Phillip Island Tour

The famous penguin parade will lure you to Phillip island but a day out with Oceania Tours will allow you to discover so much more, including: Churchill Island, the Koala Conservation Centre, Nobbies and the seaside town of Cowes to explore, shop or taste some local seafood (not included). And finally, to the island’s black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. From the Visitor’s Centre, you will meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform and watch the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. By travelling in a small group, you will see the best that Phillip Island has to offer.


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Phillip Island Regular Tour

Code: M3  convertcurrency


#M3 $AUD
adult $199
child $99
infant $59
Start: 1300-1400 hrs* from last hotel or Eureka Tower (see seasonal timings)
End: 2030-2330 hrs* at hotel
Duration: 8-9 hrs
Min: 2 adults
Max: 11 people
Departures: English: Daily
Seasonal timings: During summer/daylight savings (1st weekend October- 1st weekend April) :

  • Pick up from last hotel approx 1400
  • Return between 2300 and 2330

In winter (all other times of the year)

  • Pick up from last hotel approx 1300 
  • We drive back to Melbourne straight after the Penguin Parade.

This tour does not run on 25 Dec, 31 Dec

Language: English 
 #M3+ Penguin Plus (+P) Underground (+U) Ranger (+R) VIP (+V)
adult +$26 +$44 +$70 +$70
child +$13 +$24 +$70
(12yo & over)
(12yo & over)
infant N/A N/A


  • Small group touring
  • Expert guide with extensive local knowledge
  • Foreign Language Tours: No headphones or iPods
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry fee to Churchill Island Heritage Farm
  • Entry fee to Koala Conservation Centre
  • Entry fee to Phillip Island Nature Park (Regular viewing area)
  • Eco certified
  • This tour is also available in German, Italian or Spanish (at additional cost). Please click on your preferred language above to make a booking

Additional Options

* Penguin Plus at Phillip Island, includes entry to viewing platform limited to 190 people.
* Underground viewing ( lets you enjoy up-close viewing of the little penguins through an underground, sheltered viewing window
* Ranger commentary about the penguins (in English) via headset. Binoculars included.
* VIP box is a small cabin limited to 10 adults, right in the middle of the penguin arrival area. Includes drinks & finger food.

phillip island

Let Oceania Tours whisk you away to discover Phillip Island’s unique nature experiences and dramatic landscapes. Your small group tour will help to further the protection and conservation of the local fauna and flora.

Your unforgettable day will commence with a visit to the tiny Churchill island, a historic working farm where you can discover first-hand the lives of the first settlers to this region. Next you will travel to the Koala Conservation Centre where you are guaranteed a close-up encounter with these furry little fellas in their natural habitat, and you are likely to meet some wallabies and echidnas along the way.

If you travel with us during Daylight Savings (October – April), the penguins arrive later in the evening so you will have some free time in the town of Cowes where you might like to walk along the beach or pier, do some shopping or try some local seafood for dinner (not included). At other times of the year, you will continue directly to the Nobbies and return home earlier to Melbourne.

Travelling further west to the Nobbies, you will stroll along the boardwalk to experience the waves crashing along this dramatic coastline and perhaps spot a few seals and some penguin nests. A trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. Your guide will take you on a short scenic coastal drive to arrive at the Visitor Centre to shop, have a coffee and meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform where you will see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.
*Warm and waterproof clothes recommended.

Combine this tour with the Great Ocean Road tour and Melbourne City tour to save on the combined cost. See our bookings page.