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Penguin Parade with Moonlit Sanctuary and Churchill Island From Melbourne

By: Gray Line
Highlights
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Ideal choice for families
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Penguin Parade with Moonlit Sanctuary and Churchill Island From Melbourne
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Grand Penguins tour with Moonlit Sanctuary admission, Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies, Churchill Island Farm and the Penguin Parade in the Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area.
$184.53
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Grand Penguins with Moonlit Sanctuary admission, Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies, Gourmet Lunch at Churchill Island and the Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus Underground Viewing.
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Grand Penguins tour with Moonlit Sanctuary admission, Antarctic Journey at The Nobbies, Gourmet Lunch at Churchill Island and Penguin Parade with Guided Ranger Experience.
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Overview
Take in the best bits of Phillip Island on this full-day tour from Melbourne, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport. Hand-feed kangaroos or snap a selfie with a koala (extra costs apply) at the Moonlit Sanctuary; get a taste of rural life at the Churchill Island heritage farm; and indulge your sweet tooth with a tour of Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate. Finish the day watching the sunset Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach, as the island’s population of Little Penguins come ashore for the night.
What to Expect
After meeting your tour guide, depart on your day tour from Melbourne. Throughout your day you will visit:

Moonlit Sanctuary - Your expert driver guide will take you to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you have the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and see other Australian animals. There is also the chance to have a photo taken next to a koala at your own expense.

Churchill Island - Visit the heritage farm situated on the picturesque Churchill Island. There is time to buy a country style lunch at the Churchill Island Cafe (own expense) before going on a fun tour around the farm. Perhaps try milking a cow. You will also see how sheep are sheered, how to crack a whip and also how to throw a boomerang. There's something to suit people of all ages.

Antarctica Journey - Learn and experience life in the cold climate of Antarctica at the new Antarctic Journeys at Nobbies Centre. You'll enjoy the interactive displays.

Penguin Parade - Every night at dusk the Little Penguins come out of the water to their burrows on Summerland Beach. Be witness to this phenomenon in the Premium Viewing Area. While you're at the Penguin Parade make sure you visit the Visitor's Centre and learn about the amazing life of the Little Penguin.

Depending on your choice, you can choose to upgrade to the lunch package as well as the VIP Penguin Parade experience.
Write a ReviewReviews (12)

1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Excursion could have been better planned

My husband and I were on a guided tour of Australia and this was an optional excursion. Although it was really neat to see the penguins, my husband and I feel the excursion needed some better planning. We were picked up at our hotel about...More

Thank alpw
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback about our Penguin Express tour. This tour in particular is designed for visitors who don’t have much time but still really want to see the little penguins so the timing is limited compared to our 1:00pm Penguins Tour. We...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Awesome action packed day - Little Penguins

I usually don't do the big bus tour. We were very lucky in that we only had nine people on our big bus. We did the upgraded lunch and ranger tour. We had a passionate guide which always enhances the trip. She made sure everyone...More

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Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Hi Alm913! Thank you for such a lovely detailed review of your Penguin Parade with lunch and guided ranger tour. Watching the little penguins waddle up along the beach into their burrows is truly a once in a lifetime experience and one you will not...More

Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile
Badly structured day out

The tour had 5 stops and took about 14 hours, 5 hours being in the coach. I'll say a few words about the tour in general, and then something about each stop. Our overall impression of the tour was that there were stops of wildly...More

Thank a_marciuk
Kelly D, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Dear a_marciuk We appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback of your tour with Gray Line. I understand you travelled on the Grand Penguins tour. We are pleased to read you enjoyed Moonlit Sanctuary. It is a lovely place to visit. But...More

Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile
Had a wonderful time!

The Grand Penguins day tour was really enjoyable. We had time to take a good walk and look at each location. It was leisurely and not much of a rush. Peter our driver and guide was really friendly and really looked into our needs. Well...More

Thank Herewearenow
Kelly D, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hi there Herewearenow Thanks for the 5 of 5 stars! Its wonderful to read you enjoyed each destination you visited and the pace of the day. Peter will be pleased to receive your compliment. Kind regards Kelly

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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile
Great trip and well organises

We were travelling with our 4yr toddler and the trip was well organised and scheduled. The bus captain, a former chef, Mr James, was so passionate and thorough in his introduction and we truly enjoyed every moment of the journey with his running commentaries and...More

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Kelly D, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you very much for your 5 of 5 star review of your Penguin Parade tour with Gray Line. It seems like our schedule and James' commentary kept everyone entertained including your child, so that is fantastic. We are also pleased you found our tour...More

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