• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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See native Australian wildlife, including the nightly ‘penguin parade,’ on this small-group tour to Phillip Island from Melbourne. Head first to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, with the option to cuddle a koala (own expense). Take in the breathtaking views of Phillip Island's rugged coastline along the Nobbies Boardwalk, then head to Summerland Beach to observe a procession of little penguins from Victoria's largest penguin colony.


  • Small-group wildlife tour to Phillip Island, from Melbourne
  • Meet koalas and feed the kangaroos and wallabies at Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary (at own expense)
  • Enjoy spectacular coastal views along Nobbies boardwalk
  • See the penguin parade at Summerland Beach in the early evening

What You Can Expect

Phillip Island Wildlife Tour and Penguin Parade Afternoon Departure from Melbourne

Moonlit Sanctuary

Customer Reviews

Jayson J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The wildlife tour was great, we got to see a field full of kangaroo's and the penguins were so fun to watch coming out of the sea. They don't come out until dark, and can be hard to see, I recommend taking some good binoculars. Also no camera's are allowed when it gets dark as the flash shares the little ones.

nathalie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

it was a nice day, the guide gave a lot of informations. great time!

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour highly recommended.

Allen G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very nice day with an excellent caring guide.

Kin Yi , Karen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!


4 star rating: Recommended November 2017

Una jornada muy completa, disfrutando primero de la reserva de animales en las que vimos canguros, wallabees, emus, koalas y mucho más. Y después con la puesta de sol culminando con la salida del mar de los pequeños pinguinos de Philiip Island. El guia estuvo muy atento durante todo el viaje, dándonos mucha información de lo que íbamos a ver. Y en ambos sitios se respira un gran respeto por los animales y el interés porque los visitantes puedan disfrutar al máximo de la experiencia del contacto con la naturaleza.

Malessa B

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

The Tour was amazing. Our bus driver PHIL was lovely and very informative throughout the day. The penguins did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend this trip to others as it was a good way to see a bit of the Victorian countryside as well. Worth the money.

Mark H

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

Very enjoyable tour. Plenty of time at each attraction.
The penguin parade was probably the highlight for the day.
Our driver graham could have provided a bit more information about the areas we were travelling through but all in all a very enjoyable but hot day.

Noel K

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

The penguin were great and the driver was knowledgeable, unfortunately the shuttle van was in terrible condition. The door kept jamming and worse the driver had to keep pulling over to burn off the debris in the Fuso buses Eco Filter to avaoid a break down. Not fun having to get out of the bus in 35 degrees in high wind at night.

Sui N

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2016

Pick up was not on time and needless to say it ate into our time at the Moonlit Sanctuary which we only had just under an hour to brisk walk through everything and not have enough time to soak it all in.

Made our way to the Nobbies, which unfortunately did not see any seals at all.

Arrived at the Penguin Centre which looked like there were way too many tourists than it could fit. Massive lines for food and drinks but we just headed to the Penguin Plus Platform in hopes to get good seats anyway. Reached the platform, already packed but luckily both of us managed to squeeze in into a pretty awesome spot where we could see the penguins come up from the waters, making their way across the beach and then heading up the hills or along the walkway.

Downside is that, we bought the Penguin Plus which to my knowledge was a limited seating area, but there was obviously not enough room for everyone that day. And you can't go way early to get the best choice seats because that would depend on what time the tour bus takes you there.

Overall, it would have been a lot better if the tour left on time like they said they would, and if the Penguin Parade would actually do a little more for crowd control. I know it is a tourist spot and brings in good money for the conservation but if it's just going to be overcrowded like that every time, I don't think it's worth paying the Penguin Plus prices. Just take a road trip there yourself.

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