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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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$49.95*
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Phillip Island is a worthwhile day trip from Melbourne. We signed up for the Rangers Tour. You get binoculars, earphones and a blanklet. The ranger gives you a commentary... read more

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Phillip Island is a worthwhile day trip from Melbourne. We signed up for the Rangers Tour. You get binoculars, earphones and a blanklet. The ranger gives you a commentary before, during and after the parade. He knows all the places to look, so you see a ton of penguins. You have a private viewing area. He knows the behaviors, so... More 

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Normanton, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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Great experience, knowledgeable staff and friendly, a great price and super super cute penguins!!! Get there early on and the staff will talk to you about their experiences and the best things to look out for etc. You cannot take photos so please dont try it just ruins it for everyone"""

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Hong Kong, China
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There wasn't all that much to see - not many penguins because of the time of year? We saw more running around after the fact, in the dark, going to their little "huts." It was very crowded - we didn't pay extra, just sat in the regular seats. As everyone says, the people that go to the front and stand... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great value for money you have to see this, the staff are great very knowledgeable. Very polite & soooo helpful to the point of give them a hug. we booked all on line which i recommend, we booked the underground viewing which is the next to most expensive, and so worth every penny plus you get to go up to... More 

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Thank Colin V
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on the Easter weekend and it was extremely busy. We didn't get Penguin Plus tickets as it was sold out few weeks prior. General entry was still quite good provided that you get a good seat on the sides and manage to sneak out to watch them marching right behind penguin plus. Get in early to get a... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour was through AAT Kings. If you can, upgrade to the "Guided Penguin Plus" tour. We learned so much from the guide and he really enhanced our experience with viewing the Penguins. Also you are much closer, you get binoculars for viewing, and a cushion to make the viewing more comfortable. If you are traveling via long plane ride... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to Phillip Island to see penguins in the wild and I was not disappointed! Thousands of them came up the shore right after sunset. You are not allowed to take photos, but you can go right up to the barrier to see them up close. Wear warm clothes and take something to sit on if you want to... More 

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Very educational, lots of tourists come to see this. It is interesting to see their habitant and habits of coming home.

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Cowes, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a review but an expression of EXTREME disappointment and anger that so many visitors insist on taking photos of our little penguins despite signs and instructions asking you not to do so. PLEASE respect them and STOP taking photos, buy a postcard instead. If your flash goes off it can cause a penguin to regurgitate its food... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Title says it all really. Cute little penguins (smallest of the species) that waddle up the beach each night. It's a must see attraction when visiting Philip Island.

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