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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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“penguin parade”(969 reviews)
“penguins coming”(214 reviews)
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 8, 2005

We went on the half day coach trip run by Gray Line, APT, Great Sights. It was a very enjoyable day. BTW no matter which of the above companies you pick you are on the same tour / same bus so there is no difference....More

20  Thank greenfrog
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came to Philip Island with high expectations. We were expecting to see one of natures purest little creatures in a natural environment, and what we saw and experienced couldn't have been farther from that. After paying $23.40 each for general admission (options ranging up...More

16  Thank RowanD65
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2015

Dear Rowan D Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback and we appreciate your comments. We're sorry to hear that this is the impression you had from your visit but it is worth pointing out that Phillip Island Nature Parks (which includes the...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The “ultimate” private tour with 10 people on a secluded part of the beach sounded like it would be a thrilling event. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way. The group assembled with the guide in a classroom where we were told the rules, given...More

Thank Mervmeister
Reviewed today

We booked the Ultimate Adventure experience which, we were told, was going to provide a wonderful opportunity to see a multitude of tiny penguins on a private beach away from the mob of visitors who paid regular admission price. I don't care about the additional...More

Thank I M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We paid for the underground which was awesome! You get to see underneath with approx 70 ppl then after about 45 mins you can upstairs and see them from the viewing platform. It was awesome. We have an autistic child and this was great for...More

1  Thank debl259
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an outdoor activity that starts at sunset. Bring a jacket and something to sit on, the benches are hard cold concrete or if you are on the sand it can be damp. You will want to be seated prior to the arrival of...More

Thank High-Dry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the underground experience and it was worth the small amount extra on top of general admission. You get to watch them on a live feed screen come in from the beach at first then they waddle right past on the track as...More

Thank SimeyM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Close up wonderful, heartwarming views of Australian Wildlife some in their natural surroundings. Educational boards and awe inspiring talks by rangers not forgetting the wonderful animals themselves being natural and relaxed. Start your day when the first Park/Reserve opens so you can fit it all...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the general admissions, arrived early and were patiently waiting for the penguins.....then bus load after bus load of international tourists arrived. There were literally thousands of people. The parks guide did his best to manage their appalling behaviour. Despite this, person after...More

Thank MelindaRick
Reviewed 3 days ago

5 stars for the penguins, considerably fewer for the humans. This is nature shown to the masses, with a bigger facility being built. Steel yourself for many tour busses bringing many people, many of whom just don't care about the well being of the penguins....More

Thank vwp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great nature visit with the Family. Need to be ready with the winter cold and must br properly dressed especially at the beach deck.

Thank ErangaW
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent the evening here at the end of October, and we had THE BEST TIME. We booked the Penguins Plus premium seating, and got there early enough to be right in the front. We saw hundreds of little blue penguins walking by about a...More

1  Thank amflhu88
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November 3, 2018|
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Response from nonduplume | Reviewed this property |
h there do a guided tour. Under cover is great if raining, but seeing them form a raft, and then get a run up, get nervous and rung back to the water is the best.
October 23, 2018|
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Response from patp4t | Reviewed this property |
Prnguins are so cute anyone would love to touch them, unfortunately, we are not allowed to touch them. Penguins are for our eyes only. :)
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March 27, 2018|
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Response from JenniferTaylor1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be cold, so wrap up, but it is an experience of a life time so don't be put off. There are a lot of people there but it's very well organised. There are plenty of other things to see on Philip Island so I... More