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Phillip Island Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas

by AAT Kings
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Nightly ritual of little penguins parading across the beach

  • See hundreds of 13-inch-tall (33-cm) Little Penguins

  • Native Australian wildlife at an interactive animal park

  • Chance to see native Australian Wildlife

  • The Nobbies, seabirds & coastal scenery on Phillip Island

Highlights

  • Nightly ritual of little penguins parading across the beach

  • See hundreds of 13-inch-tall (33-cm) Little Penguins

  • Native Australian wildlife at an interactive animal park

  • Chance to see native Australian Wildlife

  • The Nobbies, seabirds & coastal scenery on Phillip Island

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Phillip Island Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas

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Phillip Island Nature Park

Phillip Island

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Federation Square

    Melbourne

  • Melbourne City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Melbourne


Description

Visit a Wildlife Park then Phillip Island to see spectacular scenery and the famous Penguins make their way to their burrows at sunset after the day at sea!

Cuddly koalas, tiny penguins, and kangaroos—this is your chance to meet some of the Southern Hemisphere's most exotic and downright adorable animals. Interact with wallabies and dingoes at an animal park, and then head to the beach for the impossibly cute Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.

Coastal cliffs greet you as you cross the bridge onto rugged Phillip Island, home to swooping seabirds and Australia's largest colony of fur seals. Your first stop is at the Maru Koala & Animal Park, where a plethora of native Aussie creatures await. Get up close to long-legged emus, pet a hopping kangaroo, feed a eucalyptus-munching koala, and watch Tasmanian devils scurry through the grass.

Leave the koalas behind and ride along the island's southwest coast towards the Phillip Island Nature Park. In the distance, the rocky outcrops of the aptly named Nobbies are visible beyond the headlands. As the sun begins to set, find a spot at Summerland Beach for the grand finale to your time on the island—the Penguin Parade.

When the sun sinks down, a mass of tiny little penguins emerge from fishing in the sea to waddle towards the safety of their burrows on the sandy shore. Just 13 inches (33 cm) tall, these pocket-sized, blue-plumed birds are the world's smallest penguins, and 70,000 of them call Phillip Island home. Once the penguins are in for the night and the ritual comes to a close.

***Note: Itinerary will visit the Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island instead of Maru Animal Park from 01 April 2020


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the spectular Phillip Island

  • Entry to Maru Koala and Animal Park with the opportunity to hand feed the kangaroos

  • Ticket for general viewing platform at the Penguin Parade

  • Return transport to and from select central Melbourne hotels

  • Live commentary provided in English by your local expert guide

  • Transport in super comfortable luxury vehicle featuring free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning


Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 1 are complimentary.

  • Children are not allowed for the Private Experience.

  • If you are 17 or younger you must be accompanied by a paying traveller over 18 years.

  • The Nobbies are visible depending on the season and daylight hours.

  • This tour is seasonal. In summer it includes a stop in Cowes for dinner; the price of your meal is not included.

  • If opting for hotel pick-up, please be ready and outside 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • Tour does not pick up from all Melbourne Hotels. If you choose a hotel pick-up it will be provided from the closest pick up location to your accommodation


Phillip Island Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas ratings based on 30 verified reviews

Expedia-verified reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 2 Mar 2020

Great experience! Only hiccup was depature.ni chose this particular experience over others because it mentioned 'pick up from your Central Melbourne hotel'. We were directed to meet at another hotel instead, and given incorrect an incorrect meeting point at that location. The tour company did wait for us as we realized the issue. Otherwise, it was great! I would travel with this company again.

4/5 12 Feb 2020

Enjoyed the trip but we thought we were going to see the fur seals from the tour description. Also, we did not see any Kangaroos and sadly the dingo was sleeping and not visible. The penguins were definitely worth the time!