Phillip Island Penguin Parade day tours

Penguin Parade Tour with Penguins Plus Premium Viewing
Gray Line Day Tour 334

Sunset at Summerland Beach on Phillip Island has drawn millions of visitors. Each night these little flightless birds come in from the ocean to return to their burrows.

From the waves - across the beach - to the sand dunes - the Little Penguins can almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows. Observe the Penguin Parade from an elevated premium viewing area for the best views of the Penguins.

Highlights of this tour

  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • Phillip Island – a popular holiday destination and home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world
  • Phillip Island Nature Park – a natural home for koalas, wallabies, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Visit Koala Conservation Reserve
  • Look for koalas in their leafy native bushland habitat from treetop boardwalks
  • Keep an eye out for wallabies (smaller looking kangaroos) grazing the woodlands floor
  • Continue to the western tip of Phillip Island to The Nobbies Centre, a rugged rocky outcrop with magnificent coastal views
  • Stroll down the extensive coastal boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins’ homes (dependant on the season)
  • Admire Seal Rocks – home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals
  • Explore the Visitor’s Information Centre at the Penguin Parade
  • Learn about the life of the Little Penguins as you walk through the “Penguin Experience” exhibit
  • At sunset witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area for the best views of the Penguins, a.k.a. “penguins highway
  • Watch in awe as the Little Penguins waddle in from the ocean, across the beach and to their burrows amongst the sand dunes
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Dining options available at the Penguin Parade.

Adult: $270   Child: $135

Penguin Parade, Penguins Plus viewing Platform

Adult: $270

Child: $135



Daily except Sat and Sun
Departs: 11.50am (02 APR to 30 SEP)
1.50pm (01 OCT to 06 APR) Returns: 9.00pm - 11.30pm (dependent on season)

Fare Includes

Koala Conservation Reserve, entrance to Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus premium viewing and free WiFi at the Penguin Parade

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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.

Free WiFi on coach subject to coach availability

Listed price may vary depending on your date of travel.

Itineraries subject to change without notice.

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