Penguin Parade & Wildlife Wonders
Phillip Island’s little penguins are certainly the hottest wildlife show in town. But close on their cute little heels are the wildlife wonders of Moonlit Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Park, and the Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island.
En route to Phillip Island, Moonlit Sanctuary is home to a number of Australia’s rare and threatened wildlife species, and plays an important role in conserving these creatures. You’ll also be able to hand-feed wallabies on the Wallaby Walk (keep an eye out for tiny joeys in their mothers’ pouches) and have a close encounter with a koala.
There are more koalas to be seen up in the treetops of the Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island – just follow the boardwalk and you’ll be right up amongst them. Add in tiny Churchill Island, with its working farm that dates back to the 19th century, and you’ve just enjoyed one of Australia’s favourite fauna tours.
Departs: on request
Moonlit Sanctuary: The multi-award winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park has 10 hectares (24 acres) of natural bush filled with rare and endangered species, kangaroos bounding around, colourful birds, reptiles and dingoes. Keep an eye out for tiny joeys wiggling out of their mothers pouches and take the option to have a close encounter with a koala.
The Nobbies: At the Nobbies, the clifftop boardwalk opens up breathtaking views of Phillip Island’s wild south coast, and there are further lookout points among natural sea bird gardens which have spectacular flowering displays in spring.
Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus: Enjoy access to the Penguins Plus boardwalk, inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape, the new platform mirrors the coves of Phillip Island’s spectacular southern coastline and offers visitors unprecedented, up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade. WHAT'S INCLUDED
All park entrance fees including penguins plus viewing
Friendly & informative guide
Luxury vehicle service
WIFI on Board
Underground Viewing (PU) - Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins in their natural habitat through an underground viewing window, with the comfort and convenience of being indoors, undercover and out of the elements - $ 45
Guided Ranger Tour (GR) - Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony. Take your seat in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand - $60
V.I.P (VP) - Your ranger will escort you to the VIP Skybox, which enjoys a prime elevated location overlooking the beach. Use the binoculars to spot the penguins before they emerge from the water to make their nightly crossing of the beach. - $60
YOU SHOULD BRING (ADVISABLE)
Clothing for warm and cool conditions
Water bottle, warm / rain jacket for winter
Camera (please note that photography is not permitted at the penguin parade)
Our tour departs seasonally between 10am - 11am (daylight savings) from Bunyip Tour Office and returns seasonally between approximately 9.30pm & midnight (daylight savings)
The keeper reserves the right to cancel any encounter or presentation at any time, for reasons relating to animal welfare. Koala Encounters will be cancelled when local temperature exceeds 35 degrees centigrade.