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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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  • Average8%
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“penguin parade” (871 reviews)
“penguins coming” (183 reviews)
“no photography” (138 reviews)
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed yesterday

It was wonderful to finally see these amazing penguins with my own eyes. Very well run, great set up. Merchandise over priced but was definitely worth the trip to see phillip island penguins.

Thank heffle70
Reviewed 2 days ago

We upgraded to the Guided Ranger tour, which was very good. Along with the information she shared about the penguins, she supplied us with headphones to hear her, seat cushions for the concrete benches, binoculars, and a great location from which to view the penguins....More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Penguin Parade is a great experience that is worth the time and expense. No photography is allowed so it forces you to enjoy the moment. They monitor everyone very closely so leave your phone/camera in your car. Pay for the plus experience, it’s worth...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Watched the penguin parade in the underground viewing area, and was really amazed watching the little penguins at such close distance, and at eye level. It was one of those moving moments where you realized how much we needed to appreciate the beauty of nature....More

Thank mai_w_www
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Watching the little penguins emerge from the ocean at night and scamper across the beach is a nice way to engage a little with the wildlife on this beautiful island. Best advice, rug up and depending where you are sitting a small waterproof padded mat...More

Thank ives99
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I joined a small tour to visit the Penguin parade and we were really moved by this experience. The little Blue Penguins are incredible and must be so strong and focussed to go through the ritual each night of coming back to...More

Thank Mark & Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

STRICTLY NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED, boooo! All because you can’t trust someone to not blind the little Fairy Penguins on their March back up the beach from a day of hunting the open sea for food. A cute parade to witness and maybe more memorable after...More

Thank Centaur4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid the bit extra for the penguin plus and got to sit only a few metres from these darling little birds. It was awesome seeing them come up over the ridge and a few laughs as there were a couple of tumbles. Felt for...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the VIP Pass for the Penguin Parade which gave us our own Ranger who toured us personally. Our Ranger, Mitch did a great job in explaining the life and habits of this little bird and we were given front row seats in the...More

Thank russell85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometime foreign travelers get my goat - we were advised over and over and over that photography was NOT PERMITTED but did the foreign travelers pay any attention??? NO - this made our trip and visit much less enjoyable and I suppose the penguins were...More

Thank Greg P
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from cowesgirl | Reviewed this property |
You are asked to get there about an hour before the penguins are due in and it will be about another hour of viewing once the first penguin comes out of the water, depending on numbers. Don’t rush, enjoy the walk back to the... More
September 2, 2017|
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Response from BBLadies | Reviewed this property |
It all comes down to how much you want to pay for your experience. The layout of this attraction is so good that regardless of how much you pay you will still be able to view the penguins up pretty close so you won't be... More
August 6, 2017|
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Response from sweet_mermaid | Reviewed this property |
Pass is good for the same day and anyway the penguins are not around during the day time. They are out fishing and are only back when the sun sets. Alternatively, there are some penguins at St Kilda's Pier, which is open to... More