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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour


Join Go West on their Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour ex Melbourne and be sure to get you acquainted with the cutest little penguins in Australia...


  • Enjoy a guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park and experience the spectacular 'Conservation in Action' Wildlife show
  • See and feed a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, wallabies, kangaroos and emus
  • Visit the historical Brighton Beach bathing boxes
  • Take a stroll along the coastal boardwalks and visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Check out the amazing Phillip Island Penguin Parade and explore the award-winning visitor centre

This isn't just about the Penguin though - this is also a full wildlife experience. After being picked up from your accommodation in inner Melbourne we'll head to the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes where you will have the opportunity to visit the beach and admire it's historic landmarks.

Next we head to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a guided wildlife walk and the opportunity to hand-feed many species of native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils!

You will also experience the spectacular 'Conservation in Action' wildlife show, which showcases a number of lesser-known Australian species.

At Point Grant and The Nobbies you'll enjoy lovely views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals.

The highlight of the day is just after dark when the world’s smallest penguins parade ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show make their way up the beach to the dunes right before your eyes. Your tour guide will ensure you are able to get the very best viewing point to enjoy the Penguin Parade.

We have complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

The number of birds does vary on the beach throughout the year due to seasonal factors. The penguin’s year is divided into four different seasons:

  • Moulting - February / March / April
  • Nest Building - May / June /July
  • Egg Laying - August / September / October
  • Chick Feeding - November / December / January

Pickups are between: Pickups are between: 11am-12 noon

Return to Melbourne approx: 9pm-Midnight (Seasonal)

Adult $140.00
Child $120.00

What's included

  • A guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park
  • Complimentary city pickup and drop off from most accommodation providers



  • The operator can pick you up from many locations in Melbourne, if in the case that you do not find your desired location, please contact the operator after purchasing your ticket and they may be able to add it to their list..

  • Please note that photography of any kind is not permitted at the the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Photography is permitted at all other locations. .

Available Bookings from 08 Aug to 14 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Mon 8 Aug
Tue 9 Aug
Wed 10 Aug
Thu 11 Aug
Fri 12 Aug
Sat 13 Aug
Sun 14 Aug

Bookings close in 7 hours...

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$120.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Suzanne O’Connor from Australia wrote on 05 July 2022

Penguin tour

Just a nice day. Penguins were gorgeous. Our tour guide Sherif was great!

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elina from Singapore wrote on 11 May 2022

Friendly tour guide, wonderful experience

The guide was really insightful in explaining stuff and would tell us where to stand for best view! Penguins are so cute!

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margaretd5 from Australia wrote on 17 March 2022

Exceptional highly recommend

Exceptional tour relaxed , flexible a good pace & very comfy seats . Our guide Daniel was very friendly & knowledgeable. This tour is a must do without hesitation !! The Penguins Parade is just wonderful you must make sure you do the boardwalk & you will see the penguins in their burrows !! Great overall experience highly recommend the entire tour was a well organised trip .

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anudeep from Australia wrote on 13 March 2022

Well worth it

Loved the entire experience. Much worth it.. Chris is so knowledgeable and so welcoming. I’d definitely recommend Go west tours.. thanks team Will see you again for other tours

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Hui from New Zealand wrote on 16 February 2020

A Must-do in Melbourne

There are two highlights for me, Moonlit Sanctuary and Penguin Parade. I fed kangaroos at the sanctuary, and they were so gentle and let me touch. I strongly recommend adding a guided ranger tour at penguin parade because the view is the best. I saw a penguin coming very close to the viewing platform. Although the weather was not as perfect as expected, I still enjoyed the tour thanks to professional tour guide, Chris.

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