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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

#1 of 3 things to do in Summerlands Features Animals
1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average8%
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this attraction! It was cold and rainy but we didn't care! The host/guide was very informative. The little penguins were the stars of the show, of course! They did not disappoint! The viewing platform was well positioned. Don't worry too much about finding the...More

Thank PLVine
Reviewed 6 days ago

The work that the team at Penguin Parade do is admirable. Going on the 'Ultimate Adventure' gave us a lot of insight on the history of the penguin colonies on Philip Island and the background of how and why the Nature Park started. The tour...More

Thank moshi_jy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's amazing experience to see penguin parade at Phillip Island Nature Parks. The crowd management is good.

Thank wkhlam
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear wkhlam Thank you for your review and feedback on your recent visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience. I hope we have the chance to welcome you back to Phillip Island again in the future. Kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the penguins mid week and opted for the premium plus because we wanted the best possible experience and that was what we got! On the night, the weather was very kind to us and it wasn't too cold because we had to wait...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my fourth visit but the first time in winter and thus chose the underground viewing tickets. It was drizzling slightly and super cold. However the underground viewing room was shielded from the wind. We got to see the penguins up close, really like...More

Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to report the shocking and rude behaviour of the lady staff member. It was the 2nd June and we were a bus full of 36 students from Surat India accompanied by 3 teachers/professors. After undertaking the long journey from Melbourne we managed...More

1  Thank shenaz p
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear shenaz p Thank you for your review and feedback on your recent visit to the Penguin Parade, and I'm sorry that it was such a negative experience. As discussed in our direct email exchange, we apologise unreservedly for the manner in which you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the underground viewing option, seeing that our visit would be in autumn. The well-designed and state-of-the-art underground viewing area was really interesting and I appreciate the concept - it was a great way to get a really up-close, ground-level look at the...More

4  Thank Grace B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time on the Ultimate Adventure Tour at the Penguin Parade over the long weekend. A small group of us got to go out with a ranger to a secluded spot on the beach away from the parade, use night vision goggles and...More

Thank H0llyB77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the experience of watching the little penguins come in for the night. There were plenty of penguins and the weather was quite mild for June. Staff were so helpful and friendly and rangers were great at ensuring all visitors got to enjoy their experience....More

Thank heatherandpaul2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two kids (6 & 9 yrs) to the Penguin Plus seating area. We found it very busy even on a cold winter's day. It was well organised with the staff making sure everyone remained seated (some people still attempted to stand ignoring the...More

Thank cmh03
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shenaz p
At the Penguin Parade are there any group discounts or student discounts??
June 20, 2017|
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Response from cowesgirl | Reviewed this property |
There are no student discounts, children under 4 are free, there are discounts on some tickets for Australian Pensioners and Seniors on production of card
What are the differences of getting tickets from Natures Park and the PIE pass??
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Richar64 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that there are different combination passes to see multiple attractions. The key recommendation that I would have is to choose Penguins Plus as the penguin ticket. Hope this helps.
Can we expect to see penguins in the second half of September?
May 4, 2017|
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Response from LHLOtravel | Reviewed this property |
The rangers do an approximate count of the penguins coming ashore every night. I don't remember exactly what my guide said about the numbers for each month, but there's a lot of info on their website and a contact form there... More