Phillip Island Day Tour

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


See the world’s smallest penguins in the penguin parade at Australias Favourite wildlife destination – Phillip Island

Our Phillip Island day tour is the ultimate for nature and wildlife in Victoria! Visit Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary and get up close and personal with Australias Wildlife. Hand feed wallabies and kangaroos, get a close up photo with a Koala, see Tasmanian Devils, Wombats and more!

Visit Churchill island and have the opportunity to see sheep shearing and working dogs in action. Make your way to Cape Woolamai surf beach and get some sand between your toes before visiting the Koala Conservation centre to go Koala spotting.

Visit the nobbies boardwalk and seal rocks before making your way to the world famous penguin parade. Summerland beach makes for a magnificent setting as you watch Victoria’s largest colony of penguins return home from the sea. Watch them waddle up the beach and return to their burrows as the sun sets on a magnificent day


  • All park entrance fees
  • Friendly, Informative guide
  • Lunch
  • Free Seals Camera Session

*Penguins plus not available from 1st May till 1st November due to upgrades being undertaken. 

**Guided Ranger tour subject to availability

Paul little face“There’s always so many penguins waddling up the beach at sunset. As a former tour guide on Phillip Island I should know! There’s lots of opportunity to see Australia’s Wildlife on this trip. Phillip island is a magical place and i’m sure you’ll love it.” – Paul  – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert


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  • Small Groups (18 – 24 maximum)
  • Visit Moonlit Sanctuary and get up close with Australia’s wildlife.
  • Checkout Churchill island’s historic buildings and see Sheep Shearing and working dogs in action.
  • Do Cartwheels at Woolamai Surf Beach and dig your toes in the sand.
  • See Koalas in their natural habitat at The Koala Conservation Centre.
  • Visit the Nobbies Boardwalk and seal rocks.
  • Find a good spot and watch The Penguin Parade at Sunset

“Depart Melbourne around 10am(winter) or 11am(summer) and head to Moonlit Sanctuary wildlife conservation park. Here you will have lunch before getting up close and personal with Australia’s Wildlife. See Emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils. Hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies and have the opportunity for a close up photo with a Koala.

Cross the bridge onto Phillip Island and continue onto Churchill island to check out the historic buildings and have the opportunity to see sheep shearing and working dogs in action!

Head to Woolamai Surf beach and feel the wind in your hair and sand at your feet, makes for a great photo opportunity.

See Koalas in their natural habitat and learn about their lifestyle at the Koala Conservation centre.

Visit the Nobbies boardwalk and seal rocks, walk along the boardwalk spotting penguins in their burrows and have a free viewing of the seals on the seal cameras.

Head to the penguin parade and watch hundreds of penguins return to their homes after their time hunting at sea.

Depart for Melbourne after an amazing day arriving back in the city at around 10pm(winter) or midnight(summer)

*Tour itinerary may vary slightly due to weather.”

Departs Melbourne: Daily 10.00am (Winter) 11.00am (Summer)

Returns Melbourne: 9pm – midnight (Seasonal)

For you convenience we offer courtesy pick up/drop off from most inner city hotels available upon request. Please advise of hotel accommodation at time of booking.

Optional extras:

  • Penguin Plus (PP) Exclusive viewing area and private boardwalk ($24)
  • Guided Ranger Tour (GR) Front row viewing on the sand (general viewing area) & access to Penguins Plus with a small group & ranger guide ($52)

Please Bring: Clothing for warm and cool conditions. Water bottle, warm / rain jacket for winter.

6 reviews for Phillip Island Day Tour

  1. Avatar for Deepak
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Was recommended by a friend and comparing prices I saw many different prices across different companies. Still I chose this and I am glad I did. The guide was very friendly, we even had wifi on the bus. Good food and on the way bus failure was managed very professionally and the tour didn’t get affected.. Thanks! keep up the good job!

  2. Avatar for Harriet
    Rated 4 out of 5

    My friend and I booked this Phillip island day tour. We visited a total of four parks. Would have loved to spend more time at the first park (animal sanctuary) but I understand that time was tight as we had to make it to Phillip island on time. Maybe the tour could leave Melbourne earlier so participants can spend more time at the Moonlit sanctuary?

  3. Avatar for Aline
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Everything was great! We had a good tour guide ( I think her name was Natalie, but not sure). All the parks were interesting and I have taken a lot of beautiful pictures with koala and kangaroos. The only reason I have quoted this tour 4 stars was due to the lunch, it was really small and I was disappointed about it. But I really liked the Penguins Parade and all the others animal. In general, it was a great day

  4. Avatar for Pat
    Rated 5 out of 5

    I have been to the 1 day tour on Philip Island to see the penguins and I am really glad I didn’t miss it. This tour is perfect for any animal and nature lover! I have seen more than hundreds of penguins on the beach and I have also seen their babies while walking up the dunes. I will never forget this experience! Peter, the tour guide was really charming and entertaining. We were a small group (around 20 people only) which I really enjoyed, it was more causal and friendly. This journey wasn’t only about penguins; we also saw a lot of native animal in different sanctuaries. The stop in Churchil Island to see a preserved working farm was pleasant too. My partner and I had an upgrade for the “penguin +” during the parade which I didn’t regret as we were in a smaller seating area. We came back to Melbourne late as the penguins parade only start at the sunset but we are really happy to have organized this trip.

  5. Avatar for Julia
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great experience for every age!! I’ve been to Phillips Island to see the Penguin Parade with my daughter and my grand child and we all had a blast!

  6. Avatar for Louise
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great day and great tour guide. It was a perfect combination of wildlife and scenery. I strongly recommend to upgrade for the guided ranges

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