Phillip Island Penguin Tour from Melbourne – Private Tour


Experience one of Australia’s most popular attractions on our Phillip Island penguin tour from Melbourne.  The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island is the most famous wildlife experience in Victoria and is the second most visited ticketed tourist destination in Australia. We’ll make sure you get a close-up view of the iconic parade as the penguins cross the beach and waddle up to their burrows each night. You’ll also be treated to a variety of other wildlife experiences that Phillip Island offers in this tour.

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All about the Phillip Island Penguin Tour from Melbourne – Private Tour.

Phillip Island is abundant with native wildlife and beautiful coastal scenery, located just 90 minutes south-east of Melbourne.

Your Phillip Island Penguin Tour from Melbourne

You’ll visit the Koala Conservation Centre where you can learn about the unique life of everyone’s favourite marsupial. There’s also an elevated boardwalk that offers a close encounter with the resident koalas.

Our tour takes you on a scenic back road through the conservation park where wallabies roam free, cape barron geese contest one another, and soaring swamp harriers look for prey. The coastline here boast inspiring scenery that you’ll be able to photograph as we stop to admire the view.

You’ll also visit the Seal Rock region, home to the second largest Australian fur seal colony. From here you’ll take in the immense vista of the Southern Ocean and enjoy stunning views from the boardwalk that meanders past penguin nests.

As night falls, you’ll experience the iconic Penguin Parade as the wild birds arrive back on shore after feeding in the open ocean. We can upgrade you to the very best tickets* for this outdoor experience to ensure you get the best seats and information, where a penguin ranger leads the way for your small group of no more than 12 people.

Dinner is at seaside town of Cowes, your guide will help you select a restaurant of your liking.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Tour Highlights 
  • Penguin Parade
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Cape Woolamai
  • Seal Rocks Boardwalk
  • The Nobbies Centre
  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Hotel Pick-up and Return
  • Penguin Plus Upgrade
  • Optional Koala Patting

Expert guide, all entry fee’s, upgrade to Pengion Plus, private vehicle, hotel pick-up drop off.

No. We do recommend restaurants for you at Cowes on Phillip Island by the sea. Your guide will book on your behalf based on your culinary interests.

Phillip Island is only 1.5 hrs from Melbourne.

Tour departs from your accommodation at 1.30 pm and you return approx 10.30 -11.00pm.

Of course. There are a few options to walk oon the beach. Ask your driver if he can prioritise more time on the beach for you.

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