The sight of hundreds of Little Penguins waddling to their beach-side nests at Phillip Island is one of the world’s most unique nature experiences.

Departing Melbourne late afternoon, you will soon find yourself strolling boardwalks at ‘The Nobbies’. Absorb coastal views at the lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens and be transfixed by the thundering blowhole. Keep your eye out for your first sighting of the Little Penguin and as the sun begins to set, travel off-road along the to spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese, as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the penguins, take an informative journey through the colony then take your seat away from the crowds in your choice of premium beachfront viewing stands.

Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong penguin colony emerge from the water, cross the beach then waddle their way to their nests and once you’ve had enough excitement, your local guide will return you directly to Melbourne.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset. Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience. Maximum: 10 per group.


Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired. Maximum: 70 guests


The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: Affordable premium viewing option for all ages. Maximum: 300 guests.

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  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese


  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Your choice of viewing option)
  • Light meal with a beverage
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


02:00pm (05 April 2020 – 03 October 2020)

04:00pm (04 October 2020 – 04 April 2021)

Tour departs from your Melbourne hotel/address


Approx. 6 – 7 hours