Phillip Island

Phillip Island is a must-see Melbourne day trip destination that’s world famous for its remarkable Penguin Parade. Every night, visitors watch in wonder as hundreds of penguins come ashore after a day of feeding out in the ocean. All our Phillip Island Tours include the Penguin Parade, but that’s not all that’s on offer. With pristine waters and white sandy beaches, adorable Australian animals and endless family fun activities, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself on one of these magical day tours.

Last Minute Day Tours offer several tours to this magnificent destination, ensuring there’s a tour that suits everyone’s time and budget. Phillip Island’s little penguins make their way ashore just after sunset, which means departure times for our tours vary throughout the year. Our full day tours depart from Melbourne in the late morning or early afternoon, ready to spend the day exploring Phillip Island before finishing off at the Penguin Parade. If you are just interested in the little penguins’ performance, our Penguin Parade Direct tour departs in the afternoon to take you straight to the Penguin Parade.

With large coach or small group options available, you can choose the best tour for you. Large coach tours offer a more comfortable option, with reclining seats and toilets onboard. Small group tours offer a more intimate experience and a better opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers. Phillip Island tours from Melbourne are family friendly and suitable for all ages, young or old. If you still aren’t sure which is the best Phillip Island trip for you, our friendly reservations team are always happy to help!

Best Phillip Island Tours & Day Trips from Melbourne

Attention animal lovers – our 1 Day Phillip Island Penguins Tour is for you! Not only will you have the chance to observe the little penguins at the Penguin Parade, but you’ll also have the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s other iconic animals. Departing from Melbourne, this tour stops first at Maru Wildlife Park, where you can handfeed wallabies and kangaroos. There are also plenty of other delightful animals to view including koalas, wombats and the cheeky Tasmanian devil. We’ll then head to the Nobbies, where you can amble along the coastal boardwalks while keeping an eye out for wild animals including echidnas and witness the seals of Seal Rock as they play through observation cameras. Finishing off the day at the Penguin Parade, you’ll be amazed at the rich diversity of wildlife found in this pocket of Victoria.

If you want to enjoy the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from Melbourne but have limited time, we offer trips that journey directly to the Penguin Parade. Travelling in a comfortable large coach and including general admission to the Penguin Parade, this tour is a stress-free way to enjoy this unforgettable wildlife experience.

If one day discovering the wild Victorian coast doesn’t sound like enough, we have two day tours to Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road or Wilsons Promontory. These tours offer the chance to stay over night in stunning destinations such as Torquay or Phillip Island, to maximise your time exploring!

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

Whether you just want to witness the unforgettable Penguin Parade or take your time exploring Phillip Island and the surrounding locations, Last Minute Day Tours have the Phillip Island tour for you!

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