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Address: Summerland Peninsula, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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We were going to pass on doing this attraction until I came across the reviews on Trip Advisor urging people not to miss it - so glad we didn't! This was such an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We spent the whole day on Phillip Island and this was the last activity. After paying admission and entering the cramped facilities, we bought some overpriced popcorn and a drink and tried desperately to find somewhere to sit. Eventually the doors opened about an hour before the expected penguin arrival and so to escape we headed down to the beach.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We were going to pass on doing this attraction until I came across the reviews on Trip Advisor urging people not to miss it - so glad we didn't! This was such an amazing experience. I'de highly recommend doing one of the guided tours. The tour guides are so informative and give you info that you just wouldn't know -... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was a lot of fun. What a thrill to see all of those little penguin go from the ocean to their burrows. We thoroughly enjoyed our Go West tour guide Lizzy. She was knowledgeable and funny.

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Cairns, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Book a ranger guided tour to get a front seat when the Penguins leave the water, and learn heaps about what you're seeing. Great shop and very friendly staff.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The penguin parade was one of the highlights of our month in Australia. Yes, it is crowded (we were here on the Saturday before the World cup cricket final; a lot of disappointed Indian fans :) ). Some people do ignore the rules and take photos (get the app if you want good photos). However, the success of this attraction... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Phillip Island specifically to go and do the penguin parade and it was definitely worth it. Depending on the time of year you visit you'll see between hundreds and thousands of tiny blue penguins as they leave the sea and travel up the beach to their burrows. Their are different packages to see the penguins, we opted for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Penguins were great especially when you get to see one hesitates and return back to the sea. Try getting seats in the front and on the left or right side. Avoid inconsiderate tourist who may stand right in front of you. Go and get tickets in the morning and walk the park and beach before the crowd gets there in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

When I first visited Phillip Island it was the mid 70s and I fallen in love with the little fairy penguins. I always leave with a happy memories of my viist. The rangers are very protective of their penguins and these little guys are very healthy and well look after. You are not allow to take photos or videos but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Even though I'm effectively a local I try and see the little penguins about once a year. We pay for penguin plus and never cease to see many penguins exhibiting many different behaviours and all comprehensible through the friendly and very knowledgeable Rangers. Always a pleasure and I am always amazed by the little penguins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The first thing visitors need to understand is that the penguins are quite small (only 30 to 40 centremetres tall) and are in their natural environment. We are privileged to able to see them. When you get there you have two choices. get there early and get down the front and thus wait, or get there late and be up... More 

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Penguin Parade, responded to this review

Dear Sandybillc Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Penguin Parade. I'm so pleased that you had such a positive experience and you enjoyed your visit so much. You are quite right to point out that one of the highlights is to watch the penguins walk along their pathways from the visitor boardwalks. It's... More 

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