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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great nature visit with the Family. Need to be ready with the winter cold and must br properly dressed especially at the beach deck.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ErangaW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the evening here at the end of October, and we had THE BEST TIME. We booked the Penguins Plus premium seating, and got there early enough to be right in the front. We saw hundreds of little blue penguins walking by about a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably we were unlucky the evening we went, but there were fewer penguins than usual, according to the rangers. We sat in the cold, the view of the sunset was beautiful, but there were almost no penguins coming to the shore. We were able to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C_Vale_C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Penguin Parade on a Sunday evening during the Melbourne Cup long weekend. We rang up and were told we could book online (which we did) and that the ideal time to turn up was 7pm. We pulled up into carpark just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 87jemmab
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. So you pay at the turist center in town. You go down to the penguin area. And this is a stadium. With buses and tons of people coming that for a second I thought we are going to see some sort of sports show....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 30mikif
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pay the extra to get the best seats in the first seating area. We were only 30 cms from these beautiful creatures. Watching mother nature and her tiny penguins was a highlight of our holiday.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Its pretty windy in the evening there, we went there early to occupy a good seat expecting good view of penguins swim back from oceans. I have come here before 2 years ago, but this time i did not see as many penguins as last...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Austinlyh
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We paid the extra for the VIP tour. Maximum group of 10 people. We took a minibus to the other side of the bay and sat on the beach with night vision goggles and earphones so we could listen to our expert Riccardo (amazingly passionate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire H
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday my partner and I saw the penguin parade on Phillip Island. Once again since the beginning of our australian holiday it made us more aware of our precious environment, the flora and the fauna. We sincerely hope our grand children will get to admire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank blossom1958
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I wasn't that bothered about visiting, but my friend was adamant we had to visit. I must confess, although i'm not a animal lover, i'm glad we did visit. The whole place is well organised and thought out. The staff are really friendly and clearly...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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