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Penguin Parade, Koala & Wildlife Day Tour

Get up close and personal with a host of Aussie wildlife, see the fantastic coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of the world’s tinniest penguins waddle ashore!

Highlights

  • Hand feed the kangaroos (food can be purchased at wildlife park)
  • Coastal walk along Woolamai Beach
  • Phillip Island Tour
  • Woolamai Beach
  • Boardwalk at the Nobbies
  • Visit two ancient volcanoes
  • Check out penguin burrows for life
  • Sunset at the Penguin Parade

Jump on board a tour to Phillip Island and get up close and personal with an array of Aussie wildlife! Check out the awesome coastline of Phillip Island and then witness one of Australia’s most spectacular wildlife experiences as hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore. You’ll also get to hand-feed kangaroos, get up close to koalas and spot Fur Seals on the rugged rocky coastline of the Victorian Island

We escape the concrete jungle of Melbourne and begin our day at a wildlife park where you will have the pleasure of meeting some furry Australian favourites. We will also stop here and have lunch (own expense).

We move on to tour the length of Phillip Island, known for its sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife experiences. Be awed by the giant surf at Woolamai beach and rugged coastline of Cape Woolamai as we stop to enjoy some afternoon tea. During the summer months, we take this opportunity to cool off with a visit to the beach. Alternatively, in poor weather conditions, we include a quick stop to Panny’s Chocolate Factory - Factory tour is optional and at own expense

At the Western tip of the island there is a majestic rocky coast, home to a colony of fur seals. We wander along the boardwalk checking penguin burrows for life and then we're on to the penguin parade. Check out the award-winning Visitors Centre and as the sun drops, witness the world`s littlest penguins emerge from the sea and waddle ashore. This is a truly magical experience.

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Adult $140.00
Child $100.00

What's included

  • Small-group tour in air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Experienced Professional Driver/Guide
  • Knowledgeable and Entertaining Commentary
  • Entry into Penguin Parade
  • Entry into Wildlife Park
  • Audio Translation with 9 languages if required
  • Free Wifi for the journey home

Duration

  • The duration of this experience is 1 days

Location

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 4

Notes

  • Child Policy: This tour operator can not accept bookings for children aged 3 years and younger, due to the nature and length of our tours.

  • Default Pick-Up Location: Holiday Inn, 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Default Departure Time: Summer - 12:15pm | Winter - 10:15am

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Ann Ma from United States wrote on 16 February 2018

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Amazing tour with great guide!

I had an amazing time on this tour. I was a bit nervous spending money due to being a backpacker but I decided to do it anyway. Wow! Duane (our tour guide) was super friendly and personable. He always found some time to talk to each guest and get to know them even if it was just for a minute. Also, I fed and pet a kangaroo! The penguin parade was cute but all the other stops and our guide really made it worth it! The only thing I regret was not having a bit of cash to tip Duane at the end of the night.

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From Penguin Parade, Koala & Wildlife Day Tour

Hi Ann Marie, Thank you so much for your feedback on our Phillip Island and Penguin Parade Day Tour. We're glad to hear you found it great value for money and that you got to experience a true 'Aussie' encounter with a kangaroo. Duane will be more than happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with him on the tour and surely appreciative of your compliments. We hope to see you in future to join us on our other fabulous tours. All the best Kind regards Kathryn Reservations

Charchit from India wrote on 02 March 2020

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Fantastic day!!!!

It was one the best tours we have had on our trip to Australia. Troy our guide/driver was so good and friendly, he was so knowledgeable and gave us good tips where to sit in penguin parade. All in all a must go trip specially for families.

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From Penguin Parade, Koala & Wildlife Day Tour

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Charchit! Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you again on our other tours!

Susan from United Kingdom wrote on 02 February 2020

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Penguin parade, koala and wildlife experience

Ash our guide was very knowledgeable and had a variety of story’s to tell us about the area, despite the rain he managed to entertain us for the entire journey, the penguin parade is amazing to watch and left me mesmerised I would definitely go back to see this again, the koala and wildlife park was a little bit of a let down due to small paddocks but it was lovely to walk amongst the kangaroos and wallaby’s. Ash took us to a number of beach locations which were lovely to see but would have been more enjoyable if not in the rain.

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From Penguin Parade, Koala & Wildlife Day Tour

Thank you Susan for your review! We are happy to hear that Ash took good care of you through out the day and made up for the rain! We hope to see you again on our other tours!

Motibabu Pedam from Australia wrote on 22 January 2020

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The organiser/ guide is very friendly and and nicely explains each and every aspects of the tour.

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Hi Motibabu, and thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us!

Moune Bee from Canada wrote on 21 January 2020

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Nor exactly as advertized

Some of the advertized activities/stops were not actually implemented during the tour: - no fur seals spotting - not the slightest mention of ancient volcanoes Another big disappointment: the use of cameras was prohibited during the penguins parade. This was surprising as our guide/driver had told us just to turn off the flash on our cameras/cells. If this is the rule, it should be acknowledged up front. - the stop at the Maru Animal Park was another disappointment as this place is so clearly more interested in cashing in on tourism than in taking care of their animals. What you get to see up close are animals looking trapped and stressed out. The one thing that was exciting was the spotting of kangaroos in the wild along the road. We did get good sightings.

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From Penguin Parade, Koala & Wildlife Day Tour

Dear Moune, Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations this time. The Penguin Parade is a very special event and we are very privileged to be able to see the little penguins in their natural habitat. We do not want to disturb them, just observe respectfully, due to which photographing is indeed prohibited. You can buy pictures of the penguins from the Nobby's centre, to bring home with you as a souvenir. Maru is a wildlife shelter and helps injured animals by providing them a thorough veterinary check, and caring for them until they have recovered enough to be able to make it in the wild again. I hope this info gives some insight for the day, and we wish you enjoyable travels in Australia!

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