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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
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“penguin parade” (863 reviews)
“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 yesterday via mobile

As the sun starts setting, these cute little creatures make their way back to home, from a hard day's work at sea Coming in groups of 5 - 15, they display a great sense of companionship and purpose. Watching them parade back in their natural...More

Thank Ashish G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on wet night, luckily when we arrived the kids could run around the top deck (it wasn't raining then) before heading into the under ground viewing area. Saw lots of penguins, great view and worth the extra $$ to stay dry and get...More

Thank Brianna H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We bought the 'plus' tickets at AUD50 each that allowed us to sit at the section nearer the parade "entry". According to the lady who sold us the tickets, 60% of the penguins will walked past that section. We were not disappointed. Indeed we managed...More

Thank BestLifeEver
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unbelievable! So enjoyed the parade, in the outside premium seating area, as they crossed the stream in front of us and waddled & hopped up the path toward the hills. Facility is top-notch, obviously continuously improving the guest experience while ensuring the safety of the...More

Thank Pacificisles
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love to see the smallest blue penguin in their own habitat. We bought the underground viewing and happy to see the penguins up close when they went back home. The ranger, Sabrina, was very friendly and knowledgeable. She let us pat the dummy penguin and...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I paid the extra and went and did the Underground experience and although you are not outside seeing them you actually can see them much closer in the underground section and it was so well worth paying the extra money they come only centimetres away...More

Thank NatashaBoyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Little Penguins were very entertaining, they seemed to gather in the surf waiting for nightfall, when all the birds of prey are nowhere near. Then they amass on the beach, when there is enough of them they all make a dash for the safety...More

Thank PaulScotting
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all wildlife experiences, you may encounter hundreds or only a few (if any) penguins, and anything in between. I visited in August and was lucky enough to see hundreds of them. You have the option to sit outside on the deck or view...More

Thank Blueberry_1313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has to be organized to avoid us humans disturbing the penguins anymore than we already have/do. That means no photographs once the penguins start to arrive but it would be too dark anyway. Remarkable spectacle

Thank TheFrankens
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the beautiful sunset while we were waiting for the penguins on the beach. A wildlife ranger gave the visitors great information about the penguins' habitat and the conservation effort they make to protect the island’s wildlife. It was clearly explained to all tourist...More

Thank nataliezs1993
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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