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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

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Overview
See Phillip Island’s famous penguins as well as koalas, Tasmanian devils, and kangaroos on an afternoon trip from Melbourne that includes Maru Koala and Animal Park. Traveling in a climate-controlled bus, enjoy customizable tour options that let you watch the evening Penguin Parade from different vantage points as the world’s smallest penguins return to their island burrows after a day of fishing.
Highlights
  • Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade reveals penguins in their natural habitat
  • Spot sea birds and fur seals in the Nobbies rock formations
  • Tour Maru Koala and Animal Park for an up-close look at native wildlife
  • Hassle-free: convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Melbourne hotels
What to Expect
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 (with at stop at Cowes Beach in the summer months), 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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
2: Phillip Island, Phillip Island, Victoria

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Duration
9h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • Entry to Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • Ticket for general viewing platform (Penguin Parade) unless upgrade selected
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Learn all about the spectacular Phillip Island with your expert local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Maru Koala and Animal Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Selected hotel drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 16 are not permitted on skybox tour
  • Children under 12 are not permitted on the Ranger Guided Tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated. no access to upgrades to Guided Ranger or Skybox at Phillip Island Nature Parks, Penguins Underground is the recommended upgrade.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • Please note photography or filming is prohibited at the Penguin Parade. Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a great day. Liam, our guide was excellent - very knowledgable. We stopped off at Maru Wildlife Park and the Nobbies before heading to see the Penguin Parade. The scenery at the Nobbies was amazing - stunning wild scenery. Great excitement as we took our seats at the
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, AAT Kings Marketing at Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
Responded 5 days ago
Hi esaum54321, Thank you for this wonderful review of both your tour experience and of Liam. It truly is an amazing spectacle to see the little penguins at this time of year (summer season) as they travel in very large numbers as compared to the winter season. We are seeing some hugely increasing numbers of penguins as they are now determined to feed their chicks. We are so thankful to have been apart of this amazing experience with you.
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Amazing site with the hundreds of thousands of penguins coming ashore. Our bus driver had a great knowledge of the history of the area and the wildlife. Definitely upgrade to the penguin plus, I might skip the trip if you can’t get the plus upgrade. Even better get the
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, AAT Kings Marketing at Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
Responded 1 week ago
Hi AndrewkG9023YR, You have provided some really great tips here for other reviewers in regards to the Penguin Parade upgrades. We too love the Penguins Plus viewing platform it is a high quality affordable upgrade to chose when viewing the penguins, pre-booking any upgrades is a must prior to travel. We are honour to hear you had a fantastic time at Phillip Island
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Very pleasant bus ride and tour guide. The underground viewing experience was definitely worth it, it was warm and dry, everyone else was cold and wet! Could have done with a much shorter visit at the Australian animal park enroute
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, AAT Kings Marketing at Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Trip B, Thanks for leaving us this lovely review. Underground viewing upgrade is definitely a unique experience, and is very popular (must be pre-booked). What a great way to see the Penguins. Travel safely,
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I really enjoyed this trip to Phillip Island. The coach was comfortable and air conditioned with WiFi and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Stop offs at Maru Wildlife Sanctuary and Cowes for dinner were lovely photo opportunities. I upgraded to the Guided Ranger tour for
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, AAT Kings Marketing at Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi drsarahlgibson, We love that you made some really great travel tips in your well regarded review. Guided Ranger is a fantastic upgrade to chose, conducted in smaller groups with your own guide, binoculars and audio sets. Dressing warm even if its a warm day, the nights sure are chilly, and a lovely dinner stop during the summer months of tour operation. We feel honoured to have shared this experience with you and look forward to taking many more like minded travellers.
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This tour is awesome! Being able to get right up to pet and/or feed koalas, kangaroos and wallabies is so cool! Watching the little penguins march by was also something that will never be forgotten. Mark, the bus driver, was very informative. Pay the extra to sit in the area
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Response from aatkingsaustralia, AAT Kings Marketing at Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Joan S, Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Mark. We are also very glad to hear you enjoyed the Penguins Plus upgrade, it really is the value for money this upgrade, and we hope others find this as a great travel tip for visiting Phillip Island. We hope to see you again sometime,
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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