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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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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My wanted to visit the penguin experience while I was on a business trip to Melbourne. I was not overly excited about going, however I am so glad I did. The centre is so well laid out, with very friendly and helpful staff. The viewing area again is perfectly place, get their early to get a seat at the front... More

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Perth, Australia
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58 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Before you go - download the FREE App - Penguin Parade Phillip Island and get prepared. What a spectacle! We were lucky enough to do the Ultimate Tour through Red Balloon so got to view the penguins with a small group of 8 (max number is 10). We had our own guide who gave us an introductory talk, teaching us... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was our second visit to the attraction so we knew that we had to layer up as well as arrive early to get good seats at the front. The children watched the wallabies and geese before the penguins waddled in from the sea. They are so cute and worth the wait. The only thing that upset the children was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

To be honest not something I'd normally do but the buzz of seeing this spectacle was worth the drive, the wait....and the cold. Heading out in Mid August is not your warmest evening of the year so whatever you do if you are going in the winter season wrap up!.....The Penguins are small....but the whole idea of these wonderful creatures... More

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Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Another must-go besides the Great Ocean road. This Penguin parade just sent goosebumps down your spine because it's so magical and beautiful! Watching those little fairy penguins waddling from the sea up to the bushes and then to the walkway. Moreover, you can walk side by side on the bridge while those penguins walk on their walkway to their nest.... More

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Austin, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

How to organize a world-famous wildlife attraction near a major population center without killing off the goose with the golden egg? Phillip Island park rangers rightly give priority to protection of the penguins - but at the price of extreme regulation. If you are a photographer who travels for his photos, you deserve advance warning that no cameras (not even... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to take an express coach tour from Melbourne CBD and set off at 3pm so we still had the morning to explore as we were time restricted. The journey around 100 minutes was pleasant and we had time to enjoy the spectactular visitors centre before the parade. We opted for an upgrade to a smaller viewing site at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We drove out from Melbourne, stopped off at the Maru Koala park and also bought the three park ticket for the penguin parade - which included the Koala Sanctuary. We also had time to stop in at Amaze and things. So the whole day was great. We went in winter, so it was cold! You can't take pictures, which is... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We enjoyed this experience. The kids got a little fidgety as we had to wait an hour from when we were seated in general viewing (if you come later you have to take whatever seats are left). If you go in winter, rug up! It gets cold! The wait was enjoyed by the adults though, as we got to watch... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I loved seeing the sunset and most of all the Fairy Penguins making their way out of the sea and onto land. Sadly we cannot use flash cameras as it would disturb the penguins and there's no point taking photos in the dark. But it's never bad to see these lovely penguins! They are the smallest penguins in the world.

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