Penguins Express Tour

Travel Directly To The Penguin Parade For An Amazing
Wildlife Experience

Discover Phillip Island’s breathtaking beauty with stunning landscapes, enchanting wildlife, and a heartwarming Penguin Parade at sunset, where adorable penguins make their way to shore, creating a magical spectacle that will stay with you forever.

Travel Express to Phillip Island

Unforgettable Penguins at Sunset

Penguin Parade entrance included


Adult (16+): $155
Child (0-15): $135

Tues, Thurs & Sat

Pick up
1:45pm-2:45pm (seasonal)

7– 10 hours

Max 24

  • This tour travels express from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Spectacular views of Phillip Island’s rugged south coast at Seal Rocks & the Nobbies
  • Experience the world famous Penguin Parade as hundreds of little penguins come out of the sea at dusk & head
    home to their burrows

Planning a late night out or a lazy morning in Melbourne, but still want to fit in a trip to Phillip Island to see the penguins? Well, we have the perfect tour for you.

We’ll pick you up at a respectable hour and travel straight down to Phillip Island.

Arriving on the island we’ll visit Seal Rocks and the Nobbies Centre to take a walk along the boardwalk and soak in the stunning views back towards the Mornington Peninsula from Phillip Island’s most westerly point. From here you can also get a sneak peek of the main event, the Little Penguins, while they hide under the boardwalks and poke their heads out of the burrows waiting for dusk when their mates return from the ocean.

Just before sunset we head over to the Penguin Parade to take our spots at the beach, ready to see the hundreds of Little Penguins as they make their way across the sand and return to their burrows in the sand dunes. See them reunited with their partners, where they give each other a little kiss, do a dance, then waddle up and into their burrows.

With your group size guaranteed to be no larger than 24 guests, we ensure there is plenty of opportunity to get out and explore nature at its very best. Our friendly & engaging guides will help you create some travel memories to last a lifetime.

FAQs for the Penguins Express Tour

This tour does not involve any long walks and therefore only a moderate level of mobility is required. The locations where we stop for bathroom breaks also have accessible toilets.
On all of our tours, meal breaks are made at appropriate times and we always try to make sure that there are opportunities to select for a range of meal providers. You should always be able to access vegetarian and gluten free options as well.
We do not include meals on this tour, but there are opportunities to purchase meals at appropriate times throughout the day. Guests are also welcome to bring food with them if they prefer.
As the time that the penguins arrive on the beach changes significantly during the year, our return time to Melbourne also varies significantly. On an indicative basis, this tour returns to Melbourne at approximately the following times:
  • Nov – Feb: midnight
  • March: 11:00 PM
  • April: 10:00 PM
  • May – Aug: 9:00 PM
  • September: 9:30 PM
  • October: 10:30 PM

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Phillip Island Penguins Express Tour


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