Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience

activities / Nature & wildlife

Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience information and booking

1.5 - 2.5 hours
Departs from
Penguin Parade Visitor Centre located at Summerland Beach Estate, Ventnor Rd, Nobbies, Phillip Island.
Returns to
Tour concludes after the penguins have crossed the beach. This can be between 1-2 hours, depending on the number of penguins and the seasonality.
Time of departure
1.5 hours prior to sunset
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Tour description provided by Viator

Want the best penguin viewing opportunities in Australia? Take the Penguin Eco Tour for a premium penguin experience that offers a personalized, intimate wildlife experience. Or choose the Skybox option to enjoy an elevated, uninterrupted view of the little penguins returning to their sand burrows.

ULTIMATE PENGUIN ECO TOUR: Designed to cater for up to 10 people only, this fully accredited eco tour takes visitors to a stunning, secluded beach to view the little penguins waddling ashore to their sand dune burrows. The beach is in a completely different location to the standard Penguin Parade. This tour is the premium penguin experience on offer and ideal for those seeking a more personalized, intimate wildlife experience. As the sun sets and the light fades, participants can use night vision technology to view the penguins. Rangers provide an informative commentary which visitors listen to through personal headphones.

SKYBOX EXPERIENCE : Enjoy the Penguin Parade (the world's smallest penguins in their natural habitat) from the comfort of an exclusive, elevated viewing tower. Located at the main viewing stands at the Penguin Parade, this option allows for 10 people each evening to have 'pole position' for penguin viewing. Warm and dry, you will enjoy an excellent overview of Summerland Beach and the penguin burrows. Interact with the ranger and take part in the penguin count to assist in the ongoing research of the Phillip Island penguins! The Skybox Experience also includes canapes and non-alcoholic beverages.

Before your tour, check out the Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island's newest eco-tourism attraction. This free world class marine attraction provides the chance to discover the wonders of the Australian marine environment through educational displays, conservation presentations and optional ranger guided tours.Fully interactive cameras at Seal Rocks (2km off shore) allow visitors to zoom in, catch a glimpse and take your very own photos of the Australian Fur Seals.

What's included

  • Fully accredited eco tour
  • Personalized view of the penguin parade
  • Free use of binoculars
  • Personal headphone commentary (eco tour only)
  • Night vision technology to view penguins (eco tour only)
  • Australian goods and services tax (gst)
  • The skybox experience includes canapes and non-alcoholic beverages

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off