Travel on this Phillip Island day tour in the afternoon and view - Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas
|Start||Melbourne @ 01.15 pm|
|Finish||Melbourne @ 10.30 pm|
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.
** Maru Koala & Animal Park
First stop is Maru Koala & Animal Park for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more!*
** Phillip Island
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 3 million visitors each year.
** Nobbies Rock Formations
Before reaching the Penguin Parade site 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.
** Penguin Parade
So you think the koalas are cute - just wait until you see the Little Penguins. After visiting the information centre, you'll head down to Summerland Beach to witness penguin magic. 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.
** Penguin Parade Viewing Platform $25
The Penguin Parade Viewing Platform is located in a 'high penguin traffic area' and will place you in the best position to see the Little Penguins as they emerge from the ocean on their journey home. With a local ranger on hand providing informative commentary, you won't miss a moment of the wonderful spectacle.
** Penguin Parade Underground Viewing Area
Get a bird's-eye view as you watch the Penguin Parade at eye level. Enjoy the closest possible viewing of them in their natural habitat, while being under cover and out of the elements.
*For bookings or further enquires, please contact our friendly reservations team.
**Sky Box $50
Join an intimate group of only 10 in the comfort of an exclusive, elevated viewing tower. Gain an excellent overview of Summerland Beach and the opportunity to interact with a park ranger.
Please note that with this option children are not permitted on the tour.
Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.
2.45pmMaru Koala & Animal Park
4.00pmPhillip Island - Penguin Parade