Penguin Parade Day Tour W/ Premium Viewing
Product Code: 2749-201391
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Explore the Maru Koala & Animal Park
  • • Travel with us to Phillip Island
  • • Spot the unique Nobbies Rock Formations
  • • See the famous Penguin Parade
Tour Code
2749-201391
Duration
11 hours
Departure City
Melbourne
End City
Melbourne
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature, Wildlife, Family

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary

Penguin Parade

This afternoon you will travel south-east, heading to Westernport Bay. The route will take you through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs where you will see tree lined streets and beautiful homes, many built in the late 1800s. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches the landscape becomes more rural dotted with smaller townships and farming properties.

First stop is Maru Koala & Animal Park for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more!

Then, you’ll cross the only bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. Home to the famous Penguin Parade, Phillip Island also features a stunning coastline with great surf conditions and a range of wildlife including the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. It is also the location of our Motorcycle Grand Prix track, so it’s no wonder this island paradise attracts up to 3½ million visitors each year.

Before reaching the site of the Penguin Parade you’ll see the ‘Nobbies’, so named for its unique rock formations. Located at the western tip of the island, this area has high conservation significance due to its population of penguins and graceful sea birds.

So you think the koalas are cute – just wait until you see the Little Penguins. After visiting the information centre and souvenir shop, you will head down to Summerland Beach to witness some penguin magic. Just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows.

These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is home to the largest colony in the world. It’s easy to understand why this wonderful spectacle is one of Australia’s most popular wildlife attractions. To protect these Little Penguins, all revenue generated from the parade is invested into environment and education projects.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in a premium air-conditioned coach
  • WiFi on the coach & Penguin Parade
  • Admission to the Koala Conservation Center
  • Entrance to Penguin Parade with premium viewing area, seat cushion
  • Complimentary drink

Package Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or your CBD hotel. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.
  • This tour departs at 1:15pm and returns between 9:30pm and 11:30pm depending on the season.
  • Our pick up points are within 3 to 5 minutes’ walk from any Sydney CBD accommodation. So, you may find our pick up point is very close to your accommodation.
    If your hotel is not listed, please advise the name of the hotel in “comment” box while booking online. We will book your pick up point from the closest hotel.
    If we have picked you up from your hotel, then most likely we would drop you back to the hotel provided the hotel is in the city. The driver will ask you at the end of the tour so please advise him of your drop off point.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 13 and up
* Child: 2 - 12 years of age
* Children under 2 years of age join the tour for free provided they do not occupy a seat on the bus.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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