Heading out to Penguin Parade, we begin our day at a Wildlife Park to meet some furry Australian favourites. Hand feed the kangaroos, visit the koalas and get up-close and personal with other native Australian wildlife. Travel to Phillip Island Nature Parks, known for its natural beauty, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and unique wildlife experiences home to a colony of around 32,000 little penguins. Phillip Island Tour is one of the popular and must watch tourist attractions in Victoria.
WWF Foundation Antarctic Journey free entry
immerse yourself in a world-first interactive Antarctic experience located at the Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island. Valued at $18 this FREE additional activity takes our passengers on a virtual journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, where they can engage in a multimedia experience unlike none other. As committed custodians, Autopia Tours are proud supporters of the WWF Foundation. Through wildlife awareness, we recognise our social responsibility to educate, implement and empower environmental change for future generations.
Visit a Koala Wildlife Park
Hand Feed Kangaroos & Wallabies
Visit Cape Woolamai Surf Beach
Seal Rocks & Nobbies Coastal Boardwalks
Experience WWF Antarctic Journey valued at $18
Travel off the beaten track on dirt roads along Phillip Islands coastal cliffs passing little penguin Burrows
Have time to explore the Penguin visitor centre
Enjoy up to 90 minutes of watching the little penguins return home
Morning or Afternoon Tea
Wifi on board
Hotel Pick up & Drop off
All Entry fees included
18 guests Average Group size
Audio translation in 10 languages
11:50am (Summer) 9:50am (Winter) Immigration Museum CNR FLINDERS/MARKET ST MELBOURNE.Hotel Accommodation
Hotel Pick Up: 9:00 am Apr - Sep - 11:00 am Oct - Mar
Meet At: 9:50 am Apr - Sep - 11:50 am Oct - Mar
11pm – 12pm to Hotel
Koala Wildlife Park
Before you meet the magical stars of the day we start our Phillip Island tour by meeting some of your Australian furry favourites — koalas and kangaroos! We will visit the Wildlife Park and see Australian wildlife up close. Hand feed the kangaroos and get a closer look at the ever-cuddly koalas.
Arrive at Phillip Island
From the Koala Wildlife Park, it is a short drive to Phillip Island, a 10,000-hectare home to more than a hundred varieties of animal species. Phillip Island boasts a population of approximately 15,000 which is boosted during the busy tourist seasons. There are three main settlements being Cape Woolamai, New Haven & Cowes.
Wander along Cape Woolamai Surf Beach
Cape Woolamai Surf beach is the perfect showcase as to why Phillip Island is such a tourist mecca. Stunning coastlines of wild waves marching out of the Southern Ocean on to these pristine shorelines. In summer Cape Woolamai is home to thousands of birds known as Short-Tailed Shearwaters who nest in the Sand Dunes. They deserve a well-earned rest as they migrate from Northern America sometimes flying from Alaska.
Generally, we make time to wander through the coastal township of Cowes. Sheltered alongside the calm Westernport Bay this township was named after Cowes on the Isle of White. Beautiful seaside scenery, unique stores to peak into and many nice restaurants to purchase food.
Phillip Island Nature Park
At the Phillip Island Nature Parks, the beautiful scenery of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and exotic wildlife is simply eye-catching. Phillip Island serves as a colony of and home to over 32,000 Little Penguins.
Nobbies, Seal Rocks & WWF Antarctic Journey
Next, we arrive at the Nobbies Rocks were we take you on an optional guided walk down the boardwalks to see the rocky coast and spot Penguins nesting in their burrows.
Then we will head to the new marine centre at the Nobbies. Immerse yourself in an exclusive Autopia Tours offering of experiencing a world-first interactive of the Antarctic at Phillip Island’s Nobbies Centre. Take a virtual journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and experience the fun and excitement. We promote wildlife awareness so we pave the way to protect and preserve our natural environment for future generations.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Next, we travel along the Phillip Island backroads through Phillip Island Penguin Habitat. Enjoy incredible views of the coastal cliffs on your way to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
Enjoy sunset at the Visitor Information Center and choose the right seat to have a great view of the main spectacles of the day — the Penguin Parade!
The main attraction of Phillip Island tour has always been the Little Penguins doing their daily ritual of penguin parade. These little friends are the smallest of its kind in the world. They’re also called “fairy penguins.” Measuring about 30 centimetres tall, the Little Penguins weighed just 1 kilogram making them the smallest penguin species in the world. They have established colonies in the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand. You can also spot them in Tasmania and the Chatham Islands. These penguins are also called Blue Penguins due to the colour of their plumage — indigo-blue and a white stripe from chin to the belly.
Living in large colonies, the Little Penguins made Phillip Island as one of their territories. On this Phillip Island tour, witness the Little Penguins appear magically from the surf to magically appear out of the surf to walk back to their homes. Crossing the Summerland Beach they travel in small groups back to their burrows. And it happens every day at sunset. Right after the day’s hard work of fishing in the seas of Phillip Island to bring food to their little ones left at home in the dunes.
The Fine Print
Meals not included
Child age 4 - 12 years
Please bring sunscreen, water bottle, hat, sunglasses warm clothes, camera & comfortable walking shoes.
Add Penguins Plus Viewing Platform + $35 Adult / $25 Child
Add Penguins Underground Viewing Area + $65
Add Penguins Guides Ranger Walk + $80