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Phillip Island Little Penguin Tour

Phillip Island Little Penguin Tour

Adult rate (13 yrs old +): A$190
Child rate (3-12 yrs old): A$145

Infant rate (0-2 yrs old): $95

Dep: 13:15-14:15, Fin: ~20:45-23:30

Tour details:

  • Meet Australia's many native animals at an award-winning wildlife park with opportunity for Kangaroos and Wallaby feeding

  • Views of beautiful bays, beaches and coastlines

  • A visit to the Phillip Island Chocolate factory 

  • The nightly Little Penguin parade with approx. 500+ penguins returning every night of the year.  

​ Optional Seating Upgrades:

  • Penguin Plus ($50): Up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

  • Please contact us directly for any optional seating upgrades. 

Tour Conditions: 

  • Payments are generally received in advance of the tour via online payment. Payments collected on day of the tour will incur a +$5 card surcharge.

  • Any meals are at own expense ($20-$35).

  • Tour begins with a minimum number of four participants.

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Winter (Non Daylight Savings Time): April - September

Summer (Daylight Savings Time): October - March

* Note: Little Penguins arrive nightly after sunset, therefore, approx tour times will change based on the month

Melbourne City Departure, 13:15-2:15

  • A local guide from Mr. John Tours will pick you up from your designated hotel/pick-up point.

Award-winning Wildlife Park, 15:00-15:45 

  • We first travel to an award-winning wildlife park where we spend some time getting to know the many famous Australian animals - mammals, reptiles and birds! We even have an opportunity to feed our favourite kangaroos.  

Phillip Island ​Chocolate Factory, 16:00-16:30

  • Next, we continue on to the much-loved Phillip Island Chocolate Factory to satisfy our sweet tooths :). There are over a 190 different treats made on-site by Panny and his family and we are even able to sample some of these delicious choccies.   

Surf Beach or Nobbies, 16:30-17:30

  • Phillip Island is not only home to the famous little penguins but also some of Victoria's best surf beaches. We take some time to catch a wave or three! 

**If time allows, we also visit The Nobbies, a key site for Australia's largest Australian fur-seal colony. There are spectacular boardwalks on the cliffs that you can walk which offer views of Seal Rocks and Round Island.

Dinner, 17:00-18:30

  • We will take  you to a restaurant where you can enjoy exquisite dishes such as lamb, salmon, burgers or  fish and chips!

* Dinner is at own expense (AS20-A$35). 
** Whether we stop for dinner depends on the season and the time the penguins will be  returning.

Arrival at Penguin Parade Visitor Center and Penguin Parade, Winter: 18:00-19:00,  Summer: 20:00-21:00

  • We arrive at the new Penguin Parade Visitor Center and get ready to watch the little penguins! Our guides will provide tips on how best to see the penguins for the night and hand out your tickets. 

  • Depending on the season, we may have some time to explore the cinema, educational building, souvenir shop, cafes and restaurants.

  • Then, the magic begins! From your seats, prepare to watch the little penguins leave the safety of the beaches in their 'rafts' and return to their burrows for the night. The sight of them waddling up the paths, some travelling up to 2kms to get back home, is sure to pull a heart string!

Arrival back in Melbourne, 20:45-23:30

  • Arrival back in Melbourne. Your guides will drop you off at designated hotel/pick-up point.


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