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“fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Penguin Parade

Penguin Parade
1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
61-3-5951-2800
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

well worth the journey from Melbourne, they waddle out of the sea and straight beside you. Be warned it is cold even in summer and the they do smell quite a bit. Wonderful experience to see the little fellas and see how they interact with each other.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A nice experience ......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The penguin parade was a lovely experience, they were adorable and very amusing to watch.
You do need to wrap up hot drink and blanket is a must.....
The experience was only slightly ruined by the visitors who insist on taking photos with a flash and talk over the information being given by the ranger......

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Slightly overrated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The experience was nice overall, but a bit overrated and definitely overpriced.
We had a bunch of Japanese tourists on the night that we were there, and they definitely ruined it for us. They kept standing up and moving too much blocking everyone's view. When they left, they left behind them all kinds of rubbish: chocolate wrappers, used tissues, newspapers; you name it!
The staff tried to get them to sit down and collect theri garbage when they left, but they were too nice and the tourists didn't listen.
I think they need to enforce a fine system to make it better for everyone.

Visited July 2012
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Parade was wonderfully adorable. The penguins came in huge numbers and were highly amusing - for all ages! A few other visitors may have let us down by taking photos with a flash but overall the experience was superb. I highly recommend it.

Visited October 2012
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“great experience for al the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

we had a package called penguins plus and a 3 park pass. We checked out the penguin area early in the day and decided to arrive around 6pm with the penguins arriving at 750pm. We did our gift shopping during our early visit which turned out to be a great idea as it was extremely busy later on. We also arranged a photo with the penguins at a discounted rate which turned out great as well. The penguin parade was fantastic - we had visited some 15+ years ago when the facilites were good but rudimentary compared to now. Being early we had front row seats for the parade and our grandchildren could not believe their eyes. You need to rug up as the breeze can be very cold but he experience is excellent. Especially good at this time of the year as it is breeding season and the chicks are just hatching so large numbers of penguins and plento of activity.

Visited September 2012
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