Morning City Tour & Penguin Parade

  • Duration : 15 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Product code : L387
From AUD $202.00

City tour highlights include a photo stop at St Patrick's Cathedral, a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, a delightful guided walking tour through our favourite laneways and arcades and a visit to the Queen Victoria Markets*. You will have free time for lunch (own expense) before joining the second part of your tour to witness the nightly ritual of the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. On the way, visit Churchill Island and Koala Conservation Centre where you can look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks.

Highlights of this tour

Morning Tour

Itinerary DAILY except MON and WED:

  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Lygon Street - cafe culture and 'Little Italy'
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Museum
  • Parliament House and Princess Theatre
  • St Patrick's Cathedral (photo stop)
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes
  • Collins Street - Paris end
  • Queen Victoria Market* - perhaps enjoy a coffee before you explore (own expense)
  • Look for a bargain, wander around the fresh produce and take in the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Colourful Chinatown
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Federation Square

Itinerary on MON and WED:

  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Lygon Street - cafe culture and 'Little Italy'
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Museum
  • Parliament House and Princess Theatre
  • St Patrick's Cathedral (photo stop)
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • Tour through the sports precinct including Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Visit the Shrine, Royal Botanic Gardens and cafe
  • Arts Centre and Southbank
  • Law Courts
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Arcade, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Federation Square
Afternoon Tour
  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Churchill Island (own expense)
  • Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
  • Opportunity to meet wallabies/kangaroos
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Spot Koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre from the tree top boardwalks
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop with views of Bass Strait and an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/summer months)
  • Join the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach and watch the Little Penguins waddle ashore from the Penguins Plus premium viewing area where you'll enjoy the best views of the Penguins
  • Wander the boardwalks and see the Penguins heading for their burrows
  • Explore the Visitor's Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)

Operates

Daily
Departs: 8.20am
Returns: 9.00pm - 11.30pm (dependant on season)

Fare Includes

Guided walk and Melbourne Morning Tour, meeting wallabies/kangaroos, Koala Conservation Centre, entrance to Penguin Parade, Penguins Plus premium viewing area and free Wi-Fi on coach and at Penguin Parade

          

Note

* We will visit the Shrine, top section of the Royal Botanic Gardens and cafe on MON & WED when the market is closed.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

There is free time between the tours to enjoy a leisurely lunch (own expense)