The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island has been one of Melbourne’s most visited attractions and conservation efforts since the 1920’s. Taking a tour to Phillip Island to view the enchanting and entertaining little penguins is an experience that will delight your whole family.

These little penguins are the smallest of the penguin species. The unique birds spend their nights sleeping in burrows made in the dunes around Phillip Island. In the morning, they head down to the sea to spend the day fishing and eating. As sunset begins, the little penguins with their bellies full of fish, come back to shore and begin to waddle back up the dunes to burrow in for a night of rest. This beautiful spectacle is known as the Penguin Parade.

Take a Phillip Island penguin bus tour with The Little Penguin Bus company for a fun, informative and affordable penguin tour that will be a highlight of your Melbourne trip.

Our Phillip Island Bus Tour Brings you to See the Penguins

One of the best parts of taking a tour to Phillip Island to view the penguins is that The Little Penguin Bus company is independently owned and operated and provides superb customer service with experienced, professional and friendly guides.

Because our minibuses are air-conditioned and heated, you will enjoy a comfortable ride that only takes small groups – up to eleven people. Taking a penguin tour with such a small group creates a more intimate experience where you will never feel over-crowded. Because The Little Penguin Bus tour company is owner operated, you will experience the best Phillip Island bus tour at very affordable prices. This is perfect for seeing the penguins with the family on a comfortable budget.

The Best Phillip Island Penguin Tour for a Small Group

Are you ready to book your penguin adventure today? Feel at ease that booking online with The Little Penguin Bus is secure and straightforward and you will receive an instant confirmation of your upcoming tour.

Bring your camera, some snacks, and water, and we will meet you at our central pick up point. We recommend hats and jackets, depending on the weather as we will be leaving the penguin viewing grounds after sunset.

Upon departing Melbourne, our professional guides will teach you a bit about Melbourne as well as educate you on the history of Phillip Island and the adorable Penguin Parade. Along the way, we will drive by the coast where you may spot birds of prey, seabirds and hopefully the elusive swamp wallaby. We stop halfway around the island so that you can stretch your legs and take a comfort break.

Upon arriving at the penguin viewing grounds, you will have time to browse the Visitor’s Centre, pick up a snack and shop for a special souvenir to remind you of the fabulous time you had with The Little Penguin Bus tour to view the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. We also stay right up until closing time, giving you the maximum penguin viewing time available.