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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ultimate Tour is admittedly significantly more expensive than the standard viewing option, but it is worth it if you can stretch the budget. ($80 vs $15) We went out n high season 3 January, there was a sell out 3,000 person crowd on the...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was lovely to see the penguins though if you do not get the premium seats you are actually far away from the beach to see them properly, from the boardwalk then you get them up close, and they are fab. I do not understand...More

2  Thank MelaniaMela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for both young kids and adults. This is an incredible experience. Really a great opportunity to see penguins going out of the sea. On the negative point, I’m not sur who are the animals here. Seems human are sheeps. A few penguins went out...More

1  Thank Doriphore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience met all of our expectations. The wait on the beach was a bit over rated, there were a lot of people and it was uncomfortable as we got there pretty early. Luckily afterwards we saw a lot of penguins walking back.

Thank Marlis99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in November, which is breeding season so many penguins were coming from the ocean (around 1500 that day). We took a day trip from Melbourne that stopped at different sanctuaries, and a farm on Churchill island - but this was the best part....More

Thank BrownEyedGirl11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early as it's get pretty crowded. Be there before 7pm. Lots of info on the penguins. A short video on big screen is recommended to watch. A nice retail shop and eatery. Penguins arrival time displayed. Overall a really nice experience watching them arrive...More

Thank FranXav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at approximately 7.30pm and enjoyed a picnic in the dedicated area before heading to the beachfront seating area at 8pm. It is worth getting there early so you get a space on the beach or seats at the side of the seating areas...More

Thank mrsslkelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night (had to wait till approx 9pm for penguins to arrive) but great atmosphere and exceptionally well conducted by the rangers etc! Gets a bit cramped with the amount of people that attend (this was peak season and a booked out night) but still...More

Thank jacksam12017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit..very busy....saw a couple of penguins...but penguin parade booked out...book well in advance at busy time of year. Check out Antarctica experience..great information if you spend the time to read.

1  Thank bodsy15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to see the penguins. It was Very worth it. Would highly recommend for everyone to see it.

Thank 388claudettec
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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.