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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
Phone Number: 61-3-5951-2800
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Fantastic little penguin experience!

Loved our trip with 2 kids to the general viewing area at penguin parade! Rangers were extremely knowledgable. It was great to stay towards the end when most of the people cleared... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved our trip with 2 kids to the general viewing area at penguin parade! Rangers were extremely knowledgable. It was great to stay towards the end when most of the people cleared out. We were able to get quite close to the penguins and have a one on one chat to the ranger.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to see the Penguins of course (same as 90% of the tourists) and we payed for the Behind the Scenes tour which was pretty useless except that it allowed us to get a seat before any of the other customers could. We payed the extra for Penguins Plus (basically just access to exclusive viewing area just where the Penguins... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tourist attraction. Great conservation efforts from the local region. Outstanding holiday. Thanks to all the staff it was really great. Bit cold for us far northerners though ;)

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Arlington, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended this event on 5, September 2016. The workers at the ticket counter were discourteous. The ranger were rude. They give instructions before the event started but did not enforce the instructions. Your are not allowed to take pictures or video the event. Many families with children stayed for only a short time. For what you receive this event... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly I would like to say what a terrific job is being done here to preserve and protect a species of the planet we all call home, I wish we, as a society did this more. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about it as a spectacle and I'm still not to be honest. You go to the beach and... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a hugepenguin fan, I couldn't wait to come visit. Everyone was so friendly- from the ladies selling tickets, to the gift shop and best of all, the rangers! I would recommend being there early to shop and eat and then be first out to get front row seatsat the beach. Bring things to keep you warm and dry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have to visit at least once. Absolutely loved it. Need to warm up though. Coat scarf beanie yes even gloves. Our evening was cloudless not windy no rain so perfect for out in the sea air. I booked on line for The Ranger Tour and it was well worth it. Hour and a half easy drive with lots of parking.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are penguins. They walk up the beach. Then you see them in the banks and shrubs heading to their burrows. It's pretty cool. The dim lighting makes it feel magical. Just wish people would just be respectful and stop taking pictures as directed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous night! We bought the Penguin Plus tickets as I've read that the upgrade is worthwhile. We were one of the first few in the queue, and thought we can get front row seats on the right. (Penguins turn right after coming onto shore.) Well we got 3rd row which wasn't too bad.....until we were told by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 1hr 50mins bus ride from Melbourne. Quite a scene when the little penguins return in the evening from their hunting trip. There are gallery seats along the beach where you can select the ones nearest to the beach to watch the penguins, but you're prohibited from taking pictures. Well kept and self sustaining tourist area. A must visit place,... More 

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