Discover the natural beauty of Phillip Island and Melbourne's Bayside on this complete wildlife tour, ending with the magic of the Penguin Parade at sunset
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Small Group Eco Tour (with Brighton Beach Boxes & Moonlit Sanctuary Entry) Highlights
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Full-day guided tour to explore the amazing wildlife & scenery of Phillip Island
Standard Entry to the Penguin Parade to witness the penguins make their waddle back to their burrows at night
Snap a shot at the famous Brighton Beach bathing boxes
Enjoy entrance fees to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Experienced & informative driver/guide providing commentary along the way
Convenient return transfers from selected Melbourne accommodation
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions about Phillip Island Penguin Parade Small Group Eco Tour (with Brighton Beach Boxes & Moonlit Sanctuary Entry)
- Dress appropriately for all weather conditions
- Snacks & a refillable water bottle
- Warm weather: sunscreen, a hat, & warm clothes for when the sun goes down
- Winter: warm clothes & layers as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is home to many common and rare Australian animals including kangaroos, wombats, emus, Tasmanian Devils (and more). The kangaroos and wallabies can be fed with food purchased from Moonlit Sanctuary’s counter. Please do not feed any animals inside enclosed areas.
Koala handling is not included on this tour. You will, however, still see these furry little guys in their habitats at Moonlit Sanctuary. From here, you will also be able to take photos of them munching away on eucalyptus or sleeping throughout the day!
Photos are permitted at all locations except the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Penguins’ eyes are very sensitive, and any bright or sudden flashes can frighten them. Please do not use cameras of any kind including phones and camcorders at any time during your visit to the Penguin Parade.
Only a very small proportion of our guests have expressed interest in swimming during the tour. However, if you’re keen to have a dip, this is possible at Brighton Beach, as well as at the town of Cowes (when we visit here in the summer months).
Please note that we do not make any special “swimming stops” so if you’re keen to have a swim you’ll need to do this in the available time, rather than expecting time to be allocated for this purpose. We also note that changing facilities are not available, so you will want to keep this in mind if planning to enter the water at all.
We do not include meals on this tour, but there are opportunities to purchase meals at appropriate times throughout the day. Guests are also welcome to bring food with them if they prefer.
As the time that the penguins arrive on the beach changes significantly during the year, our return time to Melbourne also varies significantly.
On an indicative basis, this tour returns to Melbourne at approximately the following times:
- Nov – Feb: midnight
- March: 11:00 PM
- April: 10:00 PM
- May – Aug: 9:00 PM
- September: 9:30 PM
- October: 10:30 PM
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