Tur til Phillip Island fra Melbourne
Your first stop is a wildlife encounter at Maru Koala and Animal Park, to interact with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and other native Australian animals.
Continue to the beach resort of San Remo and cross the bridge to Phillip Island. Travel around the island's surf coast to admire the rock formations of the Nobbies, home to penguins, fur seals and sea birds.
Your next stop is the Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach, where you can visit the information center to learn more about the cute little penguins. Then take your seat to watch the nightly Penguin Parade as the little penguins come home to their burrows after a day spent fishing at sea. Watch as part of the world's largest colony of smallest penguin species leave the water and waddle up the beach to their homes.
Optional Penguin Parade upgrades:
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Watch the parade from an exclusive viewing platform next to the main route from the sea followed by the penguins. Limited to 150 people, the experience includes a free drink and small gift.
The Penguin Skybox
View the Penguin Parade from the exclusive vantage point of an elevated viewing tower located at the main viewing stands. Limited to just five people, the Skybox is warm and dry, and gives you the best view of the penguins' burrows on Summerland Beach. Interact with the ranger and join in the nightly penguin count, assisting in the ongoing research to help protect Phillip Island's little penguins. The Skybox experience includes canapes and non-alcoholic drinks.
Ranger Guided Tour
The ultimate penguin experience is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Visit a secluded beach location for a special guided tour that allows you to get even closer to the little penguins.
Underground Viewing Experience
Get an eye level view of the little penguins in this brand new underground viewing area. Enjoy the closest possible view of the penguins in their natural habitat with the comfort and convenience of being undercover and out of the elements. Limited to 70 people.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Live commentary on board
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Children under 16 are not permitted on skybox tour
- Children under 12 are not permitted on the Ranger Guided Tour
We traveled to Phillip Island on a really comfortable coach and received interesting commentary on the journey we made a stop at an amazing wildlife park where I got to stroke a koala and feed wallabies and there were many other animals. We then made other stops to see the ocean and other beautiful, interesting spots. We then arrived at the Penguin parade, we choose the skybox experience which was so personal, we got an experienced ranger who told us so much amazing information and then we got to see the tiny penguins come out of the ocean, it was out of this world, they were so cute and i never saw anything like it ever. We got to go to different locations at the penguin parade seeing them from all over and up close. It is probably one of the best things i have ever done.
Took this tour with our 15 year old, departing from Cairns. A nice comfortable bus ride with a stop over at Mau Wildlife Sanctuary. We enjoyed the sanctuary, though we had already been to about five others on our trip. This sanctuary was smaller but well maintained and we really enjoyed feeding the kangaroos. The Sky box tour is the way to go! We had a personalized tour with a ranger to guide us and give us information. We were able to see the penguins with binoculars (provided), perched atop the hill overlooking the beach (basically sitting on top of the masses of people crowded on bleachers). The sky box tickets also got us into the underground and into the up close viewing platform. Highly recommend splurging on the sky box tickets! This was an excellent tour and very special to experience. We found the bus comfortable (with a bathroom!), the guide knowledgeable and friendly and the pick up/drop off to be smooth. We left Melbourne about 1pm and arrived back about 9pm.
This was a fantastic trip. The drive was quite a bit longer than I though, but absolutely worth it. The driver, Mark, was excellent, friendly, funny, and personable. The little wildlife park stop was great the only time I saw an albino grey kangaroo - actually two of them, but the sunset views from the cliffs on Phillip Island were breathtaking. And the little penguins are awesome!!
It was a very relaxing and restful tour and my family and I were so very excited to have seen the penguins upclose and see how their activities and movements were in the evening. Our experience were worth the cost of getting the Skybox Penguins because you are so close to the penguins and you can clearly see how they walk in line and in group and they were so amazing! Would recommend this tour to my friends and relatives!
If you do this tour I recommend the ranger tour it was well worth the price and you have a private viewing area near the beach and the explanations from the ranger highlighted the tour.
The tour provider was AAT King and our driver was Peter. He was excellent! Very knowledgeable and funny. And he was regularly making sure the tour group was well attended to and he asked each of us if we had seen penguins. My group was lucky enough to see them and they were so cute! I was very happy with the tour.