillip Island - Penguins Up LateAustralia

From RM379 / per person for 7 hours
Phillip Island is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas.

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Travel directly to the Penguin Parade. Enjoy panoramic views of the French Island before witnessing the amazing nightly ritual. Watch penguins march up the sand to their nests and enjoy time browsing through the educational centre. Travel express back to Melbourne.

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


Hotel Pick-up

Tour departs at 3:00pm (April - 6 October) ; 4:30pm (7 October - 31 March) from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets (earlier from selected city hotels)

Tour returns at 9:30pm (April - September) ; 10:30pm (October - March) to Melbourne

Hotels Pick-up:

• Crown Promenade

• Crown Towers 

• Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne 

• The Langham Melbourne

• Mantra On Russell

• Mantra On The Park

• Melbourne Marriott Hotel

• Novotel Melbourne on Collins

• Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

• Rydges Melbourne Hotel

• Vibe Savoy

• The Hotel Windsor 

• Federation Square Office

• Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe

• Crown Metropol Melbourne


Phillip Island is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the island features spectacular coastal scenery, charming heritage and an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy getting close to koalas and kangaroos before joining the Little Penguins at dusk as they emerge from the surf and waddle to their burrows. Each night at sunset the world’s smallest penguins come ashore after a day’s fishing at sea and it is truly a memorable natural wildlife experience. The elevated boardwalks and viewing stands allow you to enjoy all the action without disturbing them or their burrow homes. The Phillip Island Nature Park also offers four up-close ways to witness the Penguin spectacle (see Add Ons).

• Depart Melbourne and travel directly to the Penguin Parade

• Explore Phillip Island's Penguin Parade Centre to discover an extensive range of information available about Phillip Island, its history and wildlife

• Here you can learn about the Little Penguin and its lifestyle

• Browse through the souvenir shop for your own little piece of Penguin memorabilia

• See the wonderful nightly phenomenon of the Little Penguins battling the strong surf as they return to the beach after a day of hunting fish at sea

• Watch the Little Penguins as they make their way up the beach to their waiting families

*Photography is prohibited at the Penguin Parade


Included Extras

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

Entry to the Penguin Parade

Driver Guide

Experienced Driver Guide


Comprehensive commentary


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 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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