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Phillip Island Express Trip

Back to Melbourne Tours


Tea, Coffee, Biscuits
(Winter) 1:30 - 1:45pm (Summer) 2:30 - 2:45pm
9pm - midnight (Seasonal)
Don’t have a full day to visit the penguin parade? Do the express tour!

Leaving early afternoon the penguin parade express tour is the way to see the penguins but still have your morning free.

Head to Phillip Island and the lookout at the Nobbies where you will enjoy the boardwalk and the seal rocks.

You will finish your journey on the beach to see 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.


  • General admission to Penguin Parade
  • Friendly, informative guide

“If you are short on time and are looking for a tour which leaves in the afternoon, this is a great option to tick off the Australian wildlife bucket list while in Melbourne. The little penguins are super cute and you’ll be guaranteed to see them as they go out to sea fishing every day and have to bring home their catch for the kids at sunset” – Cameron – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

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  • Small Groups (18 - 24 maximum)
  • Visit the Nobbies boardwalk and seal rocks
  • Find a good spot and watch the penguin parade at sunset

At the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, the clifftop boardwalk opens up breathtaking views of Phillip Island’s wild south coast, and there are further lookout points among natural sea bird gardens which have spectacular flowering displays in spring.

Then witness Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins in the nightly Penguin Parade. As dusk falls, hundreds of little penguins splash out of the water on to the beach, making their way to their burrows. They feed at sea, and return to their burrows to mate, care for their young and to moult.

Depart for Melbourne after an amazing day arriving back in the city between 9:00pm and midnight (seasonal).


All year round - Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Nov - Apr - Saturdays


What to bring:

  • Clothing for warm and cool conditions
  • Water bottle
  • Warm / rain jacket for winter

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