Puffing Billy Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour


If you have a limited time to explore Victoria, why not see two of the most scenic locations in one day.

Puffing Billy and the Penguin Parade on the same day.

The first stop is the Dandenong Mountains, a beautiful place filled with ferns, Mountain Ash trees (some towering over 100 meters), and cosy cottages with prestigious gardens. The plant diversity will amaze you.

You will take a historic steam engine train through the lush wilderness called the “Puffing Billy”.

After your Puffing Billy train ride, you will head towards Phillip Island, where you will meet some very cute little penguins.

The location of the Penguin Parade has over 3000 penguins arriving ashore throughout the night. This is a fantastic experience and one not to miss!

Our Puffing Billy and Phillip Island tour is completely private, and may be customized to suit your interests; conducted in a luxury vehicle with a knowledgeable and fun private tour guide.

Proposed Tour Itinerary

Duration: 11-12 hours

  • Pick-up from your Accommodation in Melbourne (Pick-up times vary throughout the year)
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride (a terrific historic steam train through the lush pine forest, eucalyptus forest, and temperate rain forest)
  • Boutique Mountain Towns
  • Spectacular Mountain Views
  • Phillip Island
  • Seal Rocks/Nobbies Centre (Enjoy a scenic coastal boardwalk along the rugged cliffs and open ocean)
  • Penguin Parade (Penguins PLUS upgrade included- subject to availability)


Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy

Take a hour journey on the Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Lakeside.

Lake Side

Lake Side

Enjoy the scenery at Lakeside Station. This will be the location your guide will meet you once you have been on the Puffing Billy. You may want to explore this beautiful area with a short walk, or just relax before the drive towards Phillip Island.

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.

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.

Alternative Options

Ranger Guided Tour (Penguin Parade)


Our standard private Puffing Billy and Penguin Parade tour value includes a private, personalised tour with commentary, accommodation transfers, a luxury touring vehicle, complimentary water, tickets to the Puffing Billy, and entry into the Phillip Island Penguin Parade with Upgraded Tickets to Penguins PLUS (subject to availability).

Pricing varies based on your requirements and interests. We may tailor a day-tour or package to suit your interests.



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