We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$46*
and up
Phillip Island Ultimate Penguin Eco Tour or Skybox Experience
More Info
$33*
and up
Phillip Island 3 Park Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and...
More Info
$347*
and up
Private Phillip Island Penguin Parade and Wine Tasting Day Trip Including...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,911 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1590
    Excellent
  • 625
    Very good
  • 229
    Average
  • 100
    Poor
  • 74
    Terrible
Magical experience

What can I say? We loved the penguin parade it was a truly magical experience. If you love wildlife it's a must see! It does get very busy though so it's worth getting down with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nicole C
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,911 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,618: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say? We loved the penguin parade it was a truly magical experience. If you love wildlife it's a must see! It does get very busy though so it's worth getting down with some time to spare before sunset, and if you can afford to splash for the penguins plus area it's definitely worth it as its a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nicole C
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second time seeing the penguins. I love watching them waddle up the beach. It was a little annoying with some of the tourists not doing what they were asked to do by the rangers. It was great watching them head to their burrows and listen to them talking to each other. Well worth a visit. Take a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan O
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Watching these tiny yet might penguins venture from the beach to their burrows was just magical. My husband and I were honored to witness the peguins' nightly ancient ritual. Driving through Phillips Island was also very scenic. We saw breathtaking views, geese, and wallabies. FYI, photography of penguins is strictly prohibited. If you are planning a trip to Melbourne, take... More 

Helpful?
Thank dranissa
Colac, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love coming back to visit the penguins and enjoying their nightly wander to their nests. Love the cute little penguins. The price of the ticket is well worth it- all the money goes into the centre and penguin conservation. Watching them come up the beach is not the best part- seeing them go up their trails to their nests... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew D
Manila
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited quite a while, about an hour before we saw some penguins arrive. I had expected more. They are small penguins. My disappointment may have been from my preconceived ideas of penguins in the movies. Is it worth the wait and exposure in the cold? Well, maybe yes if it's your first time to see real penguins.

Helpful?
Thank Minerva M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Australia with 4 teenage children, it is certainly a challenge to arrange activities that will prove memorable and worth the time and money. The Philip Island Penguin experience in Melbourne ticked all the boxes. Upon arrival in the busy visitor centre we were met with our fabulous ranger Ricardo, who, following an informative talk about the penguins, quickly... More 

Helpful?
Thank wendydcurry
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The experience was amazing but it was freezing!! We paid for a general entrance. Do not pay any more. Penguins can be seen everywhere once they have come out of the water. Photographs are not allowed.

Helpful?
Thank Gabriela T
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Phillip island itself looks so lovely with the cliffs & beaches without the Penguins. And it's so exiting to see when the little Penguins comes to seashore. Very cold at evening while waiting for the Penguin Parade, so would not recommend Penguin Parade for old people.

Helpful?
Thank Berkmans
Heraklio, Greece
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there off season and yet the place was crowded. A great job to preserve the habitat has been done but the whole experience was somewhat disappointing in terms that the place was like a fast-food of wildlife spotting. Great option if you have mobility disabilities or very young children, otherwise I would suggest more natural encounter of Australia's... More 

Helpful?
Thank CRT-GR
Pleasanton, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although this event was very crowded, it really is something not to miss if you are near Melbourne. You sit in either a small amphitheater like mini stadium or a smaller 10 row or so area (for an extra fee but worth it). There is a clock showing when the penguins are expected on the beach based on the previous... More 

Helpful?
Thank CalDP

Travelers who viewed Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade also viewed

 

Been to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade and other visitors
22 questions
Ask a question
Egham, United Kingdom

See all questions (22)

Questions? Get answers from Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?