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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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$47.13*
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Penguin Parade and guided tour with Ranger

A most memorable experience with an experienced and knowledgeable Ranger providing a small group of 10 with information about these amazing penguins, the environmental impacts and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A most memorable experience with an experienced and knowledgeable Ranger providing a small group of 10 with information about these amazing penguins, the environmental impacts and many fascinating facts about the colonies around the Island. The experience was a sunset and there were many excited people waiting to see the penguins up close and personal! As it was a busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to watch the Penguin Parade which is done from a stand next to the ocean at dusk when the little penguins start to come out of the sea to head for their burroughs up on the grassy banks. It was raining hard and the rangers asked us not to take photographs because it blinds the penguins and hurts... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a sunset experience and the penguins did not disappoint. They did make us wait a couple of times, but well worth it, they are just so very very cute! It's a shame some people on the night did not understand when asked repeatedly to not use camera's :(

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in Melbourne a long time and this trip we decided to come see the penguins. I had never been so did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised after the visitor centre (pretty standard place, maybe I missed out on seeing the penguin movie). The board walk down allowed you to see a lot of... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was so overpriced and even if you wanted to pay more to get into a special area of only 300 people you couldn't unless you had booked months in advance. We took our two children 4 and 6. My family used to holiday here 30 yrs ago and everyone was able to see the penguins in the grandstand. Now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We paid $25 ticket extra for good position to see the penguins come out of the water by the hundreds and then waddle up the pathway to their own "homes" - would have helped to bring binoculars - but only at the beginning. As they walked up pathway you are so close to them could be walking along with them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amy was our guide for a trip to Phillips Island and Churchill and Koala Reserve. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening. She gave us the history of the area and also told us more about the city of Melbourne. She gave us time to enjoy it all and made our day fun and rewarding!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Phillip Island in February and had to visit the penguin parade. The penguins are definitely worth the wait, they do not come ashore until almost dark but once they came ashore they were fascinating. Was the trip expensive, yes. Was it very touristy, yes. But I'm not going to see this back in England and all in all I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved the Penguin Parade even though we sat in the grandstand. But our experience was increased exponentially by bringing a good set of binoculars. Since the penguins emerge from the ocean down the beach from the grandstands, you'll be able to see a lot more if you bring binoculars. Also, dress warmly (we were there in February) and get... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed at the cost of entry for the penguin parade. Unless you pay the premium rate you are too far away from the main action as the penguins arrive to beach. Very costly and aimed at overseas visitors. Hundreds of visitors every night reapin g a huge income - where does money go? Can't possibly be in research. The centre... More 

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