Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Day Tour

Take in amazing views of the Bass Strait as you mix and mingle with Phillip Island's famous penguins on this incredible tour
Melbourne, Australia

What's Included

  • Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Exclusive small group day tour (Max 8 People)

  • Complimentary tea or coffee 

  • See Australia’s largest seal colony, little penguins and silver gulls at The Nobbies

  • Stop at Cape Woolamai

  • Chance to see thousands of penguins emerge at the world-famous Penguin Parade

  • Head into Cowes for a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on the season)

  • Visit Phillip Island Koala Reserve and come ‘face-to-face’ with koalas 

  • Enjoy a 6.8km hike through the Nature Park of Phillip Island

  • Chance to see some iconic Australian wildlife 

  • Complimentary transfers from Melbourne CBD and St Kilda

  • Comfortable transport via a VW Caravelle – 9 seater with air-con

  • First aid-trained, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide

  • Unforgettable memories

What to Expect

Hit the road, sit back and relax as you take the 1hr 45min drive down to Phillip Island on this incredible day tour from Melbourne!


Your first stop is a surfer’s dream beach, Cape Woolamai. From here, lace up the boots and start your hike  - trekking through rugged rock formations, known as the Pinnacles.


As you make your way around the Nature Park of Phillip Island, you can witness stunning views over the Bass Strait and the pounding surf below. Look out for wallabies, echidnas, shearwater birds and whales in the winter months.


After an easy/moderate 6.8km hike, you will head into Cowes for a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on the season) at one of the most-loved local cafes or restaurants before you make your way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve.


Stroll through this eucalyptus woodland and come ‘face-to-face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. The Koala Reserve’s unique tree top boardwalks and close viewing areas allow visitors to see how truly amazing koalas are.


Your next stop is The Nobbies for an easy stroll along the boardwalk to discover breathtaking coastline views and the impressive thundering blowhole. This area is home to Australia’s largest seal colony, little penguins and silver gulls.


Then, to finish the day, take a waddle on the wild side and see hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. This experience is a wildlife lover’s dream!



Frequently Asked Questions

Grade 2. No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. 

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  • Comfortable trainers or hiking boots

  • Water bottle (1L)

  • Cash or credit card for lunch / dinner (around $25)

  • Warm layers & waterproof jacket just in case

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat

  • Swimsuit & a towel for a swim in the ocean (optional on summer months)

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Choose from a St Kilda or CBD pick up and drop off location when you book.

Vehicle: Modern VW Caravelle – 9 Seater



St Kilda pick up: 9:05am @ Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade St Kilda, Melbourne (Main entrance)

CBD pick up: 9:30am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne - (Undercover taxi rank located on St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre).

CBD drop off: 9:30pm

St Kilda drop off: 9:45pm



St Kilda pick up: 11:05am @ Luna Park, 18 Lower Esplanade St Kilda, Melbourne (Main entrance)

CBD pick up: 11:30am @ 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne - (Undercover taxi rank located on St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre).

CBD drop off: 11:30pm

St Kilda drop off: 11:45pm

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Please note: During the summer months, be sure to eat prior to our 11:30 am departure.
  • You must be waiting at the designated pick-up location at least 10 minutes before the designated pick-up time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are visible to the tour guide. If a tour guide is not easily able to locate you at the designated pick-up location at the designated pick-up time, The Supplier reserves the right to depart without you (and you will be deemed to have cancelled your booking within 7 days of departure and no refund will be given).

  • There are no luggage storage facilities on day tours, please do not bring your luggage with you. Any luggage over and above small day-packs presented on the departure day (including strollers, walking assistance frames, wheelchairs) may result in refusal to board.

  • The Supplier does not carry passengers under 15 years of age, and by booking a trip with The Supplier you represent that you are at least 15 years of age. If you’re under 18 years old, you’ll need to be accompanied by an adult.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel a trip booking at least 7 days in advance of the trip, The Supplier will provide you with your choice of a refund of any trip fares already paid, or a credit note for a future trip.

  • No refund will be provided for cancellations within 7 days of the trip date, however The Supplier will allow you to transfer that trip booking into another person’s name.

  • A $25 administrative fee will apply to all booking changes within 7 days of departure.

Pickup Locations

  • CBD - Pickup
  • St Kilda - Pickup

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