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Phillip Island Penguins, Beach Boxes plus Exclusive Wildlife Sanctuary Encounter

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Our award-winning small group Phillip Island Penguin and Nature experience focuses on wildlife, conservation, and rugged scenery, culminating in the world-famous Little Penguin Parade in the evening! SEE OUR WEBSITE for a full range of tours, options and Package Discounts!

On the Island we visit a family-run open range wildlife sanctuary (we are the only tour operator that visits here - avoid the crowds) where you can feed Kangaroos, walk amongst 80 species of Australian native animals and birds including Koalas, Emus, Wombats, and Echidnas. A fully guided interactive experience! Our deep local knowledge brings you closer to this region. You travel in the ultimate comfort of a Mercedes Benz vehicle designed for Australian touring conditions (11 guests).

The Little Penguin Parade in the evening is the pinnacle event of this truly nature-based experience. Our guest reviews articulate our quality!

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Melbourne Central, Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Your journey begins with complimentary pick up (and return) to your accommodation in central Melbourne, Southbank and Docklands. Times vary during the year so please refer to the FAQ section of our website for our map that shows your confirmed pick up time. Look out for our distinctive blue customised Mercedes vehicles!

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Brighton Beach, Esplanade, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186 Australia

Visit the iconic Brighton Beach boxes. Take time to stroll the beach and soak up the vibrant colours of over 80 of these little pieces of history and get your photo in front of as many as you choose!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: San Remo Coastal Circuit, Marine Parade, San Remo, Victoria Australia

Stop for lunch (May to Septmber - own expense) at this gorgeous seaside town. Walk amongst the Pelicans and look for stingrays.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

There is plenty of time to enjoy the Penguin Information centre before we guide you to the best viewing spots for the nightly parade of the Little Penguins – our guests enjoy cushions and warm blankets/jackets for absolute comfort as we spend the maximum time to enjoy their arrival and journey back to their burrows.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Nobbies Centre, 1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

Join us on a fully guided cliff edged boardwalk adventure through a Penguin habitat. Enjoy the spectacular ocean views whilst looking for a penguin even before the Parade starts!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Summerlands Lookout, The Blvd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

We take you on a dramatic cliff top drive along the oceans edge to witness the islands most dramatic coast. Here we will show you the research and conservation efforts undertaken on the island whilst getting a close up experience of the colonies of penguins on the islands "wild side". Then its off to the days highlight - arriving at the Penguin Parade itself!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island Wildlife Park, 2115 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

EXCLUSIVE! Arriving at Phillip Island, we begin our exploration with an extensive fully guided tour of a free range nature park where you can get close with a huge variety (more than 60 in fact!) of our native friends over 100 acres including walking in amongst and hand-feeding Kangaroos, Emus, Wallabies and Wombats.

Our Cockatoo friend might even welcome you with a 'Hello". And of course, Koalas amongst many others. This is a fabulous free-range experience that focuses on the animals. We are the only operator that visits this family owned park.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please let us know of any dietary or mobility requirements we need to accommodate for you
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Option upgrades (Penguin viewing) have limited availability, and sometimes sell out very quickly. We will always do our best to secure the option you have chosen. In the event of this, we will advise you accordingly and seek alternative viewing options on your behalf with your consent.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Complimentary accommodation pick up and return (Melbourne city central only - CBD))
  • Expert local guide
  • Luxury custom built Mercedes vehicles - unmatched space and comfort
  • All entrance fees included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Wildlife Park

  • Pick up outside of Melbourne city central locations.

Departure Point
Melbourne VIC, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Door-to-Door service to all hotels and locations within the central Melbourne city area, Southbank and Docklands (Please let us know your specific accommodation details).

Refer to our website FAQ section for pick up map and timetable.

Look out for our distinctive blue Mercedes vehicles on the day.

Departure Time
10:30 AM

11 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Escape Discovery Adventures in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Need To Know

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.