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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed yesterday

I went during summer, and we were advised to be there at 7.45 pm, even though the penguins were expected to start coming up only at around 9 pm. I guess my expectations were high, as I expected to see many penguins. However, despite sitting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Natalia T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cost of entry is way overpriced, too many people are allowed in and on the evening we were there the spotlights in front Of us were not working so we could not see the penguins in the dark Over all the idea is great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melanie19562014
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a big fan of penguins, but was concerned about the masses of people and participating in the "tourist attraction" that this has become. After deliberating about it, we decided to spend the extra money and do the Ranger led Ultimate tour. It was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chappys
Reviewed 5 days ago

Phillip Island is located about 2 hours south of Melbourne but don't this put you off going to see the Penguin Parade which occurs at dusk every night of the year. We saw 750 penguins tumble out of the sea and waddle with their tummies...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RoamHere
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an experience!!! Those little penguins are amazing!!! We were on wooden platform on the beach, during waiting time rangers give lots of information about those little guys, their habits, way of life and ……. then they suddenly appear from the waves to start walking...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank michmarta
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A high quality and enriching visitor experience, great facilities, great conversation research and programs, and the stars of the show were top billing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jas0nc75
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Purchased general tickets to view the Penguin Parade. Sat to the right of the stadium for better viewing. Beautiful 30 degree clear day with a 3/4 moon so had to wait some time for the night to be dark enough for the penguins to come...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SonyaG818
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have got a tour to Phillip Island from Melbourne - in fact it is quite a trip to to there. In the way, I could see some of Australia landscape, lots of farms, vegetation and animals. In the Island, there is a place to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JonasP992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not go to the beach side to see the penguin parade coz there was too crowded and my mum cannot walk so well, just stood at the side road at which only few penguins walked by! If u wanna have better view, please...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank moonlyw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was the first time that I saw the pinguins in the natural habitat. When they come from the ocean we think that will be only some pinguins, but when you see the quantity, it’s like a dream. Congratulations for this beautiful preservation work. No photos...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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27 December 2018|
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Response from PhillipIslandNP | Property representative |
No there is no other way to see the Penguins on Phillip Island. We recommend booking ahead at the Parade at this time of year as it can book out on busy nights.
3 November 2018|
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Response from nonduplume | Reviewed this property |
h there do a guided tour. Under cover is great if raining, but seeing them form a raft, and then get a run up, get nervous and rung back to the water is the best.
23 October 2018|
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Response from p4tG3orja | Reviewed this property |
Prnguins are so cute anyone would love to touch them, unfortunately, we are not allowed to touch them. Penguins are for our eyes only. :)