Perhaps my favorite thing in Melbourne area. The penguins are amazing. Remember - no photos while they’re coming ashore - so you just get to quietly watch them. In July, it’s chilly, plan ahead!
Board a climate-controlled bus at your Melbourne hotel for the trip to Maru Koala and Animal Park, passing Westernport Bay along the way. At the award-winning animal park, see koalas and kangaroos along with a range of other native animals. See Tasmanian devils, wombats, venomous snakes, and dingoes—some of the country’s most fascinating creatures—up close.
From Maru Koala and Animal Park, continue to Philip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals, and the world’s smallest species of penguin. Explore the Nobbies rock formations to look for seals and birds. Then, as sunset approaches, wait for the native penguins in the viewing station that you’ve selected when booking. Suddenly you’ll start to see the tiny penguins emerge from the water, waddling along the beach as they make their way to snug island burrows.Following the Penguin Parade, your tour concludes with return transportation to your Melbourne hotel.
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In spite of the cold and rain during our visit to Phillip Island we enjoyed watching the Wallabies and Koalas with a lot of birds of Australia at a nursery on our way! The skies opened up later at the time of arrival of the...More
Gorgeous penguins. Could not have picked a better night, was a chill in the air for sure, but was completely clear night sky. The staff were super helpful with trying to sort out easy access for my handicapped mum, and were an excellent source of...More
I loved it. Worth every penny spent to get on this tour. We paid extra to upgrade to the viewing platform and it was so worth it. The high-light was of course the blue penguins. We saw so many coming out of the water and...More