From Melbourne: Penguin Parade and Koalas Tour

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Spend a day engaging with Australian wildlife and exploring the diverse coastline of Phillip Island on a bus tour. Watch little penguins waddle across the shores of Summerland Bay in the evening.

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Highlights

  • Witness hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins at sunset
  • Get up-close with the koalas on a guided tour of the Koala Conservation Reserve
  • Stroll along the sands of Woolamai Beach
  • Uncover the wonder of Phillip Island’s natural beauty and majestic coastline
  • Explore the boardwalk at The Nobbies Centre and views of Seal Rocks

Description

Discover the beauty of the volcanic formations at Nobbies National Park on this day trip from Melbourne in an air-conditioned coach. Experience local wildlife with a guided tour of the Phillip Island Koala Reserve and entry to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Depart Melbourne and travel to Phillip Island to watch the smallest penguin species in the world waddle up the beach at sunset. Before you get to the Island, stop at Phillip Island Koala Reserve where you will experience a ranger-led tour through the koalas' native habitat. Meet the koalas face-to-face on the spectacular tree-top boardwalk. Upon arrival at Phillip Island, visit the Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Beach. Let the sand flow through your toes as you stroll along the pristine beach and watch the local surfers carve the often monstrous waves. Then, journey to the far western end of the Island to view the extinct volcano remains of The Nobbies. Venture onto the boardwalks to explore the beautiful coastline. If you're lucky you may even see some little penguins in their burrows or huddling under the platforms. Experience the highlight of the day at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Go to the award-winning visitors center before making your way to the shoreline. As the sun sets to the west the little penguins will begin their dangerous journey across the yellow sands of Summerland Beach. Gathering in groups at the waters edge, watch as they waddle to the safety of the sand dunes. Once there, large numbers gather for one big penguin social evening. Listen as they 'huk' to one another and slowly make their way to their burrows for the evening. A truly spectacular experience not to be missed!

Includes

Entry to the Penguin Parade Penguins plus viewing upgrade (if option selected) Entry to the Koala Conservation Reserve Driver-guide National Park fees Onboard Wi-Fi Tour commentary in English Audio and text translation app available for download in 10 different languages

Important Information

  • Live commentary is in English, but a translation app is available for download in 10 different languages: Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish Children's ticket prices apply for children aged up to 12 years Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely seated in a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking Due to the fact that the tour operates with small-group vehicles with limited storage facilities, strollers, wheelchairs, prams, or pushers can not be accommodated on this tour No photography or filming is permitted at the Penguin Parade Personal travel insurance is highly recommended The Tour returns to Melbourne between 8:30 - 9:30 PM during the winter months and between 11 PM - 12 AM during the summer months

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