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Phillip Island Tours

Phillip Island Tours

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Best Phillip Island Tours & Day Trips

While most famous for its little penguin population and the annual Motor Grand Prix, there is much more to discover on Phillip Island than birds and bikes. Located 90 minutes south-east of Melbourne in Westernport Bay, the picturesque Phillip Island is a popular travel destination for nature lovers, families and foodies. Cross the San Remo bridge and enter a world of wild surf beaches, spectacular coastal walks, delicious regional produce and a wealth of wildlife.

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But of course, it’s not a trip to Phillip Island without viewing the little penguins. Home to roughly 32,000 of these adorable seabirds, our Phillip Island Tours offer plenty of opportunities to observe them in their natural habitat. The best spot to watch them as they make their way home from a hard day at work (catching fish out at sea) is at the world-famous Penguin Parade. Take a seat on the beach and witness them cautiously exit the water and waddle up the beach to their home in the dunes. It’s an unforgettable wildlife experience that you just can’t miss!

Phillip Island Day Tours & Trips from Melbourne

Discover the best of Phillip Island with one of our day trips from Melbourne. Departing Melbourne in the morning or early afternoon, our one day trips take you to meet some of the island’s charismatic wildlife, admire the dramatic coastal scenery and of course, observe the little penguins in their natural habitat at Summerland Beach.

With several Phillip Island tours on offer, we’ll help you choose the best option for you. Our Phillip Island day tour offers the chance to get up close to more iconic Aussie wildlife at Maru Wildlife Park, where you can hand feed kangaroos and get a photo with a koala. Then wander the boardwalks at the Nobbies centre to admire the craggy coastal scenery of Phillip Island before finishing the day at the Penguin Parade.

Our private coach tour is conducted on a luxury coach with reclining seats, toilets on board and wifi, which is perfect for travellers with small children or longer legs. You’ll visit the Koala Conservation Centre, Warrook Homestead and Nobbies before arriving at the Penguin Parade. For the ultimate nature adventure, join our Phillip Island and French Island tour to explore not one but two of Victoria’s wildlife havens.

If you want to explore a bit more of Victoria’s stunning coastal scenery, jump on the 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. This tour spends the first day travelling along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, including the iconic 12 Apostles, before bedding down in the surfing town of Torquay. On day two we take the ferry across the bay to explore Phillip Island and end the tour at the Penguin Parade, before travelling back to Melbourne.

Penguin Parade Tours

Just interested in seeing the penguins? Join our evening Penguin Parade Tour to head straight to the main event! Admire the passing scenery from the comfort of the large luxury coach as you head out from Melbourne, straight to Phillip Island. The tour arrives at the Penguin Parade in time for you to take a seat for the nightly spectacular, so you can relax and watch as the penguins cautiously exit the ocean. Make sure you explore along the boardwalks to walk alongside the penguins as they waddle home to bed down for the night.

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Tours in Phillip Island

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8 tours found

Tours in Phillip Island

  • Must Do Melbourne Tour Package

    (11 reviews)

    Melbourne's two best day tours, Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island, with entrance to Melbourne Skydeck.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Attraction; Sightseeing

    Available Now

    From $ 249

  • 1 Day Phillip Island Tour

    (116 reviews)

    Observe Australia's adorable wildlife at the Penguin Parade, Moonlit Sanctuary & Nobbies.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Best Seller Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Sightseeing; Bus Tour

    Available Now

    From $ 125

  • Private Group Phillip Island Tour

    (20 reviews)

    Relax with your group on private transport while you admire the sights & wildlife of Phillip Island.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Premium Best Seller Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Private Tour

    Available Now

    From $ 1100

  • French Island & Phillip Island Penguin Tour

    (7 reviews)

    Enjoy unique wildlife encounters, rugged coastal scenery and sample scrumptious local produce.

    Adventure Kid Friendly Best Seller Wildlife All Inclusive 4WD

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 215

  • 1 Day Phillip Island Boutique Tour

    (45 reviews)

    Spend a day exploring the home of the little penguins, immersing yourself in the beauty of the area.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Boutique

    Available Now

    From $ 199

  • 2 Day Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Tour

    (15 reviews)

    Explore two of Victoria’s most iconic destinations, including overnight accommodation in Queenscliff.

    Sightseeing Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • The Evening Penguin Parade Tour

    (10 reviews)

    Head straight to the Penguin Parade with tickets included on our late departure tour from Melbourne.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Large Coach

    Currently Unavailable

  • 2 Day Wilsons Promontory & Phillip Island Nature & Wildlife Tour

    Join our small-group, overnight tour exploring the natural wonders of Phillip Island & Wilsons Prom.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Budget Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

Phillip Island Tour Highlights

  • Meet native Australian animals at a wildlife park
  • Marvel at the coastal view of the Nobbies
  • Take a picturesque boardwalk stroll
  • Watch the spectacular sunset over Phillip Island
  • View the adorable penguin parade

Phillip Island Tour Inclusions

  • Return transport from Melbourne CBD
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide
  • Penguin Parade general admission tickets
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary (1 Day Phillip Island Tour)
  • Visit to French Island with Ferry transfer (French Island Tour)
  • Lunch or an afternoon tea (French Island Tour)
  • Entry to Maru Wildlife Park (Boutique Tour)
  • Water refill station (Boutique Tour)

What Our Customers Are Saying about Phillip Island Tours

Phillip Island Tours Information

Tours 8
Tours Prices From AU$125
Tours Reviews 3099
Tours Ratings star-5
Location Summerlands, Victoria 3922, Australia

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Frequently Asked Questions about Phillip Island Tours

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What should I bring on a Phillip Island tour?

The little penguins arrive on the beach after sunset, so it can get quite cold while you wait. Bring warm clothes including a jacket, even on hot days. We also recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, hat and anything else you need for a day out.

Can I take photos of the penguins?

To protect the little penguins, photography is strictly prohibited at the Penguin Parade. We want the little penguins to feel safe and keep returning to the area, so take a good mental picture instead.

What upgrades are available at the Penguin Parade?

We offer several upgrade options to enhance your experience at the Penguin Parade. You can add the Penguins Plus, Underground Viewing or Guided Ranger Tour when you book. Upgrade options are subject to availability and can sell out early, especially over the school holidays. Contact our friendly reservations team for more info or to check availability.

Can I cancel or change the date of my Phillip Island tour?

We’ll try to accommodate date changes made more than two days before travel, subject to availability. Cancellations will be subject to our cancellation policy, which you can read on the Terms and Conditions page. To make any changes or cancel your booking, please contact our friendly reservations team.

Are hotel transfers available?

We pick up from selected locations around the Melbourne CBD and St Kilda. You can check the locations on the Phillip Island tour page under the Pick Up Locations tab. If your hotel isn’t listed, contact us for the closest location to your accommodation.

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