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Phillip Island Nature Parks Tickets


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Phillip Island Nature Parks Tickets Guide

Just about 90 minutes from Melbourne is a beautiful island filled with picturesque views and plenty of Victorian wildlife. At Phillip Island Nature Parks, you can unwind by the ocean, lose yourself in the scenic coastal views, and enjoy close-up views of koalas, seals, echidnas, wallabies, penguins, and more.
Explore this island and its four unique parks - Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Reserve, and Churchill Island. Find all the necessary information to plan your visit to Phillip Island Nature Parks here, including best tickets, timings, safety information and more.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Phillip Island Nature Parks

  • Guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets online to minimize contact at the park.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory at Phillip Island Nature Parks as per the new rule by the Victorian Government. However, guests are advised to carry one just in case.
  • Guests are required to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between each other and wear a mask if it is not possible to maintain distance.
  • There will be scanning of a unique QR code at the entrance to allow for tracing if anyone is COVID-19 positive. 
  • Guests will find signs and posters everywhere in the park stating safety measures. 
  • Sanitizers are available at all service points for staff and guests. 
  • The restaurant at Phillip Island Nature Parks is open but operating with limited capacity. The cafe will remain closed for service but allows seating for guests. 
  • Common touch points inside the park are regularly cleaned and sanitized to ensure the safety of guests. 
  • Marshalls and regular staff will be present at several points in the park and at critical gathering points to ensure that guests follow safety protocols.

All Your Phillip Island Nature Parks Tour Options

Phillip Island is a wonderful weekend getaway option, full of wildlife and lush greenery. You can choose from two ticket options: either opt to book a pass that allows access to four nature parks on Phillip Island, or book a ticket to view the penguin parade.

4-Park Pass

Penguin Parade

Enjoy this all-inclusive Phillip Island ticket that gives you access to all four parks here: Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey, Churchill Island, and Koala Conservation Reserve. 

Why go for this ticket?

  • Direct access to all four nature parks at Phillip Island.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include underground viewing or penguin plus attractions.
  • Enjoy coastal walks, close encounters with native animals, and more.

Recommended Experiences 

With your 4-Park Pass, you get to explore all 4 natural parks at Phillip Island and get a close look at Australia’s wildlife including koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas, and more. 
Get a close look at the little bowling pin-sized penguins as they waddle along the ocean at night. This ticket is a great way to impart learning about wildlife in an educational, yet fun manner. 

Why go for this ticket?

  • Catch a glimpse at the largest colonies of penguins in Australia. 
  • Upgrade your experience to include underground viewing, penguin plus attraction, or a tour from an expert guide.
  • Enjoy the unique chance of a close encounter with penguins.

Recommended Experiences

With your Penguin Parade ticket, you get to witness one of nature’s cutest displays where you can see several little penguins return to their burrows after a long day of fishing in the ocean. 

Plan Your Visit to Phillip Islands Nature Parks

Opening Hours

Getting There


What are the timings for the different exhibits at Phillip Island Nature Park?

The Penguin Parade is open at 4:00 PM daily. 
The Koala Conservation Centre, Antarctic Journey, and Churchill Island are open between 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily.

What is the best time to go for a Phillip Island tour?

Victoria is ideal for tourism between November and April where temperatures are pleasant. Penguins can be spotted throughout the year after sunset, so ideally, you can choose the season based on your preference.

How long will I need to spend at the Phillip Island Nature Parks?

Give yourself at least 1 hour for each attraction at Phillip Island Nature Parks.

Where is Phillip Island located?

Phillip Island is located 90 minutes from Melbourne at Cowes Victoria 3922. 
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How do I get from Melbourne to Phillip Island Nature Parks?

Getting to Phillip Island from Melbourne is possible by car, taxi, or bus. Keep in mind that there is limited public transport on Phillip Island.

Can I drive to Phillip Island Nature Parks?

The drive to Phillip Island from Melbourne takes 90 - 120 minutes depending on the season. Give yourself an additional 20 minutes to cross the bridge to get to the Penguin Parade. 

Can I take the bus to the Phillip Island Nature Parks?

You can get on a bus from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne City and get off at Cowes. 

Are the Phillip Island Nature Parks wheelchair accessible?

The Phillip Islands Nature Parks is accessible to people with reduced mobility. You will find disabled toilets, disabled parking, and wheelchair access through the visitor center and park grounds.

Are dining facilities available at the Phillip Island Nature Parks?

Each park, except the Koala Conservation Reserve, has a cafe that serves snacks, hot & cold beverages, and full meals.

Is photography permitted at the different parks at Phillip Island?

Photography is not allowed at the Penguin Parade because it can disorient and frighten the penguins. You can take pictures at the other parks but try to avoid flash photography near the animals.

Can I carry luggage on a Phillip Island tour?

Only small bags are allowed inside the parks.

Things To Do At Phillip Island Nature Parks

On a Melbourne to Phillip Island tour, you’ll find a fun set of attractions to explore on your visit, each of which has something exciting to offer.

Penguin Parade

Catch colonies of Little Penguins waddling back from the ocean to their burrows after sunset every day. Phillip Island has the largest colony of Little Penguins in the whole world! On your tour, you get to watch these adorable creatures in their natural surroundings from a special viewing platform or boardwalk. 

Koala Conservation Reserve

Watch a group of furry koalas roam about in their natural habitat. On this tour you get to walk through trails and boardwalks, getting a close look at all the wildlife in the reserve including echidnas, wallabies, and many species of birds.  The reserve also offers a fun set of activities for kids and families to enjoy on their visit. 

Churchill Island

The island of Churchill is Victoria’s secret treasure. Located just off Phillip Island, you will find a tiny world where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the breathtaking views around you. As you walk around this island, you can spot many species of Australian wildlife, explore historical grounds, and get a glimpse of farming activities.

Antarctic Journey

The faraway land of Antarctica is so foreign to most that you may never get the chance to go there. You can, however, virtually take a trip to these frozen wonderlands at the Antarctic Journey park, learning about their wildlife, how they live, and how climate change is affecting them.

A Maze'N Things

Though not part of the Nature Parks, A Maze'N Things is a delightful theme park at Phillip Island. Perfect for a memorable with both friends and family, this theme park is stacked to the brim with fun rides and attractions. Try out optical illusions, enjoy interactive puzzles, find your way through a maze and more. Book your Phillip Island A Maze'N Things tickets for a day of laughter and adventure.

Phillip Islands Nature Parks FAQs

Can I visit Phillip Island now?

Yes. All the Phillip Islands Nature Parks are now open to visitors now, following COVID-19 safety measures.

What are the safety measures in place at the Phillip Island Nature Parks?

Guests can now book their Phillip Island tickets online. Social distancing is mandatory between all visitors, and specific signage and posters have been marked to ensure safety measures all followed. Restaurants are also operating at limited capacity and common touch points are frequently disinfected and sanitized.

Are Phillip Island tours available online now?

Yes, you can purchase Phillip Island tickets online now. 

What are the different types of Phillip Island Nature Parks tours?

You can choose to book Phillip Island tickets that provide a 4-park access, or tickets to the penguin parade.

How can I see the penguins at Phillip Island?

Opt for the penguin parade ticket. This provides entry to the parade and allows you to enjoy a close encounter with the penguins. You can upgrade your ticket further to include penguin plus attraction, underground viewing, or a guided tour by an expert.

Which part of Phillip Island can I visit with my ticket?

With the Penguin Parade ticket, you get to visit the part of the island by the shore where the penguins come out. With the 4-park pass, you get to explore all the parks at Phillip Island Nature Parks.

What are the timings for the penguin parade at Phillip Island?

The Penguin Parade begins at 4:00 PM every day.

Are the Phillip Island Nature Parks wheelchair accessible?

Phillip Islands Nature Parks is accessible to people with reduced mobility. You will find disabled toilets, disabled parking, and wheelchair access through the visitor center and park grounds.
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