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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
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We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Penguin Parade! We thought the experience was quite neat. There were some annoying tourists who kept talking loudly and taking pictures (which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Clearly an amazing natural phenomenon however I find this to be one of the most over-rated experiences I have been to. We had the very best spot, bottom right on the east side, and had a wonderful view of the 45 penguins that came out. The experience is better walking up the boardwalk that waiting and watching in the stands.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Penguin Parade! We thought the experience was quite neat. There were some annoying tourists who kept talking loudly and taking pictures (which you're not supposed to), but all in all it was a great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Check details on the time on their website. Check weather as it can get really cold. Don't waste time shopping before as you can come out and shop too. Very different experience to see how at a perfect time they return to the enclosure. On way to the this place is chocolate factory again check time since it closes early

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Watching th penguins come up the beach and find their homes is always a fun thing to see. The kids loved it and although it was cold we rugged up. Unfortunately due to the renovations we couldn't get out usual tickets and found that viewing the Penguins was a race to get a spot as the construction fences were up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After reading some negative reviews about the Penguin Parade - 'annoying international tourists who spoiled the experience' I was wondering what to expect. I have seen the penguins before but many years ago. However, I was pleasantly surprised! It was a very cold night so my family rugged up well - make sure you wear lots of layers, beanies, gloves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

On our trip to Melbourne we drove down to Phillip Island to see the Penguins. As it's the middle of wInter we expected it to be cold but it was really cold!!! Definitely still worth it though as they are super cute as they come tentatively out of the sea. There weren't a huge number when we were there but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Yes check under your car, that's what the sign says when you pull up to the Penguin Parade, because you never know, there might be one under your car. That's how close you can get to the Little Penguins in this place. You walk out on a platform which takes you down to the beach where there are many seats... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great to bring your soulmate or anyone who loves animals here for a relaxing evening. Do not expect much from the parade though. You are not allowed to take pictures of the Penguins and the local park rangers are extremely strict on enforcing this rule. Do bring along binoculars as the Penguins can be very small at about 30cm in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the only place that tempted me to do a crime. I swear I felt like snatching the little penguins that were so close to me. THEY WERE SO CUTE! I watched them coming out from the sea and waddle their way to the bushes to get into their homes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I don't think this lived up to the hype surrounding the penguin parade. Area is kept as natural as possible for penguins which is nice but they come out of the ocean at sunset so visibility is not so great.

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Address: Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Summerlands

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