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Penguin Parade

Summerland Peninsula, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It is cute seeing all these penguins (smaller than the sea gulls which are waiting on the beach) suddenly emerge from the ocean after sun set. Once your content with thism you can walk on the boardwalks to see these penguins up close while they make their way to their burrows. Tip: Sit close to the corners on front rows... More

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Reinfeld, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We saw many penguins, but the whole area looks extremly commercial. But the worst is, there are too many tourists ( many of them didnt follow the rules, even the staff told them, whats NOT to do many times ). We found another place on Tasmania for watch the penguins, not so busy and it looks much more better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you go on a cold day make sure you take warm clothes, it's a little expensive but worth to go to. I've been there a fees times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My Wife and I really enjoyed the experience. The Most Incredible Experience. These Animals are simply amazing. I think most people forget that these courageous birds of the sea are actually wild. They sustain themselves independently they survive what appears to be up to 6 weeks at sea in their groups. They float on the surface and can sleep without... More

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Frankston North, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went on a sunday night. Really enjoyed seeing the little penguins coming in to their burrows. Rangers were excellent. Made sure idiots didn't take photos and gave interesting commentary. directed everyone and sowed us the best place to sit for optimum views. enjoyed every minute.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Phillip Island. The penguins were an amazing sight. We saw waves of little penguins running onto the beach in the moonlight. Then they waddled to their burrows, little penguin feet slapping the ground. Sometimes a group of penguins would stop in the middle of the path to re-oil themselves. The Penguin Plus... More

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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Back in the 80's and Early 90's I remember this place being a lot better run. We came down for the day and spent the evening here at the penguin parade, we went down to get a seat around an hour before the penguins were due which was great, as we were able to get a spot nice and easy,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We came hear as part of an independent day trip to Phillip island, and were excited to see the Little Penguins in their natural habitat. It is certainly a treat to see the penguins interacting in their natural social groups, returning from a day at sea. The park also appears to heave a real commitment of conservation, funding habitat remidation... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Another example of people taking advantage & profit from wildlife doing what comes naturally & without any training. It was cool when we went & we took the advice to arrive early so we sat on wooden planks on concrete stands facing the water for an hour without any shelter. Even the penguins did not want to come ashore, so... More

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Madrid, Spain
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I liked very much to see the penguins running...my daughter also enjoyed very much! However there are too many people even being in winter...!! and some are aggressive in terms of willing to see the penguins... I'd strongly recommend: 1) to go early..You can get information on what time the penguins are supposed to come out of water calling or... More

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