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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%
  • Terrible3%
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“penguin parade” (970 reviews)
“penguins coming” (207 reviews)
“no photography” (152 reviews)
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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+61 3 5951 2800
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"penguin parade"
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"penguins coming"
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"no photography"
in 152 reviews
"viewing area"
in 156 reviews
"phillip island"
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"general viewing"
in 106 reviews
"penguins walk"
in 72 reviews
"cute penguins"
in 83 reviews
"general admission"
in 91 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 63 reviews
"every night"
in 47 reviews
"front row seats"
in 60 reviews
"taking photos"
in 69 reviews
"sit down"
in 52 reviews
"pay the extra"
in 37 reviews
"ultimate adventure"
in 42 reviews
"amazing sight"
in 37 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We opted for Penguin Plus package and booked it in advance as we had read that there were limited seatings and the tickets could sell out on certain nights. It was well worth it in my opinion. It was less crowded and offered great seating....More

Thank Reg L
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here as part of our day tour back in 2017. We weren't the first to arrive at the parade, but our guide gave us really useful tips to catch a good spot. It was exciting to see the little fellows taking small steps to...More

Thank Piggogo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw only a few penguins arriving, around 4-10 per batch, and it seemed like the penguins were afraid to go home to their houses. After a while we walked back to the entrance and that’s where we saw their beauty up close. Taking photos...More

Thank Carol_iah
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a visitor to Phillip Island, I looked up the travel time between Cowes and the penguin centre, which advised that the travel would take 15 minutes. I therefore allowed 40 minutes to travel to the centre to ensure we were at the penguin centre...More

Thank kathwilseyLondon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Big crowds attend this event on a regular basis. You see the pinguins swimming back from the open ocean to shore. A few hundred meters walk to get the best spots in the beach after paying a fee for getting in.

Thank Tenterfield V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I could not have possibly enjoyed our visit to the Phillip Island Nature park any more than we did, short of being allowed to hold one of the gorgeous little penguins! Arrive early as no matter the season or weather, there WILL...More

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely a long wait but worth it. the sunset view while anticipating the first batches of homecoming little penguins are the highlight for the kids. While walking back to the visitor centre along the boardwalk, you can continue to catch a closer glimpse of these...More

Thank Kairos_75
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Home to the world famous penguin parade. Philip island is the place to go to get up close and personal Native with Australian native friends such as koalas , kangaroos and the little penguins . During the watching penguin , all visitors are prohibited to...More

Thank Albertctl
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing - hundreds, if not thousands, of penguins pour out of the sea every evening after a day of fishing and make their way over the beach and up the scrubland to their nests for the night. There is terraced seating overlooking the beach where...More

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a cold wet night we headed to the Penguin Parade. We opted for Penguin Plus package. Well worthwhile. Only 300 people and great seating. Right on cue penguins arrived, right on cue rude arrogant people started taking photographs! Rangers do a great job but...More

Thank Neville H
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Cinta A
27 March 2018|
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Response from JenniferTaylor1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be cold, so wrap up, but it is an experience of a life time so don't be put off. There are a lot of people there but it's very well organised. There are plenty of other things to see on Philip Island so I... More
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Sue M
16 March 2018|
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Response from Alex J | Reviewed this property |
if the grandparents are from Australia they can get a discount for being seniors and depending the ages of the kids tjey might not be adult prices either. look for a family pass. I went with 4 adults and it was $103 in... More
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Marina L
26 February 2018|
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Response from simonboley | Reviewed this property |
the earlier the better as they come in at sunset but to get a good viewing i would go for 45 minutes prior to sunset..
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