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Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne

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Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne
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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the Penguin Parade and other natural treasures of Phillip Island on a full-day tour from Melbourne and St. Kilda. Hand-feed kangaroos under staff supervision and learn about Australian wildlife such as koalas, wombats, and wallabies at the Maru Koala and Animal Park. See Cape Woolamai and the Nobbies, then get ready to watch the penguins parade home around sunset. Upgrade to include admission tickets to the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience in Melbourne.
  • Full-day tour to Phillip Island from Melbourne
  • See native animals up close including koalas, kangaroos, and little penguins
  • Admire the landscape of Cape Woolamai and Seal Rocks at the Nobbies
  • Upgrade your tour for the the Eureka Skydeck Experience
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Admission to Phillip Island Nature Park with Penguin Parade (general viewing)
Admission to Phillip Island Koala Reserve with guided ranger tour
Comprehensive live commentary in a fun and social atmosphere
Experienced local driver guide to assist you throughout the day
Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
Any meals not indicated
Personal expenses
Immigration Museum , 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Our main meeting point for this tour is Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 11:45am (winter) and 13:45pm (summer).

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No photography or filming is permitted at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.
  • Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
  • Children 17 years old and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (it can get cold)
  • Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Autopia Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Phillip Island Penguin and Koala Highlights Day-Trip from Melbourne.

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  • "If you're going to attend this parade, I recommend you pay the upgrade price of getting the preferred seating so that you are up close to where the penguins come out of the water." See review

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star-5
Great experience!
Anjali_S
, Jun 2022
Maj was a great tour guide. Highly recommend this tour to go with family. The pick up time of 11:45 am was perfect for us with a 4 yo toddler.
star-5
This was the third...
KIATOON_C
, Jun 2022
This was the third attractions that we had joined with Viator. It was a wonderful trip. The tour guide/bus driver Daniel is a very friendly guys and explained every details clearly, making us felt very comfortable along the journey. Thank you.
star-5
Amazing Day Trip to Philip Islands
Maegan
, May 2022
Our tour guide Madge was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Koalas and the history of Philip Islands! We went on a Saturday and it was surprisingly quiet with little people and we were able to see the Koalas up close! Very happy that we went on this tour as we also got to see the Grand Prix race track and some beautiful coastal sights before heading down to Penguin Parade to see the penguins at sunset! It was a great day that was well spent and I would definitely recommend it to everyone, the pick-up and drop-off aspect was also really convenient! Great tour and hope more people will sign up for it, thanks so much for a great day at Philip Islands!
star-5
Autopia Tours Phillip Island
Sue_D
, Jan 2022
Our host Lizzie was amazing! She was very knowledgeable on the landmarks and always there to take our photos. The penguins are adorable a must tour for people who visit Melbourne. Thank you Autopia tours 5 stars for an amazing day.
star-5
Heaven on earth
Mohammad_A
, Jan 2021
Philip island is heaven on earth. I really enjoyed every single station in this trip; I highly recommend it.
star-4
Valuable Day Trip
kakwong_C
, Jun 2019
Tour guide Duane is nice friendly. He is informative and take good care of the tour. The seeing if the penguin parade was awesome and marvellous. We saw a thousand of them
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you had a great day with Duane and were able to witness so many penguins! We hope to see you again on our tours!
star-4
Great day
Julie_R
, Mar 2019
No WiFi in the bus so the description is wrong and lunch is very basic. Just a simple sandwich which is not that good and a tea . Otherwise it was a good day , we saw different places :)
star-4
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Alexandra_R
, Aug 2018
My husband and I were visiting for our honeymoon, and we were excited to see the Penguin Parade. Our tour guide was great and we enjoyed all of the stops that we made on this day trip. Australia has so much to offer for sightseeing, so we really enjoyed ourselves. The only part that was a little disappointing was the penguin parade at the end of the tour. There aren't as many penguins to see as we were under the impression. Also, the event is so packed with tourists that people make it difficult to see the penguins coming out of the water, because they block all the good views. If you're going to attend this parade, I recommend you pay the upgrade price of getting the preferred seating so that you are up close to where the penguins come out of the water. We sat in the general seating area, and it was disappointing. We did see penguins and enjoyed the experience, but it was while we were walking towards the exit that we saw the penguins along the boardwalk area.
star-5
Best trip ever!!!! The penguins were...
Serena C
, Sep 2017
Best trip ever!!!! The penguins were so adorable!!! I HIGHLY suggest this! And recommend getting the closer seating to see the cute penguins more up close and personal. Just an amazing experience with the koala as well. :)
star-5
The tour guide is so friendly and...
Sau Han Y
, Aug 2017
The tour guide is so friendly and professional ! Very helpful and nice, also very considerate !
star-5
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this...
Serena C
, Mar 2016
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this tour!! So worth it! All of the animals were so cute and the tour guide was super friendly and helpful. : I would do it again!
star-4
Fun day! Lots of sights to see, so...
Leslie H
, Feb 2016
Fun day! Lots of sights to see, so be prepared for a long day. I enjoyed exploring the different parts of Phillip Island and it was definitely worth the extra to sit closer to the penguins as they came to shore in the evening.
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A reserva natural é legal, mas só...
EDUARDO B
, Oct 2017
A reserva natural é legal, mas só permite fotos de longe com os coalas. Infelizmente, nosso guia ainda teve um problema com o ônibus e a segunda parte do passeio foi meio tumultuada. No final, confesso que a chegada dos pinguins não atendeu as expectativas. Eles são pequenos e passam muito longe da área destinada aos observadores. Só no final que é possível vê-los melhor, quando já saíram da praia e estão indo para os ninhos.

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