Phillip Island & Penguin Parade Day Tour

Discover Phillip Islands Nature Park with magical views, native wildlife, and visit the world-famous Penguin Parade.

It’s time to hit the road with a small group (max 8 guests). Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and sit back and relax as we take the 1hr 45min drive down to Phillip Island. Our first stop is a surfer’s dream beach, Cape Woolamai. From here we will lace up the boots and start our hike that will guide you through rugged rock formations, known as the Pinnacles. As we make our way around the Nature Park of Phillip Island you can witness stunning views over the Bass Strait and pounding surf below. Look out for wallabies, echidnas, shearwater birds and whales in the winter months.

After our easy/moderate 6.8km hike we will head into Cowes for a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on the season) at one of our favourite local cafes or restaurants before we make our way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. Stroll through this eucalyptus woodland and come ‘face-to-face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. The Koala Reserve’s unique treetop boardwalks and close viewing areas allow visitors to see how truly amazing koalas are.

Our next stop is The Nobbies for an easy stroll along the boardwalk to discover breathtaking coastline views and the impressive thundering blowhole. This area is home to Australia’s largest seal colony, little penguins and silver gulls.

And to finish the day we will take a waddle on the wild side and see hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. This experience is a wildlife lover’s dream!

Please note: During the summer months, be sure to eat prior to our 11:30 am departure.

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

  • Entry into Penguin Parade & Phillip Island Koala Reserve
  • An easy to moderate 6.8km guided circuit hike around Phillip Island’s Nature Park
  • Plenty of chances to see wildlife including penguins, wallabies, kangaroos and unique birds such as the shearwater and silver gull

INCLUSIONS

  • Organic fruit & healthy snacks
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee Supreme & Organic Tea
  • Modern VW Caravelle – 9 seater with Air Con
  • Rain Ponchos, First Aid & Towels
  • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Unforgettable memories

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch / dinner
  • Hotel pickup

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
  • Water bottle (1L)
  • Cash or credit card for lunch / dinner (around $25)
  • Warm layers & waterproof jacket just in case
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
  • Swimsuit & a towel for a swim in the ocean (optional on summer months)

PICK UP

Winter:

St Kilda pick up: 9:05 am @ Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne (Main entrance)

CBD pick up: 9:30 am@ Undercover Taxi rank between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre. Please note it’s approximately 200m from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.

CBD drop off: 9:30 pm

St Kilda drop off: 9:45 pm

Summer:

St Kilda pick up: 11:05 am @ Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne VIC 3182 (Main entrance)

CBD pick up: 11:30 am @ Undercover Taxi rank between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre. Please note it’s approximately 200m from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.

CBD drop off: 11:30 pm

St Kilda drop off: 11:45 pm