On Tour – Discovering the Phillip Island Penguin Parade!
Can you spot the Little Penguins emerging from the water? The Penguin Parade is one of Phillip Island’s iconic events. Watch as hundreds of wild penguins waddle up the beach to their homes on the shore – it’s a truly marvelous spectacle to behold! Our Phillip Island tours from Melbourne will be sure to get you acquainted with the cutest little penguins in Australia on our Penguin Parade tour.
Our Phillip Island day tour is a great way to explore one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. You’ll get the opportunity to visit the iconic Brighton Beach Boxes & meet Australian wildlife at a multi-award-winning conservation park before reaching the highlight of the tour – the nightly Penguin Parade. Your tour on Penguin Island is an experience you’ll never forget.
There are multiple ways of viewing the Penguin Parade!
– General Viewing
The main penguin viewing area at Summerland Beach has tiered seating and provides a 180 degree elevated viewing of the Little Penguins on parade. Watching them arrive and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows at sunset is a magical experience for all. This is included in the cost of your tour with us.
– Penguin Plus
The Penguins Plus viewing platform is inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape and offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins, complete with ranger commentary on the fascinating lives of the penguins. Limited to a maximum of 300 people, the platform overlooks the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade, providing some great penguin viewing. (Add $25pp)
– Guided Ranger Upgrade
Join a group of no more than ten at the Penguin Parade for a fully ranger-guided experience. Includes priority seating in a secluded section of the beach, away from other seating locations, as well as access to the Penguins Plus boardwalk. (Add $55pp)
As a not-for-profit organisation, funds raised through Phillip Island Nature Park’s ecotourism activities are invested into vital research, conservation and education programs. Their conservation team is committed to protecting wildlife, reducing the effects of climate change and protecting and enhancing threatened plant and animal species.
For more information and book your place on an unforgettable day tour experience, head to our website!
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