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From Melbourne: Penguin Parade & Maru Koala Park Tour

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This Phillip Island day trip includes visits to Maru Koala and Animal Park, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, The Nobbies Centre, and ends with the enchanting Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.


  • Maru Koala and Animal Park: Meet Australian wildlife up close
  • Indulge in a rugged rocky outcrop with magnificent coastal view
  • Witness adorable penguins in their natural habitat at the penguin parade


Your first stop on your Phillip Island day trip is Maru Koala and Animal Park(at your own expense). Maru is a family-run attraction where you can see koalas, wombats, crocodiles, kangaroos, Australian birds, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, emus and even more! Visit Phillip Island Chocolate Factory(at your own expense). Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is a celebration of all things chocolate with unique attractions, interactive machines, fascinating facts, delicious chocolates to try, chocolatiers working away, and you can make your chocolate creation to take away. (Might not available during daylight saving time, from Oct to Mar) Continue to the western tip of Phillip Island to The Nobbies Centre, a rugged rocky outcrop with magnificent coastal views. The Nobbies let visitors zoom in on the largest colony of Australian fur seals that call the rocks around the centre home. This offers an excellent opportunity to look out over the seal colony as they languish and frolic on the rocks and in the water. As well as seals, the landscape surrounding the Nobbies Information Centre is full of colourful bird species. Many varieties nest and feed on the cliffs, so keep your eyes peeled! Inside the centre, new-age screens display short presentations that dive into the life and habitat of Phillip Island. Here, you can learn more about the seals and birds you watched earlier. The observation deck (which is perhaps the most popular part of the centre) offers the best vantage point for watching the colony of seals, but it also offers views right out to the Flinders National Park, where, if you’re lucky, you can spot Western Port Bay in the distance. As the sun sets, we head out to Summerland Beach and grab a spot on the boardwalk. Observe hundreds of little penguins come up to the shore, making their way across the beach to their homes in the sand dunes. See the world’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat from viewing stands and boardwalks. Enjoy educational displays in the visitor centre and the spectacular coastal scenery from the Penguin Parade. This experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit. We leave this enchanting island when the parade is over.


Mandarin Live Commentaries Multilingual Audio tour commentaries(Smart Devices Required) Admission to Penguin Parade General Viewing Air-conditioned coach Friendly and informative driver/guide

Important Information

  • The exact departure time will be dependent on the train's schedule with the exact time provided 1 day prior to departure You can scan the QR code (click the link) to access multilingual tour commentaries for this tour,rather than Live Manderin Guiding

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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