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“Fairy penguins just kept appearing out of the water.”

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
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Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including...
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We paid for the Penguins Plus package, and were rapt with the location, the seating & the view. The fairy penguins start coming out of the sea when darkness falls (to prevent being seen/eaten by predators), and they just keep coming. Quite fascinating.
We found the road back to Melbourne via Cranbourne was quicker.

1  Thank Lajj68
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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Lajj68
Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm pleased you had such an enjoyable experience.
It is great to see them emerge from the water's edge and make their way to their burrows.
Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back to the island in the future.
Kind regards

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Though it was a cold rainy evening we were still able to see the penguins once the weather cleared and we were given the all clear to head back outside. We were able to see the penguins along with path and watch them waddle all the way to their burrows. Heads up you need to book the bunker well in advance if you want to view the penguins undercover, A reminder that photos are NOT allowed.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great attraction, lots of fun.....enjoyed every minute of it. Can get crowded with lots of international tourists. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Although it was a long drive from Melbourne n a long waiting time, we all love the experience. We chose the penguin plus n I think we made a good choice. Don't bother with the Antarctica journey, not worth the money n time.

1  Thank jacky0106
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Philips island with Go west tours. Convenient and quick booking can be done through the website. Paul G was the tour guide for my friends and me for the Philips Island tour. For good close-up views of the Penguins from the general viewing area, there's space in front of the seats on the sand, so advice to bring along some towels or mats to sit on! My friends and I never regret sitting on the sand to watch the Penguins close-up!

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