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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

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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

Unless you are a heartless wonder, it is impossible not to be touched by this beautiful experience. The penguins are adorable, and the experience unforgettable. However, this review is to commend the rangers. They do an amazing job of patrolling idiots who insist on taking...More

Thank BlackBootGirl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The parade of the smallest penguins in the world at sunset on Phillip Island is a must see for all visitors to Melbourne. The sighting is very moving to see these little penguins around 13 inches in height coming out of the water at sunset...More

Thank Nazily J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon and evening we had at the penguin parade. The fairy penguins are so small and simply gorgeous. We arrived at 7.00pm so had plenty of time to check out the visitor centre prior to the sunset parade at about 8.45pm. I...More

1  Thank Axeman294
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been to the island on chilly evening. Before the arrival of the penguins, the view of the beach and the bay was mesmerizing. Loved the sunset view. And as the waiting continued, the penguins arrived group by group. Make sure to sit as...More

1  Thank sarosh101
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The anticipation built as sunset approached and we waited for the first foray of little penguins to emerge onto the beach from their fishing expedition in the ocean. Everyone pointed excitedly when we caught our first glimpse of these delightful birds waddling slowly up the...More

Thank Skyfox49
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst staying at Phillip Island, we decided that we would take the opportunity to attend the Penguin Parade. After speaking with the staff at the Nobbies Visitor Centre we took the plunge and booked tickets for the Underground Viewing. They offer discounted prices for RACV...More

Thank Azette L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the ultimate adventure tour well worth the extra $. Our ranger was Jordan who you could tell from the way she spoke she loved doing this. Only 10 to our group got to sit on a quite private beach and watch these cute...More

Thank Horsehead31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This day trip to Phillip Island booked via Go West was another highlight of our Melbourne trip. We started off at Brighton Beach to see the popular photogenic beach houses, followed by a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary to see the koala bears, kangaroos etc,...More

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

Thank you for visiting Phillip Island Nature Parks. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If, like me, you prefer seeing nature in solitude, you probably have reservations about signing away quite so much of your hard earned cash to sit and watch anything at all with coachloads of other people. But this is very well done, and it is...More

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

Thank you for your visit and review. We pride ourselves on putting wildlife first and giving our visitors the opportunity to view wildlife in the wild. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. Please note, for the protection of the Little Penguins we do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole institution is only a way to get as much money as possible from tourists. The penguins itself are really cute and adorable but not 26$ per person worth. It’s a natural act when the penguins are coming out of the water to go...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not for profit organisation with profits from your visit going back to the environment, conservation, research and education. The Penguin Parade is an...More

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November 3, 2018|
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Response from nonduplume | Reviewed this property |
h there do a guided tour. Under cover is great if raining, but seeing them form a raft, and then get a run up, get nervous and rung back to the water is the best.
October 23, 2018|
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Response from p4tG3orja | Reviewed this property |
Prnguins are so cute anyone would love to touch them, unfortunately, we are not allowed to touch them. Penguins are for our eyes only. :)
March 27, 2018|
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Response from JenniferTaylor1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be cold, so wrap up, but it is an experience of a life time so don't be put off. There are a lot of people there but it's very well organised. There are plenty of other things to see on Philip Island so I... More