After being picked up from your central Melbourne hotel in the mid-afternoon, set out on the 1.5-hour journey to Phillip Island. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned bus, head south toward the coast and admire the scenery along the Yarra River. Arrive at the fishing village of San Remo, where you cross the bridge to Phillip Island.
The first stop of the evening is the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, where you learn more about the island’s native wildlife, hear about ongoing conservation efforts, and discover fascinating facts about the little penguins on Phillip Island—home to the largest penguin colony in Australia.
Arrive at Summerland Beach, on the southwestern coast of Phillip Island, in time to watch the nightly Penguin Parade. Depending on the tour option chosen, either find a place on the beach or watch from the comfort of the Penguins Plus viewing platform. No matter your vantage point, enjoy watching hundreds of little penguins waddling out of the sea and up the beach to their burrows.
At the end of the evening, return to Melbourne and enjoy views of the illuminated city on the drive back to your hotel.