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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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“penguin parade” (871 reviews)
“penguins coming” (183 reviews)
“no photography” (139 reviews)
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Avoid the crowd (up to 3000 people per night!!), take this tour of max 10 with a knowledgeable ranger and you'll take home an unforgettable memory!

Thank Michaela H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an absolute blast last Thursday night at the parade despite weather and some tourists...it isn't all about them.. The guides were amazing and due to the inclimate weather once the bus loads fell off u could get right amounts the fury friends.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Truly an unique experience, seeing all the Penguins returning after sunset. With the tiny feet, the seems to move faster than use. Well worth the wait for them to appear.

Thank Kennson
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was wonderful to finally see these amazing penguins with my own eyes. Very well run, great set up. Merchandise over priced but was definitely worth the trip to see phillip island penguins.

Thank heffle70
Reviewed 1 week ago

We upgraded to the Guided Ranger tour, which was very good. Along with the information she shared about the penguins, she supplied us with headphones to hear her, seat cushions for the concrete benches, binoculars, and a great location from which to view the penguins....More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Penguin Parade is a great experience that is worth the time and expense. No photography is allowed so it forces you to enjoy the moment. They monitor everyone very closely so leave your phone/camera in your car. Pay for the plus experience, it’s worth...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watched the penguin parade in the underground viewing area, and was really amazed watching the little penguins at such close distance, and at eye level. It was one of those moving moments where you realized how much we needed to appreciate the beauty of nature....More

1  Thank mai_w_www
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watching the little penguins emerge from the ocean at night and scamper across the beach is a nice way to engage a little with the wildlife on this beautiful island. Best advice, rug up and depending where you are sitting a small waterproof padded mat...More

Thank ives99
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I joined a small tour to visit the Penguin parade and we were really moved by this experience. The little Blue Penguins are incredible and must be so strong and focussed to go through the ritual each night of coming back to...More

Thank Mark & Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

STRICTLY NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED, boooo! All because you can’t trust someone to not blind the little Fairy Penguins on their March back up the beach from a day of hunting the open sea for food. A cute parade to witness and maybe more memorable after...More

Thank Centaur4
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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