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Phillip Island Penguin Parade day tours

Penguins 'n' Puff with Lunch
Gray Line Day Tour 322PL

Delight in an historic steam train ride on Puffing Billy through the beautiful rainforest of the Dandenong Ranges in the morning. Highlights include our complimentary Aussie Bush Billy Tea in Sherbrooke Forest where there is also opportunity to hand feed local birdlife and a visit to the quaint mountain village of Sassafras.

Return to Federation Square to join our afternoon/evening tour to Phillip Island with your boxed lunch provided for you. Make a stop at Churchill Island and visit the Koala Conservation Centre before making our way to the Penguin Parade to witness these little flightless birds make their way home from the ocean as the sun sets.

Highlights of this tour

Morning - Tour 322

  • Tour departs Federation Square at 8.10am
  • Travel through the Dandenong Ranges National Park with its towering mountain ash forest, traditional gardens and home to the lyrebird
  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
  • See colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots (opportunity to hand feed) at Grant's Picnic Ground
  • Enjoy morning tea Aussie style with a Bush Billy Tea and the chance to sample some Aussie food favourites - lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Ride through the forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
  • Pass numerous quaint villages noted for their cafes, craft shops and beautiful gardens
  • Stop and explore Sassafras, home to a range of local crafts and antiques
  • Tour returns to Federation Square at 1.00pm approx.

Afternoon - Tour 384

  • Tour departs Federation Square at 1.15pm
  • Enjoy your gourmet boxed lunch with a drink on your journey to Phillip Island 
  • Visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Get up close to kangaroos with the opportunity to feed (own expense)
  • Admire the resident koalas
  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village
  • Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/summer months)
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalkInspect the Visitors Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)

Adult: $261   Child: $130.50

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puffing billy

Adult: $261

Child: $130.50



Departs: 8.10am Returns: 9.00pm - 11.30pm (dependant on season)

Fare Includes

Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers, historic steam train ride, meeting wallabies/kangaroos, Koala Conservation Centre, Penguin Parade with general viewing, boxed lunch with drink and free WiFi 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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