Phillip Island: Penguin Parade, Wildlife Park from Melbourne

Day Trips & Excursions in Melbourne

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4.5 out of 5

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Spend a day exploring the spectacular views of Phillip Island while learning about local wildlife in both a wildlife park and in their natural habitat. The highlight of this Phillip Island day trip from Melbourne is the Penguin Parade where you can watch the little penguins come ashore after the sun sets.
After pickup from your accommodation in the central Melbourne or St Kilda, journey out through the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne to above the top of Westernport Bay.Our first stop is at Maru Koala and Wildlife Park. Here you will have the opportunity to see and learn about Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dingos, wombats and of course, koalas. You’ll also have the option to have a your photo taken with a koala under staff supervision (not included, payable direct). From here it is a short drive to Phillip Island where you’ll take in the spectacular views of Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach (weather dependent). You’ll also see the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit as we drive to see the ancient remains of volcanos known as The Nobbies. It's then time to travel along the coastline spotting wallabies in the wild on the way to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Here settle yourself into the little penguin’s environment as you watch them come ashore for the night, waddling next to and underneath the boardwalks.

What’s included

  • Fresh Sandwich Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • FREE App “Tour Translations of Australia”, if you require translated tour commentary.Available in Google Play & Apple App Store
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Dinner at own expense
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour