Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach
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Penguin Parade Tour From Melbourne

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Witness the mesmerizing march of penguins at sunset on Summerland Beach. Get up close to indigenous animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies

Highlights

Experience something completely Australian and unique in the world. Every evening at dusk the Little Penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. From the waves to the sand dunes, the Little Penguins can almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows. Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to the island. It is the nightly ritual of these flightless birds that will enthrall you as you observe from the beach or elevated boardwalk. Koalas peer down from the gum trees where they live. Fat and furry, with wet noses and a gentle smile of contended living on Phillip Island

Inclusions

  • Entrance to Penguin Parade with General Viewing
  • Meeting wallabies/kangaroos
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach and at the Penguin Parade
  • Free Penguin Parade App to download
  • Upgrade to include Penguins Plus Premium Viewing
  • Upgrade to include Underground and Penguins Plus Premium Viewing

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • 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.
  • Underground Penguins Plus is limited to 70 guests

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Jun 27 2018
Driver "Dane" was friendly and spoke very clearly. He was fun and bubbly, everyone on the bus was entertained positively by him.
Jan 13 2018
Worth the extra expense. Great tour
Dec 19 2017
The bus is very comfortable. The driver is very responsible, and interesting.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Doreen, 

Glad to hear you enjoyed the Penguin Parade and had comfortable transportation, in the process! We work hard to ensure our guests have everything they want and more. Thank you again for choosing Gray Line! 

- The Gray Line Team
Dec 05 2017
Great staging. Thank you for the unobtrusive viewing of these small wonders.
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ITINERARY

Experience something so completely Australian - something incredibly unique in the world.

Every evening at dusk, the Little Penguins come home from the sea around Phillip Island. Across the beach, from the waves to the sand dunes, the Little Penguins can almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows.

Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to Phillip Island. It is the nightly ritual of these little flightless birds which will enthrall you as you observe from the beach and the exclusive, elevated, boardwalk of the Penguins Plus premium viewing area.

Koalas, also totally Australian, peer down from the gum trees where they live. Fat and furry, with wet noses and a gentle smile, these creatures are completely content living on Phillip Island.

  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
  • 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 with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/summer months)
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Explore the Visitors Information Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin as you walk through the "Penguin Experience"
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)


Penguins Upgrade Option:
  • Penguins Plus

Exclusive Penguins Plus premium viewing area for the best views of the Penguins
  • Underground Penguins Plus

Includes all the features of the Penguins Plus tour plus the world's first Underground covered viewing facility (limited to 70 guests)

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