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Phillip Island Half Day Tour


Small Group Private Tours From $924

Go direct to Phillip Island to see Victoria’s No. 1 attraction up close and personal – the Little Penguins Parade!

Our half-day Express Phillip Island Tour is ideal if you are short of time and just want to see these gorgeous little creatures in their nightly journey home to their burrows - a natural spectacle that has been seen by millions of people. 

You will be amazed to see hundreds if not thousands of Little Penguins waddle across the beach. You will get to stroll among them on elevated boardwalks - you will not believe how close you will get to them, you could almost touch them.

Our half-day tour to the world-famous Philip Island Penguin Parade includes a relaxed drive through gorgeous scenery on our way to the Penguin colony. Enjoy a brief stop to The Nobbies and Seal Rocks for breathtaking photo opportunities. If time and weather permit, we will stroll down the boardwalk, keeping an eye out for penguins hiding under your feet or peeking out from their nesting boxes.  Then enjoy a spectacular drive along the cliffs where you may spot soaring birds of prey, wandering Cape Barren geese or grazing wallabies.

Finally, we arrive at the world-renowned Penguin Parade. We will wander down to the beach to watch these delightful little creatures waddle out of the waves and across the sand or clamber over rocks. Marvel as they stop to preen themselves or gawk at these odd humans who come to see them every night. It truly is a magical, memorable experience that will stay with you, your whole life.

We contacted John to arrange a family trip to Phillip Island, 2 adults & 2 kids (5 & 7).
John listened to our requirements, added some suggestions. Picked up at the hotel door, right on time (inc. booster seat). John was extremely personable throughout the trip, engaged with adults and children alike. He was also very knowledgeable about the area, giving us pointers to maximise the experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend John & Melbourne Touring Co to anyone!

Ned & Kylie

Highlights of this tour include:

  • pick up and return to your preferred location in Melbourne CBD
  • explore The Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • standard entry into the Penguin Parade
  • visit the Penguin Parade Information Centre to view exhibits
  • light meals and refreshments are available at the Penguin Parade restaurant (own expense)


TOUR DAYS 7 Hours 1 - 3 People 4 - 5 People 6 - 7 People 8 - 11 People 12 - 24 People
Monday - Friday A$924 A$1024 A$1174 A$1274 $ POA
Saturday A$1024 A$1124 A$1274 A$1374 $ POA
Sunday A$1124 A$1224 A$1374 A$1474 $ POA

Luxury Vehicle Option 

  • Supply 7 Seater Mercedes Bus: extra A$250 
  • Supply 11 Seater Mercedes Bus: extra A$350

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Discover the wonder of one of the world’s largest penguin colonies. Be amazed as they make their way home up the beach dunes of Phillip Island. It’s a magical experience that you’ll talk about for years to come.

Enjoy the personalised and professional service our guides provide you. Your tour price includes pick up and return to your preferred location in Melbourne city. Tour duration is approx. 6-7 hours. Note that changes to tour itineraries or experiences may occur due to circumstances beyond our control.

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