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Coach tours

384 - The Penguin Parade

13 0085 8687

Tour operated by:

Gray Line Melbourne

Join Gray Line Melbourne for the magical Penguin Parade experience. Every evening at dusk the Little Penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. From the waves, across the beach, to the sand dunes the Little Penguins are so close they could almost be touched as they waddle to their burrows.

Koalas peering down from the gum trees where they live. Fat and furry, wet noses and a gentle smile of contented living on Phillip Island.

Seals near the sea, basking in the late sunlight on half tide rocks compliment this island, rich in wildlife making Phillip Island a very special place.

Meet wallabies and look out for native birds at Churchill Island Farm or perhaps enjoy afternoon tea at your own expense.

Sunset at Summerland Beach has drawn millions of visitors to Phillip Island. It is the nightly ritual of these little flightless birds which will enthral you as you observe from the beach and elevated boardwalk. Experience this phenomenon from the Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area, a standard inclusion on all Gray Line Penguin Parade tours.

Tour now includes free Wi-Fi on board the coach!

Contact Gray Line Melbourne Reservations or visit the website for more information.

Price & booking


$79.50 - $159.00

Includes entrance to Penguin Parade, Penguins Plus premium viewing area which includes a complimentary drink, free Wi-Fi on coach, Churchill Island and Koala Conservation Centre. From price is the child price.

Payment methods accepted
American Express Cash Only Diners Club EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card
Cancellation and booking policy

Cancellation fee of 50 per cent applies for a tour cancelled within 72 to 24 hours of travel. Within 24 hours of departure 100 per cent cancellation fee applies. Itineraries, prices and days of operation are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. A fuel levy may apply when world oil prices exceed the allowance in the fare.

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Days of operation:
  • Summer Schedule

    Departure details: 04/10/15 - 02/04/16

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 1:15pm - 11:30pm

  • Winter Schedule

    Departure details: 03/04/16 - 01/10/16

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 1:15pm - 9:00pm

  • Summer Schedule 16/17

    Departure details: 02/10/16 - 01/04/17

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 1:15pm - 11:30pm

Tour starting location:
Melbourne Day Tour Centre - Gray Line Counter
Tour highlights:
  • Phillip Island Nature Park
  • Churchill Island
  • Koala Conservation Centre
Mode of transport:
  • Coach
  • Nature based
  • Other
  • Wildlife
  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Check-in desk
  • Guide
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • English
  • Birdwatching
  • Farm/Station
  • Animal Viewing

Tour operator

Gray Line offers the largest and most comprehensive range of premium sightseeing tours wherever it operates including half and full day tours and national sightseeing passes.

The emphasis on their tours is true Australian, with each stop giving active involvement in some aspects of the Australian way of life or flora and fauna. Most tours provide their specialty, Aussie style Bush Billy Tea and refreshments in spectacular mountain or seascape settings.

Gray Line Australia is a long established Australian owned premium sightseeing company. The Driver family has been operating since 1931 and has a fleet of over 75 vehicles with operations in Melbourne, Tasmania, Cairns, Perth, Alice Springs and Darwin, with an alliance partner in Brisbane and Gold Coast. Gray Line utilises premium sightseeing vehicles around Australia. All vehicles are consistent and of the highest standard and presented in Gray Line's unique livery.

Gray Line Australia is proud to be associated with Gray Line Worldwide where standards of excellence in sightseeing are achieved globally. Gray Line Worldwide is the world's largest sightseeing and destination management company with over 150 destinations on six continents.

Opening hours:

Bookings can be made 24 hours a day by calling reservations or by visiting the website.

  • Daily

    6:30am - 4:30pm

    Dispatch Office - Federation Square East (corner Flinders and Russell Streets), Melbourne.

  • Daily (including Christmas Day)

    6:30am - 10:30pm

    Reservations Department

  • Australian Tourism Export Council

  • Bus & Coach Association

  • Bus Industry Confederation