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Monash Day Out: Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Wildlife Park


Registration for this trip has closed.

Join hundreds of new international students from all Australian Monash campuses as we visit the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Wildlife Park.

Phillip Island is home to a colony of little penguins that emerge from the surf every evening at sunset and waddle across the beach at the Penguin Parade. This full day tour includes a visit to the township of Cowes for lunch in a restaurant, nature walks with stunning scenery and meeting ‘up close’ some of the local furry residents such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus and many more, including the worlds’ smallest (and cutest) penguins.

Why not take a sneak peek?

Footage in this video is from our February trip to Enchanted Gardens and Moonlit Sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula. These locations are not included in our July trip.

Who can attend

This trip is open to all new international students starting at Monash University in semester two 2018 only.

Date and location

Saturday 28 July 2018

Phillip Island, Victoria (map), 90 minutes from Melbourne on Victoria's south coast.


The special price of $95 (normally $130) includes:

  • transport from campus to Phillip Island and back
  • general entry into the Wildlife Park and Penguin Parade
  • feed the kangaroos and up close encounters with native Australian animals
  • lunch in a cosy restaurant
  • scenic drive aboard a coach
  • souvenir shopping opportunities
  • visit to the Nobbies to view stunning coastline
  • scenic boardwalk and photo opportunities
  • a friendly informative tour guide
  • opportunities to meet like-minded people and make new friends

Registration and payment

Registration has closed.

Confirmation and itinerary

You'll receive confirmation of your booking immediately after payment has been received.

You'll receive a detailed itinerary two days before the trip which will confirm meeting time, pick up location, your guide's name, an emergency contact and allocated bus number for your trip.

As a general guide, buses will depart campus mid-morning and will return at approximately 9pm. For operational reasons, bus swaps won't be allowed.

What to bring

Check the weather conditions closer to the day and dress appropriately. We recommend that you bring warm clothes as it can get very cold at the Penguin Parade once the sun goes down.

You should bring:

  • coat
  • hat
  • gloves
  • scarf
  • appropriate footwear (no sandals or flip flops)

Lunch is provided, however we recommend that you bring your own morning and afternoon tea, as well as drinking water.  You may also want to bring some spending money as there will be opportunities for you to purchase snacks and souvenirs.

Don’t forget your camera as there will be lots of photo opportunities throughout the day. Photography is not allowed in the Penguin Parade.

Refund policy

Once we've received your booking and you have a confirmation email, the booking is non-refundable and no bus swaps will be allowed. You may be able to transfer your booking to another Monash student if you're no longer able to attend but all transfers must be registered with the booking operator.

No ticket transfers will be allowed after registrations have closed.

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