With the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, there is a lot to see on a trip to Cairns.

A trip to Melbourne isn’t complete without a visit to the little penguins on Phillip Island. The penguin parade has become an admired phenomenon for locals and visitors alike.

Every night, a group of tiny penguins emerge from the sea after a long day of fishing. As the sun sets, they make their way across the sand to the nearby dunes, where they burrow for the evening.

This phenomenon can be enjoyed each night and there are plenty of opportunities to experience it!

Join one of our Phillip Island penguin tours to experience the adorable penguin parade.

Penguin Parade and Wildlife Experience

Our best-selling Phillip Island penguin tour is our Penguin Parade and Wildlife Experience.

The start time of this tour varies seasonally due to the sunset times. After departing from Melbourne, we head towards Phillip Island, with our first stop at Moonlit Sanctuary. Here you can meet koalas, kangaroos, and other native Australian animals. Next, we visit Cape Woolamai Beach to spend some time along the coast. Then it’s on to the Nobbies to view the fascinating rock formations and look for local fur seals.

After an afternoon of exploring, it’s time for the main event. You’ll find the perfect seat to watch as the tiny penguins emerge from the sea and waddle towards the sand dunes. If you want to get even closer to the penguins, you can upgrade your ticket to a closer viewing spot or an underground viewing experience.

Phillip Island Penguins Tour

Another one of our popular tours is this 1-Day Phillip Island Penguin Tour.

This tour departs Melbourne and heads to Maru Wildlife Park. The wildlife park is home to lots of Australian animals. Here you will have the chance to interact with the cute critters. Next, you will head to the Nobbies to take in some stunning coastal views.

In the evening, you will get to take in the adorable penguin parade. This tour also includes the option to upgrade to a front-row viewing of the penguin parade.

Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour

If you want to experience two of Melbourne’s greatest natural attractions, join our 2-Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour.

This best of both worlds tour begins with a journey along the Great Ocean Road. You’ll get to see all the famous landmarks including Loch Ard Gorge and of course the Twelve Apostles. Day one also includes a yummy picnic lunch, a stroll through Apollo Bay, and a koala spotting hike. Dinner is also included before checking into your Queenscliff accommodation for the night.

The next day includes a hearty breakfast before embarking on a ferry ride to Port Phillip Bay. After disembarking the ferry, you’ll get to explore the Mornington Peninsula on your way to Phillip Island. You’ll stop at the Koala Reserve before visiting the Nobbies. The final stop of the day includes the famous penguin parade!

After an adventurous two days, head back to Melbourne with a camera full of photos and a heart filled with unforgettable memories.

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