Departing Melbourne at around midday, you'll visit the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – for an opportunity to visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. You'll continue your journey through Melbourne’s bayside suburbs on the way to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, you will enjoy a guided wildlife walk and see many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies, as well as some of your lesser-known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils.
Continuing on to Phillip Island, a visit to Point Grant and The Nobbies gives you an opportunity to enjoy views over Westernport Bay and the Bass Strait, including Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest population of fur seals. Then, it's onto the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade. After the parade, you will have plenty of time to explore the Visitor Centre before beginning your own journey back to Melbourne. With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.