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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
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Skyfox49
Reviewed 1 week 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Azette L
Reviewed 1 week 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

Date of experience: December 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2018
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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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

Date of experience: December 2018
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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just felt this place is a little too over commercialised, although I was very surprised to hear from our tour guide that it is actually a not for profit place with all money raised going back to look after the Penguins. I was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sethcora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just did the penguin ultimate tour experience, this is the one where a group of around 10 guests are taken to a separate beach to watch the penguins in the evening. I was so looking forward to it and unfortunately for me it did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So cool to see these tiny penguins up close. Sad that we weren't able to take photos to remember by due to rules. We did the platform upgrade and the walked right next to the platform. Not sure what the general admission view is like....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and for using our Penguin App. It has some great information and images that you can download to use on your socials too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the penguin parade, and so did our 1 & 3 y.o’s. Purchased General admin tix and got there nice and early to reserve some great seats. We went on a Monday night not during school holidays and it was packed, so expect it to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We love the waddle back along the boardwalk too. It's always a lot of fun :)

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tahitinights
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.
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sobs123
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. :)
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cintandini
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
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