Phillip Island Penguin Parade day tours

Penguin Parade Tour with General Viewing
Gray Line Day Tour 384

Every evening at dusk the Little Penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Watch from an elevated boardwalk as they waddle cautiously from the beach to their burrows after a long day out at sea.

Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! At Koala Conservation Reserve, look for koalas in their natural habitat and before sunset, we head to the Penguin Parade where you can wander through the "Penguin Experience" exhibit to learn more about them. Stroll out to Summerland Beach and take your seat in the main grandstand for the Penguin Parade.

Highlights of this tour

  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • Phillip Island – a popular holiday destination
  • 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 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” display
  • Dining options available at the Penguin Parade
  • At sunset witness the Penguin Parade from the tiered seating of general viewing grandstands directly overlooking floodlit Summerland Beach
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk.

Adult: $225   Child: $112.50

The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island

Adult: $225

Child: $112.50



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 (dependant on season)

Fare Includes

Koala Conservation Reserve, entrance to Penguin Parade with general 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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