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Phillip Island Day Trips From Melbourne

By Viator, July 2017

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A wildlife haven just down the coast from Melbourne, Phillip Island is an idyllic retreat for those looking to get away from the city for a day. To savor the scenery and peek at the penguins, here are your options for day trips from Melbourne.

Phillip Island Wildlife Tours from Melbourne 
Phillip Island is renowned for its wildlife, and its animal inhabitants are sure to be the focal point of your visit. Opt for a full-day tour and visit attractions such as the Maru Koala and Wildlife Park, the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park, the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest fur seal colony.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tours from Melbourne
If you only have time for one Phillip Island attraction, make it the Penguin Parade—an opportunity to watch the island's population of little penguins as they come ashore around sunset. Choose an evening Penguin Parade tour with or without access to the viewing platform, where you'll be afforded the best views, or opt for a great-value super saver deal to combine the experience with a Melbourne city sightseeing tour.

Things to Know
  • Phillip Island is located about 87 miles (140 km) south of Melbourne, off the southeastern shore of the Mornington Peninsula.
  • The island can be in about two hours by road from Melbourne.
  • Day tours from Melbourne generally run between 6 and 12 hours. 
  • Be sure to bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes, and warm clothing if you’re staying for the evening Penguin Parade—it can get chilly along the seafront at night.
  • Most tours provide hotel pickup and entrance fees.

Tours & Tickets

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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour, Melbourne, null
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 326 Reviews

Travel from Melbourne to Phillip Island to watch hundreds of little penguins emerge from the surf to return to their burrows for the night. Marvel at the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.99
Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Nature & Wildlife
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 596 Reviews

See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $132.94
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 416 Reviews

See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Departing Melbourne at midday, you'll travel to ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.74
Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including Moonlit Sanctuary, ... 
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including Moonlit Sanctuary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Travel with a small group on this day trip from Melbourne. You'll see three of Victoria’s wildlife and nature gems, the world-renowned Phillip Island Penguin ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.99
Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala and Wildlife Park, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala and Wildlife Park

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Spend a day exploring the spectacular views of Phillip Island while learning about local wildlife in both a wildlife park and in their natural habitat. The ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.93
Melbourne Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Phillip Island Penguin Parade plus Viewing ... 
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Melbourne Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Phillip Island Penguin Parade plus Viewing Platform

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

See the best of Melbourne and its surrounding highlights on this super saver that combines two must-do tours at a saving of 20%! After a 3-hour city ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $146.96
Phillip Island Nature Park and Wildlife Seals Cruise, Melbourne, Super Savers
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Phillip Island Nature Park and Wildlife Seals Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Phillip Island Nature Park is close to Melbourne yet abounding with wildlife. The Little Penguins coming home for the sea and the spectacle of thousands of ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $201.42
Penguin Parade with Moonlit Sanctuary and Churchill Island From Melbourne, Melbourne, Nature & ... 
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Penguin Parade with Moonlit Sanctuary and Churchill Island From Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy the ultimate tour as you see many Australian animals and the famous Penguin Parade. Get up close to friendly kangaroos, koalas and other native animals ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.47
2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Day Trips
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2-Day Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory Tour from Melbourne

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover the natural beauty of Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park on this two-day small-group tour from Melbourne. Get back to nature with ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $240.90

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