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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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+61 3 5951 2800
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$46.16*
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Delightful penguins!

Such a wonderful experience seeing the penguins hop tentatively out of the ocean onto the beach, waddling up the sand onto the path! SO cute & fascinating. We were on the Penguin... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Charlestown, Australia
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Charlestown, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a wonderful experience seeing the penguins hop tentatively out of the ocean onto the beach, waddling up the sand onto the path! SO cute & fascinating. We were on the Penguin Plus platform which proved excellent viewing for most of the one & half hours. I'm not sure that you would be able to witness as much from the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is true that there are huge crowds in the high season, but the careful arrangement of stands means that one can be close to the penguins if one gets there early enough. Despite the crowds, it is a lovely experience to see them going up the beach, and to see them shortly after from the walkways, going to their... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Firstly in our opinion this phenomenon is a must see if in the area, and if you're an animal lover. It's been a highlight of our time in Australia. Here are some tips that we think will help. Where to sit? No doubt Penguin Plus and underground viewing is in a better location for larger volumes of penguins. The bigger... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Katie Lucas, our tour guide, helped make the trip to the Penguins a fun and special experience. We found Katie to be knowledgable and delightful to be with. Her company, Nadine Schmidt Rojas, MPT, travel private tours was very efficient to work with. I recommend them very highly if you're looking for an amazing time.

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Albany, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading the ample positive reviews on TripAdvisor we decided that it might make a nice trip out of Melbourne but boy were we wrong. Sitting in the grandstands with masses of people cheering the Penguins on it felt more like a sporting event than a natural phenomenon. There was more people there than penguins and it was freezing with... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating nature attraction that the whole family will enjoy! Watch the little penguins emerge from the ocean at sunset and return to their burroughs. Wild Wallobies can also be observed from the viewing areas. Tip: Pay for the 'premium penguin' admission which will get you seating closer to where the majority of penguins emerge from the water.... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic experience and something which we won't forget for a long time. We absolutely loved our trip and it was everything we thought and so much more. I've never experienced such a natural phenominan like this in all my life. We paid for penguin plus which was so worth it - much less people and the penguins literally come... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought our tickets online & turned up about 7:30pm as suggested. We had good seats (although bring summit to sit on, the metal benches are hard & cold) After numerous announcements in different languages to put cameras/phones away & to remain seated, people don't listen & there aren't enough rangers to keep on top of it! It's so disrespectful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a wonderful experience to see these little creatures up close! We arrived at 7.30pm to try to get a good seat and waiting until about 9pm for the penguins. In the future, we probably wouldn't get there as early because the best viewing of the penguins was along the boardwalk after they had come up off the beach. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

me my wife and 2 of our grandkids enjoyed every moment we where there just seeing the look on the grandkids faces when the penguins came out of the water was fantastic there where so excited

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