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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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So many little cuties!

We booked a guided ranger tour so we could ask all the questions we wanted to. You also get a better view of the penguins as they scuttle up the beach. Elisabeth obviously knows... read more

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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a guided ranger tour so we could ask all the questions we wanted to. You also get a better view of the penguins as they scuttle up the beach. Elisabeth obviously knows the Island and the penguins very well and is happy to share her knowledge with others. Take a blanket and dress warmly! No photos allowed during... More 

Thank JaymieOK
Poznan, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Penguin Parade was one of the best experiences during my stay in Australia. I've bought general admission tickets (not the Penguin Plus) but I could still see many penguins coming back from the sea. Afterwards, they walk near boardwalks so you can see them just below your feet! Note that you cannot take photos of penguins. You can download... More 

Thank AniaTravels
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went during the week in mid may, and wasn't too many people there (would hate to go if it was school holidays or on the weekend). We didn't purchase any of the special tickets, just general viewing with a 3 pass tickets to other attractions on the island. As good tip is that when you make your way down... More 

Thank Laura O
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The main reason for our visit to the island. These little characters are adorable. We pre bought our tickets at the information centre, so we had no queues getting in to the complex.

1 Thank Diane M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I feel conflicted. On the one hand penguin numbers are at a healthy number now thanks to better facility planning, but the enforcement of 'no pics' is pitiful. People actually had tripods set up on the boardwalk! No one stopped them. I counted 29 people actively using flashes directly in the penguins faces. Jail breakouts are better policed. Either ParksVic... More 

Thank silkybantom
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most amazing wildlife experience we have had. The information centre was great, lots of parking. We chose to watch the penguins from the underground viewing area. We watched the first lot of penguins come ashore via a TV feed just around dusk, a short while later they were waddling past our eye level windows, around 30 or so, then... More 

1 Thank Sue H
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in mid may. Bought premium plus tickets online prior to the trip. It seems there are less people for this category. Not necessary to get underground viewing seats as it was not very cold in mid May (check temperature). Premium plus ticket seats is a wooden platform right next to a path which the Penguins take to go... More 

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this review

Dear Celest T Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent visit to the Penguin Parade. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your experience and you have some very good advice about how long to view the penguins from the stands (about 20 minutes), and then view them up close from the boardwalks. Kind regards More 

Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were all able to see these comical creatures at close range, thanks to the underground viewing platform and a very helpful driver with a modified golf cart who drove us (a shortish distance) to the appointed area. It is very popular, but in spite of a large crowd we still had a great view!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked tickets to the penguin plus area which included the underground viewing section. We had very up close views at eye level of the penguins as they walked past. There was a very knowledgeable staff member available who spoke about the penguins and answer questions, so we were able to learn a lot about the penguins too. It was... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to buy VIP package because there is no seat available in other package, but it turns out to be the best decision. They have the best hot chocolate and varieties of cheese and crackers. While enjoying the snack, the tour guide will explain so many things about the penguins, their lives, the research they've been doing, i received... More 

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