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Address: | Summerland Peninsula, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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amazing experience!!

Phillip island is a 2-3 hour drive from Melbourne but its worth the visit to see hundreds of little penguins swim up to the shore and then waddle up the beach to their burrows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Phillip island is a 2-3 hour drive from Melbourne but its worth the visit to see hundreds of little penguins swim up to the shore and then waddle up the beach to their burrows. Around 900 of them swim up to the beach every evening at sunset and you can sit there on the steps and watch them swim up.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

my suggestion is to purchase your tickets during the day while having a look about the area that way you will not miss out on the night's entertainment always take something warm as the wind always comes from the water. There should be lines that can be a guide to the seating instead of the usual push and shove.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Penguin Parade is an informative and enchanting experience. By day there is an informative display on the life of penguins and some wallabys and other bird life to view. Once dusk falls sit on benches near the shore and watch dozens of little penguins return to land.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went on a wet and windy night so it's a bit hard to have an amazing time. I don't know that there's enormous value for money, but at lease all proceeds are reinvested for research and conservation. Too many tourist are rude and disrespectful of others and don't listen to the instructions provided by the rangers but hey, I... More 

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Kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The penguin parade is the only attraction here and its only happening at dawn so be there around 5.30pm -6 pm to get your best seat. No camera is allowed so the memories of watching the Little Penguins Parade will only stick in your memories. Penguins taught us something-never ever walk alone to avoid predators. They were very cute especially... More 

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Ayrshire Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We decided to do the Guided Ranger Tour. This meant we were given a very informative talk by the ranger, before putting on headphones and going down to a front row seat on the sands to see the penguins coming ashore. The headphones meant we could always hear what the ranger was saying. Watching the penguins was wonderful, not only... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What an incredible place to watch wildlife in action. Definitely worth the extra for penguin plus- a smaller section right next to the beach and the path the penguins take to their burrows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Although I was disappointed that you could not use your camera in any form, the penguins were amazing, adorable and you could stand with in just a few feet of where they were waddling up the beach. It was well worth the extra money to get the more "private" showing. The information and view was unbelievable. The night we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Despite a wet and windy evening, the views of the Penguins coming ashore were excellent when they could be seen. These animals emerge from the sea and muster the courage to run for their burrows in the sandy shore. Waiting for other penguins to join, the crowd silently wills them to make the move, while the animals themselves wait for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited on Thursday night with my wife. Observed many penguins coming up the beach which brought back many memories of when I was young. Walked along the wooden walkway and watched many penguins very close by. Great visit. Only thing that was disappointing was the many tourists who clearly DO NOT understand NO flash photography.

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