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Phillip Island Penguin Parade day tours

Penguins with VIP Skybox Tour
Gray Line Day Tour 324

Indulge yourself to something extra special for the Penguin Parade. Be treated like a VIP on this tour and watch the penguins' arrival from the exclusive ranger's box with gourmet light refreshments and drink provided.

Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to Phillip Island. The nightly ritual of these little, flightless birds coming home from the sea is truly a special experience. Gourmet light refreshments with a drink is served for your added enjoyment at the beginning of the tour. Your private ranger guide on the VIP Skybox tour will then escort you to your exclusive fully covered viewing platform, the ranger's box where counting of the penguins is carried out. Once ready to see the penguins from a closer distance, VIP treatment continues with entry to the exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Get up close to kangaroos with the opportunity to feed (own expense)
  • Admire resident koalas
  • Panoramic views of French Island
  • Enjoy a short introductory video "The Little Penguin"
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
  • See the wildlife highlights of Phillip Island Nature Park - koalas, seals, shearwaters and of course Little Penguins
  • Spot Koala's in their native environment at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • The Nobbies - a rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/summer months)
  • Join the exclusive VIP Skybox Tour at the Penguin Parade (limited to 10 guests)
  • Gourmet light refreshments and a drink are served before commencing your private ranger guided tour in an exclusive ranger's box and prime elevated viewing overlooking the beach from the VIP Skybox
  • It's then to get even closer viewing of the penguins from the Penguins Plus premium viewing area
  • Spot penguin rookeries from the park boardwalk
  • Learn more about the life of the Little Penguin in the visitors centre
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)

Adult: $219   Child: $n/a

Phillip Island Penguin Parade VIP tour

Adult: $219

Child: $n/a



Daily inc Christmas Day
Departs: 1.15pm
Returns: 9.00pm - 11.30pm (dependant on season)

Fare Includes

Meeting wallabies/kangaroos, Koala Conservation Centre, entrance to Penguin Parade, VIP Skybox Tour (limited to 10 guests) with gourmet light refreshments, a drink, Penguins Plus premium viewing area and free Wi-Fi on coach and at 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

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