Phillip Island penguin 1 day tour from Melbourne

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Bunyip Tours

Encounter unique Australian wildlife, including the famous Penguin Parade, on this nature lovers 1 day tour of Phillip Island.

Head to Phillip Island for a day of stunning landscapes and iconic wildlife. Along the way you will stop at an Australian Wildlife park to get up close and personal with animals including Koalas, Emus, Wombats and Tasmanian devils. You will even get the chance to hand feed the Kangaroos!

Enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch overlooking a beautiful billabong alive with abundant birdlife. Then head over to Churchill Island to learn about the Australian farm lifestyle and the history of Phillip Island's importance in Victoria. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, working dogs in action and try your hand at cracking a whip.

If time allows next you can get the sand between your toes at a local surf beach, Cape Woolamai. Explore the spectacular coastline of the Island from the boardwalks and lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens at the Nobbies. Look out to Seal Rocks and spot the largest colony of Australian Fur Seals. 

It is then time to head to the world famous Penguin Parade. As the sun sets, watch hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and back to their burrows after a long day at sea. Upgrade to the Penguins Plus viewing platform  for an even better look at these adorable animals! 

What you need to bring: Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions, a small blanket/scarf and beanie can be a good idea for the Penguin Parade in winter as it gets cold on the beach, sunscreen, water bottle and hat.

Language APP available for this tour for your iphone or android device to listen to commentary of the highlights available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish

Photography is not permitted at the penguin parade. 
Parts of the itinerary may be altered or omitted due to seasonal changes

When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section


  • Australian Wildlife Park entry
  • Churchill Island Heritage Farm entry
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade entry
  • Lunch (Please advise of dietary requirements at time of booking)
  • Tea/coffee/biscuits

Tours depart

Departs Day Departure time Returns
Melbourne Daily 9 -10am-Winter 10 -11am-Summer 9pm-Winter 12am-Summer


From 01/04/2019 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Child 0 $125
Child - upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area 0 $155
Adult (16+) 0 $140
Adult (16+)- upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area 0 $170

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Things You Should Know

Please note tours may not operate on public holidays recognized in the state of Victoria. For further information on tour departures please send an enquiry prior to booking your tour to avoid disappointment.

YHA Travel Package Cancellations:
Cancellation within 7 days of departure will result in a 50% loss of the ticket price; cancellation or transfer within 48 hours of departure will result in full fare forfeiture. 
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to commencement or no shows will incur 100% cancellation fee, meaning no refund.
Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.

Bookings can only be amended more than 7 days prior to commencement.
Amendments within 48 hours of commencement will be treated as a cancellation, and you will need to make a new booking.
Each amendment (not cancellation) after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person per amendment, in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator.

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If you need to cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. If you cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed or fail to arrive on the nominated day, we will charge you the fees outlined below:


  • Once your booking has been confirmed, a minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages. 


  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.


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