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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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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited the penguins a few nights ago and absolutely loved it. My 4 year old son was mesmerised by the penguins and hasn't stopped talking about them. It was freezing when we visited but definitely worth the wait in the cold. We saw the penguins up close and saw an abundance of them. Dress extra extra warm if you... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Was great to see the penguins, they are very cute. You can see them in the day on the walks if you keep you eye out. It was raining and high tide when we went which restricted a lot of viewing. So try and time it better than we did. They let to many people in so it gets very... More

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