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Phillip Island Penguin & Koala Tour From $165

Explore beautiful coastline, wonderful views and one of the best wildlife encounters in Australia. This Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Koala Reserve day tour is not something you would want to miss.

At Phillip Island, one of Victoria’s top destinations, you will get to enjoy seeing Koalas in their natural habitat as you make your way through the forest of the Koala Conservation Reserve. Learn all about how a Koala spends their day and a bit of history about the reserve. When you head over to the western side of the island and take in the breathtaking coastal views of the Nobbies and Seal Rocks, make sure to keep your eye out for little penguins, wild wallabies, an Australian fur seal colony, and other native wildlife on this spectacular walk. It won’t be long before sunset arrives and you make your way to the main attraction, the Penguin Parade, to watch the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the surf. Also known as ‘fairy penguins’ these adorable creatures head home after a long hard day catching fish in the ocean, crossing Summerland Beach as they travel in small groups. This is a genuinely wonderful and unforgettable experience, and an absolute highlight of Victoria’s many incredible tours.

Trip Intinerary

Phillip Island Penguin & Koala Tour Itinerary

Your first stop on your day trip will be a self guided walk through the Koala Conservation Reserve. Learn about the importance of the reserve and meet the adorable Koala’s who call this place home.
Next, head over to Phillip Island, enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery, and explore the quaint town of Cowes, with time to wander through the lovely shops and restaurants, and take in the beautiful views of the seaside town.
Next you’ll be heading over to the West side of the island to view the iconic Nobbies and Seal Rocks. Take a guided walk down the boardwalk and view the rocky coast, try to spot the little penguins nestling into their burrows, and even spot seals out at the rugged rocks.
Finally, you will travel through the backroads of the island and over to the incredible penguin parade. Watch hundreds of the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the surf as you enjoy the sunset view.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Penguin Parade General Viewing Entry
  • Admission into Koala Conservation Reserve
  • World-class Wildlife Encounter Up Close
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Modern Air-conditioned Coach Travel
  • Comprehensive Local Tour Commentary


  • Any Meals Not Indicated Within The Itinerary
  • Travel Insurance Highly Recommended
  • Personal Expenses

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Phillip Island Penguin & Koala Tour

1 Day Fully Guided Phillip Island Penguin & Koala Tour


What to bring

  • 1L refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • All weather clothing, jumper or windproof jacket
  • Small day pack 5-7kg
  • Money for snacks and meals
  • Camera

Pick Ups & Departures

Pegasus Apartments Hotel, 206 A’Beckett St
Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Cnr Exhibition St Lonsdale St
Space Hotel, 380 Russell St
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Russell St entrance
Adina Apartment Hotel, 189 Queen St
The Savoy Hotel, 630 Little Collins St
Holiday Inn, 575 Flinders Ln
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St cnr Market St
Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St Queens Bridge St, Southbank

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Autopia Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 1 day of the start date incur a 100% fee
Between 1 day and 3 days incur a 50% fee
Between 3 days and 28 days incur a 25% fee

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should i do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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