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Our driver was very friendly and the best part was that we got a wifi connection on board. I was able to share all the photos on Instagram on spot. I c...
Australia being famous for its wildlife, we always wanted to see all of them in one place. Koalas, kangaroos and most importantly penguins we could see...
Trip Starting From: Melbourne
Trip Location: Melbourne
Offering amazing views and best-tasting coffee, Melbourne is a must-visit for every traveler at least once in a lifetime. When in Melbourne, Phillip island penguin parade tour is one of the most famous to-do things. Iconic wildlife and pristine white beaches make this island a memorable place for visitors.
What to Expect:
Perfect Day out To Explore Australian Wildlife:
Home to species such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, possums, and Australian fur seals, Phillip Island boasts to have over 40 different native wildlife species. The package includes entry to Maru Koala and Animal Park. If you an animal lover you would never want to leave this place.
Witness the cute creatures like Penguins & Koalas:
Koalas and penguins are two of the cutest creatures on the earth. You would never want to miss viewing these as they are ready to make your day a perfect one. Not just these, get a chance to feed Kangaroos and interact with them.
Watch the Famous Penguin Parade:
One of the most popular attractions in Australia, Penguin Parade leaves each and every viewer of its mesmerized. View penguins each night during sunset returning ashore after a day’s fishing. Watching them waddling across the beach to their sand dune burrows is a magical experience.
Access free WiFi on-board:
You can connect with WiFi via your mobile phone on-board and feel free to access your social media sites. Share all the memories right in time and boast your experiences amongst your followers.
Know Before You Go:
1:15 pm depart Melbourne CBD
Maru Koala & Animal Park
Nobbies Rock Formation
10:30 pm-11:30 pm (varies seasonally) return to Melbourne CBD
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Rated : 5.0
Our driver was very friendly and the best part was that we got a wifi connection on board. I was able to share all the photos on Instagram on spot. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw penguins having a parade. Such a mesmerising experience.
Rated : 5.0
Australia being famous for its wildlife, we always wanted to see all of them in one place. Koalas, kangaroos and most importantly penguins we could see them all. Would definitely recommend this Phillip Island tour.
Rated : 5.0
Had an amazing time with penguins with my family. Watched the famous penguin parade and also we have Witnessed the cute creatures like Penguins & Koalas. All thanks to Thrillophilia.
The Penguin Parade begins each night during sunset when the beautiful penguins return ashore after the day’s fishing. One can watch them waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows which is an amazing experience. There are approximately 32000 penguins which have called the island their home for thousands of years. The island’s penguin colonies have decreased in number over the years and only one colony remains of the original ten that were present on the island. The Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. The island is filled with native Australian wildlife and picturesque landscapes.
It takes about 2-2.5 hours to watch the Penguin Parade including the time taken to arrive there and watch the penguins come ashore from the sea and walk up to their nests along the hillside.
Though there is train and bus connectivity from Melbourne to Phillip Island, the better option would be taking a taxi or self drive car from Melbourne to Phillip island which is a driving distance of 141 kms and takes approximately 2 hours. By Train : The train journey to Dandenong from Melbourne takes between 40 - 50 minutes, based on the station which you board the train in Melbourne. By Bus : The bus journey from Dandenong to the Phillip Island bridge takes around 1h 45 m , along with an additional 20 to 25 minutes to Cowes. The best option would be to take a tour bus or book the phillip island penguin parade tour package on Thrillophilia which includes hotel pickup and drop facility.
Yes, you will have to pay an entrance fee to see penguins at Phillip Island and there are no free viewing areas as this helps save the fragile ecosystem and the habitat of the penguins whose population is at risk.
The entrance fee to see the penguins at Phillip Island starts at around INR 2000 per adult. The amazing and value added penguin parade phillip island package on Thrillophilia includes the entrance tickets to the Penguin Parade and also the tickets to Maru Koala & Animal Park and Phillip island tour with return coach transport between Melbourne and Phillip Island.
The penguin parade phillip island tickets can be booked online for the best discounts price on Thrillophilia along with an attractive cashback offer.
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