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  • Address: Phillip Island Nature Park, 1019 Ventnor Road
  • Hours: Penguins arrive daily at sunset

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 during what is known as the Penguin Parade. 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.

Practical Info

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.

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Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 - 12 hours

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Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour

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Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience

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Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Duration: 1.5 - 2.5 hours

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Melbourne Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Phillip Island Penguin Parade

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Valid for 2 days over a 7-day period

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4-Day Melbourne Tour: City Sightseeing, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

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Duration: 4 days

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