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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“penguin parade” (916 reviews)
“penguins coming” (197 reviews)
“no photography” (144 reviews)
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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+61 3 5951 2800
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"penguin parade"
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"general viewing"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything has a price . I suppose the poor Penguins just have to put up with all the noises and flash from the tourists -mainly from China who are inconsiderate and blatantly disregard the rules of no noise and no photography. Luckily the beach was...More

Thank Happy258
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very touristy experience and a lot of waiting (good things take time though!). Was great to see the penguins come up to the shore, although hard to see them as the sun is setting. The highlight for us was walking back from...More

Thank Elyse D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To say it directly at the beginning: Yes, you have great view on the penguins. You can walk directly through their colony, amazing, isn't it? No it's not. There is not enough staff, thousands of people are taking pictures with flash,talking very loud and try...More

Thank Nils B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a Monday night. There were buses and buses of tourists. And it felt like we were in China. All the Chinese were pushing, no sense of queueing up. It was VERY windy (in Feb). Make sure you come prepare with a thick...More

Thank Thebudgetbeauty
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This would have been one of the biggest disappointments of our trip. General admission is not worth the cost. You got to sit with a lot of other disappointed people waiting for 25 penguins to come ashore. It would appear that the landing point has...More

Thank MartyPN
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thay were so cute thought the would be lots more but had a good time nead to rug up it gets cold but you just want to take one home will go again

Thank keogh39
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a long drive from Melbourne if arriving for a day trip so suggest you stay the night nearby. Lots to do around the island and very beachy laidback vibe. We got there one hour before he designated ticket time (general admission is around $25...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A little busy in the summer months. Good board walks get up close with the little fluffy ones. If you can avoid taking a tour bus and drive down you will enjoy it much more.

Thank Nicholas-Male
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's lots of fun for a family. Bit over priced at $25per adult. I was expecting to see more like 500 penguins march out of the water to the sand dunes, however its not like this at all. You'll sit for an hour and a...More

Thank Alex J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to see penguins in the wild and believe me, we saw penguins!! Probably in the thousands. It was delightful and kindof magical to see them amass on the water's edge and then literally march to their homes. We paid extra for the VIP...More

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addaden3
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Toby2565 | Reviewed this property |
Go West tours can be recommended and use smaller buses so more personal . A Ranger guided tour gets a seat a little nearer than the Penguin Plus in my opinion . The penguins came out of the sea directly in front of us... More
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Jess P
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Russell P | Reviewed this property |
That is the only place I know on the island hence the popularity. Penguins do come in to nest right next to St Kilda pier area (Melbourne beachside suburb)which is the only other option I know of if you are going to be in... More
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Clare A
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Jjasg10 | Reviewed this property |
If you have a car you can drive there and get the tickets for the parade. Pay a bit more for a better viewing. Check out the website. But if you don't intend to drive, they have tours that bring you there and back to... More
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