Penguin Parade
Little Penguins
Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies
Family in Penguin Parade Premium Viewing Area

384 - The Penguin Parade

Tour operated by: Gray Line Melbourne

Address: Federation Square, Cnr Flinders St and Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 13 0085 8687  |  Fax: 1300 858 600  


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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.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Per Person

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.

Days of operation

Summer Schedule

Departure details: 09/01/14 - 05/04/14

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

Winter Schedule

Departure details: 06/04/14 - 04/10/14

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

Summer Schedule

Departure details: 05/10/14 - 04/04/15

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

Winter Schedule

Departure details: 05/04/15 - 03/10/15

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

Summer Schedule

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

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


  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing


  • Nature based
  • Other
  • Wildlife


  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Check-in desk
  • Guide
  • Wireless Internet Access


  • English

Gray Line offers the largest and most comprehensive range of premium sightseeing tours wherever it operates including half and full day tours, hop on hop off tours and 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, Broome, Perth, 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 booking by the website.

6:30am -4:00pm
Dispatch Office - Federation Square East (cnr. Flinders and Russell Streets), Melbourne


  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Bus & Coach Association
  • Bus Industry Confederation
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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