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Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Centre and Churchill Island

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    What to Expect
    This great-value combo pass gives you access to three of Phillip Island’s top attractions — the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Penguin Parade. The pass is valid for 6 months, so you can take your time exploring over multiple visits to the island, or see them all in one day. 

    Please note: The pass does not include transportation or transfers. You must make your own way to Phillip Island and between the attractions.

    Koala Conservation Centre

    Come face-to-face with a handful of adorable koalas and wallabies at this tranquil nature park. Stroll along a series of elevated boardwalks through a gum tree forest, where the furry critters can be seen napping in the trees or munching eucalyptus leaves. Browse informative wildlife displays and chat with rangers to learn more about the lifecycle of Australia’s most beloved marsupial.

    Churchill Island Heritage Farm

    Travel back in time at the site of the first European farm in Victoria, in operation since the 1850s. Tour the historic homestead, gardens and ranch buildings at this working heritage farm, and watch live demonstrations like sheep shearing and Australian sheep dog herding. You can purchase lunch at the island café or enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the views of Western Port and cattle grazing in the pasture. 

    Penguin Parade

    Bundle up and make your way to the viewing area at Summerland Beach just before sunset to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade. Be mesmerized as hundreds of fairy penguins (the world’s smallest) emerge from the ocean after a day of fishing and waddle across the beach to their burrows and chicks. Explore interactive exhibits at the visitor center and chat with rangers about this marvelous natural spectacle.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Exchange your voucher at the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island or the Penguin Parade ticket box (located in the Penguin Parade Visitors Centre)
    Departure Time
    At your leisure; your pass is valid for 6 months from date of purchase; the Penguin Parade begins at sunset every night, and you should arrive at least 30 minutes before the sunset
    • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Churchill Island
    • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to, from and around Phillip Island
    • Optional equipment rental or other activities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Plan to arrive at least one hour before sunset if you want to see the Penguin Parade
    • Your vouchers for the Penguin Parade are valid only for the date you have selected. You can visit the Koalas and Churchill Island on any other single day within a six month period, however you must attend the Penguin Parade on the date booked.
    • Phillip Island Nature Park understands the disappointment of not being able to use your camera but hopes that you have an enjoyable experience. The park did not take lightly the decision to prohibit cameras; after many years of consideration, cameras were banned for the following reasons:
    • Flash photography is at the blue end of the light spectrum and disturbs penguins; while flash photos were always banned, the park could not stop them from being used, as many flashes cannot be turned off; the taking of flash photos also disturbs other customers who obey the ban, and therefore all cameras are now prohibited
    • The parade lights are soft and dispersed at the yellow end of the spectrum; research has proven that these lights do not affect the penguins
    • All photos are banned because some new digital and video cameras are very like flash cameras in appearance
    • Since the new camera regulations, many people have commented on the improved experience while watching the parade; visitors are no longer crowded by other customers trying to take pictures, and the whole evening is now much more peaceful for both people and penguins
    • Phillip Island Nature Park's management must consider the penguins first. We hope you understand this position.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • All funds received by Phillip Island Nature Parks are directed towards research and conservation.
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We visited Philip Island last year and watched the wonderful parade from the viewing platform as all the underground viewing was sold out. This time we booked the 3 park pass well in advance. The extra money for the view you get is well worth it as the Little Penguins waddle
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    Great value day pass was great. The Kuala sanctuary was great and the Churchill farm is worth a visit. The penguin parade was fantastic and well worth the wait. Very well organized venue. would highly recommend
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    We have been traveling all around Australia and we visited Phillip island because of the Moto GP event. Since we were there, we decided to enjoy Penguin Parade and at the beginning we thought it was something funny but at the same time waste of time and money. In stead It was
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    A worthwhile tour to see these tiny fairy penguins come out of the sea at night to feed their chicks in their burrows. Amazing to watch
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    I think we were lucky that the weather on the island was wet and windy all day, as it kept the numbers of tourists down. We got there early and claimed a great seat close to the front right next to one of the main paths. Our patience paid off and we saw excellent numbers of
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    By: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
    Great activity, bring a poncho
    It gets cool when the sun sets. Wear a poncho, if it's raining you can't use umbrellas because they obscure the
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Wow - Little penguins are amazing!!!
    Loved this experience!! Spring the extra money and watch from the higher priced viewing location. We saw 440
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    Nuriootpa, Australia
    First time but the last
    Because photos never do justice going and watching the penguin parade is a must. Just two things to remember - be
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    Ragni R
    Melbourne, Australia
    There weren’t thousands, only saw 10 penguins
    We were very excited when we saw the day before 1148 penguins were counted at the parade. But sadly while sitting
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    Pinguin Parade
    Leonie did a very good job with pointing out animals, being a good laugh and telling useful information about the
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Worth it
    Again a no brainer. Chill with Penguins. Yes please. Definitely wear some layers and get ready to wait for
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    Bobi Filipcev
    Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
    Waste of time and money! Don’t go!
    The worst scam in the world. First they sit you for an hour and a half on these very uncomfortable benches, then
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    Chico, California
    Fun to watch the penguins
    It was fun to watch the penguins waddle ashore in small groups just after dusk. The basic entrance see is really
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    Gina A
    A brilliant experience away from the crowds
    Anna was a really excellent and informative ranger. She had loads of knowledge about all the animals (shearwaters
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Worth Every Penny
    We visited Philip Island last year and watched the wonderful parade from the viewing platform as all the
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