1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Phillip Island

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Guided Tour & VIP View

Product ID: 189006
Visit Phillip Island Nature Park to experience the Penguin Parade. Be treated like a VIP on this exclusive guided tour with access to underground viewing.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for Little Penguins
  • Experience the Penguin Parade with an exclusive guided tour
  • Enjoy the tour at a prime elevated location with access to VIP Skybox
Full description
Located only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island offers an abundance of Australian wildlife, spectacular scenery and exciting new experiences.

Witness the natural spectacle of the world’s smallest penguins arriving home at sunset each evening at the world-famous Penguin Parade. Experience the nightly parade from the underground viewing as the penguins emerge from the waves and waddle across the sand.

Your ranger will escort you to the VIP Skybox, which enjoys a prime elevated location overlooking the beach, where you can participate in the nightly penguin count with the head ranger. Use the binoculars to spot the penguins before they emerge from the water to make their nightly crossing of the beach.
  • Penguin Parade with guided tour
  • Access to VIP skybox
  • Binoculars
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers between Melbourne and Phillip island

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

1019 Ventnor Road, Summerlands Victoria, 3922

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Important information
Know before you go
• You must make your own way to Phillip Island and between the attractions
• The attraction is outside, so warm clothing is advisable
• Photography and video are not permitted at the Penguin Parade due to the effects on the animals
• The attraction is outside, so warm clothing is advisable
• Minimum age of 12 years for all participants
• Ability to ascend/descend stairs required, please advise at the time of booking if you or a member of your group has limited mobility
• This tour operates with limited numbers to a maximum of 10 people; please book ahead during the holiday season
• Tour duration approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, but may be extended subject to penguin arrival times
• From April 2019 you can access the underground VIP Skybox viewing. For visits prior to April 2019, you will have access to another VIP location - the Penguin Plus viewing platform
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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VIP tour is well worth the extra money you won’t be disappointed

March 26, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our Penguins experience. Our guide Rach was really informative and interesting.

February 15, 2020

Very informative guide. she had good knowledge and clearly answered all questions.

January 16, 2020

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Phillip Island Nature Parks

Product ID: 189006