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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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  • Average8%
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1019 Ventnor Rd | Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the mornington peninsula and had to take a 1 hr 40 min drive each way to see the penguins...BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. They dont come in til the sunset and watching them emerge from the water in dim lighting is...More

Thank goodfood2015
Reviewed September 6, 2016

As others have said this is an event not to be missed. If you can get the tickets to the Penguin Plus go for it because it is much less crowed with a nice seating area. The penguins are absolutely amazing to watch as they...More

1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed September 6, 2016

What an exciting, interesting tour we had when travelteam.com booked a one-day trip for us to go to Phillip Island Wildlife Nature Park including the penguin parade. As the penguin parade only started at night when they came home to their burrows from the seas,...More

Thank 77059Happytraveler
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Making a ticketed attraction involving wildlife is always risky. Even with a predictable behavior like penguins returning to their nests from a day's fishing, you're never truly sure what kind of a "show" you're going to get. Not to mention the phrase that all vacationers,...More

1  Thank Reactor_boy
Reviewed September 3, 2016

There is no question about watching penguin parade if you are in Phillip Island, or are visiting Melbourne. You have to see it. The question is which stand or ticket should you buy. We got a VIP Pass, and its worth the money spent. You...More

1  Thank Dhvl
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Great place to visit as every dollar spent helps the penguins. The rangers are very informative. You can get food and a coffee or a souvenir at the info building. The only thing you cannot do is take pictures when the penguins come out as...More

Thank Keesy60
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Short of visiting a zoo or something in the Arctic, this is the next best place to view penguins in their natural habitat. The waiting might be a bit boring and there will be plenty of people jostling to catch a glimpse of the penguins....More

1  Thank two5kid
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Seeing the penguins coming out of the water is amazing. They ate so tiny and cute, you cant believe they climb all the rocks. I recommend the guided ranger tour. It is mire expensive, but you have very interesting information about the project and the...More

Thank Roberta T
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Penguins = very cute. Facilities = great. Food = what we ate, great. Value for money = yes but could be better (lack of photo / video needs solution). Main viewing platforms = Just fine if you can get in the front rows. Penguin Plus...More

1  Thank SteveAussie
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is your definitive chance to bond with nature. If you listen to what the rangers and the wonderful visitor centre has to offer of information you will get fascinated by this natural wonder, and understand more how different species and the surrounding nature are...More

Thank Audun S
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Jess P
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Russell P | Reviewed this property |
That is the only place I know on the island hence the popularity. Penguins do come in to nest right next to St Kilda pier area (Melbourne beachside suburb)which is the only other option I know of if you are going to be in... More
Clare A
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Jjasg10 | Reviewed this property |
If you have a car you can drive there and get the tickets for the parade. Pay a bit more for a better viewing. Check out the website. But if you don't intend to drive, they have tours that bring you there and back to... More
Amanda M
December 5, 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
I booked directly with Phillip Island Nature Park.