Our Phillip Island private tours are a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the island and to experience one of Australia’s most popular attractions – the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Phillip Island is famous across the world for its nightly Penguin Parade. This is a must-see for any wildlife enthusiast! It is a truly unique experience watching the multitude of little penguins return from the ocean to their burrows each night.

Phillip Island is located 1.5 hours south of Melbourne and is a beautiful small island connected to the mainland by bridge. It boasts stunning beaches and dramatic coastline views of the southern ocean. The island is home to many wildlife experiences, including a koala conservation centre and the Seal Rocks area, home to thousands of Australian fur seals.

Great Private Tours will ensure you see the magnificent coastal scenery as well as the unique wildlife experiences of the island. For the gourmet enthusiasts, we also know the best food and wine indulgences of the area such as chocolate factories, boutique wineries and numerous dining options for memorable evening meals.

A great way to see Phillip Island is to combine this tour with one of Melbourne City or Mornington Peninsula to make the most out of your day.

All of our private tours are flexible and can be altered to suit your specific requirements.

Penguin Parade
Experience one of Australia’s most popular attractions. Each night at sunset you’ll be amazed by Little Penguins returning ashore after a day’s fishing.

See the world’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat from viewing stands and boardwalks. Enjoy interactive and educational displays in the visitor centre and the spectacular coastal scenery from the Penguin Parade. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. As the sun fades in the sky, Little Penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes.

Note: During the winter period from March 30 to September 30, we can include dinner on the island as an option. This will get you back to Melbourne at approximately 10-10:30pm. Otherwise, you can chose to return to Melbourne for your dinner, arriving at around 8.30pm.

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Our Phillip Island Private Tours

Our Reviews

star rating  Going the reverse route is clearly the best way to go. Particularly so if Paul is your driver/guide. He was delightful. The drive is remarkably beautiful and incredibly diverse. Highly... read more

William V
26 February 2024

star rating  Our day spent with Steve from Great Private Tours exploring the Great Ocean Road was nothing short of spectacular! From the iconic 12 Apostles and the breathtaking Loch Ard Gorge... read more

Glenn B
24 February 2024

star rating  Steve was a great guide from the moment he picked us up at our hotel. By going in reverse we avoided the congested sites from tour buses and vans. We... read more

10 February 2024