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Penguin Parade & Koala Highlights

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FREE Language iPod. We provide free iPods in 9 languages - Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, & Korean. This personalised commentary service (by use of the iPod Nano) covers all the highlights and is delivered in a clear, concise and informative way. Please note that an iPod must be requested at least 24 hours prior to departure via our reservations team.

Luggage restrictions: Only hand luggage is allowed on 1 day tours.

Included in price:
Fully Guided Tour, all Transportation, Lunch, Bottle of Water, Afternoon Tea & Snacks, Entrance to Penguin Parade, Entrance to Wildlife Park, entrance to WWF Antarctic Journey, free WIFI for the journey home and a Great Time!
Able to be purchased/hired:
For an additional $30 upgrade to the Penguins Plus for a reserved seat in an exclusive viewing area. More penguins and less people!
What to bring:
Comfortable footwear, water bottle, camera, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothes, hat, raincoat. Please bring warm clothes during winter season!
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:
Child fare prices apply to children aged between 4 to 12 yrs old. Autopia Tours does not allow for children below the age of 4yrs old to travel on tour.
Departure points:
Melbourne, Victoria
Departure time:
11:00 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:
We pick up from a large range of hotels/hostels/landmarks within inner city Melbourne and the St Kilda area. *Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to departure using the details provided on your booking confirmation to confirm pick up location.
Duration:
approx. 13 hours
Approximate Return Time:
10pm (winter)
Midnight (summer)
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Tour Details

Operator
Autopia Tours
Destination
Phillip Island
Departs From
Melbourne

Tour Description

See Little Penguins and seals in the wild after spending the day soaking up the beauty of Phillip Island and its most popular landmarks, including an amazing animal park.

Departing daily around 10 am (seasonal changes) from various accommodation locations and landmarks throughout inner city Melbourne and the St Kilda area, this 13-hour jam-packed tour will have you spellbound from the time you get on your modern air-conditioned coach until you step off at the end. With an informative and interesting commentary from your friendly, experienced driver, you’ll join your fellow adventure seekers and learn of the fascinating history of this cosmopolitan city, while beginning your journey to fabulous Phillip Island.

Your first port of call will be a native animal park, where you’ll get to meet some very cheeky and charismatic Australian wildlife. Watch the antics of kangaroos as they hop over to feed out of your hand, cuddle an adorable, heart-melting baby wombat and get up close to the iconic Aussie favorite, the koala.

Back on the bus, it’s over the bridge to the rugged cliff faces, sandy beaches and exquisite beauty of Phillip Island. Enjoy watching the surfers ride the giant, thunderous waves of Woolamai Beach, as they sweep across the sandy foreshore. Take a serene coastal stroll and soak up the ambience of this soul restoring area.

Next, it’s off to the Nobbies Centre, where you can take a leisurely meander along the boardwalk to view the stunning rugged outcrops of Seal Rocks, the Nobbies and the Blowhole, which are home to Australia’s largest colony of entertaining fur seals. Exploring the wonderful award winning marine facility is an extremely enjoyable and informative way to pass some quality time. Delight in a bit of souvenir shopping or use the state-of-the-art cameras to zoom in and have an insightful look at the seals relaxing and sunbaking on the rocky outcrop. Take time-out to immerse yourself in the interactive WWF Antarctic Journey, experience this state-of-the-art fun, educational and virtual world of discovery, located beneath the Nobbies centre.

Sit down, relax and rejuvenate while partaking in a sumptuous pizza dinner.

The Penguin Complex and Education Centre will allow you to learn all about the fascinating lives of the island’s Little Penguins, through a clever use of interactive displays. Finally, as the magnificent sunset turns the island into a scenic wonderland, you’ll head down to the penguin viewing platform to await the arrival of the Little Penguins. Watch the Little Penguins’ personalities come out as they waddle up the sand after frolicking and feeding in the oceans all day. Delight in seeing their antics as they make their way to their tiny little sand burrows, taking themselves off to bed to a well-deserved sleep.

After seeing the penguins, you’ll board your coach and head back to Melbourne, being returned to your original pickup location between 10 pm and midnight, depending on the season.

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Penguin Parade & Koala Highlights

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HOT DEAL Adult Child Family Pensioner
Pay Now $126.00 $90.00 $126.00

Adult: WAS: $140 NOW: $126.00
Child: WAS: $100.00 NOW: $90.00
Family: $0.00
Pensioner: WAS: $140.00 NOW: $126.00

Optional Extras

Add-On: Penguin Plus Upgrade (Reserved Viewing Area)
Upgrade your tour for a reserved seat in an exclusive viewing area. More penguins and less people!
Adults: $30.00 | Children: $25.00 | Pensioners: –

Add-On: Underground Viewing Upgrade (Reserved Viewing Area)
Upgrade to the world first eye-level underground viewing room underground and out of the elements
Adults: $65.00 | Children: $35.00 | Pensioners: –

Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.