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Penguin Parade

Summerland Peninsula, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Mackay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Its an excellent evening - money well spent. Our tip is pay the extra for the group ranger tour. It only cost us an extra $25 for our family of 4. You leave before the big crowd and get a very informative tour and you get to sit in the best position in the 2 stadiums before the crowd arrives.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved the Penguin Parade. It was nice going a few hours early to enjoy the outdoors and to buy a souvinor blanket (it got quite chilly)! Although it was windy, it was still awesome to watch from the concrete viewing area and then walk through the boardwalk and see them marching up the lit paths. Some people (mostly Asian... More

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Hong Kong, China
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Such a good experience, it's breathtaking waiting and watching for them to come out of the sea and waddle up to their burrows, they are so cute ! As it's dark it can get quite cold when they arrive so wrap up well and take something to sit on as the seats can be wet and dirty and everyone must... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

For those who venture down to Phillip Island a visit to the Penguin Parade at dusk is a must. Like a scripted Hollywood epic the penguins arrive at dusk. The miracle of 100's of tiny penguins arriving at the beach to make their way up the beach to their burrows to rest after a few days of fishing in the... More

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Lewisville
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We purchased the personalized ranger package for the penguin parade. The package said private beach section with a max of 15 people. Not true!!! This package is a waste of money. You do get a fron row seat on the concrete steps BEFORE the penguins come to shore. When they come to shore, they may or not be near where... More

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Mugla, Turkey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited Phillip Island on a rainy day and found the chance of watching the colony of little penguins. By the sunset, they appeared in the waves and started to march up the beach. It was so interesting to see their marching towards their nests around the very well sited viewing platforms. According to the information provided by the rangers... More

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to Phillip Island to see the fairy penguins last night. It was cold but it is winter, by the sea in South Gippsland so it is expected to be cold. The complex is amazing and fit for purpose. I think what people must remember when they visit, that the amount of penguins that come out of the sea... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having been here once, I had high hopes for the Penguin Parade as it's been a long while since I last visited. After waiting for an hour or so, my friends and I were kinda disappointed at the number of penguins that came up shore. We saw about a hundred at most compared to thousands which I saw previously. Given... More

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Guelph, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We took in the Penguin Parade as part of a day trip to Phillip Island with friends from Melbourne. Yes it was chilly, yes it was windy, and yes it was even a bit damp, but it was worth the effort and wait to watch the little penguins come in from the sea. As always, seeing creatures in their own... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Staff very friendly and helpful. I recommend taking your own food/ snacks as buying stuff there is ridiculously expensive. $6 for a bowl of chips. Not to mention the bus loads of tourists. I feel the best part of the night is the walk back to the centre. If you hang back you can often walk really close to the... More

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