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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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US$ 131.25*
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  • Excellent63%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“penguins coming” (181 reviews)
“no photography” (135 reviews)
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We arrived on a cold, rainy day. Luckily the rain had stopped when we arrived at the penguin parade. It is not as cold as we expected, so just beanie and warm jacket will do. We purchased penguin plus seating, but we arrive around 5:15pm...More

1  Thank ChaninSydney
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We purchased general admission tickets and we felt we had a great view of the penguins. It was amazing to walk up the board walks and see the penguins heading to their burrows. It was great to see nature in the wild. There were only...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

WOW...our family of 3 adults and a 3 year old thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this amazing display of nature. The park operators have created a fabulous environment for people to watch penguins in their natural habitat The night we visited was a busy night...More

Thank poppy1166
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We paid for the Penguin Parade (cheapest option - $25). We arrived about 4.30 and waited about an hour before the cute penguins waddled out of the sea. Unfortunately a large handful of tourists ignore rangers requests not to use cameras and to remain seated...More

Thank meikadalton
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Its probably the time of year but when you pay $25.70 each to see penguins you do expect to see more than the dozen or so which we saw. It was very crowded and quite cold and really a waste of time and money. I...More

Thank Glen405
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The 3 of us turned up with high excitement levels after travelling from Syney to show my 7year old the famous penguin "parade". The penguin plus option was sold out when booking 1 week prior so we were left with the general viewing area which...More

Thank Delooze31
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was in a group of 10 people on the beach (a more expensive adventure than the penguin parade), where we were given facts about the Little Penguin and watched them arrive on the beach and at their burrows with night vision goggles. We heard...More

1  Thank chihuahuay2k
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My friends and I opted for the penguins plus package. The $50 extra fee was quite reasonable and worth it for the up close experience. There were also two rangers who conducted the evening and educated us on really cool information about the penguins that...More

Thank AlanahAnderson23
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Badly organised, terrible restaurant and not many penguins ... feels entirely like it was put here to fleece as many tourists as possible with the least amount of effort. Probably the most disappointing wild-life experience I have ever had, relative to the hype. Very slow...More

2  Thank TimDavison
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a must go place if you are a animal lover that just wants to see the untouched path of the smallest penguins in the world. The environment has been adjusted abit but they do there activities very naturally, eventhough it is really...More

Thank chandupa j
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5 October 2017|
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Response from cowesgirl | Reviewed this property |
You are asked to get there about an hour before the penguins are due in and it will be about another hour of viewing once the first penguin comes out of the water, depending on numbers. Don’t rush, enjoy the walk back to the... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from BBLadies | Reviewed this property |
It all comes down to how much you want to pay for your experience. The layout of this attraction is so good that regardless of how much you pay you will still be able to view the penguins up pretty close so you won't be... More
6 August 2017|
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Response from sweet_mermaid | Reviewed this property |
Pass is good for the same day and anyway the penguins are not around during the day time. They are out fishing and are only back when the sun sets. Alternatively, there are some penguins at St Kilda's Pier, which is open to... More

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