Watching the little penguins, also called fairy penguins is a must do experience when travelling in Australia. Across the country, whether you’re in Victoria, Western Australia or the southern island state Tasmania, you all get a chance to visit the cute little creatures.
In Victoria, there’s the largest colony of little penguins located at Phillip Island, an approximate 90 minute drive from Melbourne. With an entry ticket, you can stroll the coastal boardwalks of Point Grant and the Nobbies to enjoy the stunning views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, then head down to Summerland Beach to witness the world famous Penguin Parade.
You have a multi choice of viewing options to enjoy the parade from Standard Viewing with tiered seating in the general viewing stands overlooking Summerland Beach to Penguin Plus Viewing with superb up-close viewing from the tiered seating; Get an eye-level-view of the little penguins in the RACV Underground viewing or join a ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying the commentary via your personal headset.
Combine the little penguins viewing with other animal experiences to get up close with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and many other Australian native species, making the most of your holidays in Australia!
Can’t decide which tour to choose? See the inclusions of each tour:
If the Penguin Parade is all you want, then an Phillip Island Penguin Parade Entry Ticket or Bicheno Penguin Night Tour (if you’re in Tasmania) is perfect for you; You’ll have to make your own way to the attractions.
If you want a free transfer from Melbourne to Phillip Island, book Phillip Island Penguins Up Late tour.
If you want to spend a full day experiencing nature and wildlife and enjoy the Parade, choose from Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Tour, Phillip Island Penguins, Kangaroos and Koalas, Phillip Island Penguin Parade Wildlife Day Tour, Phillip Island Penguin Parade Afternoon Wildlife Tour, Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Day Tour, Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Koala Wildlife Park Highlights Day Tour, all with transfers included! Still confused? The main differences among theses tours are that you may visit different Wildlife Parks and depart at different timing. Click on the above tours for more details!
Short on time? Go all out with other must-do experiences packed in one day. See Melbourne Healesville Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy Train and Penguin Parade Combo Tour, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise, Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise or Penguin Island Ferry and Discovery Center (if you’re in Western Australia).
Escape to nature with the little penguins and give yourself an experience of a lifetime!