For most visitors to Victoria, Phillip Island means one thing – penguins! People have been coming here for decades to watch the little penguins return from their day at sea as dusk falls over Summerland Beach. The sight of the little penguins waddling along the beach to their burrows is utterly priceless.
Along with the Penguin Parade, Phillip Island is also home to a wildlife park filled with wallabies and kangaroos. Seals and dolphins frolic at the Nobbies Centre, while koalas doze in the native bushland of the Koala Conservation Centre. The boardwalks here catch the best views of the sleepy marsupials from up in the treetops. There’s also a heritage farm to visit on nearby Churchill Island.
Review by Dianne H, May 2013
Doing what: Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
Enjoyed the whole day! Great tour director in Chris. I was on the upgraded tour with being on the beach and had one of the penguins come right up to me, touch it's beak to my knee, and stop for small time right beside me. Was that exciting or what !!!!
Got to love that chocolate as well. Saw lots of Koala's.
Review by Lisa, May 2013
Doing what: Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne
Interesting. Penguins are so cute:) and kangaroos with koalas also:)
Review by Eleanor F, April 2013
Doing what: Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour
Loved the little penguins,well worth waiting in the cold for.
Phillip Island is 140 km (86 miles) south-east of Melbourne, and a popular summer holiday spot for vacationing Melburnites. The Penguin Parade is held at Summerland Beach, on the westernmost tip of dolphin-shaped Phillip Island.
Phillip Island is accessed by bridge from San Remo on the mainland, either by car or bus. You can also catch a ferry to Cowes on Phillip Island from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula.