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Penguin Parade & Melbourne City Tour by MartinStr
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Penguin Parade & Melbourne City Tour

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Get a full day of the best Melbourne has to offer. See the penguins of Phillip Island, the Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and much more


An exciting combination of our City Tour and our Penguins Tour. You will have free time for lunch (at your own expense) between the tours. Federations Square offers many fine eateries and restaurants. This combo tour offers a massive saving of AU$22.00!


  • Guided arcades and laneways walk
  • Meeting wallabies/kangaroos
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Entrance to Penguin Parade with general viewing
  • Free Penguin Parade App to download
  • Free WiFi on coach and at the Penguin Parade


  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • We will visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine and cafe on MON & WED when the Queen Victoria market is closed.
  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing, as nights can be cold on the island in any season
  • The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors

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May 02 2016
City is little boring...however, Penguin is just awesome. Taking you to great scenic beauty with an awesome guide and finally for penguin parade with great hospitality
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City Tour Itinerary DAILY except MON and WED:
  • Hotel Windsor - high Victorian architecture
  • Parliament House
  • Princess Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Lygon Street - cafe central and 'Little Italy'
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Place, Block Arcade, Centre Way, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture
  • Collins Street - Paris end
  • Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes
  • Colourful Chinatown
  • Queen Victoria Market* - look for a bargain, wander around the fresh produce and take in the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Flagstaff Gardens
  • Law Courts
  • Federation Square

City Tour Itinerary on MON and WED:
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Lygon Street - cafe culture & 'Little Italy'
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Royal Exhibition Building & Museum
  • Parliament House and Princess Theatre
  • St Patrick's Cathedral (photo stop)
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • Tour through the sports precinct including Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Visit the Shrine, Royal Botanic Gardens and cafe
  • Arts Centre and Southbank
  • Law Courts
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Federation Square

Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus Highlights:
  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village
  • Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
  • Opportunity to meet wallabies/kangaroos
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters, and Little Penguins
  • Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Inspect the Visitors Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)


Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.


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