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Guided Tours for School Groups

Yannin nerlingo! (Come along!)

Guided educational tours are facilitated by Victorian registered teachers or by staff who hold current Working With Children Checks. Our experiences occur in nature, on Bunurong Country across our iconic sites, the Penguin Parade and the Koala Conservation Reserve. 

Educational Tours are 1hr in duration and can be booked in addition to General Viewing at the Penguin Parade or General Admission at the Koala Conservation Reserve. 

Tours are currently available Monday to Thursday during the Victorian School Term.

Bookings for your school group can be made on phone: 03 5951 2835 or email

View our excursion catalogue here.

Little Penguin Tour (All Year Levels)

Take a journey through the penguin’s natural habitat to learn about their tough lives. Students will get hands on with some of the research tools and processes we use to understand wild penguins. Students are empowered to take action to help protect penguins and other marine animals by understanding the threats they face and positive actions we can take.

This program can be booked in addition to General Viewing tickets. Session time can vary with expected penguin arrival time. Tour commencement is approximately 2hr prior to predicted penguin arrival. See Penguin Information Calendar for predicted arrival through the year.
Program Cost: $8.00 per student
Minimum Cost: $160.00
Maximum student group size: 55
Guide to Student Ratio: 1:25
Location: Penguin Parade Visitor Centre


Koala Conservation Tour (All Year Levels)

Gurrborra is the Bunurong name for koala and understanding this unique animal is important as we protect habitat and create sustainable futures. Explore the koala’s natural environment via our tree top boardwalks. Students will learn about specialised features and adaptations that make these marsupials particularly suited to a woodland environment.

This program can be booked in addition to General Admission to the Koala Conservation Reserve. Session time is 1pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) and 2pm during AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
Program Cost: $8.00 per student
Minimum Cost: $160.00
Maximum student group size: 55
Guide to Student Ratio: 1:25
Location: Koala Conservation Reserve

Also available as a dusk experience. Ask about our Koala Spotlight Tour.
Program Cost: $15.50 per student
Minimum Cost: $310.00
Koala Spotlight Tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday nights during the Victorian school term. Session time approximately at sunset. Limited to groups of 50 students or less per night.


Churchill Island - A Self-Guided Tour (All Year Levels)


Come on an adventure through time at Churchill Island. Students and Teachers can enjoy gorgeous gardens around the heritage precinct, meet our friendly farm animals and discover an island haven for a threatened species.

Daily: 10am - 5pm
Last entry: 4:30pm

Free Daily Farm Activities:

  • 10.30am Blacksmithing
  • 2.10pm Cow Milking
  • 2.30pm Sheep Shearing (weekends only)
  • 2.45pm Working Dogs
  • 3.00pm Whip Cracking

Make use of our Curriculum Linked resources as your group explores Churchill Island Heritage Farm. Available here: Learning Resources - Phillip Island Nature Parks (
Book your visit today! Our friendly reservation team can confirm your school excursion on phone: 03 5951 2835 or via email:
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