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The Penguin Parade Tour with General Viewing
(7 Reviews)
Product Code: 148-4365
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Visit Phillip Island and meet its most famous resident: the Little Penguin
  • • Explore Churchill Island
  • • Look for Koalas among the eucalyptis trees at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area
Tour Code
148-4365
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Melbourne
End City
Melbourne
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Family

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: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Accessibility: Not accessible

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

Itinerary

Melbourne - Phillip Island - Melbourne

Today enjoy an fantastic day trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island, home to the famous Little Penguins and Penguin Parade. We'll depart from your hotel and make our way past Western Port and French Island and through the fishing village of San Remo. We'll stop at Churchil Island for afternoon tea (own expense) and spot the native birds of the island's wetlands (seasonal).

Then we'll arrive at the Phillip Island Nature Park and visit the Koala Conservation Centre where you'll be able to spot koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks. Next we'll walk along The Nobbies boardwalk where we can spot Little Penguins' homes as they nest (seasonal).

The main event of the day will be the Penguin Parade, where dozens of penguins walk out onto the floodlit Summerland Beach. With this tour we'll have access to the Penguin Plus premium viewing area for the best view of these amazing animals. We'll have free time to explore the Visitors Centre and learn a bit more about these wonderful critters.

On the way back to Melbourne we'll have time to stop for dinner (seasonal, own expense).

Tips:


This tour departs at 1:15pm and returns to Melbourne between 9:30pm and 11:30pm depending on the season.

You will enjoy extended time at The Nobbies for dinner (own expense) and enjoy the beautiful coastline scenery looking out onto Bass Strait. The wonderful boardwalk also allows guests to spot penguins' burrows and see if any are home!
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional tour escort
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned tour coach
  • Entrance to Penguin Parade, meeting wallabies/kangaroos, on-coach videos and Koala Conservation Centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi services to mobile devices on board Penguin Parade coaches

Package Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
  • We highly recommend that you book the tour at least 2 days prior to the departure date since it's soldout quickly.
  • 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: 15 and older
* Child: 4-14
* Children younger than 4 join the tour for free, provided they do not occupy a seat.
* Tour prices are based on AUD and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

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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  • Isaac 

    Isaac 

    09/20/2017
    An absolutely fantastic tour

    Highly recommended tour. It was so sweet to watch those little creatures walking by. Phillip Island national park was beautiful.

  • Daniel 

    Daniel 

    08/28/2017
    Day trip to Phillip Island

    I loved every part of this day tour especially the cute penguins. I was amazing and touching to view the parade on Phillip Island.

  • Anonymous.

    Anonymous.

    Verified Purchased 07/29/2017
    Must go for.

    An amazing experience! We had our money worth more than what we gave all because of our amazing tour guide ( forgot name ). He was enthusiastic, entertaining and had a huge strong background of the history here. It's a must go for!

  • Anonymous.

    Anonymous.

    Verified Purchased 07/29/2017
    Probably the most experienced tour guide ever.

    The reservation was an issue as almost every slot was booked. It took some time for a slot for us, we had an amazing tour guide who had a good knowledge and was very good in telling us the history of Melbourne, we also managed to see a rare... animal because of our guide's sharp eyes and the guide amazingly could tell us the name of the animal! Well done! Do note that there are additional things to be purchase in this tour. Read full review

  • Yeo Gek Noi

    Yeo Gek Noi

    11/10/2016
    Wonderful Penguins

    "Our family (booked under: Saw Chan Hong) would like to express our appreciation and praises to the tour guides & other Grayline staffs who brought us to these respective day tours in Melbourne: Their experience, knowledge and professionali...sm really impressed us. Not only that, the warmth, care and consideration really make us at ease and we really hope to come back to Melbourne again (and Grayline of course!) if there is opportunity. For our first ever trip to Australia, we had so much fun and so many beautiful memories! It was so difficult to say good bye on our departure day on 12 Nov. (Sat.) especially for our 2 kids. Melbournians are so lucky to have such wonderful & convenient city to live in with so many natural wonders all around. Please take care & see you again :-)....and G'day Mate!!" Read full review

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