The 'little penguin' at only 33 centimetres high, is the smallest penguin species in the world, and the only one that breeds on the Australian mainland. The flightless birds are excellent swimmers. Each evening at dusk they return to shore, waddling up the beach to their burrows amongst the sand dunes. You’ll find informative displays at the visitors centre, then follow the path that leads to Summerland Beach to see the penguins from the tiered viewing stand as they march up the floodlit beach.
To protect the Little Penguins, unfortunately photography is not allowed at the Penguin Parade
A Meal is not included in this tour. Please check your tour departure time accordingly. There will be limited time available at the Phillip Island Nature Park to purchase snacks at your own expense.
This tour is based on Standard viewing option.
This tour is only available for passengers travelling on the Melbourne Cup Cruise
To make your evening as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a warm hat and a warm jacket, and bring along bottled water.
The 5 to10-minute walk along the path that leads to Summerland Beach is not steep, but it is not suitable for the physically challenged or anyone with walking difficulties.
Meal is not included in this tour. Please check your tour departure time accordingly. There will be limited time available at the Phillip Island Nature Park to purchase snacks at your own expense.