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Rates valid until March 31, 2018
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
What is included in the tour
- Pick up from Your Hotel
- Penguin Up Late Tour
- Penguin Up Late Tour with Platform Viewing Ticket (For selected Tours only)
- Penguin Up Late Tour with Underground Viewing Ticket (For selected Tours only)
- Penguin Up Late Tour with Shopping Experience (For selected Tours only)
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Drop at your Hotel
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
- Phillip Island Tour
- Penguin Parade
What to bring?
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Camera (photography prohibited at Penguin Parade)
- Jacket in the cooler months
- Warm waterproof clothing is recommended for the Penguin Parade. We suggest wearing long pants and a warm jacket while viewing the Penguins, as the sea air can be cold.
Penguins arrive at sunset every evening
We suggest you arrive at least one hour before penguin arrival time to explore the visitor centre displays or grab a quick bite at the café. Access doors to the viewing areas will open approximately 1 hour prior to estimated penguin arrival time.
- General Viewing ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before penguin arrival time.
- Underground ticket holders should plan to arrive 30 minutes before penguin arrival time.
Sorry! 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. To ensure penguins keep coming back to this special area we ask you do not use your cameras, camcorders or camera phones at the Penguin Parade.
This afternoon you’ll travel south-east, heading to Westernport Bay. During the journey, your Driver Guide will ensure you don’t miss any of the key landmarks along the way.
South-Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
The early part of the trip will take you through many of Melbourne’s affluent suburbs. Here you’ll see many modern buildings alongside beautiful federation homes, many built in the late 1800s. As the South Gippsland Highway approaches the landscape becomes more rural with smaller townships and farming properties along the way.
San Remo is the gateway to Phillip Island and the region’s seafood capital. As you travel through this quaint fishing village you’ll see local fishermen casting a line off the jetty. For those interested in a bigger catch, San Remo offers a number of charters out on the ocean where even sharks are known to take the bait!
Next, you’ll cross the only bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. While Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguin Parade, it also boasts an amazing coastline with ideal surf conditions and a huge range of wildlife. Another key attraction of Phillip Island is Australia’s Motorcycle Grand Prix track.
This huge visitors’ facility has a range of information available on Phillip Island, its history, wildlife, and of course, the Penguin Parade. Here you can learn about the Little Penguin and its lifestyle. You can also browse through their souvenir shop for your own little piece of Penguin memorabilia.
Please note: Dinner can be purchased at café.
Now you’ll head down to Summerland Beach to witness a Little Penguin magic. You’ll most certainly fall in love with these little guys. Just as the sun sets over the ocean, the Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is fortunate enough to be home to the largest colony in the world. We cherish our Little Penguin colony and to protect them, all revenue generated from the parade is invested back into research, environment and education projects to ensure their species flourishes.