Your Phillip Island Penguin Parade & Churchill Island Farm Bus Tour includes:
- Scenic drive to Phillip Island
- Explore pioneering farming at the heritage working farm on Churchill Island
- Try your hand at milking a cow, see a sheep get shorn, view a working dog demonstration at more!
- View historic buildings, furnished as they were lived in over one hundred years ago
- See the largest colony of Fur seals in Australia at The Nobbies
- Visit the Nobbies tourist centre and learn about the regions oceans and wildlife.
- Walk the famous Nobbies boardwalk to the blowhole while also seeing spectacular Seal Rock.
- Purchase dinner at the Penguin Parade tourist complex.
- Witness the penguins waddle home to their burrows at the world famous Penguin Parade
- See itinerary for further details.
What a wonderful relaxing day.
Price includes admission to Churchill Island Heritage Farm and The Penguin Parade.
You will be picked up in air conditioned comfort by an English speaking guide for this small group tour. Visit Churchill Island Farm, an historic homestead and a working heritage farm that dates back to 1872. Try your hand a milking a cow or cracking a stockwhip, watch a sheep get shorn, and enjoy seeing the incredibly preserved historic buildings displaying how life was lived back in 1872. Take in the spectacular view from The Nobbies Lookout, you may even spot Australia’s largest colony of Fur Seals at Seal Rock. Then just before dusk we make our way to the home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world, where you will see the penguins roll in from the surf at sunset and make their way waddling across the sand into their burrows for the night.
Churchill Island Heritage Farm:
The island, off an island! Churchill Island is a small island, almost connected by mangroves to Phillip Island. On it sits a property that has been continuously farmed since 1872! Here you will discover pioneer farming techniques, watch traditional activities like cow milking, sheep shearing, blacksmithing and working dog demonstrations, some of which you even have an opportunity to participate in. All this amongst a scenic patchwork of farmland, gardens, wetlands and walking tracks covering 57 hectares surrounded by the sea. You will have the opportunity to purchase your lunch from the café on site.
Time for the great views at The Nobbies. Wander the boardwalk as it meanders around the lookout, taking in the stunning views of this rugged coastline. Watch the largest colony of Fur seals in Australia frolic around Seal Rocks, take in the thunder of the blow hole and keep your eyes peeled for an array of birdlife.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade:
As dusk approaches so do the star attractions, the cute little penguins! Like clockwork every day, they emerge at dusk from the ocean and waddle adorably across the beach making their way home for the night in their burrows. It’s hard not to smile at these endearing little creatures, it’s truly a memorable experience. When the penguins are tucked safely in for the night we head back to Melbourne to the same pick up location. You will have the opportunity to purchase your dinner at the café on site.
In Summer (when the Penguins come in later) you will also be able to visit the beautiful seaside town of Cowes to purchase your dinner before the Penguin Parade. Throughout the rest of the year dinner can be purchased at the Penguin Parade.
Return back to central Melbourne pick up location.
All the above is included in ticket price except lunch and dinner.
Adult $153 Child $104
Items to bring
Please bring your own water, we encourage the use of reusable water bottles.
You will also have opportunities to purchase water on your tour.
Our weather can change very rapidly so please check forecasts prior to coming on tour, bring an umbrella if rain is forecast.
Maybe bring a jacket as a backup and flat sealed shoes are recommended.
A small day pack bag is all that is permitted on the bus due to space constraints.
Please bring your headphones to listen to our audio via your device.
Cancellation more than 48 hours prior to a tour departure will result in a full refund of the tour fare. (less credit card fee charged if applicable).
Cancellation inside 48 hours of tour departure or failure to take up a booked tour will result in the full fare being forfeited.
Pickups & Drop Offs
We will pick you up from Great Southern Hotel, 44 Spencer St, Melbourne. This will be confirmed 24 hours prior to departure.
All tours return in time before public transport stops.
Payment is required at time of booking.
You can book online or by calling our office on 1300584018.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex or PayPal.
A credit card fee of 2.1% applies to all credit card and PayPal payments
Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Includes courtesy inner-city pickup service from
Great Southern Hotel, 44 Spencer St, Melbourne
Pick Up: 10.30 am
Return to Melbourne approx: 9.30pm
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