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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 August 5, 2010

We did not do a tour from Melbourne so no comment on this part, we simply went there with a prebooking via internet. This was painless and we were told to reconfirm on the day we booked which also went well. We did book the...More

2  Thank Florian254
Reviewed July 18, 2010

It was a rather cold winters dusk when we standing out on the boardwalk waiting for the little guys to make their appearance but when they did it was definitely worth it. The penguins do a bit of to-ing and fro-ing before they finally decide...More

1  Thank Troker7
Reviewed July 11, 2010

We went to the Penguin Parade on Friday night and we were very lucky with the weather in peak winter it was a sunny day. Once the sun set it was freezing and we were so glad we rugged up. Take something to sit on...More

2  Thank Giggleslea
Reviewed July 9, 2010

Was initially apprehensive about the longish bus ride to get to the penguin parade, but it was worth every minute of it. Penguins were adorable, and even my husband who very grudgingly came along with me were taken by them. Go for the penguin plus...More

1  Thank stowawaycat
Reviewed June 13, 2010

Penguin Parade on Philip Island in Australia is definitely a unique experience. Every sunset, hundreds of wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and march across the beach to their sand dune burrows. We did the Penguin Plus and the Eco Tour (together A$50/person). As...More

2  Thank Mrs-K-albany
Reviewed June 11, 2010

Guess I was lucky then for I saw them in 1974 when the site was not developed. We just stood on the sand in the dusk and quite suddenly the sea was full of black blobs. They got washed up on the beach on their...More

1  Thank DCO44
Reviewed May 1, 2010

Arrived pretty early, had a great drive in form the Nobbies before hand. Luckily we had prepaid our tickets, which saved us a huge wait in the queue trying to get in. THe negatives about this place is that it is very commercialised, when I...More

1  Thank brendonlord
Reviewed April 1, 2010

We looked forward to seeing the penguins at Phillip Island for several months, and we have to say the drive down from CBD was hectic - rush hour traffic and single lane to Phillip Island did not help. Ticket entry was pricey and there seemed...More

1  Thank CozyBeavers
Reviewed January 11, 2010

Seeing these penguins was a highlight of our 17-day trip to Australia. These penguins are amazing. Even my sometimes jaded 21 and 18 year old boys loved this.

1  Thank JordanF
Reviewed November 30, 2009

My partner and i joined a Bunyip Tour out of Melbourne to Phillip Island on our recent vacation. Our experience was a brilliant and fun filled day. Bunyip Tours delivered excellent service on all aspects of the tour. We visited an amazing conservation wildlife park...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