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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
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A long day.....

A day trip from melbourne to Phillip Island is a long day so be prepared to leave early and return late. The penguin parade is extremely cold. The timings are rough as you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A day trip from melbourne to Phillip Island is a long day so be prepared to leave early and return late. The penguin parade is extremely cold. The timings are rough as you are waiting for the Penguins to arrive but it is worth getting a seat early to watch the first ones waddle up the beach. You aren't supposed... More 

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We bought the three park Ultimate tour and added a private tour on another section of beach away from the crowds which I highly recommend. NOTE: I took a camera but they are very protective of the penguins once they start to come ashore so you won’t see any shots of our tour after dusk. On the private tour (we... More 

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Aotearoa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A LOT of people here, certainly the most touristy thing we did this holiday.... It is a delicate balancing game to both be able to view the nature but without disturbing it and I feel in this case they have got it a bit wrong. For the numbers that come here each night they need to set up covered structures... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took a tour to Phillips Islandhttp://www.viator.com/tours/Melbourne/Phillip-Island-Penguin-Small-Group-Eco-Tour-from-Melbourne/d384-3181GOWEST2?aid=se1 Mainly to see the penguins. The small group tour was very nice. The penguins are spectacular. So wish we could have taken pictures. But unsafe for the penquins. We did the VIP ranger tour. I can tell you that its very cold down at the beach and while its cool to see the... More 

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a great day out! So much more than expected and with a great tour guide on hand to make sure you get the best all along the way. Not just the headline act provided by the hundreds of little penguins making the daring dash for home but also koalas up close, marsh wallabies in the wild and lots of... More 

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is such a brilliant daily event. We upgraded to VIP and little penguins marched straight passed us, your not aloud to take photos for obvious reasons but some people ignored the request and the Rangers got very cross. Even when rangers moved away they continued but everyone around them started telling them off including myself! Walking back along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited Penguin Parade in mid May'15. It was great day to see the penguins, though got very chilly towards the end. We booked a tour with Ranger so everything was explained nicely. The tickets were discounted for the tour on that particular day. The penguins only come out of water when they feel it's safe to do so. They wait... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is a natural beauty to see the penguins.. Penguin parade is a natural phenomenon, where after sunset they will surface out.of the sea. The not so great part being since its almost sunset & dark & you are not allowed to take pictures, its a little sad part even without flashes... However if you want to have the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The penguin parade is absolutely astonishing and incredible, certainly worth to see how the penguins get out from the sea to their spots in little groups. It takes a while and is pretty cold to wait so make sure you are well covered so you can enjoy as much as I did. As soon as the penguins appear the crowds... More 

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Penguin Parade, responded to this review

Dear glas_ond Thanks for your review and recent visit to the Penguin Parade. Your advice about being prepared and well covered is very good, as it can get cold on the beach once the sun has gone down, even on a warm day. Thanks also for mentioning the Penguin Parade App which has many pictures to download, share and enjoy,... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Even in the rain, the penguin parade is definitely worth the effort to see. It is a unique experience getting to see the Penguins up close and in their natural habitat. We got upgraded to the VIP your which includes light refreshments before and then you get to watch the parade from a covered area with the park ranger. I... More 

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