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From Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguin Parade Afternoon Guided Tour

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Embark on a journey to Phillip Island with round-trip transfers from Melbourne to witness the charming Penguin Parade on this guided tour.


  • Enjoy a guided tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island, witnessing Australia's largest fur seal colony and the penguin parade.

  • Embark on a scenic ride in plush air-conditioned coaches equipped with Wi-Fi, guided by informative experts for a personalized experience.

  • Marvel at the colonies of seals scattered across Seal Rocks and visit Nobbies Centre to learn fascinating insights about the rich marine wildlife.

  • Witness the unique sight of petite penguins parading to their burrows at sunset, and upgrade to a premium viewing experience with a seat at the grandstand.

  • Fun Fact: Little Penguins, the smallest of penguin species, ensure they see a sunset every day due to their unique beach-to-burrow lifestyle!


  • Philip Island tour

  • Informative driver/guide

  • AC transfers from Melbourne

  • Standard viewing at penguin parade

  • Entry fees and taxes

  • Wi-Fi onboard

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A Sea of Seals & Penguins

As you drive away from the bustle of Melbourne to the tranquility of Phillip Island, relax in an air-conditioned coach as seascapes pass you by, setting the stage for an exciting escapade. The tour takes you first to Seal Rocks, home to about 16,000 seals, making it Australia's largest fur seal colony. Here, you'll also visit the Nobbies Centre, a remarkable marine discovery hub that'll expand your knowledge about local marine wildlife.

Enchanting Evenings with Little Penguins

As the day transitions into a sunset, brace yourself for the famed penguin parade. Seize the chance to be a part of a rare audience who witness these little creatures, the smallest penguin species standing just 33 cm tall, as they waddle their way across the beach to their burrows. Upgrade to premium viewing to enjoy a better perspective from the grandstand. Groups are kept to a maximum of 24 guests to ensure personalized attention from your friendly and informative guide, who’ll astound you with intriguing facts.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear warm clothes and layers in winter as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold.

  • Bring along your sunscreen and hat during the summer.


  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: large bags, luggage, prams, and strollers.

  • Photography is strictly forbidden after sunset at the Penguins Parade in order to protect the little penguins.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

  • Wait outside the pick-up point as the guides will not go into lobbies or stores to look for you.

Pick-Up Point

  • This tour includes pick-ups and drop-offs.

  • On the day of your tour, arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time at the pick-up point.

Immigration Museum (Museums Victoria)

  • Address: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Get Directions to the Pick-Up Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Flinders St/Queens Bridge St. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction/redemption point.

  • Board buses 234 or 236 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram station is Market St/Flinders St. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction/redemption point.

  • Board trams 35, 70, or 75 to get you there.

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