Private Phillip Island Tours (Penguin Parade)

Overview

Enjoy our Phillip Island tours by starting your day at an interactive wildlife park, where you will encounter a variety of Aussie wildlife- ranging from wallabies, kangaroos, emus, wombats, and koalas.

Visit Churchill Island, a historic farm with an old farm house and cottages dating back to the mid-1800’s. There are farming demonstrations here such as sheep sheering and sheep herding throughout the day.

Stroll along the scenic, rugged coastline at Seal Rocks, and enjoy the breathtaking views and wildlife.

On our Phillip Island tours, you will have the opportunity to witness the spectacular “little penguins” arriving ashore after a full day of fishing. This is known as the famous penguin parade. When the sun goes down completely, the little penguins gather together and come out group by group, back to their burrows on land.

Proposed Tour Itinerary

Duration: 10-11 hours

  • Interactive Animal Park (Pat and Feed Kangaroos and Wallabies. Options to upgrade and feed a Koala, pat & photo opportunities with Dingoes (native dogs), or pat reptiles (snakes).
  • Churchill Island (Victoria’s first farm)
  • Seal Rocks/ Nobbies Centre
  • Coastal walk and view spots
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wild Wallaby coastal drive
  • Penguin Parade (Penguins PLUS upgrade subject to availability)
  • Penguin viewing from various boardwalks
  • Cowes (Main town of Phillip Island)

Our Phillip Island tours are completely private, and flexible, which may be tailored to suit your interests. Each of our Phillip Island tours are conducted in a luxury vehicle with a passionate, knowledgeable, and fun tour guide. This tour includes entry into the Animal Park, entry into Churchill Island Heritage Farm, upgraded tickets to the Penguins PLUS viewing (subject to availability), and complimentary water.

Highlights

Penguin Parade

Penguin Parade

Every night as the sun goes down, thousands of little penguins arrive ashore to come home after a big day of fishing at sea. Overlooking the stunning beach, you will see them grouping together for their waddle across the beach. Once a few groups have arrived ashore, you can walk through the surrounding boardwalks and watch the penguins in their natural habitat.

Maru Koala Park

Maru Koala Park

This is a place that holds some very rare treats such as an albino kangaroo and endangered animals such as Tasmanian devils. You can feed, pat and have your photo taken with many species of native Australian animals and birds. Shows run throughout the day to educate you on the wildlife and farming in Australia.

Churchill Island

Churchill Island

Churchill Island is Victoria’s first farm. It's a place surrounded by water, filled with beautiful gardens of herbs, vegetables, flowers, and fruits. It’s also home to many farm animals such as highland cattle, horses, chickens, and sheep. The buildings have been fully restored to its original beauty and is open to the public. You can wander around the old house, work sheds, barns, paddocks, and stables that each hold their own purpose in the farming lifestyle. This is a great place for you to come back to your element and see how much hard work running a farm would have been without the modern technology we have today.

Seal Rocks (The Nobbies Center)

Seal Rocks (The Nobbies Center)

Seal Rocks offers spectacular views of the rough ocean, jagged rock formations, and even a chance to see some little penguins inside their nests. You will take a scenic walk along the cliffs to view wildlife, plants and overlook some beautiful views.

Alternative Options

Dinner on the Bay (recommended during Summer/daylight savings)

Lunch (Recommended during Winter)

Amaze'n'Things

Ranger Guided Penguin Parade Tour (closest viewing of Penguin Parade on the beach)

Seal Watching Cruise

Express Private Penguin Parade Tour

Chocolate Factory

Mornington Peninsula Winery Lunch (Recommended during Winter)

Pricing

Our standard Phillip Island private tour is personalised and includes commentary, accommodation transfers, a luxury vehicle with complimentary water, entry into Maru Koala Park (interactive animal park), Churchill Island, and the Penguin Parade (Penguins PLUS upgrade subject to availability).

Pricing varies throughout different times of the year and based on your requirements. We may tailor a day-tour or package to suit your interests.

Booking

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