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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

#1 of 3 things to do in Summerlands Features Animals
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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US$ 50.23*
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience
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US$ 33.69*
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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and...
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US$ 65.68*
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Phillip Island Wildlife Cruise with Optional Penguin Parade and 3 Park Pass
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“penguin parade” (815 reviews)
“penguins coming” (173 reviews)
“no photography” (127 reviews)
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Heaps of parking available and a good idea to check the time the penguins have been arriving. You can visit the centre during the day and walk along the boardwalks for free until early afternoon and we were lucky to see a penguin in its...More

Thank WoodgateFamily
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Phillip Island is a worthwhile day trip from Melbourne. We signed up for the Rangers Tour. You get binoculars, earphones and a blanklet. The ranger gives you a commentary before, during and after the parade. He knows all the places to look, so you see...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great experience, knowledgeable staff and friendly, a great price and super super cute penguins!!! Get there early on and the staff will talk to you about their experiences and the best things to look out for etc. You cannot take photos so please dont try...More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There wasn't all that much to see - not many penguins because of the time of year? We saw more running around after the fact, in the dark, going to their little "huts." It was very crowded - we didn't pay extra, just sat in...More

Thank violetpilot852
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear violetpilot852 Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Penguin Parade. The penguin numbers do fluctuate on a daily basis subject to seasonal and life cycle conditions, so I'm sorry you didn't get to see all that...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great value for money you have to see this, the staff are great very knowledgeable. Very polite & soooo helpful to the point of give them a hug. we booked all on line which i recommend, we booked the underground viewing which is the next...More

Thank Colin V
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on the Easter weekend and it was extremely busy. We didn't get Penguin Plus tickets as it was sold out few weeks prior. General entry was still quite good provided that you get a good seat on the sides and manage to sneak...More

Thank Slyer999
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Our tour was through AAT Kings. If you can, upgrade to the "Guided Penguin Plus" tour. We learned so much from the guide and he really enhanced our experience with viewing the Penguins. Also you are much closer, you get binoculars for viewing, and a...More

Thank Lorry L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I went to Phillip Island to see penguins in the wild and I was not disappointed! Thousands of them came up the shore right after sunset. You are not allowed to take photos, but you can go right up to the barrier to see them...More

Thank lavaniraj
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very educational, lots of tourists come to see this. It is interesting to see their habitant and habits of coming home.

Thank joycem446
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is not a review but an expression of EXTREME disappointment and anger that so many visitors insist on taking photos of our little penguins despite signs and instructions asking you not to do so. PLEASE respect them and STOP taking photos, buy a postcard...More

Thank cowesgirl
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shenaz p
At the Penguin Parade are there any group discounts or student discounts??
20 June 2017|
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Response from cowesgirl | Reviewed this property |
There are no student discounts, children under 4 are free, there are discounts on some tickets for Australian Pensioners and Seniors on production of card
What are the differences of getting tickets from Natures Park and the PIE pass??
12 May 2017|
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Response from Richar64 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that there are different combination passes to see multiple attractions. The key recommendation that I would have is to choose Penguins Plus as the penguin ticket. Hope this helps.
Can we expect to see penguins in the second half of September?
4 May 2017|
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Response from LHLOtravel | Reviewed this property |
The rangers do an approximate count of the penguins coming ashore every night. I don't remember exactly what my guide said about the numbers for each month, but there's a lot of info on their website and a contact form there... More