Penguin Parade and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Day Tour from Melbourne

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Highlights & inclusions

Get up close with native wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park
See the spectacular views at Cape Woolamai surf beach, if time allows.
Stroll the boardwalks and admire the breathtaking views at The Nobbies
Explore Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest colony of Fur Seals.
Uncover the beauty of Summerland Peninsula, situated at the western end of Phillip Island.
Enjoy watching the spectacular Penguins waddle in at sunset

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Fri, May 31, 2024

What you can expect

If you love nature and wildlife then this small group tour from Melbourne is the right pick for you! Departing from the city, you'll head out to some of the most popular nature spots including Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park before arriving at Phillip Island to visit The Nobbies and watch the world famous Penguin Parade. At the Moonlit Sanctuary, take a stroll through the Wallaby Walk to see some Australian favourites including Koalas, Tasmanian Devils and Wallabies and Kangaroos.

Next, views of the dramatic headlands will welcome you to Nobbies Board and Wildlife. The region is home to a colony of seal and boasts spectacular sea bluffs, ocean views and amazing birdlife. Finally, the day will wrap up with an unforgettable finale, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade taking place at dusk at the Penguin Visitor Centre. Watch as these little penguins waddle ashore and up to the beach to their burrows bringing home an evening feed for their families. Learn about these fascinating creatures as the natural phenomena takes place right before your eyes. A return transfer to Melbourne will deliver you back to the city after a day of relaxation, discovery and wildlife encounters.


What you need to know

  • National Park fees
  • Entry into Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • General entry into Penguin Parade
  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected pickup locations
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Tour departs Monday to Friday at the following approximate times:
  • Oct - April (During daylight savings) 12:30pm
  • April - Sep (Non-daylight savings) 10am
  • The duration of this experience is approximately 12 hours.
Departure Location
  • Mail Exchange Hotel Southern Cross - 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Mercure Melbourne Southbank (Formally Travelodge) - 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
  • Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • Her majesty's Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
What To Bring
  • Appropriate clothing for seasonal weather conditions
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Small bag for personal belongings
Additional Information
  • All pickups must be pre-booked at the time of booking or can be confirmed 48 hours prior to the tour departure.
  • This tours operate in all kinds of weather – rain, hail, or shine! We may slightly adjust the itinerary if necessary, to keep you dry or warm but you won’t miss out on anything.
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

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  • Help code: D2B-65A4
  • This experience is supplied by French Island & Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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