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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Take a Phillip Island evening tour from Melbourne and see the heartwarming phenomenon of these little penguins as they emerge from the surf and waddle to the safety of their dune burrows. From your nearby vantage point you'll be able to watch the penguins feed their waiting young with the pilchards and anchovies they've caught.


  • Watching Phillip Island's little penguin colony return home to their burrows
  • Round-trip evening tour makes the most of limited time in Melbourne
  • Afternoon drive through Melbourne and the countryside
  • Visit to Phillip Island information centre provides vital background on local wildlife
  • Spotting migratory shearwaters and other migratory birds
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

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Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour

The Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour is not to be missed!

The Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour leaves Melbourne in the late afternoon, following the Yarra River through the city to Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs and on to Phillip Island. You'll learn about Phillip Island's wildlife at the information center and at dusk see the little penguins (the smallest penguin species there is) leave the ocean to return to their sand dune burrows.

You'll also have the opportunity to see migratory shearwaters (muttonbirds) and other seabirds on the tour, and learn about the conservation and environmental issues involved in protecting Phillip Island's wildlife.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Fab tour pick commentry on the way Penguins fantastic have done this tour before and would definately do again if ever in Melbourne .Highly Recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a great time! The driver was extremely knowledgeable, which was great for all the foreign tourists, and his tips about the actual viewing were 100% correct which meant that with a bit of patience we ended up almost on the beach with the penguins about 10 minutes after the first ones came ashore. I highly recommend the trip, despite the crowds everything was very well managed which actually made it a much better experience than I had assumed.

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