The ultimate tour for visitors seeking interactive encounters with Australian wildlife

Animal lovers rejoice and prepare for a day filled with encounters with Australia’s unique fauna. Handfeed native wildlife, see nesting coastal birds, and spend an evening with premier beachside viewing of the world famous, nightly Penguin Parade.

Your day begins with a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you will meet the who’s who of Australian animals during an exclusive keeper-led experience. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet a koala, walk with dingos, feed furry little sugar gliders, and meet many more Australian animals.

Stroll the boardwalks around The Nobbies absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for a daylight sighting of the Little Penguins. As the sun begins to set, the journey continues along the Summerland Peninsula toward the Penguin Parade visitor centre. Travel off-road along the rugged island coastline and spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the Little Penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Your ranger will be on hand to teach you everything you need to know about these marvellous creatures as they make their back to their burrows for the night.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

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

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

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

PENGUINS PLUS

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: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


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Highlights

  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, including encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos and more
  • 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
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

11:00am (Winter) 12:00pm (Summer) from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 11 – 12 hours