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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
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Be sure to check the timings of the penguins' estimated arrival. They arrive at different timings at different seasons. I went in november it was still slightly chilly, so be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Benzi K
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to check the timings of the penguins' estimated arrival. They arrive at different timings at different seasons. I went in november it was still slightly chilly, so be dressed warmly as well as i stayed for almost 2 hours. I highly recommend bringing a pair of binoculars because really, at the beach, the penguins are so tiny you... More 

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Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once again we visited these little fury friends. Even though the day itself was a little cold it did not rain (thankfully) and again they did not disappoint.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see. Although there are large numbers coming to see this, it is really done well. You are seated in two large areas and told to keep seated ( although there are always the few ignorant tourists as standard!) It does get chilly so take layers. Simply amazing watching the little mites scurry across the sand, really nature at... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Philip Island's penguin parade! Not to be missed if you are traveling with children to Victoria. Normally the little penguins do not come ashore till after sundown but we were treated to an early show by the stars! Staff will allow visitors to take pictures until 8 o'clock only, after which no pictures or cameras will be allowed. Go for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Despite the large numbers of people who come for the nightly 'parade', the penguins have continued to thrive and reclaim Philip Island. The event is well organised, with minimal impact to the penguins and environment - and even if you don't manage to get a 'front row' seat, there is plenty of opportunity to walk back up to the visitor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend is penguin-mad so we were always going to go to the parade. We were a bit sceptical at first that it was going to be a big tourist trap, and there certainly were large numbers of people there, but despite that we still felt like we had a personal and intimate experience. Make sure to wrap up warm,... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Penguin Pass ticket and would recommend it. Number of penguins far exceeded my expectations. Not to mention how up close you can get while walking on the board walk. Have not taken smile off my face. With some of the challenges today, this is a very humbling experience and gives you a good reality check that we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a clear night which it more enjoyable! We also were at the beach over an hour before sunset. Keeping the kids occupied was a bit tough, but worth it in the end. Try to get as close to the front for a great view, and also try to get to the sides. However if it's really... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience to see all the little penguins venturing up the beach. We went with friends visiting Australia from the UK and had booked tickets for Penguins Plus. Over 2000 penguins ventured out of the sea on Thursday night. So beautiful to see and experience this sight. The newly opened penguin plus seating offered wonderful views of the... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Penguin Parade twice, once about 12 years ago before the selfie photograph explosion and once last month. The positives first: Penguins are amazing and so darn cute. Watching them waddle up to their homes on the sand dunes is just amazing. To see penguins this close virtually in the wild is awesome, truly great experience. The... More 

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