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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
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Ultimate tour less commercial

My boyfriend booked us on the Ultimate Penguin tour for my birthday and it was awesome! It's limited to 10 people, and you travel to a separate beach away from the main area to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend booked us on the Ultimate Penguin tour for my birthday and it was awesome! It's limited to 10 people, and you travel to a separate beach away from the main area to watch another colony of penguins land on the beach and head to their burrows with infra-red binoculars. Before you leave, the ranger takes you to a... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The crowds was horrendous despite it being off peak, freezing cold and raining. They now ban photographing the penguins entirely which is ridiculous, presumably so you can spend $ on the photos in their shop. The ushers were a little rude and the whole experience has been over commercialised. Squeeze you in like sardines and charge you a fortune for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Went to penguin parade last night. You really need to squint to see them crossing the sand. Once they head for their burrows you will see them alot better. The boardwalk has been built around and over the burrows. Here you have plenty of chances to see our furry friends. Dress well. It was suppose to be 9c but the... More 

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Penguin Parade, responded to this review

Dear Julie-Anne M Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm really pleased you had an enjoyable experience. You are quite right that you get a really close view of the penguins from along the boardwalks and pathways, once the penguins get nearer to their burrows. We always recommend to get the best... More 

Mount Compass, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Waiting for nearly 2 hours for the penguins to arrive in cold conditions and hard seats, but when they swam in it was worth it, although we saw more of them when we walked back to the visitors centre. They were very cute to watch as they were running along beside the walkway hurrying to get to their burrows.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

On the to-do-bucket-list was to see penguins in the wild. It was very cold and raining so not the best place to sit on very wet aluminium benches BUT it was worth it. To see the penguins coming out of the sea in small groups was amazing and then to see them in the burrows and close up even better.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was raining. Tourists were abundant. I didnt bring my rain coat--worse, my dinner. The place looked overcrowded, the restaurant area in particular. But I got to see these cute penguins and followed them along the fence and to actually saw them walking towards land

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The penguin experience was great and I love seeing penguins. However if you've seen the, before you might want to consider the trip. I've seen penguins in s.america and s.Africa so this was the third to and sounded different seeing them arrive on the beach. But just be aware you do end up quite a way back on the beach... More 

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Penguin Parade, responded to this review

Dear Rhys H Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade. We really do appreciate your feedback. I must admit to being a bit jealous that you have seen penguins in both South America and South Africa - that must have been fantastic. As you point out, one of the main points of difference is... More 

Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What cute little penguins. They are so small! We actually got to watch 2 penguins mate, that' was pretty awesome. You literally get inches away! Make sure you don't take pictures after the rangers says so! You've been warned.

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Umina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you are a penguin lover like me there is nothing to fault here, we did an ultimate tour. Being part of a 10 person group we donned our black coats and had a little coach trip to a secluded beach where we huddled on the sand until the sun went down (enjoying a beautiful sunset) until the little penguins... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We paid extra to see the Penguins coming into the beach from the Rangers Tower - was well worth doing. Got pretty much uninterupted views of the m coming in and the rangers gave us plenty of notice as to which direction they were coming in from. After leaving the Rangers Tower was also nice to wander around the paths... More 

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