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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Seeing the penguins is really something everyone must do at least once. Our children went mad for it. They even had a penguin waddle over up close to them on the beach. Walking slowly back to the visitors centre with little penguins all around you...More

Thank P4rtyofsix
Reviewed yesterday

Came an hour and a half before the first penguin was appeared. The staff provided helpfull information where was the best place to see penguins. Personaly will not recommend to come so early, next time will come just 30 min before. You will still be...More

Thank Ekaterina M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a bucket list thing, but you have to be prepared to get there early to get a good seat and wait for a couple hours. We only booked a few days ahead... unfortunately we couldn't book into the underground viewing section. Make sure...More

Thank Gabrielle P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So unforgettable!! So adorable those little penguins!! One of the highlights of our holiday. These penguins move in groups, and the numbers can be huge. Group after group, you see them waddling up the beach as soon as it starts to get dark. They can...More

Thank Josephine Magda... M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of 5 kids aged from 3-16 attended on a beautiful summers night. We had grabbed a 4 park pass through racv which cut the cost. We arrived early as they had a bubbles workshop for kids at 6.30 after doing workshop we went...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a memorable experience. Went during the school holidays which meant it was sold-out but it's worth seeing all the cute penguins waiting for a group before hurrying in from the shore and how some of the little ones waiting in the burrows are so...More

Thank S O
Reviewed 3 days ago

I suppose this attraction has become a tick off the box for all visitors to Melbourne. But this remains a good attraction as there is no where else you can view 1500-odd fairy penguins making their way up steep slopes back to their homes on...More

Thank Busy_Mum04
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of 6 visited the Penguin Parade in mid December. After dark, the chill blows in off the southern ocean - so bring some warm clothing even in Summer. The cost for our family was high but I thought was still good value for...More

Thank danielkayelene
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Philip island :penguin parade. Jan 2018 We drove from Melbourne. Road was goodThe penguins come back to nest at dusk so we got there by 7pm. About 9 pm the first lot came in to be followed by another 3-4 batches. Its good to buy...More

Thank easyholiday
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked the underground tour and loved it. We were so close to those cute little penguins! The underground section is underneath the “penguins plus” area fyi. I suffer from a little claustrophobia so needed to come out a few times for some fresh air,...More

Thank Goldie05
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Jess P
27 December 2017|
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Response from Russell P | Reviewed this property |
That is the only place I know on the island hence the popularity. Penguins do come in to nest right next to St Kilda pier area (Melbourne beachside suburb)which is the only other option I know of if you are going to be in... More
Clare A
20 December 2017|
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Response from Jjasg10 | Reviewed this property |
If you have a car you can drive there and get the tickets for the parade. Pay a bit more for a better viewing. Check out the website. But if you don't intend to drive, they have tours that bring you there and back to... More
Amanda M
5 December 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
I booked directly with Phillip Island Nature Park.