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Guided Tour of Phillip Island

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Explore the rugged Victorian coast and spend your afternoon in the company of Australia's most iconic wildlife on this guided day tour of Phillip Island from Melbourne. Visit three of Victoria's most popular wildlife attractions on this tour - Moonlit Sanctuary, Seal Rocks & the Nobbies boardwalk and the legendary Penguin Parade.


  • Enjoy a guided day tour from Melbourne to three of the greatest wildlife attractions in Victoria.

  • Select from ticket options to get the chance to see penguins flourishing in their natural habitat from exclusive viewing areas.

  • Encounter some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian devils, wombats and more at Moonlit Sanctuary.

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Philip Island's rugged south coast from the Nobbies Boardwalk.

  • Take a seat at the Penguin Parade and see hundreds of Little Penguins make their way across the beach as they return to their burrows.

  • Travel in a comfortable coach with your expert and informative guide as you are lead to all the attractions on the day's itinerary.


  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary

  • Phillip Island tour - Nobbies Center Boardwalk and Seal Rocks

  • Entry to Phillip Island Penguin Parade

  • Transfers to and from Melbourne

  • Free Wi-Fi on board the coach

  • Expert and informative guide

  • Access to exclusive viewing area (optional)

  • Access to private boardwalk (optional)

  • Up-close viewing of penguins from underground viewing window (optional)


  • Food & drinks

  • Animal feeding at Moonlit Sanctuary

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


5 reviews
Paul Grant



Mar, 2024

The bus operator guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the tour. We got some very helpful tips about the Moonlit Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade. We really enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others.
Manoj Solanki



Jan, 2024

At Penguin Parade, Officials at Entry Gate not able to scan my Ticket with Upgrade Underground and not allowed me but Miss Eliza from Go West supported us with Normal Ticket to See Penguin Parade. Overall experience was Good. Will Headout provide me refund of tickets?



May, 2024

Alec  Cowles



Feb, 2024

David Badham



Jan, 2024

This epic adventure to Phillip Island will introduce you to some of Australia's most iconic wildlife as you spend your day in the company of penguins, kangaroos, koalas and more. Your day tour will begin in Melbourne when you will be picked up late morning and for the tour – no need to wake up at an ungodly hour to prepare for the day. Once you board the coach, the group visit the iconic Brighton Beach boxes for a fantastic photo opportunity before heading to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. After plenty of time with the local Australian animals, journey to Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade.

Moonlit Sanctuary

The Moonlit Sanctuary is a 25-acre biopark on the Mornington Peninsula, an hour's drive from the center of Melbourne. This sanctuary is home to iconic Australian animals, especially the endangered ones. You can see kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian devils, emus, wombats, dingoes and more. For an additional fee, you can also hand feed wallabies and kangaroos at the park. Then, you are off to Phillip Island.

Phillip Island

Your first destination on Phillip Island will be the Nobbies Center. As you walk along the boardwalk, you will enjoy stunning coastal views of south Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula across the bay. If you're lucky, you will see Little Penguins hiding under the boardwalk or peeking their heads out from the burrows as they wait for their mates to return for the night. You will also be able to see Seal Rocks and a horde of Australian Fur Seals that call the rocky outcrop home.

Penguin Parade

The highlight of the tour, the Penguin Parade takes place once the sun begins to set and nighttime arrives. Make your way to the Penguin Parade Stadium, a purpose-built attraction with arena-like seating that allows you to comfortably watch the penguins without disturbing them. Take your seat and watch the amazing penguin parade unfold in front of you - hundreds upon hundreds of Little Penguins waddle back to their burrows under the setting sun. Watch them reunite with their mates as they share kisses, make little dance moves and head to their burrows for the night - a sight that is barely visible anywhere else in the world.

The day-tour comes to an end as you are driven back to Melbourne by 9:45pm to 12am (seasonal).


May to August

  • Daily: 10am-11am

September to April

  • Daily: 11am-12pm

Pick-up Point

There are multiple meeting points spread throughout Melbourne where you can board your coach. You can find a list of all eligible stops (including hotels) during checkout.

Important Information

No photography is allowed during the Penguin Parade.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Pick-up and Drop-offs

  • This tour includes pick-up and drop-offs from common pick-up points from Melbourne.

  • On the day of your tour, arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time at the pick-up point.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the pick-up location. Tour guide may provide you a common pick-up point nearest to your location.

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