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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
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Expansive entry ticket but worth a visit for us

It was a great experience for our boys. Make sure put them on warmer clothes because the winds can be very cold ( we visited during winter). As you walk on the bridge going to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Asma I
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was a great experience for our boys. Make sure put them on warmer clothes because the winds can be very cold ( we visited during winter). As you walk on the bridge going to the grand stand, look out for trail made by the penguins below as they will come back at night parading on these trails, you can... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Earlier this month, my partner Matt and I took off from New South Wales to road trip down to Melbourne, along the Great Ocean Road then back up the south east coast. We booked the VIP Tour of the penguin parade and we had the greatest time. We were greeted by our guide Claire who was really friendly, welcoming and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was a lovely visit to see the penguins. Get there about an hour before they arrive (they arrive just after sunset) and have a look around the information centre. They open the doors about 45 minutes before arrival so walk down to the seating. The penguins will go to the green shrubbery so you want to be as near to... More 

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Hartsville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As others have said, I was surprised by no photography. They do have lots of photos on the website, but it's not the same when you have your own photos for the memories. With that said, this was still my favorite experience in all of Australia. These little penguins are like nothing else in the world. This is a must-see... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

To see the penguins come out is an experience one must have in life. However, I was a bit disappointed at the turnout. No photography allowed is understandable but as we went during winter, waiting for about an hour in front of the beach was COLD. The penguins only came out during the dark and we couldn't see much of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My first visit but will not be my last. Booked the premium viewing which is the end where most of the penguins are but when they started coming out of the ocean most people moved onto the boardwalk which was more sheltered from the wind. The path the penguins use runs parallel to the boardwalk which leads back to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to the penguin parade at Philip island twice now in 2006 and 2015 respectively. The first time was great with no flash photography allowed. However, its a pity that photography is totally banned from the penguin parade, probably due to some people using flash photography irresponsibly before. Do not be disappointed if you can't see the little penguins... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Please make sure you are at the beach much before the time scheduled for the Penguins to arrive We went almost 10mins late and we missed the main parade We did see the Penguins coming out though it was not the same as the main parade The visitors centre is very large and very spacious and has a hot food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very dissatisfied. Got there early and got seats 4 rows back. Still couldn't see and 5 mins before penguins arrived we were told to move along to let latecomers in. We were made to sit in seats that were wet from people walking on them and we then had our feet in a puddle that soaked through our shoes. Not... More 

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Penguin Parade, responded to this review

Dear Tracy R Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade. I'm sorry that you did not have a more positive experience. It is disappointing that you were asked to move along after you had arrived early, just to allow latecomers to sit in your spots. This is not standard practice and I am sorry... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My experience of the Penguin Parade was quite good. Although there is a fair amount of time waiting, the penguins come, as advertised, in bunches from the water and into their 'homes'. We went during mating season, so there was some interesting on-goings and noises on this trip! One should not expect to get up close and personal, nor see... More 

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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Summerlands

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